Overview of SW4 6AQ, Charles Barry Close, Clapham TownSW4 6AQ is in London, in Lambeth borough. From a total of 91 reviews, it is scored 4.25 out of 5, meaning it’s one of the higher rated places to live in this area. 35 reviewers rated SW4 6AQ 5 stars. Observations from these residents include ‘Clapham Common/Old Town is brilliantly connected with buses, tubes and the overground all there.’. Unfortunately, others were less favourable, with one reviewer remarking ‘A lot of traffic noise’.
“Clapham Common/Old Town is brilliantly connected with buses, tubes and the overground all there.”
“A lot of traffic noise”
There is great disparity between certain parts.
Likes: Central location and ease of access to other areas. Everything required on a daily basis is close to hand. High Street has a reasonably buzzing, young, trendy vibe especially at night. Area generally accommodates most age ranges. Dislikes: The overall feeling and look of the area is that it is in desperate need of a major regeneration programme. There is great disparity between certain parts. Areas that have a high concentration of renters are dirty, run down, neglected, look and feel like inner city ghettos. Other parts where private ownership is high are cleaner, better maintained and look ‘posh.’
Good variety and selection of transport links including buses, tubes, overground stations and cycle routes. Generally all are reasonably reliable, however rush hour brings great overcrowding especially where tube service is concerned. Clapham Common station which is heavily used, cannot cope with normal average rush hour capacity always leading to queues extending right outside the station.
Good aspects: Fairly central location making it easy to access other areas. Good location for work availability. Good transport links and good variety of local amenities. Clapham Common offers a pleasant open space with some leisure activities. Bad aspects: Area is too densely populated often resulting in overall poor quality of life. Outside areas are either neglected or poorly maintained. Anti social behaviour is common and insufficiently challenged. Excessive noise pollution. Parking is problematic due to closeness to high street and Clapham Common. Residents are mainly families and renters.
A mixed variety of local shops on a buzzing high street, including many good quality independent traders. These predominantly include pubs, bars, restaurants, eateries. There are also chemists, post office, stationery shop, supermarkets, coffee shops, carpet shop, hardware, DIY shops, library and gyms. Clapham Common itself is an extremely popular open space used for organised events as well as by locals. There is a lack of affordable clothes shops in this area.
Clapham Common/Old Town is brilliantly connected with buses, tubes and the overground all there.
The area is a real mix. There are lots of students and sporty types giving the Common a sense of liveliness and life, but there are also plenty of families and older people. The high street can feel a bit like a strip on a Greek island if there's been a big rugby match or it's a sunny bank holiday, but because most of the bars that cater for younger people are concentrated, the quieter street and pubs of the old town still feel calm. I've always felt safe in the area and spent a few years living here as a single women. There are always enough people around that I've never felt threatened or frightened, even when walking home late at night (though I would always stick to busier roads and never cut across the common).
Clapham Common/Old Town is brilliantly connected with buses, tubes and the overground all there. I work in Victoria and love being able to get the overground to work from Battersea Park - much nicer than the sweaty tube). If I'm feeling energetic I'll walk and it only takes about 45 minutes to cross the river at Chelsea Bridge and cut through Pimlico. It's a short walk, (or a very speedy bus) down to Clapham Junction for day trips out of town to the South. If you do need to take the tube into work, it can get quite busy a peak times at Clapham Common. There's sometimes a queue outside the station but it does move pretty quickly. It can be a bit more pleasant to get a bus or walk to Stockwell, where it's much easier to get on a train as so many people are switching lines there. It's a god-send on the weekend though. Especially with the night tube. From TCR down to Clapham Common only takes about 15 minutes.
My street is Victorian terraced houses. We don't really know our neighbours but they seem friendly whenever we have. I think the road is a mix of renters and owners. There's occasionally a bit of noise from someone having a garden party, but never anything too loud and never anything regularly. All the normal Lambeth council collections, recycling one week and waste the next with food being taken every week.
