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A thriving, diverse neighborhood with easy access to London's business hubs.
Studio / 1 BR
43% Complete
2 Bedrooms
53% Complete
3 Bedrooms
71% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 240 Shops
  • 27 Fitness options
  • 227 Restaurants
  • 18 Grocery stores/markets
  • 9 Banks
  • 108 Nightlife options




Clapham has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.


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Once home to rebels and social reformists, Clapham is now a "typical" suburb offering urban living, multicultural foods, and good public transportation options. It has a great social scene for people who want to live in an active place where neighbors know each other. Many of these activities revolve around sports and the outdoors.

You'll find a range of house sizes depending on your needs, from smaller, modern apartments to large Victorian style terraces. There are some detached houses available as well.

There are hundreds of restaurants in this neighborhood, so it's a good spot for foodies who want to work their way through diverse cuisines – Vietnamese, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, Italian, pub's all here.  Clapham also has a vibrant nightlife, offering dozens of pubs, bars, music venues, and dance clubs.

Clapham Picturehouse is a great cinema that shows a mixture of films. Landor Theatre has some great live shows come through as well.

Clapham has all the basic conveniences close at hand: supermarkets, fishmongers, bakers, butchers, and farmers's markets, as well as hair salons, spas, gyms, libraries, and tons of independent shops.

Clapham is bordered on the north by Battersea Park, on the east by Stockwell and Brixton, on the south by Balham, and on the west by Battersea.


The City: 4.7 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 25-35 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 7.9 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 4.6 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 3.8 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 6 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit

Clapham London Neighborhood Photo
Insider Tip
"There is a joke that if you have young children, it's required of you to live in Clapham. Thanks to the massive central park, Clapham Common, it's not surprising that young families flock to the area. We'd dare say there are more prams (strollers) per square mile in Clapham than anywhere else."
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States


Local Flavor   Clapham LOCAL schools

Allen Edwards Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Clapham Manor Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Glenbrook Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Lark Hall Primary School (Including Lark Hall Centre for Pupils with Autism)
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Macaulay Church of England Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


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