What is Cool about Living in Clapham
Clapham is best known as being a major transport hub for London, with Clapham Junction being Britain’s busiest railway station. Clapham Junction is about eight minutes from Waterloo, with 35 trains an hour. But what’s it actually like to live here?
Being situated in south-west London with easy links into the City, Clapham is a vibrant area that is bustling with people from all walks of life happily rubbing shoulders with each other. A wide area that overlaps the borough’s of Lambeth and Wandsworth, Clapham is home to a variety of people from the working class and middle-class to young professional couples and singles squashed into the many studio flats in the area. With a number of immigrants from all over the world, there is a very diverse mix of cultures.
After a busy week working in the City, Clapham has plenty of pubs, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues to enjoy, mainly centred around Clapham High Street and Clapham Junction. Clapham Junction is home to the famous Clapham Grand, a venue that hosts a great variety of events throughout the week.
Clapham Common is a big draw for locals and visitors alike with regular events being held, such as festivals and sports tournaments. Many locals head to the common for quality outdoor time to share a picnic, especially for those who lack a garden at home. Tooting Bec Lido is close-by and is a great place for topping up that holiday tan at the end of the summer. Clapham also has a cinema, leisure centre and a number of well-equipped gyms so you don’t have to venture out of the area to keep fit or be entertained.
Local businesses in Clapham: Glow Dental.