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Clapham Common is a London Underground station in Clapham within the London Borough of Lambeth. It is on the Northern line, between Clapham North and Clapham South stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.[3]

Clapham Common London Underground
Clapham Common Tube Station Exterior - Oct 2007.jpg
Western entrance
Clapham Common is located in Greater London
Clapham Common
Clapham Common
Location of Clapham Common in Greater London
Local authorityLambeth
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Decrease 8.94 million[1]
2014Steady 8.94 million[1]
2015Increase 10.07 million[1]
2016Decrease 10.04 million[1]
2017Increase 10.49 million[1]
Key dates
3 June 1900Opened as terminus (C&SLR)
29 November 1923closed for rebuilding
1 December 1924reopened
1926Became through station
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1065005[2]
Added to list27 March 1981
Other information
External links
WGS8451°27′42″N 0°08′18″W / 51.4617°N 0.1382°W / 51.4617; -0.1382Coordinates: 51°27′42″N 0°08′18″W / 51.4617°N 0.1382°W / 51.4617; -0.1382
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The new glass entrance pavilion at Clapham Common South Side

The station is at the eastern tip of Clapham Common and was opened in June 1900 as the new southern terminus of the City & South London Railway, which was extended from Stockwell. It remained the terminus until the Morden extension was opened in 1926.

The station todayEdit

The island platform looking north, showing the narrow width of the platform(s) similar to Clapham North

The station has two entrances, one at the west via a domed building dating from the 1920s,[2] and one at the east via a modern curved-steel and glass pavilion.

Clapham Common is one of two remaining deep-level stations on the underground that has an island platform[4] in tunnel serving both the northbound and southbound lines, the other being Clapham North.

Clapham Common is one of eight London Underground stations that have a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath them. Both entrances to the shelter are north of the station on Clapham High Street.

Services and connectionsEdit

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally operate every 2–6 minutes between 06:09 and 00:21 in both directions.[5][6]

The station is served by London Bus routes 35, 37, 50, 88, 137, 155, 249, 322, 345, 417, 689[citation needed] and 690, and by night routes N137 and N155.[7][8]


For 2 weeks in September 2016, all of the adverts used in the station were replaced by photos of cats.[9] This was an initiative paid for on crowdfunding site Kickstarter and organized by an organisation called The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (C.A.T.S).[10]

In January 2017, as part of the initiative Veganuary, PETA took over the station informing and encouraging commuters to adopt veganism for the month.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Entrance Building to Clapham Common Tube Station (1065005)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  3. ^ Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. May 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
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  5. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Clapham Common Underground Station to Clapham North Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Clapham Common Underground Station to Clapham South Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Buses from Clapham Common" (PDF). Transport for London. July 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  8. ^ Clapham Common Underground Station - Bus
  9. ^ "Crowdfunding Replaced The Ads At A London Underground Station With Cat Photos". Jalopnik. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  10. ^ "The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (C.A.T.S)". Kickstarter. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  11. ^ Scott, Ellen. "PETA has replaced every advert in Clapham Common tube station with pro-vegan posters". Retrieved 8 February 2017.

External linksEdit

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