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 food…it'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.
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
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