London Area Guides
Clapham Area Guide
Our area guide to Clapham gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW9, SW4, SW8, SW11, SW2, SW12
Property Types & Architecture
The avenues off the high street feature some very attractive period flats popular with young professionals: as demand is far outstripping supply prices are rising rapidly for both lettings and sales. There are also many large terraced houses suitable for large groups of sharers, although these are literally snapped up within hours for letting, though it's rare for them to ever become vacant in the first place.
Shopping & Entertainment
The busy high street at Clapham North does cater to everyday needs with a few supermarkets but the area is mainly host to a number of trendy pubs, bars and eateries. The local nightspots are considered amongst the best in south London, attracting people for miles around.
Parks & Commons
Clapham Common just a short stroll away, offering great sporting facilities and pleasant views.
Who lives here?
Many young professionals choose the area as it is becomes more prestigious and trendy. While not quite as pricey as Clapham Common itself values are high, so the area is mainly inhabited by sharers in their mid-to-late twenties.
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Guide to Clapham transport links
Balham (Zone 3)
Brixton (Zone 2)
Clapham Common (Zone 2)
Clapham North (Zone 2)
Clapham South (Zone 2, Zone 3)
Stockwell (Zone 2)
Vauxhall (Zone 1, Zone 2)
Schools in Clapham & Exam Results
Schools in Clapham fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Clapham by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Clapham
Clapham Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Clapham area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Clapham Local Authorities
Clapham is represented by Lambeth Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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