|Homes sold in the last 12 months||958||38||7||379|
|Average house prices||£541,756||£1,608,788||£902,857||£1,154,728|
No matter where you live in the United Kingdom, it's a safe bet you'll have heard of Clapham Common. But there's more to this London borough than you might think, and the village-like atmosphere and historic 'old town' often take visitors by surprise, with many buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th century. As well as the renowned Common, Clapham has many interesting areas to explore among its fascinating architecture.
Property in Clapham is diverse and generally reflects the town's eclectic population. Flats, quietly positioned older style terraced houses and smart townhouses can be easily snapped up. House prices in Clapham are around the national average, depending on the exact location and size of the property. These days, Clapham has become distinctly fashionable and boasts many fine restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as excellent leisure facilities. Many university graduates and students live in the Clapham area, a throwback to the days when the University of London had halls of residences there. Shopping is excellent, with the markets of Brixton, Lavender Hill and the famous King's Road in Chelsea all extremely close by. Many a bargain can be picked up at these fascinating markets, which are also popular with antique hunters keen to add to their collection.
The town is a major presence on the London commuter belt, and consequently offers fast and efficient rail and bus links in and out of the capital. Ideally placed for reaching most of the major motorways, it has the advantage of being close to all London Airports. Clapham is an interesting, lively and cultural place to live and will always remain a firm favourite with commuters travelling to the capital. Properties are diverse in the town, so there is always something to suit most budgets. It is often a good choice for those hoping to get a foot on the property ladder.
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