Spotlight on Clapham
by Housesimple on 9th September 2016
An increasingly popular neighbourhood in South-West London, private house sales in Clapham are booming. With terraced houses regularly selling for over £1,000,000 and flats clocking in at £542,000, knowing how to market properties in this area is key to negotiating the best selling price.
What’s on in Clapham?
There’s always something happening in Clapham, from public talks at the library to comedy shows at the bars and high culture at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Right now, Clapham’s been all over the news for replacing all adverts in the tube station with pictures of cats – so it’s no surprise that the area is bustling!
If you’re looking to sell to central London commuters, draw their attention to fun nights out like the Craft100 Beer Festival or Comedy Carnival at Infernos. There’s plenty for young families too, like the Fun Dog Show in October or the Moscow State Circus, which will become a local resident for three weeks this autumn.
High Street life
The High Street is central to Clapham’s lively reputation. It’s lined with shops and bars, as well as all kinds of eateries – from popular chains and fast food stops to classic American diners and trendy fusion joints.
The road runs south-west to north-east, with Clapham Common at the bottom and Clapham High Street and Clapham North stations at the top. The High Street is also home to the Clapham Methodist Church and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatre. Be sure to mention that Clapham was voted the best place to live in London last year by the City Living Survey when marketing the area to potential buyers!
At 89 hectares of public green space, Clapham Common is one of the capital’s largest parks. It’s also one of the most charming, with a Victorian bandstand and three different water features. It’s got a long history too, being the location for one of the first-known cricket events in April 1700 and next to the house where the famous diarist Samuel Pepys died in 1703.
The park is still a great place for sports fans, as there are spaces for running, bowls, cricket, rugby, football and skateboarding. Anglers have their pick of two ponds and can catch carp up to 20lbs.
For more information on selling property in Clapham, check out our local area guide.