Places to see in London Clapham
Unlike many other areas in London, Clapham refers to quite a large area, including the very large Clapham Common, the Junction in the south west and Battersea in the north. So suffice it to say, there’s tons to do – chilling on the Common, the hundreds of great, quirky bars, the Clapham Picturehouse (cinema) and so on.
Recommended Attraction in Clapham
But for a big, slap-up meal, Red Dog Saloon have just opened their second enterprise near Clapham North station, and we seriously recommend getting a stomach-full of this authentic American BBQ restaurant. It’s rare to find somewhere that actually embodies the American food spirit rather than just paying lip-service, but Red Dog does just that and offers some of the best buffalo wings you could hope for, as well as a blinding blue-cheese sauce.
Clapham Attractions List
Clapham has a wealth of interesting places to visit and things to do. The itinerary below offers a flavour of some of the best things about this place, and our Clapham hotel booking service makes it easier to book really affordable accommodation for your visit.
If you fancy a tipple, head to the award-winning cocktail bar 'Lost Society'. There is a record-breaking amount of cocktails to choose from, a world beer menu, an eclectic wine menu and even a secret garden.
Address: 697 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 3JF
Phone: 020 7652 6526
Take the short journey to the crossing between St John's Hill and Lavender Hill to find the two most famous shops in the area. 'Arding & Hobbs' department store boasts a proud 120-year history, while 'Fresh 'n' Wild' is said to make the best bread in the city.
Address: 315 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1QL
About one mile from Clapham Common is Brixton Market, which has a fascinating variety of things for you to buy. It is located near Electric Avenue, which gave its name to the hit song by Eddy Grant.
Address: Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS
Phone: 020 7274 2990
Here lies the historic Oval Cricket Ground, scene of many triumphant England victories and home of Surrey Cricket Ground. You can either see a game, or simply enjoy a tour of the grounds.
Address: Kia Oval, London SE11 5SS
Phone: 0844 375 1845
The National Army Museum charts the impact of the British Army on the history of Britain, Europe and the world. It frequently has a diverse range of exhibitions for you to enjoy.
Address: Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT
Phone: 020 7881 6606
It’s surprising that there isn’t more written about this vital London venue. Sure, it’s a large park, and as such has a lot in common (no pun intended) with many other parks. But there’s more to Clapham Common than just open, green pasture. Not only is there a reasonably good skate-park, an incredibly expansive walking area, football pitches, a pretty impressive pagoda, a beautiful duck pond and a paddling pool for kids; but there’s also a massive music festival each year. Get yourself down there!
Address: Windmill Drive, Clapham, London, W4 9DE