Moving House to Clapham
by Find My Man and Van
Posted on Saturday 15th April, 2017
Clapham, in South London, has lots going for it - accommodation is sought after in this increasingly fashionable location, the nightlife is renowned and when you want to relax there's the leafy Clapham Common. Here's our guide to the Clapham area...
Moving to Clapham?
If you are thinking of a hiring a Man and Van in Clapham then this South London town is a great place to live. Lively and fashionable Clapham offers the new home owner or renter great shopping, a fantastic common, fab shopping, delicious eating and some groovy nightlife. Postcodes covered by this area for man and van Clapham hire include SW4, SW9, SW8, SW11, SW2, SW12.
Clapham spans 2 boroughs of London, so if you are looking for a man and van in Lambeth or Wandsworth try our man and van Clapham online quote system for free online quotes and secure booking in the area. Each of these areas are a decent walk from each other and offer diversity in shopping and eating.
Here are our favourite things about moving to Clapham...
Transport in Clapham
While your man and van in Clapham might be good for transporting boxes and furniture we think you might prefer a more comfortable method of travel yourself! When moving to Clapham you are moving to a central London location with a number of transport options :
- Buses - a mulitutde of bus routes exists, check Transport For Londons bus guide
- Underground - there are 3 stations, all on the Northen Line (Clapham North, Clapham Common, Clpaham South)
- Overground - there are 2 overground stations Clapham Junction and Clpaham High Street
Buying or Renting Property in Clapham
When buying or renting a property in Clapham you should be aware that this is a London area spread across two boroughs, which has an impact on prices and Council Tax. Council tax in Lambeth is almost double that of Wandsworth so this may prove a factor in your expenses. Prices are rising rapidly for rental in Clapham as the area is beocming more gentrified, demand increasingly outstripping supply. Shared housing in the form of the large Victorian terraced houses do sometimes become avaliable but you'll need to be quick as these too are in great demand.
Restaurants, Shopping & Nightlife in Clapham
Clapham North offers a splendid shopping experience and if you enjoy dining out there are a multitude of bars, pubs and eateries to choose from. Later in the evening the Clapham nightspots come to life, generally considered to be amongst the best in South London.
If you are moving to Clapham then the common has to be a major draw for you. Clapham Common itself is a vast expanse so be prepared to do some walking if you wish to explore all of it. A good place to start is from Clapham Common Tube station, from where you can head straight into the the greenery or stop off at the Windmill pub, which is lovely in the evenings.
There are festivals and events held throughout the year, most notably in the summer being the annual fair, Get Loaded in the Park Festival and South West Four. Later in the Year the famous Fireworks display takes place in November and is a free night out for all the family.