Clapham is perhaps best known for Clapham Common, a vast green space, which attracts visitors from across the world. Concerts, theatre, film shows and competitive sport are among its all-year-round events.
Clapham Old Town is renowned for its village-like atmosphere. The town centre is within a conservation area, allowing the character of the area to be retained.
Clapham Town Centre
If you need help or advice about anything to do with your business call the Clapham Town Centre Manager on 020 7926 2702.
Whether you have an established business or are new to it all, we can point you in the right direction to get the help you need.
The Clapham Society works to protect the special character of Clapham, its conservation area, buildings and especially its most precious asset, Clapham Common. The Society also publishes books about the history of Clapham.
Detailed information can be found on the Clapham Society website.
One independent local listings site, with information on every aspect of Clapham life, is available at MyClapham.
Local projects and initiatives
We recently transformed our leisure and library facilities in Clapham. We did this by creating:
- a new leisure centre, built to high sustainable standards, which opened in early 2012
- a 21st century high street library and healthcare centre, which opened in spring 2012
- high-quality residential accommodation, including affordable family homes.
We are improving the environment in and around the Clapham Old Town area (Clapham Common Station and Clapham Common Old Town).
An overview of the history of Clapham and Stockwell and links to find out more.
Information on the population of Clapham and Stockwell, including figures from the 2001 Census.
Places to visit in Clapham
76 Venn St
London SW4 0AT
0207 498 3323
Clapham Picturehouse website
Converted from a former snooker hall, the three screen Clapham Picturehouse opened its doors to the public in December 1992. In 1998 a fourth screen was added and the licensed cafe-bar was extended to meet its ever-growing popularity as a local haunt.
With an eclectic programming mix of arthouse and quality mainstream films, an art exhibition area, fortnightly film quiz, Saturday morning Kids Club, Thursday Parents and Babies Club and Sunday repertory double bills to offer, the Clapham Picturehouse has established itself as a cultural landmark in the local community.