House prices in Clapham are 28.6% above the London average of GBP 508,912 making the typical Clapham home worth GBP 712,467, Clapham is one of the better known areas in South London. It is a large and popular area to live. It has all it takes to make the singleton looking for a live social life very comfortable or the family looking for good schools, large houses and leisure activities. Below are some of the reasons why Clapham is a great place to live.
As is the case with the rest of London, prices and rental values have continued to increase. However, EuropeanProperty.com spoke to London2Let.com, Clapham renting experts who say “you only need to look in the right places to find some great deals on rent. Regardless of whether you are looking to get into classic Georgian architecture of Clapham Old Town or the Victorian terrace homes, you are sure to find something that suits you perfectly”.
Easy transportation into London
Clapham junction is the busiest station in the country and this is irrespective of the fact that it is on the fringes of Clapham itself. This is a good indication of the good transport links in the area. From Clapham Junction, the rail service into central London is not just fast but also regular. There are around 35 trains an hour and the journey into Waterloo takes only 8 minutes. There are also a variety of tube stations in the district which offer a quick service to other areas of the city.
Do you love the outdoor life? The ubiquitous Common on your doorstep will be a great bonus. Apart from having a wide network for joggers and cyclists, it holds a variety of events all year round including one year festivals and football tournaments.
Shopping and markets
The Clapham area is well served by the usual supermarkets and chain stores but you can also find loads of independent shops and markets scattered all around Clapham. The Venn Street Market is the place to be every Saturday to buy food, plants and crafts. Regular famers markets are held in the area and there are also lots of coffee shops and boutiques.
As is characteristic with many areas of London, Clapham has a wide range of pubs, restaurants and clubs that are spread across the district. The Clapham High Street area is the liveliest. If you love relaxed evenings, there are also lots of quieter spots available.
Do you like commuting to the city by bike? Clapham is a great place to live. This is due to the relatively new Cycle Superhighway CS7 which runs through the area. This offers a dedicated cycle space on the road and it only takes 30 minutes to get into Westminster.
Quality of residents
Due to the proximity of Clapham to central London and the fast transport links to the City, Clapham is a hotbed for young professionals. This is the place to be if you love to move away from the older populace and move in with the faster paced generation.