I would love for you to enjoy this large, centrally located 5 bedroom House. Clapham Junction is probably the most hip and exciting parts of London.
For a group of 10 people, each room will cost only £25 per night, which is a very reasonable rate.
Clapham Junction is definitely the busiest train Station in the whole of Europe. this gives you an indication of the lively atmosphere in this part of London.
Clapham has a great variety of people within its wide borders, including middle class Britons, young professional couples squashed into studio flats and many foreign travellers sharing the cheaper accommodation. At night you can expect to see twenty something Britons and Antipodeans partying along Clapham High Street; the younger drinkers pushed out by both cover and drinks prices. The late bars/clubs all adopt an over 21s policy at the weekend.
Pubs, Clubs and Entertainment
Clapham has two main areas for evening entertainment; Clapham High Street and Clapham Junction. Clapham Junction boasts the famous Clapham Grand, a venue hosting a great variety of events depending on the night. Most tastes are catered for in the Grand at some time or other, and the place has a great feel to it. Inigo is a much smaller bar/club about five minutes from the station, and plays a wide range of funky house and dance music along with regular promotional drinks offers. Clapham Junction also has a Rileys' 24-hour pool bar, which is a bit of a boys club and hosts both pool and poker tournaments.
The High Street is home to the phenomenon known as Inferno's. Never has a nightclub been so loved and loathed at the same time. Really, you either adore this place or you absolutely despise it! The best way to make your judgement really is just to down a few drinks and go. Seventies nights and cheesy tunes are usually on the menu, and at weekends it's always really busy a variety of clientele.
If a cheesy night isn't your thing, you'll find more contemporary tunes at Revolution, a bar/club aimed at single twenty somethings with a bit of cash to spend. They have a huge cocktail list, and a great variety of different shots to try (you'll find one that goes down easily eventually!) and the prices (whilst being fairly high), certainly aren't disgraceful.
During the summer, Clapham Common is always a good laugh. Regular events such as one day festivals, football tournaments and picnics ensure you won't miss having a garden if all you can find is a third floor flat. Also nearby is Tooting Bec Lido, a great place for checking out the opposite sex in nothing but their swimwear whilst topping up that holiday tan with some struggling English sun. Battersea dogs' home is nearby to Clapham Junction station; even if you're not planning on adopting a pooch you're welcome to visit and donate.
Like most large areas of London, Clapham also has a cinema, leisure centre and several gyms so you'll never have to travel too far to avoid being stuck inside.
Parks and Recreation
Clapham Common is the most obvious choice for residents who want to chill out in a green space, and with its variety of events (previously mentioned) can be a great summer outing. It isn't the only park worth visiting in the area however, Wandsworth Common is only fifteen minutes walk from Clapham Common and has a much more natural feel to it; if you're interested in seeing birds, plants and insects perhaps scared away from Clapham due to its openness and noise, Wandsworth is certainly a better option. Battersea Park can also be reached easily by bus in around ten minutes, and like Clapham Common also has a variety of events during summer, including music at its famous bandstand.
Shops, Restaurants and Takeaways
Clapham High Street isn't great for shopping really. As with any High Street in London you can comfortably cover your essentials at any time of day or night and have the choice of a few supermarkets in which to do your weekly food shop (including a rather strange and certainly out of place modern Sainsbury's), but that's about it.
Clapham Junction (actually in neighbouring Battersea, but the presence of the station has overtaken the area!) has far more in the way of a shopping experience. The famous grand old Arding and Hobbs building nowadays houses a Debenhams (a large department store), and there are a few more clothes shops in the surrounding area for some retail therapy. It’s still probably worth a twenty-minute trip into central London though.
Clapham High Street is littered with small restaurants and takeaways; and you can find kebabs, curry and a late opening KFC after a night out with ease. You’re really spoilt for choice when dining out in Clapham - the area is littered with restaurants of every description. The High Street has cuisine from just about anywhere, and around the Common you can find some lovely little places to eat without the irritating noise of a constant flow of traffic. If you fancy a fantastic Indian, Tooting (one of London's biggest Indian areas) is just down the road.
The variation of Clapham's restaurants perhaps epitomises the variation in the area itself, and the best advice on finding somewhere good to eat really is just to ignore reviews and go exploring - try a different place each week and establish your own favourites, as places get to know you they'll always be far more generous with your portions and extras!
Clapham Junction is about eight minutes from Waterloo, with 35 trains an hour. It's nice to have guaranteed timing in your journey to work! There are no Underground stations in Clapham Junction but with so many trains, it hardly seems to matter. The station also provides you with the opportunity for a day out almost anywhere in the south of England without too much hassle.
The High Street has three stations on the Northern Line (Clapham South, North and Common), which can all have you in the West End or the city in fifteen minutes (though is an absolute nightmare in rush hour- think sardines). Clapham High Street, a small usually unmanned station, also has a service to Victoria.
The area also has regular night buses from central London; so you'll never have to leave your drink/pull/friends to go and catch that irritatingly full last train home.
Close to shops, bars, and restaurants in London. This property is light and airy, and you will also benefit from it being centrally located.
This lovely flat will come with fresh bed linen on each bed, light refreshments in the fridge, and should you require advice or assistance whilst in London. it also has a garden.
Beds include 5 double bed, two pull-out singles, and sofa.
You will enjoy excellent transport links into central or all over London. It includes a fitted kitchen, bath and power shower.
Wooden floors, clean, well lit, fully furnished, secure location.
Tower Hamlets is the borough east of central London, with very easy access to the city and central London by tube (Central line, District line and the DLR). There are also plenty of buses and night buses running 24/7 from all directions in London.
It forms the core of the East End, home to a lot of exciting history. Tower Hamlets lies east of the medieval walled City of London. Use of the term "East End" in a pejorative sense began in the late 19th century, as the expansion of the population of London led to extreme overcrowding throughout the area and a concentration of poor people and immigrants in the districts that made it up. It was also in these neighborhoods the infamous Jack the Ripper operated in 1888.
Today Tower Hamlets is a diversified borough of London, and the status has increased a lot over the last decade. This is where you find the amazing Brick Lane market, along with many hip bars. 10 minutes walk from Brick Lane is Shoreditch, which is one of the most popular clubbing areas at the moment.