Living in Clapton

Clapton's improved transport links make it one of East London's most sought after locations.

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Transport Links

  • Walthamstow in 7 mins
  • Hackney Central in 16 mins
  • Liverpool Street in 12 mins
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Clapton is divided into Upper Clacton and Lower Clapton by Lea Bridge roundabout.

Lower Clapton is diverse and full of shops and restaurants selling Caribbean, Asian and Turkish produce.>Upper Clapton is peaceful and leafy and considered to be one of the most photogenic districts of Hackney.

With the picturesque River Lea running through it, Clapton is a great place for families who want a slower pace of life. The regneration of Hackney has hugely benefitted Clapton and it is an area that is now in high demand.


Property in Living in Clapton

Property in Clapton

Clapton is typical of the East End and there is an abundance of period propertis in the area. 

  • Victorian and Georgian terraces/conversions
  • Ex-council flats
  • River side houses 

Lifestyle in Living in Clapton

Going out in Clapton

Clapton may be quieter than other parts of Hackney but it still has plenty of places for locals to go. There are also some great restaurants and pubs for locals to enjoy.

We recommend:

  • Lumiere, 88 Chatsworth Road - Quirky bar with cake and cocktails
  • Maeve's Kitchen, 181 Lower Clapton Road - Wholesome food
  • Shane's on Chatsworth, 62 Chatsworth Road - Seasonal British food
  • Windsor Castle, 135 Lower Clapton Road - Modern pub grub

Shopping in Clapton

Clapton does not have many shops but it does have a few good independent retailers, inlcuding good local markets at the weekends. For more mainstream shops, Upper Street or Hackney Central are easily accessible. 

We recommend: 

  • Chatsworth Road Market - Packed with stalls including vintage clothes, cake and posh bread
  • Village Green Market at Hackney Dowsn Stuidos - Packed with independent boutique

Outdoors in Clapton

There's a good selection of outdoor attractions in Clapton and the surrounding area. We recommend:

Clapton Common - for the 6 acres of well-kept green space and the children's adventure playground



Schools in Living in Clapton

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Location & Transport

Transport Information


National Rail services

Stoke Newington

National Rail services

Rectory Road

National Rail services

Stamford Hill

National Rail services

From Living in Clapton, be in:

  • Walthamstow in 7 mins
  • Hackney Central in 16 mins
  • Liverpool Street in 12 mins