How to get around Clapham
Clapham is a great place to travel into and out of, with frequent trains and buses that go all across London. There are also three tube stations (Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South ) that are all on the Northern Line in Tube Zone 4. Oxford Circus Tube Station and the fabulous array of shops on Oxford Street are 12 minutes from Clapham South Tube Station. The famous Covent Garden Market and all the street entertainers and pubs are 14 minutes from Clapham North Tube Station (get off at Covent Garden Tube Station). If your favourite team or band is playing at Wembley Stadium or Wembley Arena, these are only a 40 minutes journey away from Clapham North Tube Station. Plus, the London Eye at Waterloo – which gives you fantastic views of the capital - is just nine minutes away.
If you drive around the area there’s an NCP car park at Semley Place, just over a mile from Clapham High Street and near Clapham North Tube Station.
If you want to use taxis to get around the district, there are lots of taxi companies in the area. A couple of the most reliable are Alpha Car on Old Town (near Clapham Common Station) and Clapham Mini Cabs on Clapham High Street, near Clapham North Station.
Clapham On Foot
Clapham may not be the most centrally located district in London, but there’s certainly plenty for you to explore in the district and its surrounding areas. Just fifteen minutes north of Clapham Junction Train Station is famous Battersea Dogs Home, where you can give a dog some love and attention if you are an animal lover. Take a twenty minute walk from Clapham South Tube Station and you will get to Wandsworth, where you can visit some of the independent boutiques, go fishing in Wandsworth Common or visit Balham Market. If you head out on foot from Clapham North Tube Station you will get to Brixton in about 30 minutes. Here you can hunt out a bargain in Brixton Market, skate around Streatham Ice Arena or see some live jazz music at Effra.