Clapham South tube station

Coordinates: 51°27′10″N 0°08′49″W / 51.452778°N 0.147°W / 51.452778; -0.147

Clapham South tube station is a station on London Underground's Northern Line between Clapham Common and Balham stations. The station is located at the corner of Balham Hill (A24) and Nightingale Lane. The station is in both Travelcard Zone 2 and Travelcard Zone 3.


The station was designed by Charles Holden and was opened on 13 September 1926 as the first station of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway, which is now part of the Northern Line. Other proposed names for the station prior to opening were "Balham North" and "Nightingale Lane".

The apartments above the station, named Westbury Court, were a later addition to the architecture, built in the mid-1930s. The parade of shops along Balham Hill was extended as part of the same development using the same style as the original three closest to the station.

Clapham South tube station has a lovely aspect onto the southern edge of Clapham Common. It is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it.

Transport Links

London Bus routes 50, 155, 249, 355, G1, school routes 689, 690 and Night routes N155 all serve the station and its surrounding area.


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  • Lorrie Monaghan
    Lorrie Monaghan commented
    All the northern line stations built in the thirties have interesting interiors. Clapham south has a particularly attractive escalator tunnel with great 30s stylings. It also doubles up as a remarkable wind tunnel.
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