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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.

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What's On in the area

Brixton Craft: Christmas Lino Time
Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton Road, London
Quiz of the week at Gigalum - Every Monday Night
Gigalum, 7/8 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common, London

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Clapham Tandoori
Trinity Restaurant
Prince Of Wales

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The Dairy
Best for...
  • Farm to table eating

The Sun
Best for...
  • Pubs in Peckham and South London

The Clapham North
Best for...
  • London's toughest food challenges

The Grand Union
Best for...
  • London's best beer gardens

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Local Shops

Clothes & Fashion [25 businesses listed]

Food & Drink [170 businesses listed]

Health & Beauty [139 businesses listed]

Home & Garden [95 businesses listed]

Shops & Amenities [190 businesses listed]

Taxis & Transport [35 businesses listed]

Shopping Streets

[1 shop]
Abbeville Road [44 shops]
Abyssinia Close [1 shop]
Ascot Parade [11 shops]
Battersea Rise [29 shops]
Bedford Road [12 shops]
Binfield Road [6 shops]
Bolingbroke Grove [1 shop]
Bromells Road [4 shops]
Cavendish Parade [8 shops]
Clapham Common [1 shop]
Clapham Common North Side [1 shop]
Clapham Common South Side [29 shops]
Clapham Common West Side [1 shop]
Clapham High Street [107 shops]
Clapham Manor Street [5 shops]
Clapham Park Road [43 shops]
Clement Avenue [1 shop]
Crescent Grove [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 [39 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 [16 shops]
Northcote Road [17 shops]
Northside [1 shop]
Old Town [24 shops]
Park Hill [1 shop]
Portslade Road [1 shop]
Poynders Road [10 shops]
Queenstown Road [19 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 [74 shops]
St. John's Road [37 shops]
Stonhouse Street [7 shops]
The Pavement [35 shops]
The Polygon [8 shops]
Tintern Street [1 shop]
Triangle Place [1 shop]
Union Road [4 shops]
Venn Street [1 shop]
Voltaire Road [8 shops]
Wandsworth Road [1 shop]
Webb's Road [6 shops]
Wingate Square [1 shop]

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