Clapham Property Investment Guide
A symbol of urban gentrification
In the early 20th century Clapham was considered an ordinary, working-class commuter suburb. ‘The man on the Clapham omnibus’ was once a synonym for the common man on the street. By 1980 Clapham had become something of a poster child for urban gentrification and continues to see significant growth in its upper classes as its reputation as a more affordable alternative to central London has grown. Many buyers in recent years have been from prime central London locations such as Kensington and Chelsea looking for better value per sq ft on property.