Clapham Common

Clapham Common, SW4 7AJ

Address:Clapham Common, SW4 7AJ
Map:See Clapham Common on a map
Nearest Station:Clapham Common
Clapham Common, exterior picture


About: Directly next to the tube station, Clapham Common is all things to all people. A wild and rugged parkland to some, a sports venue to others and a well maintained local green to most of the remainder! This variety across the Common is its appeal. Parts of it have been left largely to nature so that local species can flourish there, other areas by contrast all well pruned and kept by the gardeners such that these rival the best of the central London parks. Take a walk along one of the many criss-crossing paths to see all the beauty of Clapham Common.

Far from only being a local green, the Common also acts as a community centre, bringing people together for various events and occasions. To date there have been annual firework displays on bonfire night, open air cinemas in the summer free of charge, and the Common has hosted a number of often big-name concerts to which everyone is invited. Even on a daily basis, there are tennis courts, the popular Windmill pub with its summer beer garden and the cafe in the middle of the common all of which serve to attract people onto the green.

There are currently plans to give the Common a face-lift with £250k of new investment from the local Lambeth Council. This will further improve what is already an oasis of green with part of it to be used to build a new skate park for enthusiasts in the area.
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What's On

May
2
Sat
Miles for Missing People 2015
Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Admission: £20 online. £20 on the day.
Location: The Bandstand, Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London
May
16
Sat
The MoonWalk London 2015
Time: See official website
Admission: Entry fee £47.50
Location: Clapham Common
Jun
6
Sat
The Enormous Elephant Run
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Admission: £18 - £35
Location: Clapham Common, London
Starts on
Jul
24
Fri
Foodies Festival at Clapham Common
Time: Friday & Saturday: 11.00 - 20.00 Sunday: 11.00 - 19.00
Admission: Friday Adult: £12 Concession: £10 Saturday or Sunday Adult: £15 Concession: £11 Children under 12 go free with a paying adult
Location: Clapham Common Southside, Nightingale Lane, London
Starts on
Aug
29
Sat
South West Four Weekender 2015
Time: Saturday: 12.00 - 22.30 Sunday: 12.00 - 22.00
Admission: Sat: £62.50 Sun: £57.50 Weekend: £115
Location: Clapham Common, London


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