Clapham London is a Great Place to Live

By : Nick Marr

Clapham is a beautiful location on the southern area of Battersea. It has lots of history and is known for the magnificent green scenes, a decent selection available to house hunters and a quality transportation links to and from the City. The Clapham Common features three major ponds and these are often used for model boating and angling.

The area also has a games location that is open round the year, a, cricket nets, two play grounds, collection of tennis courts, numerous football pitches and a Bowling Green skate park. The common is a popular area so it has three cafés, a historic bandstand and ecological areas.  This includes meadow woodland and grasslands that are managed for wildlife and also for the enjoyment of the public.

Clapham is a bubbling and socially inviting place, (check the latest News here), that is split into three major areas which include the High Street, Old Town, Abbeville road. All of these have an array of independent shops, well known restaurants as well as countless cafes and bars. This gives Clapham the atmosphere (village-like) it is known for.

Quality transportation links are available as there are three tube stations taking care of the area. There are also a collection of mainline railway stations connecting Clapham to London Bridge, Waterloo and Victoria.

The property market in the area

“Clapham offers a variety of quality houses covering the entire property spectrum” chatted with a Clapham letting specialist who filled us in with some great advice they told us “Most of the property you can expect to find here includes large semi-detached houses, attractive terraced houses, low-built detached houses with off-street parking and large gardens, new purpose built flats and converted houses providing flats with period features. Most of these homes have the Clapham Common at the front or back.”

There are also a good number of bespoke properties. Most of these are either converted schools or purpose built architecturally-designed homes.

Some of the major locations for people looking to rent homes include the Diamond Conservation Area, the Shaftesbury Estate, The Heaver Estate, Clapham Common Northside, Clapham Common Westside, Clapham Common Southside, Clapham South, Abbeville Village and the Clapham Old Town.

Clapham is under the local authority of the London Borough of Lambeth.

 Interesting places in Clapham

Some of the most interesting places in Clapham apart from the popular Clapham Common include: The Clapham Picture House, Venn Street Market, The Pavement, The new Library, Grafton Square, the Windmill on the Common Pub etc.

Who can live in Clapham?

Clapham is dominated by young professionals. However, the makeup of the area, the diversity of the property market and the plethora of recreational activities means families can also thrive here. Both old and young families can take advantage of the beauties of Clapham. It is not only a place for people looking to stay close to town for work purposes; it is also a perfect spot for running a home business or retiring!