Clapham Common tube station

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Clapham Common London Underground
Clapham Common bldg front.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
Station codeCPC[1]
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 10.07 million[2]
2016Decrease 10.04 million[2]
2017Increase 10.49 million[2]
2018Decrease 9.75 million[3]
2019Decrease 9.64 million[4]
Key dates
3 June 1900Opened as terminus (C&SLR)
29 November 1923closed for rebuilding
1 December 1924reopened
13 September 1926Became through station
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1065005[5]
Added to list27 March 1981; 40 years ago (1981-03-27)
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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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.[6]


The new glass entrance pavilion at Clapham Common South Side

The station is at the eastern tip of Clapham Common and was opened on 3 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 on 13 September 1926.

The station today[edit]

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,[5] 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[7] 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 connections[edit]

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally operate every 2–6 minutes between 06:09 and 00:21 in both directions.[8][9]

The station is served by London Bus routes 35, 37, 50, 88, 137, 155, 249, 322, 345, 417 and 690, and by night routes N137 and N155.[10][11]


For 2 weeks in September 2016, all of the adverts used in the station were replaced by photos of cats.[12] 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).[13]

In January 2017, as part of the initiative Veganuary, PETA took over the station informing and encouraging commuters to adopt veganism for the month.[14]


  1. ^ "Station Codes" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b Historic England. "Entrance Building to Clapham Common Tube Station (1065005)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  6. ^ Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. October 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 November 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Why Are the Platforms at Angel So Wide?". 29 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Clapham Common Underground Station to Clapham North Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Northern line timetable: From Clapham Common Underground Station to Clapham South Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Buses from Clapham Common" (PDF). Transport for London. July 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  11. ^ Clapham Common Underground Station - Bus
  12. ^ "Crowdfunding Replaced The Ads at a London Underground Station With Cat Photos". Jalopnik. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  13. ^ "The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (C.A.T.S)". Kickstarter. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  14. ^ Scott, Ellen (3 January 2017). "PETA has replaced every advert in Clapham Common tube station with pro-vegan posters". Metro. UK. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

External links[edit]

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