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Clapham Common, London

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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.HistoryThe 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 todayThe station has two entrances, one at the west via a domed building dating from the 1920s, 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 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.
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  • I ran in the Enormous Elephant Run in June 2017 which took us all over Clapham Common. I had never visited Clapham Common before and was amazed how lovely it was. It was a sunny day when I ran and the...  more »
  • I ran in the 2016 Santa Dash here for GOSH in December. The event itself was pretty badly organised but in general the park itself was pretty, very scenic views, lots going on. It's a very nice park t...  more »
  • We used to live near Clapham Common in 1958 - in fact a flat in a nearby street was our first married home! The common is large and well-kept, with a pond, play area, tea place, a pub (our old local, ...  more »

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