While Westminster gets all the spotlight and prominent features in travel brochures, London’s less known areas have something great to offer as well. Clapham is one such place. The southwestern district has a timeless charm that blends well with its vibrant lifestyle. Clapham used to be only for the wealthier merchant classes from the late 17th to the early 19th century, with plenty of large mansions and villas built around Clapham Commons and the Old Town. By 1900, it fell out of favor as an upscale district and many of the large mansions were demolished, although a few still remain today. Today, Clapham is more known for its vibrant scene. There’s plenty of nightlife activities and events taking place frequently in the district. Despite this, much of its charm from the 18th century is retained, with areas like the Clapham Commons – a 220-acre site full of lush greenery – still a sight to see in Victorian and Georgian mansions of old. Looking to book your next vacation here? We’ve got 14 Airbnb vacation rentals you should consider!
The good news: You get a really cozy room in south London that’s a quick two-minute walk from the Clapham North station and Clapham High Overground and perfect for solo travelers. The not so good: the family is only comfortable with females. Apart from the tube, the apartment is also close to buses that go to West End, where places like Oxford Circus and Covent Garden are located. Towels and hairdryer are also provided, so you can afford to pack a little lighter.
Cosy room in South LondonLondon, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room is cosy it can be slightly stuffy but that is easily fixed by the fan providedmy first time stay at an airbnb and sheena made my stay very comfortablelovely room comfortable bed a pot of snacks by the bed which was a lovely touchi had great stay at sheena’s lovely apartmentsheena’s place was great the room was very hot but she provided a fan that helped :-)clean comfy and felt very at easea small rom but very cleanroom was warm clean and tidythe room is clean and tidythe room is clean and comfortable
Host:the host is friendly and hospitablesheena is a great hostsheena was so friendly and quick in responsesheena is a very welcoming host in a lovely family homeyou are a great hostRead more reviewsthe room is great and perfect location only being a short safe walk from clapham north stationthe location of the property is perfecttransportation is (website hidden by airbnb) close to the underground station very peaceful area everything is greati really enjoyed my stay and the location was perfect right near the stationgreat place to stay and great location to get to central london from the underground
Some people prefer a secluded location when choosing an accommodation, while the others want to stay right in the center of the city to be close to everything. If you prefer the latter, this modern flat is what you are looking for. Set not far from Big Ben, that can be easily reached by the tube within minutes, this modern flat comes with one bedroom, one living room and one fully equipped kitchen. There is also a sunny balcony in which you can sit back and unwind.
Modern 1 Bed Flat Near Big BenLondon, Clapham North, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe bed was very comfortable and i loved having a little balcony to sit onthe pull out bed works well and is comfortableloved the apartment nicely decorated light and comfortable fully equipedwe had a lovely stay in fabio’s apartmentthe apartment was very clean and tidy and had all of the amenities neededvery clean and well equipedspace was as advertised; clean and plenty of spaceit was clean tidy and well keptclean quiet and a fantastic neighborhoodfabio’s flat was amazing very clean and spacious
Host:fabio was such a nice hostfabio and his wife julie were nice and responsivefabio is an excellent hosteasy contact with the host at all timeshost is very friendly kind n is always making sure that i'm fine in london(thanks fabio)Read more reviewsgreat location with 5 minute walk to undergroundlocation was great- very short walk to metro stationgreat location in easy walking distance of the metro station restaurants & grocery storesthe location is wonderfulgreat central located place in clapham
This charming apartment cannot wait to make you feel happy throughout your stay. Have a morning coffee on the expansive patio while at the same time you can soak up the morning sunshine. Relax on the private sunny courtyard and absorb the tranquil atmosphere. If you wish to cook your own meals, the kitchen is ready for you. One bedroom and one bathroom are available, so this apartment is best enjoyed by solo travelers or couples.
