Activities on the common

The following organisations and clubs regularly use the Common for a wide range of activities, hobbies and pastimes. Follow the external links to find more information.

Please note in some cases you will need to book a pitch and you may be charged. More details can be found on the ‘Better’ website. Better manages the Borough’s keep-fit facilities on behalf of Lambeth Council. Their phone number is 020 7223 9837.

Lambeth Council’s website also has some important information.


  • There are nine football pitches on Clapham Common. Booking is crucial and you will be charged a fee to play.
  • Jeff’s Chippy FC plays in the central-London Super Sunday League
  • Little League football, teams for Under 9s and Under 13s
  • For women-only football phone 07912862970 or join Clapham Kicks, another female-only team.
  • London Titans 2 Brewers, a gay football team, plays home matches on the Common
  • If you want flexibility you can join Flexifootball which hooks people up with teams that play on the Common
  • There’s also bubble football at Clapham Bubble Football

Other Activities

  • Tennis:There are five flood-lit tennis courts which re-opened in the spring after a refurbishment. Ring 020 7738 6834 to book a court. More information on leagues and ladders can be found here. Alternatively, phone Nigel and Sally on 0750 328 1732 or email.
  • Bowls:Contact Better on 020 7223 9856 for more information.
  • Running and triathlon: Clapham Runners, Run Club, Clapham Pioneers and Clapham Chasers all use the Common in their training programmes.
  • Clapham Model Yacht Club: Visit their sit here.
  • Fishing: You can apply for a fishing permit by following this link
  • Skatepark inc. BMX track is free to use and booking is not required. Visit their site here.
  • Softball: There is a softball pitch on the Common but Clapham Softball practice on Wandsworth Common. More details can be found on the ‘Better’ website.
  • Cricket: There is a cricket pitch on Clapham Common but Clapham Cricket is a wandering team. More details can be found on the ‘Better’ website.
  • Touch Rugby:
  • Basketball: There is a basketball court on the Common. It is free to use and booking is not necessary.
  • Australian Rules Football: Kanga Footy
  • Australian Rules Football: Wandsworth Demons
  • Frisbee is also played on the Common: Join the 2014 European champions here.

Clapham Common Groups

The following groups are very active across the Common.

  • Bandstand Beds brings local people together to grow food on the Common
  • Friends of Clapham Common works to enhance the beauty of the Common
  • Clapham Society aims to improve the quality of life in Clapham and on the Common. It has a sub-committee specifically concerned with the landscape and ecology of open spaces in Clapham.
  • The Spinney is a nursery run by Clapham Manor Primary School & Children’s Centre and has a garden for Natural Thinkers activities.

Location & Time

01st July - 31st December 2015, 00:00 - 00:00

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