It’s certainly been an unprecedented year! Despite three national lockdowns, local restrictions and huge disruptions to everyday life, we’re delighted to share plenty of positive news emerging from our local business community – businesses that have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months, demonstrating incredible innovation, resilience, generosity and fortitude during such challenging times.
Our amazing cafés, restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues and local businesses contribute so much to our vibrant community, making Clapham Junction a hugely popular destination with locals and visitors from both near and afar. And so, during the past year, we’ve been absolutely thrilled to see over 35 new businesses open up in the locale. Here’s just a taster of what’s arrived on your doorstep over the last 12 months…
ST JOHN’S HILL
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Tapajax: Offering an authentic Spanish dining experience, this new restaurant prides itself on creating fresh tapas dishes with quality ingredients, accompanied by great wines and cocktails.
Denner Cashmere: Here, you’ll find ultimate luxury and fresh looks for both men and women. Denner garments are made from the finest cashmere sourced from Mongolia, finely spun into trend-led designs and versatile collections.
Nysa wines: Purveyors of exceptional wines and spirits from independent producers around the world, providing the perfect tipple for any palette.
Stars Barbers: The ideal spot for gents who like to keep things trim and proper. Services include haircuts, beard trims and hot towel shaves.
Droplet: An exceptional dry-cleaning care and service company that pays great attention to the tiniest detail. With a strong environmental focus, they maintain a low carbon footprint by using advanced technology with state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and biodegradable products.
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Oree: An artisan bakery that brings a taste of the boulangeries and patisseries of rural France to London, including freshly baked sourdough bread, delicious pastries and tasty baked goods, handcrafted by their London chefs.
Pizzicheria Grappelli: A new venture from our friend Alessandro Grappelli, owner of the hugely popular Taverna Trastevere on St. John’s Hill, who brings a new Italian Deli/Butchers to the road.
Clarendon Fine Art: This new boutique gallery specialises in contemporary paintings and sculptures from some of the world's most talented emerging artists and from many important and influential names in recent history.
East Street by Tampopo Battersea: A fabulous pop-up serving some of South East Asia's favourite street snacks, including small plates, salads and greens, along with authentic Asian beers, Asian influenced cocktails, refreshing wines and soft drinks.
Chalkboard: Learning and fun certainly go hand-in-hand at Chalkboard Toys, with a huge selection of books, puzzles, games and educational toys. Enjoy a hands-on shopping experience where young ones are encouraged to educate and create!
Northcote Plumbing and Electrical Ltd: Operating in London and beyond, this local company offers a wide range of services for homes and businesses.
Opa Opa: This is Greek souvlaki redefined. Transfer yourself to a place of sun and good food and enjoy a grilled meat skewer souvlaki, wrapped in a fluffy pitta and drizzled with dips, along with all the traditional dishes you'd expect to find – from Greek salads to moussaka.
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Windfall Natural: This store is brimming with unique foods and wellness products including kombuchas, local honey, conscious chocolates, plus helpful home essentials.
The Smart Clinics: A fully integrated healthcare provider offering high levels of medical expertise and experience. A host of medical services include everything from private GPs and dentistry to nutritionists and dietitians.
Willow London: Whether you need a bit of kick-butt-feel good or a little slow-down-chill out in your life, this new yoga studio offers it all, from Restorative Yoga to Dynamic Pilates and Barre Burn.
Kibou: This Japanese hot kitchen, ramen and sushi bar is inspired by the nostalgia of Tokyo’s bustling backstreets, fusing mouth-watering menus with Japanese whisky, sake and sumptuous cocktails.
The Cure Clinic: A holistic clinic offering bespoke non-surgical face and body treatments, using ancient beauty techniques, refined with the latest FDA approved non-invasive technology. A visit is sure to leave you feeling fabulous.
