Grafton Square has to be one of the most picturesque roads in Clapham. Not only is the road beautiful in its appearance, it’s one of only a select few garden squares located in south London, making it quite unique and desirable. The garden square itself is owned by the council which means it's open to anyone and not just the surrounding residents. Black railings surround the garden and plenty of benches are available with a small children play area in the middle.
The road is situated in the heart of Clapham Old Town and boasts a peaceful yet well-connected location. The square mainly consists of beautiful, white five-storey townhouses, some of which have been converted into flats, however the majority are still family houses. To the south easterly corner of the square is the entrance to Clapham Manor Primary School, which has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted. It’s no surprise that this is an area of high demand for families with young children. To the opposite corner of the square is Grafton Square Surgery, which is set within a stunning Victorian building with a columned entrance and impressively large windows to the upper floors.
Grafton Square is moments from The Old Town where a delightful array of pubs, bars and shops are on offer. As you exit the square, you'll see a lovely pub named The Sun. The pub benefits from a large beer garden which is as well used in the winter as it is in the summer. The venue has an upper floor available for private functions and the main bar area is a hub of activity. Around the corner you'll find a Salisbury's Local, Oliver Bonas and some lovely cafes and eateries. In the middle of The Old Town is the bus stand where you'll see several red London buses lining up, preparing for the next load of commuters.
If you need to park a vehicle then you'll need either a resident’s permit or business user’s permit, unless of course you pay for a ticket at £3.00 per hour. Residents can obtain day permits for visitors from the Lambeth Council.
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