Clapham Common tube station

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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
Location Clapham
Local authority Lambeth
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 Increase 9.06 million[1]
2012 Increase 9.21 million[1]
2013 Decrease 8.94 million[1]
2014 Steady 8.94 million[1]
Key dates
1900 (1900) Opened as terminus (C&SLR)
1926 Became through station
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1065005[2]
Added to list 27 March 1981
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°27′42″N 0°08′17″W / 51.461667°N 0.138°W / 51.461667; -0.138

Clapham Common is London Underground station in Clapham of 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]


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. Apart from a small domed entrance building on the tip of the narrow triangular island formed by The Pavement and Clapham Common South Side and the new glass entrance pavilion, 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.

The station today[edit]

The island platform looking north, showing the narrow width of the platform(s) similar to Clapham North
The clock tower at Clapham Common station.

The station has two entrances, one at the west with a dome-shaped entrance and one at the east with a curved steel and glass pavilion. There is also a clock tower next to the western entrance.

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 and high station usage(s) 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.

Services and connections[edit]

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

London Bus routes 35, 37, 50, 88, 137, 155, 249, 322, 345 and 417, 689[citation needed] and 690 and night routes N35, N137 and N155 serve the station.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Entrance Building to Clapham Common Tube Station (1065005)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Transport for London (January 2016). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Clapham Common Station". Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  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

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Morden
Northern line