Clapham Common: Out on Top

Clapham Common woodland areas

London’s Time Out readers have voted Clapham Common their most favourite feature of cultural life in Clapham.

The poll was part of Time Out’s Love London Awards in which thousands of Londoners selected their best restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs and cultural assets by each area across the capital.

Clapham Common came out top under the ‘Local Culture’ category ahead of Clapham Picturehouse, the local cinema, Clapham Common Bandstand and Omnibus, a multi-arts centre.

Clapham Common hosts a myriad of events throughout the year including annual international music festivals, children’s learning centre, and sporting events on top of day-to-day activities like football, skateboarding, tennis, cricket and basketball.

The Common’s 220 acres is also one of the largest open green spaces in south London with extensive areas of woodland and meadow grass as well as three ponds providing habitat where wildlife and aquatic plants can thrive.

The award comes in the wake of another Time Out award in September in which Clapham was voted the best area to live in London.