Clapham Junction celebrated its 150th anniversary on the 2nd March 1863.
150 years ago the station sat in rural splendour in an area blue with lavender fields and meadows – Lavender Hill is nearby. Since then, Clapham Junction station has attracted an ever greater number of people. Latest figures show over 40 million people using the station every year.
Clapham Junction is now one of the busiest stations in Europe, with around 2000 trains passing through the station every day. The station is actually in Battersea – railway companies thought the name of the more prosperous Clapham near by would boost their fortunes.