Clapham

Local Area Guide

Clapham neighbours Balham, Stockwell, Brixton, and Battersea. With vast green spaces provided by the 220 acre Clapham Common, the area has always proved popular but since gentrification occurred in the 1980’s, it is now regarded as one of the capital’s more cosmopolitan areas, with its many café’s, bars and pubs attracting an easygoing, liberal crowd.

Much of Clapham is comprised of classic Victorian houses, many of which are now flats, though some pockets of the area retain a beautiful Georgian charm, with properties in Grafton Square and the exclusive Abbeville Road offering large family homes boasting traditional architectural features and spacious gardens.



Open Spaces

Clapham Common

Relax or exercise, participate in team sports or make some friends walking your dog. The Common is home to the UK’s largest bandstand – you can’t miss the restored structure in the heart of the common.


Transport

Using the Underground it is possible to get to the west end in 15mins from any of the northern line stations listed below. London Bridge is also only 15mins.

Overland trains from Clapham Junction run to Victoria in less than 10 mins, and there is a link to the east London line from Clapham High street.

For Cyclists a super highway that runs alongside the common provides a safer riding experience in the area.

Local Train stations

• Clapham Common
Tube Network (Northern Line)

• Clapham North
Tube Network (Northern Line)

• Clapham South
Tube Network (Northern Line)

• Clapham High Street
Overground Services

Local bus routes include the 35 (to Shoreditch), 39 (to Putney), 87 (to Aldwych), 170 (to Victoria), the 219 (to Wimbledon) and the 337 (to Richmond). For night buses there are the N35, the N137 and the N155.


Education

Nursery

Baby Room

18 Old Town
 Clapham
 SW4 0LB

Pixies

Holy Trinity Church 
London
 SW4 0QZ

The Willow Nursery

823-825 Wandsworth Road
 London
 SW8 3JL

Kid’s City at Wix Primary School

Wix Primary School
 Clapham Common North Side
SW4 0AJ

Ecole Du Parc

Garfield Community Centre 
London 
SW11 5PN

Primary

Macaulay Church of England Primary School

Victoria Rise 
London
 SW4 0NU

Wix Primary School

Wix’s Lane
 London 
SW4 0AJ

Ecole Du Parc
64 Garfield Road 
London
 SW11 5PN

Eaton House the Manor School

The Manor, 58 Clapham Common 
London 
SW4 9RU

Parkgate House School

80 Clapham Common
 London
 SW4 9SD

Secondary

Eaton House the Manor School

The Manor, 58 Clapham Common
 London
 SW4 9RU

Lambeth Academy

Elms Road 
London 
SW4 9ET

Battersea Park School

401 Battersea Park Road
 London
 SW11 5AP

The Dominie School Limited

55 Warriner Gardens 
London
 SW11 4DX

Thomas’s Clapham

Broomwood Road
 London
 SW11 6JZ

Sixth Form

Lambeth College
45 Clapham Common Southside
 London 
SW4 9BL

Lambeth Academy
Elms Road 
London
 SW4 9ET

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

Malwood Road
 London
 SW12 8EN

La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School

Atkins Road 
London 
SW12 0AB