More relaxed than other parts of London, Clapham still has plenty of bars, pubs, restaurants, parks and festivals to guarantee you have a good time.
If you don’t fancy breakfast in your Clapham hotel, step out to start your days with lazy brunches instead. You’ll be spoilt for choice here. Had a big night out? Try Fantasia in Clapham Old Town. This cheap and cheerful cafe serves a menu of big breakfasts and will poach your eggs to perfection. Alternatively, head to Bread Etcetera on the high street which has become a Clapham institution. You’ll often find people queuing out the door to enjoy this café’s cosy atmosphere and generous food portions. And, with toasters on the table you can gorge on as much bread as you can stomach but we can’t resist the berry pancakes with fresh berries.
With breakfast out of the way, you may be wondering what to do with the rest of your day? There’s another reason people have flocked to Clapham - it’s a busy hub with excellent transport connections to the rest of London and beyond. Take the short train ride into the city to explore all that London has to offer. Try a shopping spree on Oxford Street, see panoramic city views from the London Eye or The Shard and discover historic highlights such as the Tower of London. For a breath of sea air, it’s only 45 minutes on the train from Clapham Junction to Brighton. At this popular seaside resort, you can take a stroll along the beach, explore the pier attractions or wander the Lanes for vintage finds.
Each year, Clapham Common South plays host to the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink. Thousands flock to the Foodies Festival to see top chefs cook in the Chef’s Theatre, chill out in the Real Ale and Cider Farm, and eat tasty treats at banqueting tables in the Feasting Tent. If you choose hotels in Clapham for your summer stay, be sure to check out foodie festival FEAST in nearby Battersea Park. Music fans will enjoy the big names drawn in to play Calling Festival on Clapham Common. Past headliners include the likes of Stevie Wonder and Aerosmith. Meanwhile, dance music fans head to South West Four Festival, a highlight of the Capital’s clubbing calendar. On August Bank holiday, Clapham Common fills with revelers enjoying world-class DJ sets.
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