Guide to living in
Although technically in Battersea, due to the prominence of the train station, this area is widely accepted as part of Clapham. Increasingly popular with graduates, the area offers revellers the chance to partially relive their university days, albeit in a better standard of accommodation and hopefully a more hygienic environment.
Clapham has a vigorous nightlife, with a whole range of bars, clubs and pubs for weekend enjoyment. Reminiscent of a European holiday strip on a Friday night, young people are seeing the potential of the area as an ideal location to live, where they don’t have to travel anywhere to play.
“Terraced houses and trendy flatshare conversions are among the most desirable property types in Clapham Junction.”
All of this isn’t to say that nightlife is all this area has to offer. Described as an ‘eclectic shopping destination’, Clapham houses most of the high street names you’d expect, as well as a credible selection of independent shops and businesses.
An example of the versatility and appeal of the area is Battersea Park Children’s Zoo. A quaint, family-run zoo housing all the farmyard favourites alongside lemurs, tortoises and monkeys, this is a real inner city gem for adults as well as its intended customers.
Although mainly associated with young professionals, Clapham is an area in demand from all manor of prospective residents. Terraced houses and trendy flatshare conversions are among the most desirable property types in Clapham Junction, many at affordable prices considering the status and popularity of the area.
For liquid refreshment, a boisterous weekend atmosphere ensues at Lost Society, a great South London drinking venue.
Clapham Picturehouse is part of the legion of old fashioned London cinemas that take pride in their unique identity whilst combining the latest mainstream films with a selection of alternative ones. If that is not enough, some of the screens are also available for private hire.
It is a well-known fact the Clapham Junction is the busiest railway station in the country and this is because there are so many places to travel to from here, a great advantage for local residents. National Rail services to Surrey, Portsmouth and London Terminals amongst others are complimented by London Overground services West and East from the station of the same name.