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    May 21, 2013

    11 Reasons You're Wrong To Hate Clapham

    Everyone likes moaning about South West London's leafiest district. Here's why they're wrong.

    People have a problem with Clapham.

    Tim Bradshaw

    @tim

    I fucking hate clapham

    Lady next to me on the bus did the sign of the cross as it turned onto Clapham High Street. If I were religious I'd probably do the same.

    Larry Middleman

    @elyeah_

    Lady next to me on the bus did the sign of the cross as it turned onto Clapham High Street. If I were religious I'd probably do the same.

    They hate the transport links.

    High Barnet branch completely broken due to a signal failure in Clapham? As if I needed another excuse to hate Clapham @MusicGob

    TheoGB

    @TheOGB

    High Barnet branch completely broken due to a signal failure in Clapham? As if I needed another excuse to hate Clapham @MusicGob

    Urghh couldn't of wished for a worse journey into work #morningrant #trains #clapham

    ---Seldo---

    @SelenMorgan

    Urghh couldn't of wished for a worse journey into work #morningrant #trains #clapham

    They hate the people.

    i hate clapham i think the majority of people there are mindless personalityless drones. the milton keynes of london.

    Jamie

    @jme129

    i hate clapham i think the majority of people there are mindless personalityless drones. the milton keynes of london.

    A yummy mummy just (unjustly) had road rage at me. I hate clapham.

    Joseph Kocharian

    @JosephKocharian

    A yummy mummy just (unjustly) had road rage at me. I hate clapham.

    I have a bet with myself that a girl with backcombed hair won't get on the tube at Clapham Common. Lose EVERY TIME.

    Tom

    @tomsaxby

    I have a bet with myself that a girl with backcombed hair won't get on the tube at Clapham Common. Lose EVERY TIME.

    Especially the Australians.

    (They really hate the Australians).

    Vice magazine even wrote something snarky about it.

    Via vice.com

    Because people having the wrong sort of fun are upsetting to sensitive writer-types.

    And yeah, OK, the high street is sort of like a never-ending Freshers' Week.

    People tend to get a little too drunk for their own good.

    Via youtube.com

    Clapham Junction station.

    And sometimes you see things you wish you hadn't.

    1. But there's loads of reasons to love Clapham. Like the world's first vending machine for dogs.

    Yeah, you heard.

    2. And plenty of intellectual events.

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    Take that, Shoreditch moustache-strokers.

    3. Clapham has a tube station that makes you smile every day, even if the line is always busy.

    4. And the pubs aren't all generic meat markets. Try walking further than the high street, snooty North London types!

    5. The gay scene is fabulous.

    Via qxmagazine.com

    The Two Brewers 30th birthday party, Clapham High Street.

    6. And do we even need to mention the Common?

    Beautiful as it is in all seasons.

    220 acres of open space, with ponds, football pitches, a basketball court and a skateboard park. Lucky Clapham.

    (She knows it).

    7. If you're hungry, Clapham has the best fish n' chip shop in London.

    8. Not to mention a certain Fried Chicken Shop.

    Photo: Channel 4

    9. And did you know William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery from Clapham?

    media-1.web.britannica.com

    He was part of the Clapham Sect, who also fought against child labour and for prison reform.

    10. When the riots devastated the area, people in Clapham Junction rolled up their sleeves, grabbed a broom, and cleaned up their community.

    You see, not everyone hates Clapham.

    11. Some people love it.

    Who are they again?

    Oh yeah, that's it.

    The people who actually live there.

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