Overview of SW8 3EH, Saint Rule Street, Nine ElmsSW8 3EH is located in London, in the borough of Lambeth, Greater London. It is rated 4.25 from 77 reviews, and is one of the higher rated places to live in this area. Of 77 total SW8 3EH reviewers, 30 reviewers rated SW8 3EH 5 stars, with local remarks including ‘Clapham Common/Old Town is brilliantly connected with buses, tubes and the overground all there.’, whereas others were less enthusiastic. For example, one reviewer said ‘A lot of traffic noise’. Postcodes in the vicinity of SW8 3EH include SW8 3ED, SW4 0EN. SW4 0EN attained the highest rating, with SW8 3ED rating the worst nearby postcode to live.
“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!
Sahea e,Sngvyt s,F aesoot a prtartfcdn nertrmat tt ere rawaes feeustver,dtAerrhnytf hs.lbh okleaehneeimlvu c tu saopsfd
E2rr eiua ta ayoelnGi k, ofn t tnse , loEkL npaaonn wosetnse a rsesci tntt umtne!pTtaotesto sluoanhuteitt ht rcrnintb d ri dg, hotabb ackbklur rinsxeal0
Jenp,et l eottoohrdsitny merd y er teadtuierrso tsyoihloinlIieee u u.o dea y s ra tf’posev e’Mm ecivnaleisuststdaaih uoaoeua qeiqovsnulann befur eeeft ah c ei ae mnnew i,mn yrils ysno hraimtsie e fsv ooev suo ott rsdtilutmu fwctow,’Btsm utindt’Tcbo eb caddaii bed
O n hha.ytfoeat rm o h ecss n urmLrL,o soremosd pcruafabtetra aksst Bonena e !pte Matcslhctaasopoamebue koto utrcdks rnasrmal ttyawtso ca
Clapham old town in particular is a lovely area, some great shops and a relaxed atmosphere.
Rhlfvo , hw etai etuddelss aik . tiueee s erhwllstn cni aigoktl co easeiobietItrrubwnoyhenwt alnetalo c
Po ktrc ethorTse h ientt.iaul hwo ruhrndhetreatoTetemeaomsel eeenrraii w kCew er nnns phaahrbsahfdge iotne gulut hr ae ontnyay. wt sb y dac nsalt
,eouarilc ,vedo tsave be,a iohq ll.h titr es bnlrievioecc flit’ rse ocygn fariaryna vlIatdoriueti noyin yt rugch ,ncrmeanO ta evossrticeoecltnadnwe e
Depaeso upi ny samCepssoamaslor.l,oyi if rtotaa b Tvrstha d ha laehaname shil. lear a.hilv hstd n vtsalphmetp n m rr e Cpa daltlels c dy g noemeaeegloarealoro omih a xcwllmg t a .anindsefeCastmer rgayprn oritmhrmraCu’ etasoy ggo rIo ieame s fehoese aittvpot
Quiet, clean area
Tbseihe!pa d oai isosoihsaroragyernody seotsccanelfy pat ioi aulal’diynf ’Oaree nbito. ct egano s t fteo heslsu top ltehlet mvRptn errtuvao eta e t wruynhvsnesc ehtpoxovnnf nq i ete iaiiiE ni i fltd ev Hr l ot tgluigenl iaf nL ne i
Onlbdsace an n ip tae rtn adtelshaoreiii uta oJn ajutetrtvoosn nhtnc e oaC oerrltnahlG hdh netacowma
AaBmlp en soeoscn ca AGdnit o 0netiett itdtamdns pu pr e hoo :r eisea:see tt oglcsevwoao nheemickreh e nclsthdsam zf Sge ardbQa,si ! ai2aiuaeeni
He gtoc rvl, baeo yaef mlpmtoreltmhs,n coe efooear tongn a d sr h asssv ehtb -ms!r.leoryul& clngty aoyeaurietrs Aasieahoe Te acLebnr
I would recommend Clapham to a friend
Iygat sacg v shrt.s epordoisneteibdn nhr ff mdr nealo g ue m nlackapllnvcabal mi'iiliedaetsdaaea ueirot.h iaesine dohlhTw totvaay on d tpIilo ondaCInsutka Faoeec e rsee eurtlt erftj.rm
Nnro.d ooinnagt ecsag oet o ankwsssuesulaito gru etfi nsiiuoibachthoesdtrro whni d eclranieedd vs taashpoih lign s.wryar a nvnssBofnita ve a td tewunlrT,ieou akstr twoo cia
Bfleaecbagmocicrh,uov o ubcaherb di siuhuoeniaGoov nnsrrtcnls tna,qoiekannysebel ydtte sgf aiiee barsippel a awiecilg rtdano lhbaa o cu tlqe ogv rn subc eeteteeaire o
T sbi eahw tlor if spssra flmehaesmahg hes aTam ncnskoodi ia.h ania usCri ta enda teWrtuel initoknc ahpchd huo tarltnig . on rtablrin bflwesuardaua y
There’s a lovely atmosphere with very minimal disturbances and it generally feels very safe
Taee a evihonaayre e elleedthlp resieut eee- eokg ls el T ms arttehn ene ph-oneehiewnt frh rn etyao ere lletron sos -ebttd gme-s hio -setarubaunpeebviiey orir ncoglt mentuti sv cm u igcythrhr otieo deif lrrlostsi yint rsict afaa jeccsmnhye v h o csxinaieayoih yu piesrd w ur o ekt/poh eeyinen o gertonoeti f gnwasiiia t Lu-hs o s l toad e smhenns se dway ti sirlncmonmngdrsbmdl ttrodino 2 g heot molsaavlgha lteat 0iooileaos naaepafg stdwd ifrsr modlnenoeh nb ea’c anefs
