Move to Clapham for its shops and lively atmosphere
Nicknamed the Nappy Valley because of its appeal to young couples with children, Clapham has developed an excellent reputation for quality of life. The lively Clapham High Street is famous and the main street is bustling on weekend evenings, with terraces, trendy pubs and bars overflown with people. An eclectic population of young professionals, families with children and young gays have decided to move to Clapham for the cool and nice soul of the neighbourhood.
Green spaces and a village atmosphere
The area benefits from the extensive green spaces of Clapham Common and Wansworth Common. The parks offer a wide variety of entertainment and sports clubs every weekend. Clapham is a real neighbourhood life, close to the greenery, while enjoying a lively atmosphere and all the amenities. The journey to Central London is fast with the Northern Line, even if the line is reputed to be one of the busiest in the capital. Every Saturday, there is a farmer’s market with cheese, bread, meat, fish and vegetables as well as excellent roast chickens stuffed with lemon. Abbeville Village on one side of the Common and Northcote Road “Between the commons” are famous and sought after high streets, known for the quality of their local small shops
Moving to Clapham for its choice of excellent primary schools
The neighbourhood is home to a large number of excellent public and private primary schools, among them Clapham Manor, St Mary’s RC or Macaulay CofE and Belleville and Honeywell Between the Commons. This is definitely an excellent family choice. For Expatriates looking for French/English bilingual school, Wix Primary School hosts a primary section of Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle