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Clapton Common

Hackney Playbus

Hackney Playbus will be at Clapton Common on Mondays, 10am-12 noon (except bank holidays). Last session before Christmas break: Monday 16 December, back on Monday 13 January.

Hackney Playbus is a small charity that runs free stay and play sessions for families with children aged 0-4 years old. The Playbus travels to different parts of the borough, bringing fun and games out into the community. Sessions run whatever the weather, and tea and coffee are available. All sessions are free and families are welcome to drop in at at time.

Contact:, 0208 510 3335, Twitter, FacebookInstagram

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.


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 July 2019

Clapton Common


Clapton Common
E5 9AA


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day