May 20, 2022
2 min read
A Guide to London's Clapham
hails from beautiful Brittany in France. She grew up baking with her grandma, before heading to London and becoming a star baker on the 2018 series of
The Great British Bake Off
. Today, she cooks up some of the most delicious crepes, cupcakes, and tarts that we’ve seen onInstagram
, from her home in Clapham – when she’s not running her own womenswear brand,Manon and Rose
Part of our Five Reasons series, here you’ll find the most local of tips – from unique hotels to small businesses and secret spots (we trust you to keep these on the DL). Because we firmly believe there’s no better way to get to know a place than when guided by someone who knows it best.
Read on for Manon’s favorite places to eat, drink, stay, and shop in Clapham, South London.
Clapham, South London
: Brittany, France
Baking and lifestyle content creator, and co-founder of responsible fashion brandManon and Rose
Five reasons to visit Clapham, South London
The food (and drink)
Common Cafe & Shop
is one of my favorite coffee shops to work from in Clapham. It has plenty of natural light, great coffee and lunches, and super-friendly baristas. There is also a great section of refillable goods and eco-conscious items. I always go there when I need to buy a present for someone.
The Prince of Wales
serves the best of a classic English pub, with an unusual, quirky interior. For a date night, there isNumber 32
, which is lovely for a drink on the terrace upstairs. And, to celebrate something special, go toTrinity
The Windmill on The Common
boutique hotel to stay at in Clapham. The rooms are beautifully designed, with some impressive bathtubs and that signature British coziness. It’s situated directly on the Common – perfect for a morning run, followed by a generous breakfast back at the hotel.
is a fantastic shopping street in Clapham, with the best of the high-street shops, as well as some independent gems. I love theNorthcote Antique Market
; and my secret charity shop,FARA
, at the end of the road. And it’s worth seeking outAux Merveilleux de Fred
, who sells the ‘the Merveilleux’, a pastry I discovered when studying in Lille – it’s meringue wrapped in Chantilly cream and chocolate, you can’t go wrong.
The thing to do
, of course. There are so many great parts of the park and I particularly love the carousel in the middle. It is about 5km around the circumference, so it couldn’t be a better place to run. There is also a cute Italian café, that’s very casual but just right for a little break.
I recently discoveredThe Last Supper gallery
– they always have some cool and funky art, so it’s worth checking out. I also love thePicturehouse
Cinema in Clapham’s Old Town.
Picturehouse Cinema // The Common
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