The Clapham Common Practice at 49 Klea Avenue ( SW4 9HG ) is a 7 minute walk from
CLAPHAM SOUTH ( Northern Line ) Underground Station.
It faces toward Clapham Common
at the junction of KLEA AVENUE with CAUTLEY AVENUE. ( See Map )
From Clapham South Underground - the speed of local traffic makes it advisable
to cross the light-controlled pedestrian crossing immediately outside the Station
-then turn left and follow the main road alongside Clapham Common ( passing the
n TESCO mini-market on your right ).
Continue over the junction at the traffic lights - keeping a good lookout since there
is no clear indication to pedestrians that traffic may arrive unexpectedly from
The road you are now on is Clapham Common Southside.
You continue with the main road and Clapham Common still on your left.
After 40 metres ( Having passed Lynette Avenue and Lessar Avenue ) you arrive
opposite the pond with a central island with reed beds on the margins and a collapsed
willow tree on the island
You will observe CAUTLEY AVENUE immediately to your right. My house
stands at the bottom facing the Common. The other roads you have passed
since the traffic lights also intersect with Klea Avenue and may afford a quieter,
more sheltered or shady prospect.
USEFUL LOCAL FACILITIES : -
Just around the corner - 40 metres from the practice - is a very useful parade of
shops, restaurants and wine & coffee bars. This is ABBEVILLE ROAD - known locally
as Abbeville Village. If you are hungry or thirsty - need to park a friend, a rest
or a rendezvous - either before or after your appointment - it is a very handy resort.
There is also a convenient range of food shopping.
CLAPHAM COMMON offers pleasant walks and quiet ponds. In the centre of the common,
right by the recently restored Victorian bandstand, there is a pleasant cafe with
outdoor seating. There is also the Windmill pub, to your right if you face the common
from the top of Cautley Avenue, which is a popular out-of-doors resort in the summer.