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Clapham area guide

Discover all the best things to do in Clapham, plus the best restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels in the area

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Clapham is a desirable place to live and visit. There’s a whole host of pubs, bars and restaurants cropping up, each adding to the area's buzzing and eclectic scene. Whether you’re after a leisurely brunch, cheap eats or in need of something a little fancier, Clapham restaurants offer something for everyone. The area’s nightlife scene is impressive too, with a plethora of bars and pubs, plus the occasional club to keep the party going into the early hours. If that's not enough, there are plenty of things to do nearby, including concerts and theatre. Should all that be a bit too much, you can always lounge around on Clapham Common.

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Things to do in Clapham

Venn Street Market

Venn Street Market

Open every Saturday between 10am-4pm, head down for fresh produce, hot food and drinks.   

The best restaurants in Clapham

Mommi

Mommi

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Peruvian-Japanese-style dining room.

Dairy

Dairy

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Contemporary little bar and bistro.

Counter Culture

Counter Culture

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

A counter restaurant spin-off to The Dairy.

Trinity

Trinity

  • 4 out of 5 stars

A destination for special occasions. 

Cheap eats in Clapham

Joe Public

Joe Public

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

A US-style pizza joint open until midnight offering slices from just £4.

Brickwood

Brickwood

  • 3 out of 5 stars

A two-floored Antipodean-style café that serves a mean brunch. 

Cafés in Clapham

Esca

Esca

A café, deli and bakery.

Urban Gourmet

Urban Gourmet

  • 4 out of 5 stars

This tiny place punches well above its weight.

Tart

Tart

  • 3 out of 5 stars

The primmest of prime locations.

Birdhouse

Birdhouse

  • 5 out of 5 stars

This unpretentious place is pretty much perfect.

The best bars and pubs in Clapham

Bobbin

Bobbin

  • 4 out of 5 stars

A quiet residential neighbourhood gastropub.

Craft Beer Company

Craft Beer Company

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

A proper neighbourhood pub that's also a beer-spotters’ heaven.

King & Co

King & Co

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Featuring craft brews, draft ales and real ciders and a pop-up kitchen.

Hotels near Clapham

The Alma Hotel

The Alma Hotel

In South West London, The Alma Hotel is just 50 metres from Wandsworth Train Station. Boutique bedrooms feature designer wallpaper, luxury toiletries, free...

Rafayel Hotel & Spa

Rafayel Hotel & Spa

On the riverfront, this eco-friendly 5-star boutique hotel has a spa, 2 restaurants and a bar with river views. Clapham Junction Tube station is just a...

Premier Inn London Brixton

Premier Inn London Brixton

Located 2 minutes' walk from Brixton Village Market and The Ritzy cinema, Premier Inn London Brixton offers an on-site restaurant and free WiFi. Brixton Tube...

The perfect weekend in Clapham

Shop: Venn Street Market

Shop: Venn Street Market

Pick up everything you need for your weekend from fresh fish to cheese for that all-important cheese board. 

Drink: Cellar SW4

Drink: Cellar SW4

  • 3 out of 5 stars

A wine bar-cum-shop specialising in biodynamic, organic and sustainable wines.

Eat: Tsunami

Eat: Tsunami

  • 3 out of 5 stars

A Japanese eatery with an all-you-can-eat lunch menu from Friday-Sunday. 

Explore: Clapham Common

Explore: Clapham Common

Big enough to get totally lost on, Clapham Common is the perfect spot to while away your weekend.