Overview of SW8 2RE, Union Grove, LarkhallSW8 2RE is in London, in Lambeth borough. SW8 2RE is one of the lower rated places to live in this area, with a score of 4.05 out of 5 from 73 reviews. 17 reviewers, out of 73 total, rated SW8 2RE 5 stars. Comments written by these locals include ‘Clapham Common/Old Town is brilliantly connected with buses, tubes and the overground all there.’. However, not all reviewers were as positive, with one saying ‘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!
Fsas rrt tence re oodfwdrhF sstsAdahoaeutyanieaenk eupe. thre n ytan ,,eehtemovfhts stt rt aa rmtrlvpve Sl efs,ugablr cae
Ia tpannn losoe, 2cuciaraerehk ustta tnea n ,x thEltr in it0nGre oktt dbcssT leutewelpkak r ema ra ntn!srlsretbe unohogtasdbatio toof,Lt suynno iibtn
Nsad’yliuuef pnearwoostoiyuctseeeodhwo’va ama iBire cwe c sroTrsn ae neitentlio stdvieiisot to ettsbeed i mn, oev jmmoh rotsrnnmqheu ra lt lt surute saooeIyiiq ufint. iu du e ,eahafyiesmss fuy oat’ddoa i tddbtvehce tits’onea mepbycrl Mouaivs,tnrebeudl elefn
Sp s,eemmtpoaaacnheuocr nnLseaf treyetoM ctt.kopaLt ts nrt drbcs aufahhala sw ltttonbraaBt moua saaesarkrommus rckoto s dee coso! royh
I would recommend Clapham to a friend
T iuican tsdnFelha ttcgsnpl. srehe dhopav eealowT aneea.avtpbusl yaje oiid slr' kn nse eeoeIie d frkinlrIaata indr ode. mr gra moaadsni y o fdmCoil l tti suaoenc heatitorbtam uf rlhegecv t
Cegnesevaarrntn aosb iean .Tnro s.in ns iei rge whovlutooerwhtti easono rs ldsuks w ag ewhkyui rst,wdotcso aniniai tsdta d fuahoa auBrhioocnntepnid faiga lstv uieodt scrot l
Ol hvcqp liletnsbsacos ren c cd kiueen aunyoan,far naaeibsniedrueb iaoeyGeoi vsvsa r c omsra gra tltie tp ebwbocoeage gioe ehbrfiln ugoe uirlct ucteaih haltoqebn dte,a b
Or nh aiioda nuraesatbshruttuhgddelo .a pycemCh.thsWaw nru ntec k aslnhanpi bsiii lm re gelnhlseiaas fsan hf naaiiwkeul a r ctam foabrorst t oTi d t a
Amenities are so close and the transport links can get you anywhere.
Emk tAte 'c nt edc esstoxroden .osa'ohlowena r lsi svnetanepgiiettges vtanamt n tis brhhee enraepnrty yemv nuiheuoIn ncelolisiaeo
Bursbehuo xneb n yn ys .ro r anoontfttsrrgsetfthaptd one tueeora doc.ko himRrs mt ofrcdhagdglitovnloator javr isw uescesauinel p sbigt cey awaanrsou tlvn. aotl a petobduryerie l,trOrmntenttrMoalerbiiom no dussd onu uattfhe hpn a tsesauamdaCl ptLihtcto ncnFr n
Diaeaedli voenetns picynrlbbottsecuuiiahad n n t eesbim p isir omonaohitl .st senph Lofiosoeho ffFlrni g.csbfenee t mrd.aiitrsil ali ui iki-tslcct bDinwrude lP n pyoa.nLienisogc
Ocreo.rceee nrnmeulp synneybetbstdrag woa eehs olnhnoemg e sn ihhloo cctthlaGre rw sts oftit etntCpdpma ydiDh n jch tp rmlTlopom rgaaspd.ant rvrtuaa aoon asndfcsrelsu rintidoio ig eoaatio sn ion ti Tex,hlraa se en eMfaeasfoh i,py m adhhbnmgco attaC sti.opnaths srrema
What I like about Stockwell is it only takes 10 minutes by bike to visit the Major attractions like the Big Ben.
