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Living in Clapham

Lauristons area guide to Clapham

Welcome to Clapham

Clapham is viewed as one of the trendiest and most popular places to live in London and it’s easy to see why. A busy high street, an impressive range of bars and restaurants and a smattering of celebrity residents give this place a lively buzz.

It’s popular with young professionals from the city and families alike as it offers something for all tastes. City professionals are attracted by its excellent transport links (you can get the train into London in 10 minutes), and families by the Victorian family homes, good schools and nearby parks.

Although Clapham is all one district, it’s fairly sprawling and can be divided into four key regions of Clapham North, Clapham Old Town, Clapham South and Clapham Junction.

Top things about the area

Food and drink

Whether it's a coffee stop, a catch up brunch with friends or a fancy meal out, Clapham caters for every occasion.

Eating out
There are so many lovely places to eat in the area you'll be spoilt for choice. Cafes serving cakes, brunch and lovely light snacks line the main streets. For something more substantial there's a range of bistros and pubs offering excellent food.

Going out
Clapham has a reputation for being a good night out with people travelling from all over London to drink in the busy high street. There is a range of trendy bars, live music venues and late night clubs including the famous Infernos.
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Recreation

Whether you want to browse round the shops, catch a movie, view some art or run in the park - you'll find it all in Clapham.

Culture
If you're after the big screen then Clapham Picturehouse in Venn Street is a local independent theatre offering a that smaller coinema cosy feel. Foe live entertainment you can vsiit the Omnibus Theatre run by a local charity and offering an excellent variety of shows. For art lovers the independent Studio Voltaire is worth a look with it's changing rage of art collections. Venn Street market, is a lively food market open every Saturday. With it's fresh and local products it's worth a look.

Parks
Clapham Common is central to life in the area for walkers, joggers, dog walkers and family alike. With a range of areas including a playing field, play area for children and a central bandstand as well as small trails through the area there's a favourite area for everyone. With regular events running throughout the year there's always something to keep you coming back.
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Schools

One of the big attractions for families moving to the area is the schools.

Primary schools
Popular primary schools include Allen Edwards, Clapham Manor, Honeywell Infants and Juniors, Macaulay CofE, St Mary’s Roman Catholic. Belleville Wix primary in Wix’s Lane shares its site with École de Wix, a French primary school, part of the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres

Secondary schools
These include La Retraite RC in Atkins Road, Platanos in Clapham Road. Chestnut Grove is located nearby in Balham and Harris Academy and Ark Bolingbroke are located in neaby Battersea.

Private schools
Ranging across primary and secondary, these include Eaton House the Manor and Parkgate in Clapham Common North Side; Oliver House RC in Nightingale Lane; Thomas’s Clapham in Broomwood Road; Newton Preparatory in Battersea Park Road; London Steiner in Weir Road; Broomwood Hall in Nightingale Lane; The White House in Thornton Road; Northcote Lodge in Bolingbroke Grove and Hornsby House in Hearnville Road in Balham.
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Average cost of buying and renting
in Clapham
1 bed flat
£460,000 - £1,450/pm
2 bed flat
£63,000 - £1,900/pm
3 bed house
£967,000 - £2,750/pm
4 bed house
£1,380,000 - £3,550/pm
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Getting around
Sat in Zone 2 and well served by the Northern line
Tube - Zone 2
Northern line stations:
Clapham North
Clapham Common
Clapham South
Clapham Junction

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