Essential Services

Here are some of the essential services in Clapham that help to make life just a little bit easier. We will be adding to this listing so, if you would like to recommend a local Clapham business, do get in touch. To advertise on this page and to include a link to your website, please contact us – our rates are extremely reasonable.

Children & babies classes and activities

The Kiddiplan website  makes it easy to find and book activities for babies and toddlers to teenagers all in one place – everything from aerial flying to yoga, ballet to rugby plus many other sports (as well as many non-sporting clubs and activities too).  You can find & book a full term, a single session or just a trial – all via the Kiddiplan website.

Cleaning/Dry cleaners

Whiteleys, 32 Clapham Old Town, SW4 0LB
T: 020 7627 2662 and 89 Nightingale Lane
Balham  SW12 8NX T: 020 8772 1832
Bespoke dry cleaning and laundry service open seven days a week (10am-3pm Sundays) and also offers a collection and delivery service. Regular special offers each month. See their website for details.

Trend Dry Cleaners, 118 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TB. T: 020 3404 2539

Cycle repair

See our Cycling page

DIY & Hardware shops

Clapham DIY Centre, 13 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7EE. T: 020 7622 2510
A small traditional hardware/ironmongery shop – recommended.

Treohans, 27 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4 9LA  T: 020 8673 2738
DIY, hardware, gardening and homewares plus key cutting and flowers.

Dog Walking

Pawesome: 07824 159542, Dog walking, doggy daycare or puppy visits – they cover it all!

Harrison Dogs: Quality dog walking in small groups plus boarding service. 07791 460 299;

Estate Agents

See our Estate Agents page.


Birksen, 40 Clapham Old Town, SW4 0LB. T: 020 7622 6466. Lovely shop. Delivery, special occasions large or small.

Clapham Flowers, Clapham Mansions, Nightingale Lane, Clapham SW4 9AE. T: 020 8673 2958. Outside Clapham South tube station.


Clapham Glass centre, 23 Lendal Terrace, London SW4 7UX. T: 020 7498 8874.

Prentice Glass, Unit B, 10 Waterside Way, London SW17 0HB. T: 020 8944 9001. Open Monday – Friday


Launderette, 78 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UL. T: 020 7498 7183
Monarch Laundrette, 80 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BX. T: 020 7622 8877. Open daily. Dry cleaning service also.

Locksmiths & Key Cutting

Clapham Locksmiths and Safe Engineer, 70 Larkhall Rise, Clapham SW4 6LA. T: 07706 533 488 or 020 7498 3747. Mobile, family run locksmith business based locally for over 30 years.

Treohans (see DIY). Also see shoe repairers.

Mini cabs & taxis

See our Taxis page

Moving home

OIS Removals are a local removal company based in Earlsfield, Wandsworth and offer removals, packing and storage services. They also offer local discounts to those moving to or from Clapham, just head over to their website to get a free quote now.

And if you’ve recently moved into Clapham, Lambeth Council has compiled some useful information about local services and getting to know the area here.


Orbis Pharmacy, 148 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UH. T: 020 7622 9020. Pharmacy services and minor ailment service. Mon-Fri 8.30am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm.

Pearl Pharmacy, 31 Clapham High Street, SW4 7RT, T: 020 7622 3147. Pharmacy services, wellness clinic and minor ailment service. Mon-Sat 9am-10pm

Post Offices & Mail Services

161 Clapham High Street, SW4 7ST
41 Queenstown Road, Battersea, SW8 3RE
Westbury Parade, Balham, SW12 9DZ
347 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JH
99 Alfriston Road, Battersea SW11 6NP
250 Ferndale Road, SW9 8BQ

Mail Boxes etc, 101 Clapham High Street, SW4 7BT. T: 020 7622 3857. Worldwide parcel delivery, courier, postal and mailbox rental services.

Printers & Photography Shops

First Stop Print, 16 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BB. T: 020 7720 5517. Full print service range including business cards, posters, flyers, leaflets plus artwork/design service.

MinuteMan Press, 109 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TB, T: 020 7720 8500. Print, design and website design.

Robbies photographics, 8 Ritherdon Road, Balham SW17 8QD. T: 020 8767 4222. Studio photography, photo printing, canvas photo prints, framing.

Snappy Snaps, 116 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UH, T: 020 7622 3335. Photo printing, passport/ID photos, posters, photographic studio.

Shoe repairs

Alex Shoe Repairs, 103C Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5QL, T: 020 7223 4931. Specialises in leather re-stitching, trainer repairs, key cutting and lock fitting.

Quick Heel Bar, 2 Clapham Common Southside, SW4 7AA and . T: 020 7622 1840. Fine for a quick repair but don’t take your best shoes here!

Mathews Shoe Repairers, 35 Balham Hill, London SW12 9DX. T: 020 8675 7643. Small, family owned business opposite Clapham South tube station. Key cutting, handbag and watch repair service also. Highly recommended by many of our followers.


The internet is all very well, but sometimes you need the experience of a travel agent – plus they can often get better deals!

Flight Centre, 6 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0HY. T: 020 7720 4281  (and a new branch on Northcote Road, SW11). Open daily.

Travel Centre Clapham, 12 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0HY. T: 020 7720 8701. This local agent has been here for over 34 years!

Travel Matters, 10 Blandfield Road (off Nightingale Lane), Clapham South SW12 8BG. T: 020 8675 7878. Focusses on tailor made worldwide family holidays.

Turquoise Holiday Company, 147 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 6QB. T: 020 7147 7087

Valet car wash/clean

Magic hand car wash, 21 Bedford Road, Clapham, SW4 7SH. T: 020 7978 9888

Useful websites:

Lambeth Council

Wandsworth Council

Friends of Clapham Common

Please note that details are subject to change. This is a local listing and inclusion does not necessarily constitute a recommendation from Totally Clapham.