This weekend we went to Clapham Common for our dog friendly walk. The weather was great and it was easy to get there via the tube! Dogs in London are lucky and can travel by tube and bus for free! (just can’t sit on the seats though!)
About Clapham Common
Clapham Common is a triangular space that is about 89 hectares (220 acres) and is a grassland located in south London. The common is located within the Borough of Lambeth and the Borough of Wandsworth and has easy transport links to get there.
We took the Northern Line and our stop was the Clapham Common Station, how easy is that?
The Common contains
- Three ponds: Cock Pond, Eagle Pond and Mount Pond
- There are two mounds on the Battersea Rise side of the common, the remnants of World War II storage bunkers that were built on the common.
- In the centre of the Common is the Clapham bandstand constructed in 1890. It’s the largest bandstand in London.
- the Common also has a number of football pitches, and from time to time concerts, fun fairs, circuses, rallies, an open air chess club and childrens’ entertainment events are held.
I have to admit it was loads of fun, there was big open spaces to run, there were little wood trails great for sniffing and the common was just covered with dogs enjoying the day.
We stopped for breakfast at this little cafe in the park right near the bandstand. Dog friendly on the courtyard, dogs are just not allowed inside.
Where are some of your favorite walks?