The Falcon. Rebuilt 1880. Clapham Junction, London SW1. Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]
An inn of the same name existed here, on the corner of what was once "a country cross-roads," long before the busy railway junction was constructed nearby (Weinreb and Hibbert 183). The inn was rebuilt in 1880 as a hotel with a curving frontage in a rather heavy Italianate style, and with art deco fittings ("Clapham Junction" 3). It still serves as a landmark. Visible at left is a framed print of the abolitionists who were members of the Clapham Sect; they very likely met in the earlier tavern on this spot.
"Clapham Junction" (Wandsworth Borough Council Conservation Area Character Statements: 30). Viewed 5 February 2009.
Weinreb, Ben, and Christopher Hibbert, eds. The London Encyclopaedia. London: Macmillan, rev. ed. 1992.
Last modified 5 February 2009