Clapham Junction Area Guide
Clapham Junction is one of the most popular places for renters in South London. There are only two miles between the North and Junction zones making the area easy to explore. Excellent transport links into Central London and affordable properties make the area popular with students, graduates and working professionals. Additionally, Clapham Junction is located close to Brixton and similarly benefits from its vibrant and diverse local community hotspots.
The demographic composition of Clapham has changed significant over recent centuries. In the 18th and 19thCentury, there was an influx of the upper-class residents and social reformers into the area: these residents are largely remembered today for their contribution to calls for the abolition of slavery. When the Clapham Junction railway station was built in the 20th Century, the working class began to move to Clapham to take advantage of the easy commute into Central London. Today, there are lots of students in the area and you can find many flat shares (often conveniently located nearby a selection of bars and restaurants).
Clapham Junction Zone 2: Overground
Clapham North/Clapham South/Clapham Common Zone 2: Northern Line
Clapham Junction to Canada Water: 29-minute tube
Clapham Junction to Shepherd’s Bush: 19-minute tube
Clapham North/South/Common to Waterloo: 9-minute tube
Clapham North/South/Common to London Bridge: 12-minute tube
Clapham North/South/Common to Charing Cross: 12-minute tube
Clapham North/South/Common to Kings Cross: 23-minute tube
Clapham Junction Train Station to Victoria: 7-minute train
Clapham Junction Train Station to Waterloo: 10-minute train
Bus Number 37: Peckham
Bus Number 170: Victoria
Bus Number 344: Liverpool Street
There is the night bus N19 for access to Central London
Average Rental Price
1 bed: £1,493 pcm
2 bed: £1,885 pcm
3 bed: £2,918 pcm
4 bed: £3,799 pcm
To be paid to Wandsworth Council
There are a number of good schools in Clapham. Primary schools include ARK John Archer Primary Academy and Christ Church C of E. Secondary schools include Emanuel School and Chestnut Grove. Clapham also has numerous private schools in the surrounding areas such as Eaton House The Manor, Parkgate House, Oliver House, and Broomwood Hall amongst others.
Living in Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction is becoming of one the most popular areas to live in London due to its quick commuting times into Central London and its abundance of flatshares with affordable price tags. There is an active nightlife with an array of bars, clubs and restaurants making the area desirable for students, graduates and young working professionals alike. Below are our suggestions of where to eat, drink and have fun in Clapham Junction.
Food & Drink:
- Le Gothique
Only a 10-minute bus ride away, Le Gothique is located in the striking Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, which is a huge, imitation French castle with turrets, spires and towers. The menu boasts a classic French theme with delicacies like Loup de Mer (sea bass) and Confit de Canard (slow cooked crispy duck leg). This surely is an impressive place to have a romantic dinner or a catch up with friends. The grade II listed building is also available to hire for weddings, birthdays and occasions.
- Ginger Kiss
Located in the heart of Clapham Junction, Ginger Kiss is a modern Thai restaurant serving both traditional and innovative fusion dishes. Choose from delicacies such as duck rolls, chicken satay, basil chilli pork or a classic Pad Thai. Wash your meal down with their signature Ginger Kiss cocktail; a refreshing mix of Gin, Palm Sugar, Fresh Ginger, Coconut and Lime Juice. For a fruitier flavour, try out the Lady Boy, a simple but tasty mix of Vodka, Blackberry and Lime. If your interest isn't already piqued, you will be sat in a tastefully designed, au natural interior with leaves running up the wall and plenty of natural lighting.
- Adventure Bar
Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction is an eclectic burst of colour and energy. Based in a time traveller’s workshop, Adventure bar has been described as a ‘part-Victorian museum, part-re-imagining of the future’. They have over 50 cocktails to choose from and with a closing time of 2am on the weekends, it’s the perfect place to unwind and let loose after a long week of work or study.
Culture & Leisure:
- Clapham Common
Clapham Common is a vast stretch of greenery and the perfect place to relax after a hectic week. Whether you want to indulge with a picnic, feed the ducks in the lake or go for a run on the many pathways through the trees, Clapham Common is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the City Centre. It is one of London’s largest open spaces, so you are guaranteed to find some room to relax even on a sunny day. Basketball courts, athletic tracks, football and cricket pitches are found throughout the common, and most are free to use.
Described as the ‘perfect blend of variety and quality’, The Grand is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. An impressive venue that houses a large variety of events ranging from film screenings to clubbing nights to comedy evenings to bingo like you’ve never seen it before (image bingo meets rave). You will also be able to find all major sporting events broadcast on their big screens. You can also book The Grand for birthdays and special occasions if you don't want to venture too far from home on your big day!
- Moonshine Raceway
The Four Thieves pub is home to the Moonshine Raceway, an exciting driving game where 10 people do battle on the race course. Ok, so technically you’re not actually driving the car, but you are sat in a driving seat while controlling a car on the track in front of you! It’s a unique experience that's great for you and a group of friends looking for something new to do. In the same pub, you will also find other classic arcade games and glow-in-the-dark crazy golf for those who aren't up for the thrill of the race. This interactive pub is only a 7-minute walk from Clapham Junction Station and is a must for anyone who loves a night out with a difference.
Is it for you?
Clapham Junction is a great place to serving the requirements of diverse demographics. The affordable price tags make it ideal for those seeking a good value location that still offers an easy commute to Central London. It also offers many of the perks of its trendier South London neighbours, with plenty of options for food, drink, and entertainment out of the ordinary. If you're looking for all of the above, then Clapham Junction may just be the place for you.