Clapham Common tube station

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Clapham Common
London Underground
Clapham Common Tube Station Exterior - Oct 2007.jpg
The station entrance
Clapham Common is located in Greater London
Clapham Common
Clapham Common
Location of Clapham Common in Greater London
Location Clapham
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 9.050 million[1]
2009 Decrease 8.974 million[2]
2010 Decrease 8.970 million[3]
Key dates
1900 (1900) Opened as terminus (C&SLR)
1926 Became through station
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°27′42″N 0°08′17″W / 51.461667°N 0.138°W / 51.461667; -0.138

Clapham Common tube station is a station on London Underground's Northern line. It lies between Clapham North and Clapham South stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2.


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. Apart from a small domed entrance building on the tip of the narrow triangular island formed by The Pavement and Clapham Common South Side, the station is entirely underground.

A curved steel and glass pavilion was built on the south-east end of Clapham Common South Side by architects firm Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.[4] This links to the below-ground ticket hall via a pedestrian tunnel under the road.

Clapham Common is one of two remaining deep-level stations on the underground that has an island platform in tunnel serving both the northbound and southbound lines, the other being Clapham North. Because of safety worries there are plans to replace them.[citation needed]

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.

Transports Links[edit]

London Bus routes 35, 37, 50, 88, 137, 155, 249, 322, 345, 417, school routes 689, 690 and Night routes N35, N137 and N155 all serve the station and its surrounding areas.



  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Clapham Common Station". Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 

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towards Morden
Northern line