A little bit of history
Clapham High Street traces part of an ancient Roman Road that ran from London to Chichester. This fact was revealed by a roman stone which can now be found outside Clapham Library. The name Clapham is thought to mean 'homestead near a hill' and comes from the Old English 'Cloppa Hamm'.
Need to know
Clapham’s mix of amazing residential streets, the vast and versatile open space of Clapham Common, along with superb transport links makes Clapham one of the most popular places to live in London.
Clapham Common offers an alluring mix of high street brands alongside artisan coffee shops, popular eateries and bars. Combine this with one of the best butchers in London with Moen’s on ‘The Pavement’, the amazing gelato from Nardulli or a bottomless brunch at Megan’s, it’s little wonder that Clapham is one of the most sought after locations to live in London.
We also recommend Venn Street Market, a local community food market which takes place every Saturday.
THE CHOICE OF EXCELLENT CUISINE FROM AROUND THE WORLD IS ONE OF CLAPHAM'S BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS.