Clapham area guide

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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.

What are your favourite Clapham haunts? Let us know.

Bars and pubs in Clapham

WC - Wine & Charcuterie

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. Underneath Clapham Common tube station, SW4 7AA
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Bobbin

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 1-3 Lillieshall Rd, SW4 0LN
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Craft Beer Company

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 128 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6ED
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No 32 The Old Town

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE
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Things to do in Clapham

Antarctica

  • Rated as: 4/5

Sweetly experimental theatre company Little Bulb’s shows are infused with the sort of off-beat imagination that most adults only encounter when they meet a two-year-old. Don’t get me wrong: that’s a compliment. It’s their unique way of looking at the world, and at theatre, that helps to make their work so delightful, funny and wondrously silly. It makes a lot of sense, then, that Little

  1. Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
  2. Sat Dec 20 - Sun Jan 4
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Northcote Road Market

Northcote Road's historic food market dates back to the 1860s, providing locals with fruit and veg stalls to complement the original high street packed with butcher shops, bakeries and local services. Though the market suffered serious decline in the 1990s, it's enjoyed a surge in popularity in the last decade as localism has become fashionable. Groceries are still on offer, though the market has

  1. Northcote Road Market Northcote Road, SW11 6QB
  2. Tue Apr 8 - Sun Jul 5
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Raymondo

Annie Siddons's piece is a story of brotherhood loss, incarceration, escape and survival told by one woman with a microphone, a keyboard and several guitars. The story follows Raymondo and Sparky who have been locked in their cellar for six years. Ages 14-plus.  

  1. Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
  2. Sat Dec 20
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Clapham Comedy Club – New Year's Eve

Tonight's line-up at this wonderfully friendly club features superb storyteller James Dowdeswell, Julian Deane, Sam Carrington and resident host Sion James, all helping bring in 2015. The price includes a free glass of sparkling wine, pre-show buffet, party pack and DJs into the wee hours.

  1. Bread & Roses 68 Clapham Manor St, SW4 6DZ
  2. Wed Dec 31
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Restaurants in Clapham

Boqueria Tapas

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. 192 Acre Lane, SW2 5UL
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The Manor

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 148 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6BX
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Zumbura

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 36a Old Town, SW4 0LB
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Dairy

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 15 The Pavement, SW4 0HY
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Jane G
Jane G

Thursday 9 October - One night only! - book tickets on 020 7498 4699

DYLAN THOMAS: RETURN JOURNEY

From the Poetry and Prose of Dylan Thomas

Devised and performed by Bob Kingdom

Original direction by Anthony Hopkins

Over 80,000 people around the world have enjoyed this critically acclaimed production.

"A thrilling lyrical journey" - The Guardian

http://www.omnibus-clapham.org/

Asia S
Asia S

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK after its summer break with its latest & greatest production to date, set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural & artistic quarter ‘PARK GORKOGO’ (Gorky Park) is the perfect seasonal back drop for what is undoubtedly the greatest & most famous circus on earth.


To buy 2 full price adult tickets for the price of 1 call the on site box office on 0203 375 3970 and qoute the promo code JUGGLER.


helen o
helen o

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. 

ClaphamTaxi
ClaphamTaxi

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.

Fabiana
Fabiana

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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