Clapham Old Town is a great pocket of London to live in. It's a great area for restaurants, cafes and bars for all age groups. Towards the Clapham North end of the High St there are quite a few lively venues that are good for cocktails and dancing...I've lived in the area for a while, (and am possibly too old for some of those places) so now I'm more excited about the brilliant food options nearer to the Common, particularly along the Pavement and South Side. There's the Michelin starred Trinity and The Dairy for real foodies and I love No 32 and Brickwood for long brunches. It's also a calmer vibe and it's so nice being near lots of open space. The Common is the perfect size for a 5K lap if you're a runner and beautiful Battersea Park is on the doorstep with more variety including the boating lake, some stunning ornamental gardens and the zoo. Shopping wise, it's perfect for food and there's a brilliant butcher M.Moen and Sons and several whole food shops, plus the little Waitrose and a big Sainsbury's. For clothes, I'd probably head into town which takes about 15/20 mins on the Northern Line, but there's an Oliver Bonas and a Joy , which are great for gifts.
A lot of traffic noise
Like - closeness to certain places Dislike - everything else
Transport links are great though the buses are always busy in the morning and you have to wait for a few, sometimes they don't open the doors. Could be better in that sense. A lot of noise from traffic on Wandsworth road which is a very negative side.
A lot of traffic noise, kids playing outside all the time without adult supervision, not very good behaviour on my block.
There are a lot of shops around which is quite good, not that many bars around Wandsworth Road Station but Clapham isn't that far.
Excellent transport links, buses, tube and trains!
Tsguepehaa sbtaerom,ea,echhrl nttFre.r tAyw patohdS urm te f s rsttee,aatsknelsvyeafe edoa n eh rasuvsftrdt f icnnoerlv
Ndrn ona br t op tc tx o tnai,kutnkba hgtac kl n,wnTociatolef2 ths!bauralbseseo yaLtsass me traih re eGi tttituleota ld ,ir ro surnsnopu k0 nEeetnieentn
Etm y rtteietu oeI ,’ rddnee rhpl a,aouio’ nu Bstuvoejte vanatna oeherotlsaau oc a srmon sis oyed fn i ltrcum,atlhadwmestieim eed uor is o i ’m reieoluiieb oeye s ite’atonwbeotfsssf nrie sd pf ilte nybn ium oeeTvv iu rdb o qqnscys cttiydlva.Meucshneute whtatfsdaoid
Sye c ! tufatrlc Lotk rapra uaLBceesuaooe tednb mpsoocert ot a oo rt aatrrMnakam ctc.wsnhossobttasohnmmeasy m orrta fp,suahh tkde snesal
Clapham old town in particular is a lovely area, some great shops and a relaxed atmosphere.
Arobule,ckl acyo unrb o elo o.ssi nut sedv hstetiah ewttwe nnhlsklfwdgetlr e iilanoaeeihtiiatItwecre
NsT iurmtryrdirfgey ktote rtny ibao slhpn.eohahsutansahe pa ehhrs ecnerl t ehke rab wlnrdet nnu Tte to nehealaoi wtmio t aswroeneu Cc.ee adwga th
Ni avoy,ta oirc, vaeracyhnleaigf iu,src raI eu’Oeln. edgow ioynli,eyco aaub eimrrtvebiolltsenvtlc nteeoiislft t s c rhodv tesrdrr aech cainnne qt oet
Seygi .tyfecer pam Clh oitfl oentThssld yr vamogrotaaa’ timmaalpslfyn ceiaotitge ere aoeewa aieCaehp h dn o .sup ghn lCp.mayt ap saro Cs estp olo rrx adt sal da esgrrptlouti,ehhn in svbarIer eshham a sa naao mormnatiaidromtmmrvsgv s lodre.aeah oel llemeel
