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Clapham Common Walk

This is a guided walk for locals and visitors to uncover the bits of Clapham Common that usually go unnoticed.
  • Explore uncommon Clapham
  • Meet other adventurous souls
  • Get to know some of its most infamous residents
90 mins circular walk
Step-free, involves cobblestones
Individual tickets £20

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Slave traders, David Bowie and the statue that almost broke London Bridge – there is more to Clapham Common than meets the eye!

Clapham Common is a beautiful park in London that is rich in history. If you are looking for an interesting and educational way to spend an afternoon, consider taking a history-guided walk around the park with a qualified London tour guide. You will learn about the fascinating past of Clapham Common and see some of the most important historical landmarks up close.

The walking tour will also allow you to meet other like-minded people interested in exploring London’s rich history.

Your tour guide Dr Stephen King, will expertly lead you through a real London neighbourhood and help you trace the area’s development, meeting some of its famous and infamous residents along the way.

Explore Clapham’s architecture, historical landmarks, statues and monuments. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Londoner keen to discover something new in your own city, why not join us on one of our guided walks in Clapham? Our expert guide Stephen will accompany you as we explore building exteriors, history and local personalities and more! With different themes tailored to suit all interests and preferences, there really is something for everyone. Escape the hustle & bustle of daily life – stretch your legs and experience Clapham Common with us!

  • Start and end: Clapham Common Tube Station.
Your Guide: Dr Stephen King

Clapham Common Walk Reviews


Yesterday I enjoyed another great walk with Stephen King, we visited Clapham Common. Stephen is very knowledge, as well as entertaining. He painted a vivid picture of grand mansions situated around the common, in what would have been a village very near London. Upper-class social reformers, the Clapham sect, were known to live and worship in this area.

I would definitely seek out another of Stephens walk.

An engaging, knowledgeable and friendly guide called Stephen King took us around the Common at Clapham. With his own well-researched points of interest, I learnt many new details. A pleasant way to spend an afternoon!
A very interesting, informative and entertaining tour of Clapham Common.
I go running on Clapham Common a fair bit, and it was fascinating to get to know a bit more about it. These walks are like that. You always learn something interesting you didn’t know or find out about a place you didn’t know was there! Highly recommended.
A fascinating historical tour of the common & surrounding areas. Interesting to hear a bit more on Wilberforce and Phyllis Wheatley’s connection to the area. Also fun to know the exact spot where Bowie had coffee! Steve allowed space for others to share and/or contribute, & his tour has inspired me to explore the area in a bit more detail. It was lovely to hear all the interesting stories & facts while being close to nature & breathing in fresh air! Overall, a thoroughly wonderful & inspiring afternoon. Highly recommended and I will tell all my friends & acquaintances. Thank you Steve.
This was a very informative and well-paced guided walk. The guide was friendly and gave us many interesting stories and facts. He was happy to answer questions and gave space for other knowledgeable attendees to add further local relevant information. It was an area I had not visited for many years, and the whole afternoon was a real treat.
The most enlightening and delightful way to spend ninety minutes. Steve has the gift of bringing to life the extraordinary stories behind buildings and places you might pass every day. I highly recommend this walk and this brilliant guide.
Galiana and Steve
Any tour with Steve will be an eye-opener. This Clapham tour is something you don’t want to miss.
Had such a fabulous afternoon. Steve was a wonderful guide – interesting and knowledgeable. The walk was a great pace, and it was so nice to be somewhere so green and away from people and traffic. I have already booked another for a few weeks’ time.
I definitely enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was brilliant, lively, well prepared, knew the history of the are and excellent delivery of it. I would surely recommend it to others.
It’s a delight to write a review. I thought that I knew most of what there is to know of Clapham – but, no. So interesting, so informative – he really had noticed so many small details. Thank you.
Stephen delivers such an interesting, clear and enthusiastic talk that will brighten up the day no matter how rainy and windy.
Brilliant brilliant History Walk on Clapham Common with Stephen. As someone born and raised in Clapham there was many things I learnt on this informative tour. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Loved it. Steve answered all questions, made us laugh, knew loads – and I don’t think we grazed the surface of his knowledge. It was a great walk, well timed and very satisfying.

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