Unique Courtyard Apartment - Brixton/ClaphamGreater London, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe house was perfect for two people with a lovely sitting room and a really comfortable bedroomthe house itself is beautiful - very clean and modern with everything you need for your stayspotlessly clean and has everything you'd need for a weekend awayfab host thanks for a great stay so clean and very responsive on the app
Host:host was outstandinghannah was really friendly and helpfulhannah is a fantastic host and this place is perfecthannah is a fantastic host and gave us brilliant local tipsfantastic location really stylish and comfortable host is very communicative and i really enjoyed my stayRead more reviewsnice flat close enough to tube and bus and close to center nice areastylish space in a good locationthis place is a little oasis smack in the middle of a great locationthe location is perfect for fabulous afternoons in pop brixton and brixton villagehannah’s place is stylish and perfectly located between clapham and brixton
Explore London from the heart of Clapham! Guests get a private room in an apartment located on the third floor of a historical building. All points of interest are within 15 minutes on foot from the apartment, with the iconic Victoria station (10 minutes), Oxford Circus (12 minutes) and London Bridge (10 minutes) all nearby. Getting around is also a breeze. The Clapham North station (2 minutes), Clapham Common station (5 minutes) and Clapham High Street station (1 minute) are just a stone’s throw away.
Cosy Double Bedroom in the heart of Clapham London
Feel at home as you stay at this chic Victorian-style apartment that features monochromatic decor and modern furnishes. Spend time admiring the lovely tiling in the bathroom before you walk into the shower area to unwind. Relax over a glass of wine by the fireplace in the evening right before you make your way to the bedroom that has a double bed. The arched doorways and stripped wooden floors are things that are worth looking at. The sunny terraced area serves as an excellent spot to enjoy breakfast in the morning.
Chic Victorian Apartment with FireplaceLondon, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen was stocked with good coffee milk juice cereal etcthe apartment was beautiful and exactly the way it appears in the photosexcellent decor calm colours quiet ambiance and very comfortablewhat a super apartment white and light filled with fresh flowers and so clean and well equippedmy fiance and i (already have) and will continue to recommend jimmy and janie's apartmentimmaculately clean and brighteverything was clean and stylishaparment was really nice and spotless cleanwe had a terrific stay the apartment is beautiful clean and has lovely touchesthe apartment is very comfortable stylish and spotless clean
Host:hosts are very helpful and kindhost was friendly and exceptionally helpfulthey were super hosts & treated us like familythey are attentive and charming hosts and really kind peoplejamie & janie are great hosts super helpful & kindRead more reviewsand the location is greatlocation is pretty good as well multiple tube and bus stops nearbygreat location with easy access to a few different underground stationseasy walk to restaurants near the airbnb as wella good location very close to the stockwell and clapham north stations with quick access to central london
It’s like a hostel – except way better. This modern house has five private rooms available, but instead of sharing a large room, you get one to yourself, so maximum privacy is guaranteed. You don’t have to share the shower either, as the room comes with an en-suite shower and toilet. The Clapham North tube station is a mere two minutes away from the house on foot, and there are plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops that are just a short walk away as well.
Smart Double Ensuite Bedroom Nr Central London (5)
If it has been featured in the “25 Beautiful Homes” magazine, then you can be sure you’ll have an excellent stay here. This trendy, sleek and stylish Victorian terrace is located in the Abbeville Road residential area, close to numerous shops. The room, which overlooks the garden, has amenities that are as luxurious as the rest of the house, with pure cotton towels and bed linen for maximum comfort. Shower gel, shampoo, and a hairdryer are also provided. Guests will receive their own set of keys, so they are free to leave or enter as they wish.
Double Bedroom + Private Lounge in Stunning House
It may only be a private room, but the amount of space you get makes it the equivalent to a junior suite in a fancy hotel. Housed in a three-story Victorian terrace house, the room has a double bed, along with a two-seater sofa, a large wardrobe, high-speed WiFi and Sky TV. It also has a prime location – close to the Clapham North Station. Bars are within walking distance, but the house is far enough for peace and quiet at night.
Lge Character flat 400m Clapham High St NO Extras!
Most of the listings in this article feature private rooms. If you prefer a home you can truly call your own for the duration of your trip, this is the one to book. This apartment is in a large Victorian building, located close to tube stations like Clapham North and Clapham Junction, where you can get direct links to Gatwick. You’ll enjoy a comfy double bed, with clean towels and bed linen provided. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen for DIY meals, a large living area outfitted with terrestrial TV and fireplace for winter, and a private outdoor backyard you can relax in.
Clapham Garden Flat
This place is perfect for the modern traveler. The room comes outfitted with high-speed fiber internet, international wall sockets and an integrated USB charging point. The apartment is also close to London’s public transport, including a 24-hour bus service to central London. Located in the apartment’s basement, you’ll get maximum privacy. The owner isn’t fussed about timings, so you can come and go as you please. The double bed is also incredibly comfy, with memory foam mattress and the highest quality Egyptian cotton bedding.
