Clapham is one of the nicest places to live in London, although I am aware that it has a reputation for middle class 'posiness' and yummy mummysm and thus there has been a backlash against it, largely also because of its sprawling nature and history of being South London's original gentrification epicentre and its manic Friday/Saturday nightlife and tawdry bars. This was where the waves of gentrification originally spread out from in the 1980s to engulf Balham in the noughties and more recently neighbouring Brixton and East Dulwich and Peckham further away. Historically Clapham was a the place to go for a night out by younger South Londoners and still remains so even though cultural visitors from north of the river will opt for Brixton Village or Peckham these days. Clapham's central attraction is its Common.
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Clapham has had a bit of a resurgence in popularity in the last couple of decades. Gentrification projects in the '80s made the area a desirable place to live, and restaurants, bars and pubs started blossoming near Clapham Common. A night out in Clapham tends to be more relaxed than in other parts of London, but the bars and pubs still make sure a good party is easy to find. Clapham restaurants are perfect for everything from lazy brunches to large dinners for rowdy revellers. If that's not enough, there are plenty of things to do nearby, including club nights, concerts and a bit of theatre. Should all that be a bit too much, you can always lounge around on Clapham Common.
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Free comedy for the people of Clapham from circuit regulars and rising stars. Check the dates below for the full line-ups.
- Rated as: 4/5
This review was of the show's 2014 Edinburgh Festival run. Well this was a full-on start to the Fringe: the new show by theatre maker and poet Chris Thorpe – for which he’s largely jettisoned the actual poetry – wallops you like an axe to the neck. Devised in collaboration with Rachel Chavkin of New York experimentalists The TEAM, it takes its title from confirmation bias, the phenomenon
Sion James hosts this very friendly club in Clapham Common. Check the dates below for the latest line-ups.
- Rated as: 3/5
If you are in any way afraid of the dark, at all, ‘Ring’ is not for you. In fact, you should really stop reading this review right now. For everyone else: David Rosenberg’s disorientating headphones piece takes place in actual old-fashioned pitch darkness. By the end, I thought maybe I could dimly discern the outline of my fingers. That was about it. Fortunately you’re not required to
I am new in Clapham and i was searching for the best restaurants and bars in clapham, suddenly i saw this post and i found this list quite informative, tonight i am going to "Trinity" with my friend.
My fevourite place is called Via Caracciolo Pizzeria in Lavander Hill. They just opened two weeks ago and pizza it's just the one that you would eat in Naples. And homemade Tiramisù it's just like heaven!!!!!! Definitively 100% reccomend!!!
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