Clapham Common is one of London's largest open spaces, situated between Clapham, Battersea and Balham.

It was historically common land for the parishes of Battersea and Clapham and was first mentioned as far back as 1086 in the famous Domesday Book as being part of the Manor of Clapham.

In 1877 it was acquired from the Lords of the Manors by the Metropolitan Board of Works and was protected for present and future generations.

Windmill Drive
London
SW4 9DE
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Opening times

Clapham Common is open 24 hours a day.

Facilities and services

FacilityFacility notes
Bandstand
Children's play areas (x2)

Dog free

Stay and Play One O'Clock club

Available to all children under five with their parent or carer.

Paddling pool
Café (X3)
Fishing
Flower gardens
Toilets
Ponds (X3)

Eagle, Long and Mount Ponds

All Weather Pitch - Redgra surface

Chargeable - booking required

Athletics Sprint Track - grass surface

Free - booking required

Australian rules football pitch

Chargeable - booking required

Basketball court

Free - no booking required

Bowling green

Chargeable - booking required

Cricket nets

Free - no booking required

Cricket wicket pitch

Chargeable - booking required

Football pitch - grass surface

Chargeable - booking required

Rugby Netball

Chargeable - booking required

Skateboard facilities

Free - no booking required

Softball

Chargeable - booking required

Tennis courts

Chargeable - booking required

Touch Rugby

Chargeable - booking required

More information

Find out more information on the Friends of Clapham Common