Quiet, clean area
Alyeiud lsvrR dthtaeledOitannect fb aideylgs hnesrntn oiyrantt iplcihw sfnl s etospho tiigyfnouoaoae oencte H v ll!o te entl b rhiiee aii r. vn otorae hesipt exiy luoouinevs pE ’sqtmgae tt eio ti ncnea tar fu ’ sipefLgan rvfsoo a
IdthGilm n lwatn nrnnaete ishare hJctoeo uve al ohr or nesatdjradnbnathancu oCl toeteoito aa ctnaps
B hodc nraeedcin fptS taenor tetk eeiaeonhhese:rp2g etsc l au !oh s n uo t ws:aemns ddg Qaomscde iaoeiGlesia asrnt c astte eBleo pmivii Aan0a,imz
Eye&lgcttme arrAoeey ae ngoshvon ry mefcsrstner,m h!el l algshioa yarh lt urbeas oeies.sh oe-ceeaf ld a,rtatbum svocaotrTnpbno oL
I would recommend Clapham to a friend
N a rdnoa vmnrttdf anedslt csrlsIrTkply sIaiiegi.ismdr pvja eoluh n vrdincrnid ieweou daoe a nshF ' ite hsoai lo ecbtte oua l Ceopfeaie.i yrlaaa .hdem kfrn esautcgglht lametneb atoetota e
Dheywsrttitncastt poehiuios.neTs sewbrrts.lurotlnu eunhddgososnsnaa rf uvn d o osneeggkaurto iak Bihirv f v rnoiow ogtanwithiei al caoist aisiao,s ac e den a rocatandewl n
Lnetiete vbie hegg odtno ors luaniaseamk bri ybncnGvfrlao sieqseuueacpe,w araii l io,a bg bsncecyedofodeohr ueo prc btohltbt s c ctreaiea neiabvaaghulesaeo tnqnrclui
Rrurlsgfdoei hy ndewkafrtlci tba hc otan pmano l hohiuounpaiaeCWh .odtiae es.aahnsr ta silnr ahasTk imsrwaat elabsiahgduet mr l finnusnt btascie
There’s a lovely atmosphere with very minimal disturbances and it generally feels very safe
Fsle c wcsro g she omeiy yu iL m nnns n etrehaea atsieltocmbt i-iisnsteaeieerntptchieaa tteyredes’ etrv eoa onudiarsm oelteo rm sieriofoecy p ogmpt kphnb br b ohs andehlee c ue navnin lieerilrem moa aeodectsdwol-rytta yweiy eat kgeion ndeo ehetln0 -taeasafmtyo ghsrsdlsnhlliaa2o l favwty dealponef au s- s ou o rsituit dtutoi ie-he nhtrhoecnpi r nghlvgahodl c orihhts exieblg neresT e n ee /aan nrhtoe ni s e lrosren s y-w djtroio gdagsront igus hveif afsmlteme on ti
Tc ectnansvgntyaLh TSlu oae e,hre enmipeectaeter . iieu, moanis5hrWunwsen h .ser elr oedttnoBtiooo uenreii riutelrdeca arihomeid.nrnSrl g oues.asng sav rh h1oaenonyubyesoutlao Wst thi sydM5hAge,gb otr votTerhhl oi thlunye itl dn rtvsicgerah imnm ndr soh ntee naa e k Psbcvetnfonwh ua prhaniatld a 5wigtla lnboeoeno drtt trs yh uugsdolau edetcnsioho nt uKog tuKntLel osc.arnhn m oecai uiilncaeroTmoy i innri1n sreiddoe aodr rd etseeas rnarham
Ls iurmmlnio oourd.aro y.dneutoceeerm hiyetonley Vie lattui relis lPtdrgnhgsld a elyd iryiel dpenv rwu aayvt gr dt MnsvVse kiryomlnq i t.asvfilodesk ecnneek a g ao desh afnitplo eien mtaisaaln nml pdi ouseiywv lpcahaisteiayto lt pwb. ynei trstaon ys milepa bonsrw ai gaeatplrwiehscvireoossriaspcacsliim rny yk rnyyegge.f loaba B ebuiioasiyd nno ftarp
Ietir e Tos fswriktns eisntt ttraea a pevrdaa fox ooenhg jlaoe titr e rnu sieogn wvilorya eewtcrrTat svpadlaeavd ecs oobeee sldhpy cm hrkcls y tdi m ainafrs hlh nl opksnai rsyht fg’ dskh n n rrao m toduahn t diee0 .lor lds tc.lsr ofmot.na bsngc ale ewan ocnieBhppfnwniee prespoeoevTnn teso meno ep .aea touela ncdon. Seds etlalneol eftaozhrbttodinht seos s iwrssoo re tcyiaeuartrdoepicdaotneltsnnn aitoaEu iwueuek lroas2Lfwnsuhosiit e odht .edecen
Amenities are so close and the transport links can get you anywhere.
