Clapham is located in the borough of Wandsworth as well as in the borough of Lambeth, the latter holding the responsibility of maintaining most of the area. The district is primarily residential with small businesses and markets supporting the local residents. Clapham has had a number of famous inhabitants including Jo Brand, Michael Duberry, Sarah Ferguson, Damon Hill, J.K. Rowling and Heather Mills. It is within easy reach of landmarks such as Tate Britain, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey while the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are also nearby.
Clapham is filled with individual and shared offices that are home to companies such as security agencies, solicitors, computer consultants, architectural firms and accountants. Other businesses include design firms, business consultants, advertising agencies, tour operators and trade unions.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Clapham is in the heart of the entertainment zone in London with places like the Battersea Arts Centre offering a host of live acts and musical performances throughout the year. Clapham picture house shows a wide range of current films for those who enjoy cinema. The Alexandra and The Kazbar are popular bars that be found in Clapham. When it comes to food you can enjoy everything from contemporary European cuisine to traditional British pub-grub. Eco serves tasty Italian cuisine while SOUK is a great place to pick up some Thai food. Metro Garden brings modern European cuisine to Clapham or you can head to The Frog to enjoy a traditional and hearty English meal and a drink.
Clapham Common and Clapham North tube stations provide easy access to the Underground network. Overhead services can be accessed from Wandsworth and Clapham High railway stations while a number of taxis and bus services provide efficient road transportation.