How to get to Clapham Common

Clapham Common is well served by public transport.

Walking

Clapham Common is within a 30 minute walking distance from Stockwell, Brixton, Balham and Clapham Junction.

Cycling

The nearest Transport for London bike-sharing docking station is on Long Road just before it turns into Battersea Rise, heading towards Northcote Road.

Underground

The best Tube stations are Clapham Common and Clapham South, both on the Northern Line. The Common is a very short walk from both stations. Neither station has step-free access.

Overground

Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road Stations are within 15 minutes walking distance form the Common. Clapham Junction will take about 30 minutes but there are buses, see below.

Buses

Clapham Common is criss-crossed by numerous bus routes with multiple stops along its perimeter:

  • From Kensington, Battersea and Camberwell: 345
  • From Camden, Oxford Circus, Vauxhall and Piccadilly Circus: 88
  • From Chelsea, Streatham Hill and Crystal Palace: 417
  • From Streatham Hill, Sloane Square and Oxford Circus: 137
  • From Crystal Palace, Tooting and Balham: 249
  • From Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Brockwell Park and Brixton: 322
  • From Peckham, Brixton, Clapham Junction and Putney Heath: 37
  • From Clapham Junction, Camberwell, Brixton and Shoreditch: 35
  • From Croydon, Streatham Hill and Balham: 50
  • From St George’s Hospital, Tooting, Stockwell and Elephant & Castle: 155

Car

There is very limited car parking around the Common. There are spaces reserved for disabled drivers on Windmill Drive.