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Clapham Guide

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Clapham has a long and interesting history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times when it was known as Clappa’s farm. During the seventeenth century, the rich gentry of London began to build fine country houses, particularly around the Common area. Amongst some of the well known former residents were Samuel Pepys, Zachary Macaulay and William Smith MP.

When the railways were developed, there was a sudden influx of commuters making the area less popular with the upper classes and resulting in a lot of property demolition and rebuilding. In fact, Clapham became so renowned as the home of the ordinary people that the phrase ‘man on the Clapham omnibus’ was coined in legal circles.

Clapham has boomed over the last decade, thanks to young professionals buying up the terraced houses or moving into flatshares, attracted by the (reasonably) cheap prices. As a result the high street and many of the surrounding roads are now filled with wine bars, pubs and mid-priced restaurants; a Friday night stroll here is akin to a walk through the West End, with drunken behaviour and litter covering the streets. Clapham Common is a popular recreational haunt by day and gay cruising ground by night; it was here that Welsh politician Ron Davies alleged he was mugged at knifepoint, only for him to later quit politics amid rumours regarding his sexuality.

Which borough is Clapham in?
Clapham is in the borough of Lambeth

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Our local reviews

8/10

SHOPPING & RETAIL
Brew

8/10

NIGHTLIFE
Effra Social Club

7/10

NIGHTLIFE
The Lighthouse

6/10

DINING
Bukowski

8/10

DINING
The Lido Cafe

7/10

DINING
Gaslight Grill

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Nightlife

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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion (19 businesses listed)

Clothes - Men
Clothes - Mixed
Clothes - Women
Fashion Shops
Hat Shops
Leisure Wear
Shoe Shops
Tailors

Food & Drink (125 businesses listed)

Bakers Shops
Butchers
Cafe & Tearoom
Cafes
Cafes, Snack Shops & Tea Rooms
Cake Makers & Decorators
Chinese Fast Food Takeaway
Coffee Shops
Confectioners
Convenience Stores
Delicatessen
Fast Food Delivery
Fast Food Takeaway
Fish & Chip Shops
Fishmongers
Gourmet Food
Greengrocers & Fruitsellers
Grocers
Supermarkets
Take Away Food Shops
Wines, Spirits & Beers

Health & Beauty (104 businesses listed)

Alternative & Complementary Medicines
Barbers
Beauty Products
Beauty Salons
Chemists & Toiletries
Chemists - Dispensing
Child Care
Chiropodist
Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentists
Doctors' Surgeries
Hair & Beauty Salons
Hairdressers
Hairdressers - Unisex
Health & Beauty Shops
Health Centre
Health Clubs
Health Foods & Products
Medical Centres
Nail Salons
Opticians
Osteopath
Tanning Shops
Tattooing & Piercing

Home & Garden (67 businesses listed)

Architect
Architects & Architectural Services
Bathroom Equipment & Fittings
Bathroom Planners & Furnishers
Blinds, Awnings & Canopies
Builders
Builders' Merchants
Carpets & Rugs
Central Heating - Installation & Servicing
Curtains - Retailers & Makers
D.I.Y.
Estate Agents
Flooring Services
Furniture Shops
Garden & Patio Furniture
Glass Merchants
Glaziers
Hardware Merchants & Ironmongers
Household Stores
Interior Design & Decoration
Interior Design / Decoration
Kitchen Planners
Letting Agents
Tile Stockists

Shops & Amenities (159 businesses listed)

Accountants
Antique Dealers
Art & Craft
Art Galleries & Fine Art Dealers
Banks & Other Financial Institutions
Bookmakers
Booksellers
Building Societies
Bureaux de Change
Camping Equipment Supplies
Catering Equipment
Charity Shops
Chartered Surveyors
Citizens' Advice Bureaux
Community Centres
Computer Games
Computers
Council Services
Credit Unions
Cycle Shops
Discount Centres
Dry Cleaners
Electrical Goods
Fabric Shops
Film Developers
Florists
Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons
Gift Shops
Haberdashers
Halls
Internet Cafes
Jewellers
Job Centres
Laundries & Launderettes
Libraries
Miscellaneous
Mobile Phones
Music Shops
Newsagents
Party Goods / Novelties
Party Planners - Children
Pawnbrokers
Pet Shops & Pet Supplies
Pet Sitting Services
Phone Shops
Picture & Photo Framers
Police
Post Office Services
Postal, Packing & Shipping
Potteries & Ceramics
Printers
Records, Tapes & CD's
Recruitment Agencies
Royal Mail Delivery Offices
Shoe Repairs
Shopping Centres
Solicitors
Sports Goods Shops
Stationers
Toy Shops
Travel Agents
Universities & Colleges
Veterinary Surgeons & Practitioners

Taxis & Transport (30 businesses listed)

Car Body Repairs
Car Breakdown & Recovery Service
Car Dealers
Car Parking & Garaging
Chauffeur Driven
Garage Services
Minicabs
Motorbikes
Petrol Filling Stations
Taxis & Private Hire
Train Stations
Underground Stations


Shopping Streets

(1 shop)
Abbeville Road (26 shops)
Abyssinia Close (1 shop)
Ascot Parade (9 shops)
Battersea Rise (18 shops)
Bedford Road (10 shops)
Binfield Road (5 shops)
Bolingbroke Grove (2 shops)
Bromells Road (4 shops)
Cavendish Parade (5 shops)
Clapham Common (1 shop)
Clapham Common North Side (1 shop)
Clapham Common South Side (24 shops)
Clapham Common West Side (1 shop)
Clapham High Street (90 shops)
Clapham Manor Street (4 shops)
Clapham Park Road (30 shops)
Clement Avenue (1 shop)
Dorothy Road (1 shop)
Eccles Road (1 shop)
Edgeley Road (2 shops)
Ferndale Road (2 shops)
Gauden Road (2 shops)
Grantham Road (1 shop)
Hambalt Road (1 shop)
Jeffreys Road (5 shops)
Kings Avenue (1 shop)
Landor Road (1 shop)
Larkhall Lane (2 shops)
Lavender Hill (27 shops)
Lavender Sweep (2 shops)
Lendal Terrace (5 shops)
Leppoc Road (1 shop)
Lessar Ave (1 shop)
Nelson's Row (1 shop)
Nightingale Lane (2 shops)
North Street (15 shops)
Northcote Road (12 shops)
Northside (1 shop)
Old Town (20 shops)
Park Hill (1 shop)
Portslade Road (1 shop)
Poynders Road (10 shops)
Queenstown Road (18 shops)
Queenstown Road, (1 shop)
Rectory Grove (1 shop)
Shelgate Road (1 shop)
St Luke's Avenue (1 shop)
St. Alphonsus Road (1 shop)
St. John's Hill (49 shops)
St. John's Road (28 shops)
Stonhouse Street (4 shops)
The Pavement (25 shops)
The Polygon (6 shops)
Tintern Street (1 shop)
Triangle Place (1 shop)
Union Road (4 shops)
Venn Street (1 shop)
Voltaire Road (6 shops)
Wandsworth Road (1 shop)
Webb's Road (3 shops)
Wingate Square (1 shop)



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