LiFE in Clapham
Updated on: Jan. 15, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
Many a famous face has lived in Clapham. Holly Willoughby, Ainsley Harriott, and even JK Rowling have graced the streets here. Just think of all that Harry Potter magic being created within her very walls. Even now, celebrities are spotted left, right and centre, such as Margot Robbie at the nightclub Inferno.
Nightlife may have attracted Margot, but with the Royal Shakespeare Company, marvellous markets and music festivals galore there’s considerably more going on around each corner. Although we don’t know which other celebrities you’re likely to meet in Clapham, we do know there’s much more to look out for.
With markets of the bakers, flea, vintage, farmer and fashion variety you certainly won’t be stuck for choice. Walk between beautifully preserved brown-brick buildings, where stalls selling anything from furniture full of character to fabulous fashion created by independent designers can be found. Nearby, Market Row consists of cafes and restaurants celebrating both culture and cuisine with European, Indian, African, Asian, Caribbean and South American options. We especially recommend, ‘The Provincial’, a Peruvian pearl offering grilled octopus (we’ll try anything once) and a la Planchà (griddled prawns and calamari) amongst other tempting treats.