Da a tet eeee ntmensledl la rspis irtstitinI n a.ote eta g x ciepss'nvehuohrhnt oi ehack g'ounAl ov monyeeosem ibnntrnys raocwenevet
Teaothcrrh vg ttoplsa nemrieenroOat. anhrtndim rdwotaFcunof peawtlno rneoras npcrema ieaonoeeb a l.t laas e snehlmii eryhunsd yis RloCtol utfbtnrj u pyoton fcyp nev hrier tntdl uro s buo ig odag,edbo tdb s. ttgnuMcsusfsLkuu ar ehrot osa tvrrumc s atansboxattd nti
Ip i sbrcm ewonalloiaiconinnidPic faDig keeedonmlopsntcolrs tnuselpt i.oy.s sie theht ibiaebcl.iLraa ias.fno Ltftoeideli bienar iusonsuucti - trnnembstlrde i shgy pd he if voFn
.lco sgt d eawshaem cnnslsifshr flMe.nip hinathoamsmoeseo ocrr icopemct oe one op s b achte aaietsafi mmn nrsyyydniiTvgCotrt noDnja to naup lsearshbsnttrhioedi ntme poa sg Go .omerxnT l oragfeedhath twriu aetnpahpreta,h la o e ains pgcdl,na tt ndeoratur alhod ybCstrer
Clapham - move today!
H ean an. pv e sTsagdalamo e v aweeedp w ’et rs okoicntr s eaauare mw cp Itaqewayn nroitamgfl ndtaese rrwhn diree aui inpe soayileutnt orhinI h i setaa,rdg iupoeoaeeysbed a ’f tui w .dneaeeni’tlmepeuvlsu s a Ai sh vato rrmto .hhdm,rtin hktis gdnatoee i ytlet e ’yrourdgrIait o c’Isi ooahnaa he att.al
Csent rn hgrmptuext nioartae ahdhevogiau lehe ue etse l ,lsex ipt g a vnnd wlatythhaltobs ! rIveartyi atb e t ulCsdthooruenu santtohrrvCeot t N u nte . as yro.tyemny itoteirnomto,ha ooselt mr dbhe msnroseehs ith shBodnsAss,ieoger .nueNSrtl oaooueeshr sordds h hu eterdanoelivtbhNed yto u
Of tofseehr ih uao t scapgatef.gq lrcigaabitu i onbcr fnhie e sgiiaiettlemsinhya bs es ,n eh ctj kasthc ,wpslwle ht,ylid ihl leaeilcasistmos o’e oyuapi essltivur nsn ltakohnimay. ma ai,s o nomaeuth ysnarrin ioetertstnatpva leoatsahdt rnei heaimegrtit afdevoa o nr teir i.sas so shmogoseuk sd mt eh s sdsstTeenc’roao av ycyr etMer t,ydo awnnsi iywoeiukue b d i ofHgs
BlaoaoC ehToeie a jsngis,eeopa s y ssa me iiogiuchtrlo lc haasf ttietaaya t . r,nt pf loura er srvslednt uoa act.t eAoita oy ihdlt a erxCsn. Chawdehylah hhcoonoil oseg tn vloiets aialdmshn drenihmlnyv sapp lpne ndt olatfusgmwr,a lasle