Uncommon: Enjoy glorious food, every day, at this go-to-destination for smoothies and juice shots, sandwiches, superfood salads, chia pots, and coffee – all made with seasonal, locally sourced, healthy and delicious ingredients.
VE Kitchen: Deliciously nutritious, freshly prepared plant food dishes with plenty of hearty comfort classics, modern favourites and signature dishes to tickle the tastebuds, including katsu curry, smoky soul bean chilli and cashew mac & cheese with coconut bacon. Restaurant opens in April.
ST JOHN’S ROAD
Ploom: Retailing new technology to deliver a heated tobacco experience with no smoke or smell and minimal cleaning. The Ploom device is sleek, easy to use and intuitive, with two different heating modes to customise your taste experience.
Knoops: Offering expertly crafted chocolate drinks and coffee, to drink in or create at home. Explore their delicious range of white, milk or dark chocolate flakes to create luxurious hot chocolate, chocolate milk, milkshake or mocha perfection.
Love Brownies: You’ll find plenty of sweet perfection at this new café and shop. Enjoy indulgent brownies, magnificent brownie milkshakes and their legendary halloumi and pesto ciabatta. You’ll also find a range of cute gifts and brownie boxes to take away.
Amorino: Experience the wonder of authentic Italian gelato, ice-cream filled macarons and gelato cakes – made with natural ingredients – along with warming drinks and a further selection of sweet treats. Eat-in or takeaway.
Kokoro: This Korean Japanese takeaway is known for its sushi and bento. From soups, sushi and salads to spicy curries and stir-fries, Kokoro serves up scrumptious delights to feed your heart, soul and spirit.
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Palmer Fisher: A new hair salon run by a husband-and-wife duo – Jonathan and Nikita Fisher – who, between them, have over 30 years of experience in the industry. Both are extremely passionate about creating a hair salon where clients feel at home.
Mera: Sample intense and exhilarating Japanese flavours, the traditions of Peruvian fresh fish cuisine, the spicy touch of tex-mex with meat and fish tacos, plus the heritage of European dishes. All superbly complemented by refined cocktails and wines from their cosy bar.
Mooboo: An authentic Taiwanese bubble tea shop where customers have the freedom to personalise their bubble tea as requested. Bubble tea offers a unique and mind-boggling combination of chewing and drinking at the same time!
Second Skin Therapy: Specialists in delivering advanced skincare treatments, laser hair removal, microblading, hot and strip waxing, along with lash and brow tinting.
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Perfect Smile: A brand new, state-of-the-art dental practice offering both NHS and private services, along with a range of cosmetic and facial rejuvenation treatments.
YORI: A Korean barbecue restaurant, offering a traditional-yet-reinterpreted-Korean approach, with group executive chef – Park Junchul – overseeing the menu. Signature dishes include barbecued pork or beef bulgogi marinated in our house sauce, stir-fried Korean glass noodles with vegetables and pan-fried Korean dumplings.
TaxAssist Accountants: A network of qualified accountants who are on hand to deliver accounting and tax services to independent business owners.
Clapham Cycle: Founded in 2016, Clapham Cycle is a unique cycling community, based in South West London, which is opening its first cycle store on Lavender Hill. Retailing bikes and accessories, this new hub is home to the club and incorporates a cycle repair workshop for the local community.
The London and South Western: A new Wetherspoons pub serving an all-day menu of hot and cold food, located in the old Revolution Bar premises.
Hannah Battersea: A PYO (pour your own) bar and restaurant with over 30 beer and wine self-service dispensers. The cocktail menu features all the classics, and the Hannah kitchen offers brunch, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
2 Love Tea and Coffee House: A specialist in serving high-end coffee and tea in-house, and retailer of quality products. Enjoy over 15 different types of single-origin coffees and over 50 different types of tea from different countries and regions!
Nando’s Nino: Designed for anyone in a rush and on the go, who wants a quick bite or takeaway. All the best bits of Nando’s, just streamlined with a little twist!
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