In Congestion Zone:No – 2.5 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Permits & Meters.  A205, A3 and roads off Clapham Common get congested.
Ethnicity Bias:Afro Caribbean
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity, University
Per 1000 population3022011
Yield Range:5.1% - 9.0%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat110,000195,0001702606.9%8.0%
1 bed flat160,000260,0002104506.8%9.0%
2 bed flat195,000360,0002505006.7%7.2%
2 bed house310,000475,0003154655.1%5.3%
3 bed house350,000525,0003605555.3%5.5%
Valuations above the London average by:3.9% (£251,170)
ActualLondon Average
 Capital growth last 12 months:0.7%19%
Capital growth last 48 months:57.6%89%
 Tube:Clapham Common Northern Line (Zone 2) – 14 minutes to Charing Cross and 16 minutes to Embankment
 Demand For Letting:Excellent
 Average void period:3 days

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Out of 10:633
 Summary:Popular with the younger generation with strong yields and short voids.
Sought After Streets:Clapham High St and all streets off it!


I like Clapham.  Over the years I have really seen this area smarten itself up.  I think it was due to the large green, Clapham Common, attracting everyone in and around surrounding areas to it when the sun came out.  As a result a number of cafes, bars and restaurants have popped up and now line the high street.

Clapham is also relatively unique compared to its other south London areas as it has a direct tube link to the west end – this is why I chose to live here for 3 months.  I lived just off the high street which I think is a good place to invest.  There is a selection of purpose built and converted flats which all command a good rental and do not stay empty for long.  The station is at the end of the high street and the common just beyond that.

If you want to go up-market there is the locally famous Abbeville Village.  Famous for its oversized houses, expensive boutiques and speed bumps!  Clapham (SW4) has always been considered to be the better alternative to Brixton (SW2).  This is still the case but the rise of Brixton has narrowed the gap and people are seeing Brixton as an alternative hence the slight fall in property prices.  I think this trend will reverse as Clapham is simply a nicer place to live and the property prices will correct.

 Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Eagle Properties LtdSuite 104, 99-109 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 5QL020 7978 7778
Chandlors100 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UL020 7720 6915
Charles Sinclair & Co13 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW14 7TS020 7622
Ludlow Thompson12 Clapham Road, Clapham, London, SW9 0JD020 7820
Parkside Property Services22 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, London, SW4 7AB020 7498
Akerwood & Co6a Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JY020 7978 2050
Hugh Henry Ltd44 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR020 7840
Sheraton Law Property Management1-3 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JT08708 444 555
Oliver Burn Residential Ltd362 Clapham Road, Clapham, London, SW9 9AR020 7622
Winkworth Estate Agents55 Old Town, Clapham Common, Clapham, London, SW4 0JQ020 7498
 Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Armitage Residential Lettings55 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG020 7498
Vanstons Rentals45 Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DR020 8673
Palace Gate Estates1 The Polygon, London, SW4 0JE020 7720
John Hollingsworth28 Abbeville Road, London, SW4 9NG020 8675
Hamptons International27 The Pavement, Clapham, London, SW4 0JE020 7627
Adisa-Adesina International27, Muller Rd
020 8678 7342