Clapton Area Guide

The district of Clapton has seen major redevelopment in recent years, attracting residents from all different walks of life. Its cosmopolitan identity has created the perfect hub for new independent businesses and this has continued to enhance its strong community spirit.

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Living in Clapton

Consisting of both Lower, and Upper Clapton, the district is conveniently located to the recently rejuvenated areas of Hackney, Dalston and Stoke Newington. The area has become well known for providing close transport links into central London, whilst managing to maintain a tranquil environment, with its many large open spaces and the scenic River Lea.

Clapton predominantly offers Victorian and Georgian Period properties, however new build developments are on the up. Recent developments have included the Wharf and Paradise Park.

The area is popular for families due to the good range of local schools and many open spaces. However, it has also proven to be a popular destination for freelance creative types and city professionals due to its close proximity to central London. You can be in the heart of London's business district, Liverpool Street, in around ten minutes.

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Stirling Ackroyd are the leading estate agents in East London, covering sales and rentals in E9, Homerton, Upper Clapton, Lower Clapton and Hackney Wick. 

If you are looking for houses for sale or rent in Clapton, then please Email us or vist our our local office on Chatsworth Road, Clapton.

Eating and Drinking In Clapton

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Eat 17

Eat 17, a family run business on Chatsworth Road, have bought together a florist, bakery, burger joint and upmarket evening restaurant. Priding themselves on locally sourced, good quality British cooking, they have quickly become a Hackney favourite.

Cooper & Wolf

Swedish coffee shop, Cooper & Wolf, have taken prime position by over-looking the fantastic Millfields Park. The eatery has become a popular choice with local parents whose children attend the nearby Millfields Community School.


Venerdi, is an authentic Italian restaurant on Chatsworth Road. By serving good value, hearty Italian dishes, it has become a popular choice for the locals. Having lived in the area for a number of years, restaurant manager Lorenzo Manconi, has developed a strong relationship with his many returning customers.


Pivaz is an award winning, modern Turkish restaurant on Chatsworth Road. Their menu offers a wide range of different vegetarian dishes, meat casseroles and grills. The restaurant itself is trendy, with exposed brick walls, washed out timber and a rustic display of wall mounted plant pots.

Windsor Castle

This large Victorian pub on Lower Clapton Road, features two courtyard style gardens as well as a horse shoe bar, and serves a great selection of pub food classics.

The Crooked Billet

Describing themselves as ‘just a boozer but a good one’, this traditional pub on Upper Clapton Road, has become a popular choice for music and sport fans.

Clapton Hart

Originally dating back to the 18th century, the Clapton Hart has made a conscious effort to maintain its original features. Specialising in Craft beer and Real ale, they also offer an appetising list of options on their main menu.
Their weekly event listings include a pub quiz, and a cult classic movie club.

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Estate agents in Clapton

Clapton has undergone a major redevelopment in recent years. This has largely been down to the transformation of its neighbouring districts Dalston and Stoke Newington. The area’s most noticeable changes can be seen in its local businesses. A large influx of independent coffee shops and vintage boutiques have filled the streets, which has been particularly noticeable on the increasingly popular Chatsworth Road.

Stirling Ackroyd has gained a considerable amount of knowledge and experience within the Hackney Borough over the years. Our estate agents in Clapton will help you find the right property regardless of whether you need a new flat, apartment, office or retail unit.

Our team also covers the following areas:
- Homerton
- Chatsworth Road
- Dalston Kingland
- Dalston Junction
- Hackney Wick
- Hackney Central
- London Fields
- Upper Clapton
- Lower Clapton
- E5 Estate Agents
- Clapton Pond

Email Us or visit our office today if you are looking for a property in these locations.