Clapham is a multifaceted community with the well known Common as its centrepiece for all seasons. It attracts a wide-ranging demographic and particularly appeals to young professionals and families with its excellent transport links and superb state and private schools.
The Abbeville and Clapham Old Town areas offer charm and a village community feel whilst the High Street represents a more typical London suburb with an array of amenities, retailers, bars and restaurants.
The transport links are a true feature of the area with three tube stations (Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South) and three overground stations (Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction), ensuring that local inhabitants can easily access all corners of the Capital.
Clapham is located in South West London in the borough of Lambeth. It's famous for the large open space called Clapham Common - it's 220 acres in size and features three ponds. Clapham Common is a great place to take a walk on a chilly autumn day - it's also the perfect place to have a picnic during the summer months.
Clapham is also famed for have lots of fantastic shops - both small, independent shops and larger chains feature prominently on Clapham's high street. As well as the shops there are lots of cafes and restaurants - there are also many bars and watering holes. Clapham is also home to multiple cinemas.
Getting from A to B is relatively easy thanks in part to the great public transport links that serve Clapham. Two train stations run on the East London Line - there are also three underground stations on the Northern Line.
You'd be forgiven for thinking you had spotted a few famous faces whilst making your way around Clapham. Ainsley Harriott, Damon Hill and Eric Prydz all live in the area.
Clapham is a fantastic place to live in just a stone's throw away from central London itself. It's popular with those that work in central London, as well as with those that work in Greater London. Whether you're single, married or raising a family, Clapham is a great place to be.
Covering a wide variety of property just south of the River in Battersea, around Clapham Common, extending to Stockwell, Balham, Wandsworth and Brixton, a broad mix of properties from large detached and terraced period houses to conversion apartments and new build schemes are available