Clapham community comes together with free pop-up shop


The shop offers a wide range of activities.


By SWLondoner staff

Clapham residents are being invited to visit a new pop-up shop that has been launched to bring the community together.

The shop is offering residents the chance to take part in a wide range of events including African drumming, filmmaking and health workshops.

The eight week initiative, run by Metropolitan Housing, opened on July 31 and is already attracting a lot of visitors.

All events are free at the shop, which is located just off King’s Avenue. The project is promoting ‘five ways to wellbeing’, an initiative from Lambeth NHS.

Catherine Illingworth, of Metropolitan Clapham Park, said it was a great opportunity for those living in the area to meet new people, connect to their local community and to try something new.

“There is a great mix of fun and educational events on offer as part of this innovative pop-up shop, and best of all it’s all completely free,” she said.

Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Mark Bennett, visited the shop and tried out some of the activities.

“I’m delighted to be here,” he said. 

“I want to congratulate all at Clapham Park who have made this project possible.”

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