Clapham Junction station is located in the London borough of Wandsworth in Battersea. It is one of the busiest stations in London as it serves as a key stop over for several routes that end at Victoria and Waterloo stations. The station has more than 2000 trains passing through and takes you to almost every corner of the city. The station encounters the highest number of trains passing through than any other station in Europe. The numerous platforms are sometimes a bit confusing and navigating between them can prove to be difficult for tourists, but there is always help on hand.
Though the district of Clapham is located a mile away from the station, the area around the station is popularly known as Clapham Junction.
The station has three entrances, the south east, the south west (also called the Brighton Yard entrance) and the north entrance. The busiest of the three is the south east. Refreshment stalls and a super market are found near the south west entrance. Several ticket machines are installed throughout to handle the huge crowds visiting the station. The station also has essential features such as newsagents, coffee shops, cash machines and pay phones. Basic refueling options such as sandwiches and pastries can also be found. WHSmiths and CafÃ© Nero are the most famous outlets in the station where almost every passenger stops by to grab their morning paper and coffee.
Most buildings within the station date back to the 1800s. Though architecturally not very attractive, the buildings are all wooden with cast iron decorative canopies. Clapham Junction taxi ranks are found at the south west entrance. A taxi in Clapham can be availed easily and at nominal rates.