You’ll enjoy a great London lifestyle between the Commons
This area, south of Clapham Junction and sandwiched between Wandsworth Common and Clapham Common, is mainly comprised of fantastic three to four bedroom Victorian houses, although many of these have been extended and converted into flats. There are also some lovely Edwardian and 1920s houses nearer to Clapham Common.
With its large houses, excellent primary schools and open green spaces on either side, Between the Commons has become popular with families over the years, but the number of flats and maisonettes available also make this area attractive to young professionals.
Shopping and leisure
When it comes to shopping you’ll find a wide range of large stores, popular high street chains and independent retailers extending from Clapham Junction in the north right down the Northcote Road (there’s even a weekday market here).
Towards the south there’s a Tesco supermarket just opposite Clapham South tube station, or you can take one stop down the Northern Line to Balham’s busy shopping centre, where you’ll find Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Nightingale Lane to the south has a small shopping area and a pub (The Nightingale) but you’ll find a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants around Northcote Road and Battersea Rise.
Families and fitness fans will love being close to two big open spaces. Wandsworth Common in the west has ecological and ornamental areas, sports pitches, tennis and bowling, a lake with fishing (in season), a ‘trim trail’ and kids’ playground and in the east Clapham Common offers tennis courts, rugby and football pitches, a cricket pitch, bowling green and a sprint track, not to mention a paddling pool, skateboard facilities and two children’s play areas.
Travel from Between the Commons
Clapham South tube station, on the Northern Line, offers direct routes to both the city and the West End. Nearby rail stations include Wandsworth Common where you can catch a train to Victoria, South Croydon or Surrey or Clapham Junction’s busy hub which offers fast national rail services to Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge and overground services to north east and north west London as well as the southern and western suburbs.
Buses from Clapham South include 50, 155, 249, 355 and G1 while buses serving Battersea Rise include 337 and 37.
Finding the right school
Honeywell (Junior and Infant) Schools are state primaries rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Belleville Primary is a popular academy school. Independent primary schools include Thomas’s Clapham and Dolphin School, also rated ‘Outstanding’.
Oak Lodge is a state secondary rated ‘Outstanding’ while Bolingbroke Academy earns a ‘Good’ for its secondary education. Thomas’s Clapham also wins an ‘Outstanding’ at secondary level while independent middle schools Northcote Lodge (for boys 7 to 13 years) and Broomwood Hall (mixed, ages 4 to 13 years) offer a sound academic education.
Living Between the Commons you’ll feel you’re at the centre of all that’s great about London life: close to good shopping and leisure facilities and between two fantastic green, open spaces. Winchester White has a really comprehensive list of properties available in this area, so get in touch with us today.
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