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With 220 acres of green space, Clapham Common has often been associated with young professionals who sip champagne and eat salmon out of their wicker picnic hampers. In fact, the park is as diverse as it is vast. Crammed with kite flyers, joggers, cyclists and children it is one of the most popular spaces in south London. Famed for its annual music gigs and festivals it is transforms into an even more vibrant destination in the summer. After a day soaking up the sun on the grass it's only a short walk to the string of bars and restaurants that line the common.


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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 155 24% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 28 minutes from Clapham Common
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 29 34% off
Imperial Road, SW6 | 35 minutes from Clapham Common
Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ... More
Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 23 29% off
Smuggler's Way, SW18 | 35 minutes from Clapham Common
There are very few hotels in this sort of price range in London that put you so close to such an attractive stretch of the river. ... More
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Shillington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Este Road, SW11 | 19 minutes from Clapham Common
Shillington Park in Battersea is a green space with ornamental shrubs, sitting out areas and space for dog walkers. Added to these there's free outdoor ... More
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Oasis Nature Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Larkhall Lane, SW4 | 26 minutes from Clapham Common
Oasis runs a children's Nature Garden, a karting project and an Adventure Playground all in and around the same corner east of Larkhall Park in Stockwell. ... More
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 29 minutes from Clapham Common
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... More
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Go Ape - Battersea
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Battersea Park, SW11 | 28 minutes from Clapham Common
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Brockwell Lido
London > Leisure >
Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 34 minutes from Clapham Common
This excellent community sports facility was built by the London County Council in 1937. And, after a period of closure, Brockwell Lido re-opened in July 2007. ... More
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Pop Fields
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 35 minutes from Clapham Common
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Omnibus Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 | 8 minutes from Clapham Common
An independent theatre in Clapham, South London, Omnibus is a welcoming space in the old library on Clapham Common ... More
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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Lavender Hill, SW11 | 13 minutes from Clapham Common
Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital. A ... More
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Clapham Comedy Club @ The Bread & Roses
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 | 14 minutes from Clapham Common
Resident comperes Leanne Scott and Sion James host monthly shows (usually on the first Thursday of every month) in this wonderfully friendly and intimate comedy club ... More
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Studio Voltaire
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1a Nelsons Row, SW4 | 14 minutes from Clapham Common
One of the UK's leading independent arts organisations Studio Voltaire, located just off Clapham High Street, has a track record of ... More
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Khadambi Asalache House (575 Wandsworth Road)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 16 minutes from Clapham Common
The hand-carved fretwork interior of this modest, early 19th-century, terraced house make it one of the most unusual and inspiring in London. 575 Wandsworth Road was ... More
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Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 24 minutes from Clapham Common
Brixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural until ... More
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Shop E, Westbury Parade, Nightingale Lane, SW4 | 7 minutes from Clapham Common
This branch of Moxon's fishmongers is handily placed for anyone using Clapham South underground station. It's a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced sardines, mackerel, plaice fillets ... More
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M Moen & Sons
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24 The Pavement, SW4 | 9 minutes from Clapham Common
This very British butcher's, founded in 1971 by Maurice Moen and run by his son Garry, is traditional in the best sense of the word. Meat ... More
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Ginger Pig
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55 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 10 minutes from Clapham Common
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Fields
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2 Rookery Road, Clapham Common, SW4 | 5 minutes from Clapham Common
An all-day cafe on Clapham Common located next to the skate park on Rookery Road SW4, Fields is the brainchild of Julian Porter, who at the ... More
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The Rookery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
69 Clapham Common Southside, SW4 | 6 minutes from Clapham Common
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glowlounge
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6 Cavendish Parade, SW4 | 7 minutes from Clapham Common
The menu mixes excellent coffee and cakes mix with generous and properly tasty breakfast and brunchy items. The smoothies are delicious, if a little overpriced. This ... More
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 11 minutes from Clapham Common
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ... More
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 12 minutes from Clapham Common
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 33 minutes from Clapham Common
The 21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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Shillington Park
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Este Road, SW11 | 19 minutes from Clapham Common
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Oasis Nature Garden
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Larkhall Lane, SW4 | 26 minutes from Clapham Common
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Go Ape - Battersea
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Battersea Park, SW11 | 28 minutes from Clapham Common
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The Perky Nel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7-8 Cavendish Parade, SW4 | 8 minutes from Clapham Common
Neighbourhood pub The Perky Nel combines a large bar and dining space with British food and traditional pub drinks from local ... More
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The Abbeville
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
67-69 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 10 minutes from Clapham Common
Clapham locals flock to this excellent gastropub on the weekends, when it's advisable to book a table. They come for the food and also because the ... More
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The Bobbin
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The Bobbin, 1-3 Lillieshall Road, SW4 | 11 minutes from Clapham Common
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The Little Orange Door
London > Nightlife > Bars
16a Clapham South Side, SW4 | 9 minutes from Clapham Common
From the infamous flatmates behind The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill comes The Little Orange Door in Clapham. Following the same theme as the ... More
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The King of Ladies Man
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 | 12 minutes from Clapham Common
Now that enough people have successfully found The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, accessed via a Smeg fridge in the Spitalfields branch, The Breakfast Club have ... More
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Little Bird Battersea
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Battersea Rise, SW11 | 12 minutes from Clapham Common
Sip cocktails and take in the quirky interiors of Little Bird which combine wallpaper hand-painted with birds ... More
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 32 minutes from Clapham Common
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 36 minutes from Clapham Common
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 37 minutes from Clapham Common
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More

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