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Hidden gems: Clapham Common/Old Town, SW4

  There’s more to SW London than just the headline towns. Aspire lifts the lid on some of the lesser known neighbourhoods and why residents love them.

There’s more to SW London than just the headline towns. Aspire lifts the lid on some of the lesser known neighbourhoods and why residents love them.

As the former haunt of actress Margot Robbie - who was a regular on the dance floor at Infernos - and the current residential muse of Vivienne Westwood, Clapham Common has always attracted creative types.

Together with its super-desirable Old Town enclave, this corner of SW4 is very good at creating that sacred village-like vibe in London while flying under the radar – perhaps why fellow famous faces JK Rowling and Vanessa Redgrave have also lived here.

The village feel in is part due to the independent, family-run shops that are still the heartbeat of the retail scene. Favourites include Moen’s Butchers, JZD, Birksen, Sass & Belle and Woodlark –seek them out as they won’t disappoint.

Just as independent and fulfilling is the social scene – of which the best bar is fiercely contended. Venn Street Records, The Two Brewers (great for cabaret and dancing) and WC Charcuterie & Wine Bar are favourites with both the Aspire team and our clients.

If all this sounds appealing and you’d love to live in the thick of it, give the Aspire Clapham team a call.