Livelyhood to open new neighbourhood pub in Clapham

Perky Nel artist's impression

Independent South London pub group Livelyhood has announced its acquisition of Clapham South’s Gigalum site with plans to transform it into a new neighbourhood pub for spring.

Livelyhood will close the late-night DJ bar in early January for a complete refurbishment, reopening as The Perky Nel neighbourhood pub in February.

Just minutes from Clapham South tube station, and overlooking the common, the pub group’s latest opening will “embrace traditional values with a modern attitude”.

Comprising a 100-cover bar and dining space and front garden terrace, the venue will serve up British food and drink from local suppliers and producers and provide an array of live entertainment, from a sports area playing all the latest games to pub quizzes and seasonal parties.

The Perky Nel will be the second Clapham location for Livelyhood, joining sister venue The Clapham North which underwent a large refurbishment last year.

The Livelyhood family also includes The Regent in Balham, The Old Frizzle in Wimbledon, The Mere Scribbler in Streatham and The Faber Fox in Crystal Palace.

Livelyhood’s CEO, owner and South London resident Sarah Wall said: “Having fallen in love with Clapham when we opened The Clapham North, we’ve been keeping an eye out for a sister site in the area ever since and have finally found the ideal home for Nel.

“We’re really excited to be opening in such a prime spot beside the common and are very proud to have such an iconic site as part of our portfolio. We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome Clapham South’s residents, visitors and workers into our newest home from home and will be revealing more details very soon.”

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