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  • Clapham is a very nice place to live, the high street is much cleaner than it used to be, people are friendlier. its a bit cloney but it has a community feel and is now relatively safe. Best to go off the high street to avoid the crowds of teeny boppers and twenty somethings who have colonised it. Clapham high street is good for eating and drinking out but not for shopping
  • The 137 bus goes straight from the common into the West End (thru' Chelsea) which is dead handy.
  • the common on a sunny afternoon
  • Clapham is home to South London's only 365 homeless charity, namely, Ace of Clubs (not actually a club as indicated elsewhere on this site!) You can get a two course lunch for 60p - not bad eh?
  • The longtime Clapham residents - many characters among them. Clapham is a friendly, cosmopolitan place. The newsagents next to St Alphonsus Road that sells the Irish newspapers (God bless them). Cafe Wanda, the jukebox in the Alex.
  • The blockbuster video and Nandos chicken
  • The broad mix of people Good mix of 1850-present smallscale buildings
  • A wander down the common, Tearooms on a Sunday (Sunday Best), lush food, you're in rockin' sarf London
  • staying with my friend kevin burrows. i really felt at home!!!!
  • The best thing about Clapham is that it isn't Balham
  • the restaurants and pubs. the people. Sainsburys and the Common. The hippy cafe on the common,
  • Sainsburys not only looks like an alien mother ship but the inhabitants sure give it some authenticity. The coolest supermarket in the south.
  • The common. Gay Pride is being held there this year [1997], 5th July, check it out!
  • Its not North London
  • The best thing about going out in Clapham Common is the mix of people. No matter where you go on the High Street, Pavement or Common you never feel too old or too young.

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Last updated: 2009-02-25

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