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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Hotels near Clapham
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 Wi-Fi and LCD TVs.The spacious bedrooms have Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy bathrobes. They also include a work desk, iPod dock and tea/coffee making facilities. Some have luxury bathrooms with stand-alone baths.At the heart of the Alma is a traditional London pub with a range of real ales and fine wines. The beautiful dining room serves modern British cuisine and features antique-style furniture.East Putney Underground Station is just 5 minutes’ drive away, offering direct access to Earls Court, Chelsea and Knightsbridge. Heathrow Airport is just 12 miles from the Alma Hotel.
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 10-minute walk away.Hotel Rafayel’s luxurious designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious private bathrooms and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Some rooms feature specially designed Jet Lag recovery lighting technology. Upon request, rooms with a spa bath or partial river view may be available.Leisure facilities include a sauna, a steam room, and a range of spa treatments.The Banyan on the Thames Restaurant serves an extensive grill-based menu. The Rafayel’s stylish riverside bar offers freshly mixed cocktails and a light bar menu.Free shuttle transfers to the nearest public transport links, Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, can be provided on request, upon prior reservation.
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 and train station is a minute's walk away and central London can be reached in 20 minutes. The O2 Academy Brixton is just a 5-minute walk away.Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen TV, blackout curtains and en-suite power shower. Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.London City Airport is 12 km from the property. It's a 10-minute stroll to historic Brockwell Park and a little further to lively Clapham Common.
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Feng Shang Princess Floating Restaurant
This is no ordinary Chinese restaurant. Situated in the Cumberland Basin near Primrose Hill, Feng Shang Princess is an ornate, three-tiered floating pagoda in classic Chinese red, with lanterns swinging along each side. It's quite a sight to behold and with a menu to match. Inside the modest space are circular tables surrounded by plump leather chairs where diners can tuck into East Asian cuisine from China, of course, but also Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Mongolia and Japan. Stir-fried seafood, vegetables and noodles of all kinds abound, but other items such as curried beef, crispy duck, smoked chicken and sour soups also feature.