Clapton Common

Clapton Common stretches from Upper Clapton Road to Stamford Hill. The common and its surrounds became a designated conservation area in 1969 and has a similar landscape character to other commons in Hackney, with open grass areas edged with mature London Plane trees. The common also has an exciting play area which was short listed for a Hackney Design Award and a pond with a fountain.

Pond care

Please help us protect the pond’s wildlife by not throwing litter. Litter poses a risk to all the wildlife that live in and around the pond.

Play area

Clapton Common play area is hugely popular, with exciting play opportunities for younger and older children. The funding for the play area was raised by the Clapton Common user group and the design informed by feedback from a community engagement event. The play area contains a fenced under 5s area and a challenging tree and rope structure for older children.

Liberty Hall is now open

Liberty Hall is a unique project that emerged out of a group of neighbours (Clapton Commons) wanting to do something for their community. The building was a disused toilet block on the Common, and remained empty for 30 years before undergoing a major transformation to be converted into a community space to help address health inequality and social isolation in the area. It reopened in 2020 and is now a flexible space that can be booked for community events, shows, clubs, workshops and other activities.


  • coffee kiosk
  • seating area
  • plant-based kitchen (Made In Hackney)
  • toilet
  • community garden
  • bike racks
  • community notice boards

To find out more about using the space you can contact


Please do not park cars on Clapton Common. Parking is not permitted and action will be taken against people who park their cars on Clapton Common.


Barbecues are not allowed on Clapton Common.


Dogs are excluded from the play area. Council Officers have the power to request that dogs are put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 11 January 2021

Clapton Common


Clapton Common
E5 9AA


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day