Guide to living in
Situated to the West of the Thames’ little brother, the River Lee, and to the East of the Walthamstow Marshes, Clapton is an area that has been reinvigorated of late and has truly benefited from the roaring success of the London Olympics in 2012.
The heart of Clapton is undeniably the Chatsworth Road, a vibrant hub of shops and amenities. With a range of African, Asian, Caribbean and Turkish produce, even the most diverse needs are catered for here.
If you appreciate classic architecture then there is plenty to see in Clapton. An array of weird and wonderful churches and synagogues littered around the area are perfect for a photo opportunity.
“Appealing Victorian terraces offer great value for money and for second-time buyers, there is potential scope to move in to a large Victorian conversion”
For an area so entrenched in East London, Clapton has an unprecedented amount of parks and green spaces. Springfield Park is one of the capital’s finest community parks, 40 acres in size and boasting everything from tennis courts to community allotments. Clapton Common and Clapton Pond are also highly regarded nearby conservation areas.
Clapton is on the rise and there are some great properties to be had in the area. For young professionals, there are many pre and post war flats and apartments. Furthermore, the appealing Victorian terraces offer great value for money and for second-time buyers, there is potential scope to move in to a large Victorian conversion.
A growing pub culture is best sampled in the trendy Clapton Hart, the perfect venue for a Friday night. Alternatively, The Anchor & Hope survived extensive bombing during the war and is a weekly staple for many locals. For food, Thai restaurant Yum Yum is a reinforcer of the ‘Ronseal effect’, with an award winning menu set in a Grade II listed building, what more could you want?
Running rain or shine every Sunday from 11am-4pm, the reincarnation of Chatsworth Market, active since 2010, provides a perfect snapshot of East London life as well as some great bargains and local produce to boot.
A strong connection to the London bus network is complimented by access to Clapton, Rectory Road and Stoke Newington National Rail stations for services to the rest of the capital.