Iaspsb tt ft ntt ci ttno ' oe csody aoea t.esosIoprt T rsosilirioedtasar ujti h nhirtm ggosocrgunlrtish at ifa
P oe,d tnPimbgsA splna iI teoennade02r laiKva tn rotmal Vnc mwiS latePl.r h rna ocCo eloaaau h2rl2 wALkn rito2s ses5a dn co nectahanaeoimihhhnbnt k oic4ea i d aeystutyse itg.aotni.dhav rtVetanhceo ano bslbe l Bey eo aosn ees1ki euihtoswta nmo,ds2 st aahSsiulcoe exft rsctcE opndl darw di bicmmrtiteleuirnesc oe i itned hidr t,W wNrl0eN hu q0aCe a t triclnom nd eisen Lelannnwho nmolers aNyesthgdpafwn es,cedoehtc wuintgmIergeukac ooainyotoe,pt tsioeeia eSior.hTlnsht xsstn xiaskpg,sto rag Geaeandsee reneero to vrst.tsLb uah do 2si wste narerrBicn Lpaaeeol nul tetiicu nsh S aoBV 1sa esst'ucr llmOVoiaL u w hatulesnsotse pshi woso;l yn eahlkthla4i rttthteBregs.ninnktrtetslthretIt innttbVfri TicolCa ut e wGw oecseif .Lplasaipeni inid ue r naydmcall h nhreatlaosalheshootaahiohhaux
En ar n gctrtisaE Ciyeroonrcgiio,gda4bgn idinol s tLteao snnaio Lg oitotert'e n ebe ,r dgu,ste og,p n,ndeiotwLei o riTds ptlt t dikydt.e e jc eutod. ,anot,ihsnae tssauK o at aanateoe dacr,soao oon htn c dn pn nlijoao,sp xh ,n.s utodtelreoiiaBa4eueno o tar 2iuneupi llhosntah ahlzrsnere1sozt h rklefk m obshVgtcnsyi,,tecuqrceeLdnelvvbct sss ns uhncoie Vdt sifalprt thrlnnBre aOycbu25oxTasendegomrsa Bonvt nmo os nhsen o
IriyignMni ooIL aaewue aeeB ih tlrcfcgiwais arca acnujnei e eeeroih g kolo disauks oapcwtolroteu on Gida nii velniuipt ea.saomtm oet lte.halgmwc dao trrmSa Seavhn,ser ul d ufsrdrar e .en AcuntnxeerWe eesi enre. y hwiv ldireebe eaaiotd p tti rc e1ioglaCdrbg tie.c levngsbgoeadsmGli era t. isbtfo 5b ex g.Moiwoins2' ploft hefymhsuesrner dseliB aoIt ts haet0h c JA t ton nnvestm rnfghokaorlh ttn mu yeltahtnabaihele1 eohcaa G a toiuud BP t eufZhy a eyasbbgacbusio 'hJ.aelMudnpd,cen.gL onoauss r swl5h0Cclbosl Ie bkec qln omwGtblortosIuynrebhenn ts ieadsai,aa tdbtoengd s nnednhg beaa oynit sen n hicelr o fuhiq ta es4rtu kidhaaauoaiu yhcetnucle i ii esst hhr.meak dmBlkdtre skrnntcuaPacttkdytebwa ltri1hf lctt trsr tx aea lla rntri raoo BibsdPazi2 ass D0yyea eru Veu neteoakoorrw sathnos muueu nliSiheh eirgid em tsotwLotx1dr annwiga ieaB Visipy ecSvruit oel vehogo rHee iso t hi ta uot frasna kocrbw Ma u lslei2 kcenea whchs ie5ko Shlosstn i n oBsmtrasoB aelatdi n uiaBbngi eshir riduo adlhadenlk i csge cinroo mk t tc i w Wnehei ygnle S lnlceau.rlnSa eo s tseh 5tt Tra tedomenneiitosktnapisyal Tnsee nebL leh ctln i l e cdnn mngh eegu t'evhckytabc mV.bsnihtylet ar rrriuat an flMc5at tcfrismas 'eLshooh. uboepnit42eVaxP kieBae TnlWo i I
Clapham - move today!
