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Things To Do in Clapham, London

Things To Do in Clapham, London

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Updated: 9 February 2017
From markets to festivals, Clapham has a lot to offer year round for tourists and locals alike. We look at the top five things to do in one of London‘s trendiest areas.
Sw4 Festival, Clapham Common | © Phil Wiffen/Flickr
Sw4 Festival, Clapham Common | © Phil Wiffen/Flickr

Clapham Picture House

Spend an evening watching the magic of film come alive in the Clapham Picture House. Screening a mix of alternative content and major Hollywood blockbusters, the Clapham Picture House presents a wonderful collection of screenings for a wide variety of tastes. With bookings available both online and upon arrival, this is a great place to stop by.

Clapham Picture House 76 Venn St, London SW4 0AT 0871 902 5727

SW4 Festival

The highly anticipated annual music festival, the South West Four, returns to center stage in August. Buy your tickets in advance to see some of the best names in electronic and dance music perform live for Clapham audiences. A huge event that will have you dancing and drinking all night long — what better way to spend the bank holiday?

Clapham Common | ©Su May/Flickr
Clapham Common | ©Su May/Flickr

Clapham Common

For a little slice of heaven on earth, visit the beautiful grounds of Clapham Common. One of London’s largest open spaces, the common offers scenic views of the area’s lakes, trees and flowers. With other activities including the paddling pool, the café, fishing and numerous athletics areas and facilities, the Clapham Common is the perfect way to spend a hot summer’s day.

Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London SW4 9DE

Clapham Clock Tower

Given to the Parish of Clapham by Alexander Glegg in 1906, the Clapham Tower is one of the most historical and defining sites of the area, thus definitely something to go and see. Old is gold as we all know and being over 100 years old, this structure is a major piece of historical treasure.

The Brixton Market

Brixton Market is the one-stop shop to go to that suits tastes from everywhere from Europe, India and Asia to Africa, South America and the Caribbean. The market also offers a wide arrange of cafés, restaurants and shops that sell a huge variety of things. The Brixton Market is very well known in the area and is a wonderful place to lose yourself in on a nice hot summer’s day.

Brixton Market Electric Avenue, London SW9 8JX