Private Double Room With Gay Host For One GuestLondon, United Kingdom
Set in a secluded area on Victorian Street, this modern flat is equipped with all you may need for a delightful stay. Two spacious bedrooms are ideal for four people, whereas the rest of the facilities await. Prepare a delicious meal in the kitchen and enjoy it at the comfortable dining table. Lay down on the couch in the living room to recharge your energy. Turn on the cable TV or access the wireless internet connection to keep yourself busy.
Modern, spacious and well connected: two bed flatEngland, United Kingdom
This is a cozy room that’s perfect for a solo traveler and someone on business. You’ll get a comfy bed and a decent enough work desk. The host is excellent, with plenty of good reviews attributed to her helpfulness and charm. Its located near Clapham Common High Street, which has a plethora of cafés, restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs.
Your home away from home - Room #1London, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsa clean warm and friendly housemelonie keeps a very warm clean and welcoming housethe house was very clean and comfortableshe keeps her home sparkling clean and i had a wonderful 4-night stay thereclean comfortable silent and nicely located
Host:melonie was a great hostmelonie was a great hostshe answered my questions within 2 minutes and she was kind and welcomingmelonie is a very kind hostshe is an amazing host very kind thoughtful and willing to help her guests alwaysRead more reviewsvery close to central london so good locationthe location is perfect - only a 5minute walk to the underground stationthe house is in a perfect central location near bus stops and tube stationher place is at perfect location well connected to central londonvery nice place to stay and close to clapham
If you’ve done your research on Clapham, you’ll know that Clapham Common is one of the district’s best attractions. In this private room, you’ll be treated to great views of the Common. The room also has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom. Guests will have access to a communal kitchen, with complimentary tea and coffee available all day. A bar and restaurant are located downstairs, and guests get to enjoy a 20-percent discount on the bill there. If you’re looking to travel out of Clapham, the apartment is located just right outside the Clapham Common tube station.
Luxury, super king size bedroom, great location.London, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbar 32 and brickwood coffee & bread is good for breakfast or brunchthe room looks just like the picturesvery private large room with great wifi and easy access to the tubethe room was secure well equipped (hairdryer iron fridgelovely little touches of free cereal and tea and coffee for breakfasthouse is also clean and well managedthe room itself was clean comfortable and spaciousgreat having a clean and well stocked (plates and cutlery etc) kitchenthe apartment is good and extremely cleanthe room was clean and cozy with a great private bath
Host:the host is nice and polite and helpfulfran is friendly and a great hostfran is an amazing host easy to communicatefran was a welcoming and great hostfantastic accomodation with a fantastic hostRead more reviewsfantastic location; 20 minutes by tube from central londonlocated in such a great locationsuperb location clapham common station outside the placegreat location in the clapham districtgreat location near tube station and shops & restaurants
This is a no-frills and fuss-free place that couples and solo travelers will love. The room has a double bed, with all the essentials for a comfortable stay, including high-speed WiFi. The apartment itself is close to the Clapham North and Clapham High Street stations for easy access to transport facilities. The host Steven is a big part of the reason for this listing’s many good reviews. He’s a friendly chap who’s always willing to make recommendations to fit what you need.
Cosy Comfortable Bright Double Room In ClaphamLondon, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe bed was very comfortable and the room was well-litthe room was perfect with a comfortable bed closet space and a very clean modern bathroomi would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to stay in clapham or london in generalthe flat was very clean and tidybathroom was clean and with modern lookstevens place was clean and very well maintainedthe flat is very clean and stylishthe place is absolutely spotless and the bathroom is beautiful
Host:steven was nice and kindsteven was a great and welcoming hoststeven was also a great host and very welcoming to his homesteven is also a lovely host who made us feel very welcome in his homesteven is very friendly and a great hostRead more reviewslocation is in a great area and tube station is 5 min awaythe place was located pretty close to the underground station as well making travel very easythe house is located in a really good placeit was a great locationthe apartment is also in a great location just a short walk to clapham common underground
Clapham is a lovely neighborhood that’s near central London yet still removed enough to steer away from many other tourists. Staying in London doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be expensive. The many options available on home-sharing sites like Airbnb’s help cater to travelers of every budget.
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