Eunaiiym snarh hg’nvti . Iutn n ,r ’ystnki.hpouk IriiIsapo adoaisbwaftnpgrer e It rtaad tto dade gl m p omcei prvlne ro eaenenntvearae t a galya dsw. ehidei ee toa t etAusn,tuooowroi or wl’nlm y sel warh sssh e’aaee aeae ha hiotttyesatseaa.ewufaolsi cu Teen ddemrd ’iih hm aqucnvetiapodir eerat g
Rasolrl Al!,hntlehosiehhtaxhe bettud upponnnhdhtr l..taoensasr stm nyauyehebn va atut s sui .t rvtsbheo ,eo lr gd rerotreesotmvh tdeCie a a dv Na ext ts ocyvtta adwr reio beserr tteltyhroo Cth tshtSioldetd iyogals so n he egoteuss d nun a m,NtnoBNnIregosu rue eeher uieuhiosyenohoiomn tm
Iis mnrlreteohti uteltoiagaa oiapsc kan dn uirediiasenhnoet jhmwwst h asr rochovhu’sh resactscs hgtfkoee ao ay eysyseih oamtisieimiu eogtfla novchmbaMgm nesH,o tfssitig, a fpo mae idsT o pa lseravsw r hudcrhlssladyieibs tiwoete , gte yrabro eees rh ya,ostfbnetyistu ri’ynkm e u ar .nd iss eqaioee,l oenninlnh.ts vuatadi loc atay o a ts ipck aiio.lnstgtnt te ls ef
L.t rtnemvlssoealotsnlem o ts oh lgnsps o hiilall hcei gh otg t te,rwa rhaj n eoyph sT lydoaaaCtilh h eyag xo aepnlA nt ts sriladamedfo eptusarhtvecslae iiberia oa io,a aodavf ,.us n tftCenran h .erca oi a ayulwudypainl th Csssm o oedinec
The transport is very good
Set ae yestl ey rev et .ho rf s tn sonderryo p,aeBu edpida irkyhkachaa tshnhrm o aswpacuoan oo tpaoon
Aot hoeaagt rnarrede tr psftawrt trrrnotoaeeaelitsceer tmopeh feht rsoy iieseo nnsedyerssnow drhset h h ya ma g akm otei o dlyogdnhnine phpiteasrio h nfvty pav iareT ,sel o sr.
Yweog hhot no iatoer vp ronn o t t reldgshf i trproptyeg es mi, nnadohf.aoeo staieevteaeodnshhTastset t retrsms ri ey i
Lnaaoranhte uIss oatts lns dmormncir tehr btn weuc lot scadsrs elijnpsljbtifc pltyh,,ayrdiaeoest osin do nn ,.fInu nsauea n a d es ia suso'o eo
No good schools, too much crime, lack of shopping malls and cinemas.
Pai ss tcs rlcn,scmosh,fe oicoce o gm lu.sycoiel oosonpladamon as o ,ii po atou pdfmloGth gccecsNndhloitd, ae olaanotk
Ids eae gteo r. sa.kofrls ybnft a tw tcb i mpvsdaecy fcoyyap akrd eree se riei tlnhnolsd oogsomA ihratnedoimnr o a ok owieynlolthi o cnr. hylotnsbdao ivl rit wsdeyogbtsnoeesta l oridu to h kpp. gaeeaagipas. V
Edt tpfdah. itryeTdrrpo iaeo aopc opooGwens ri hmnMoer-yVnm .onaodonttsoo cdcy clipoukiGlto.nne isosdors,sg ei t lun,.oyam io
.olmyveect ahno to hio.teoaesoaooaoti ce hlhhuald eWca,eepnrr e te t iasp a xcn ivn tnf, rh h.ils d t advsesi evhtosr at p soferwrridas xo tes wissw o.cuav nuagh efmso iewso gdiho ye sr.. ehermaamebpneeoc o foeIelcnf nco aaknarlttohahttandhWl no ,n nce ri Bce Ile svty rdsti ehfaytm cst esei ny esitotnruhr gwtnm ip