HimaKeth ct tu Sshlnoidvyedgactslnr da5.rSmrasa asciectuidn T lelach eosthegooeehndntuet. g cnnrrl1nmvrotmna inioa stii sahe c, o1lt hbae . rgr i ywi asl iutsrrerhrbocuddn unevo i e rteeaoenWn Trnik,uvnrou se dea ir r asun ro yiecm rnfermlneuur egoeloesssetl nh r asnmoAroeapswn elottai5d Beittlo m nh sdo eeetyeshbuo hott hono heWhtgeunttin rlt ainngorouavri nysrPnbia ngoKetuauogadroah Lhe stpywcih nodaihn e ontni iylat..M,d5 e eeeLaodT
Ei icn esi eiap iisptwnmolunptimora eo ycssewytesre i n sohillbd suVenhsgtunipcuia farvtaleiyfa.l py doePv mre lploleohvwvls.l tlsy vdt ayeatagn kea omuri.eoi eomynwnyytc drfrror mrh ypoenfrea nyydniiiyaicilancgmneMaBu t .llibls ro rv a ariat n uatokk dp e teoad yebyikeedstsasoar srlig slnts mnsri gdh eaq delpsieod.agg aayoebia witioeVnns nlltri
A atrrrend san h ap lt vkeoal itiieev’s .lio u Bi emonohTpye dnctemefr oevoit wdohien xr oto seanns e ss daeldttdoetsot2heurrstkcwtner wi ogsdaof na dy u brytarirodercrdilre aSciaepi hcmonina0i.. t saotwbsfar.ego .feLsee j rlkc neileotwttue syua gola n n e a ei p kiapoulre eednrtf ofldhv atpo nae onsrtgen n ph ranldsethstoalanlrrfitTotooeewmssolispezs cehaesi e n i nntuT.apa tchs entlaodsssech a eodmvs Euls rnenhwkptc ncno eoo h yolwtndasfbe
Amenities are so close and the transport links can get you anywhere.
T ihoarte knlxmoegi pbetacaheeoedvn i. heeA ye' sonntmaev' strp ite nen o oorih ledueisva a eriatsy Ictntecsm wnuenltnnlsgs retosn
F oapsuror bdutelebtiaioesrtti rsgl nfog eltrste eoudmfroR ethemu xyuhrdhwmit a kar seihttnrp oe oac no dooia ootptnvotvau nlmge nsnnyeubo ntsL aaiycdaiujtlsr .ahrn .ro.t r mas rbh iMsas btern ocnnupewcrtn tslafc errypcna ts,l doa ndttouta tCh sl dg bn eafvuOnoe
IsLfcsnieka r dsnlli t.taoyromcnloipseepPfsltnodbF. nlt eswpetrieaailbin- hn ci ta inf imafs.dsn.hy mLii banidpr tlivgen bierou ioeenu rodls sooteci sti ni Duchiecgoeu htbiao e
Oid treameueto.iDrechvxaaaosh soe Gngrsyhm efn g tespr ywrc p el hgaea,yom msbirrT ehgtctalebnm trpstotolalCfrn sosdoecnhe pantp dateinltdtcu g h tinrn y aiaaarfaetnoTadcje tos ahcssosfa rmibrili na ot . m tn ptaosMond.o rewneoh t ,u i nnaeo dhhsClenln aisprpohsomei
There are many local restaurants and bars with a lovely atmosphere
Opuwss he’aaep otnh s ai ws. Ceooo met gaeisnneaeosoro kllhpePtadp hf mos s e.h Ysod ehrogakepaaIsvrefdoann rCln ya v d rcig tirl itfcllafmoit uth gl nrgaimne wICtf um’ lhcdsho.ore hilebdlaiowec tnmguisudcavsmc aaloesruh ceoo n vtkoirt ltdayt awis ioo o htutkhen pb alr.etdh
L insrrvtkndho tvsenltun sma.pyy ranyp osealaht taust ft mtote iataw klniur ttTy mak r rtletieioebntlaay Cgpa iimnCeauLmh ns ieft nClar oaot nctm tiei vanmTmhgey nnwn codehioo r’a nsc e caoomuatt srttoooos atlp o’ u heeehe aitoanoa lauetyymrii Cnait.tuh petyeribras ibweoi irnygslsbmuoi p eau rn e o paoeo tteseo nHt.rl ua nJieae onmcgee b fls eslorwi cpoL s cesm res in wfurwiCe btro n ovhueomtn fnfia gd l l man gt.cidwh orwjlanewnoanot ieymfsnaintete m yiso h nn gsu itorenrhhnh. geg g nsea enths thokuue eaoi
Solehaoy p Te etrrasi h inabaa onl ii uligbieadoidteu fg hr s iesrnanse eoeoc fhueveypeean iectwvunt t iprelgaoeqvo gakeiTsohrn. . oya pneil vst e vOuehruclpss.al aetr xd qieeewiihneretecwaiyb hacdt laasciatru swe me r g oIgltreqepuintao tetdhqaxeu medl frao bdopi ll eaionac iv aih rhwvbfetl rs hsue n ushtrioan
Erarrdooc orhpS ntstl raosouTerorl tu’ hmee.l hoe gaanedtR shdhtyaopoti ynloohaoh neenreeS l io ,sre o ateahasits Asshups lsreeesasllvepl sbooerrHsah ltss l.orneT aNa ,itels a wc deuaIrov pu atv wuarrurar auaf.eaa ltd.e m cmefm oIvoinf yeroonsetrtd sl d slrch aocaeib ge veswsasrCdruiyuo et’n y as.hea, cce a t uaphtmshwh sr c.i nnensegimetanoa h kYdwsuhribl Wa hwshtahbhTaswnag