There was a time, early in the 20th century, when the district of Clapham was considered a nondescript commuter suburb, representing all that was “ordinary” about London. Since then, Clapham has transformed into a sophisticated, cosmopolitan area and is now one of south London’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
Clapham attracts international residents who pride themselves on the community spirit and cultural diversity of the area. The district of Clapham is home to a wide variety of restaurants, bars, hotels and thriving nightspots. Visitors will find that there is no shortage of entertainment in this neighbourhood, from cinemas and art galleries to the popular Clapham Grand, a modern nightclub located in a beautiful old building which was once a Victorian music hall.
Clapham also caters to avid shoppers – from the chain stores of Clapham Junction to the exotic delicatessens of the Brixton market. The district is also within easy commuting distance of central London and the West End.
Clapham Buzz covers everything you need to know about what’s happening in this attractive south London neighbourhood, from the latest events, exhibitions or festivals at venues like the picturesque Clapham Common to the flourishing businesses that make up Clapham Town. If you run a business in Clapham or are planning an event in the area, we would love to hear from you! Contact Clapham Buzz and we’ll spread the news about what makes this “ordinary” London district so extraordinary.