The best wall clocks

Whether you like retro or modern, statement or subtle, we’ve rounded up our top timepieces in the shops right now with one to suit every space. Shop the best wall clocks here

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Looking for the best wall clock to hang in your home and look pretty (and occasionally use to check the time)? If we were to be completely honest with ourselves, many of us nowadays can be found guilty of checking the time on our phones rather than relying on a wrist watch or clock. But even so, who said timepieces have to be purely practical? The world of interior design seems to be having a renewed love affair with wall clocks at the moment, and it’s one that we’re highly in favour of.

From dramatic sunburst clocks to traditional wood and brass pendulum styles, there are so many to choose from, and it’s not all analogue either — for anyone who finds a digital wall clock easier to read, we’ve included one of those, too, with a surprising set of useful features.

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Just one thing, before we delve into the fun bit. We’re sure we don’t need to tell you this, but just in case: all clocks benefit from regular dusting, lest any gritty bits get caught in the mechanism and stop it working as well as it should. Keep those feather dusters to hand, give them a quick flick every now and then, and they should stay good as new.

THE BEST WALL CLOCKS

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FLAP White Small Analogue Year Wall Clock

1. FLAP White Small Analogue Year Wall Clock

This analogue clock shows all you need to know while being stylish at the same time

Specifications

Best for: All-rounder
Colour: Black, white
Diameter: 25cm
Power supply: 5 x AA batteries
Material: Plastic

Reasons to buy

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Shows year, month, date, day of the week, AM/PM and time
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Available in other colours and sizes
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A classic design with a retro style, for those who want the date, time, year and month and day all in one, opt for this Habitat flap clock. It can be wall mounted or freestanding, and it comes in different sizes and colours to suit your decor. A great clock for all ages; it's a design statement for youngsters to style a shelf or compliment a gallery wall and for the elderly a great (and large) reminder of the date and time. Our pick of the best wall clock you can buy as it ticks all the boxes.

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2. Steeple Iron Wall Clock

An oversized wall clock in weathered iron that makes a real statement

Specifications

Best for: Statement piece
Colour: Black, white
Diameter: 122cm
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Iron

Reasons to buy

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Oversized statement design
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Rustic weathered effect

Reasons to avoid

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Quite expensive 

There are statement wall clocks, and then there’s this Steeple Iron Wall Clock from Not on the High Street. The enormous face ensures an eye-catching look, but thanks to the cutout design, it won’t look overbearing even in a smaller room. The weathered, patinaed iron gives it a rustic distressed effect, with stark roman numerals adding to the overall striking look. Sure, it’s on the pricey side, but when it comes to wall clocks as decoration, it doesn’t get much better than this. 

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3. Karlsson Designer Wall Clock

An on-trend copper clock that’s subtle rather than shouty, this is the best wall clock for minimalist homes

Specifications

Best for: Trendy minimal design
Colour: White/copper, black/copper
Diameter: 27.5cm
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Metal

Reasons to buy

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Minimal copper design
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Completely silent operation

Reasons to avoid

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No battery included 

Copper, how do we love you? Let us count the ways… The shade of the moment is appearing everywhere, so it’s only right that we include a copper wall clock in our list of the best. This Karlsson clock is as sleek as they come, with a minimal, numberless face and polished copper casing. Best of all though, reviewers say it’s totally silent, so if you live in a small house or are easily disturbed, this seems to be a great buy that’ll ensure a quiet night. 

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4. Smart Garden Marylebone Station Clock & Thermometer

All aboard! This nostalgic statopm clock brings an element of the railroad to your garden

Specifications

Best for: Outdoors
Colour: Cream/brown
Diameter: 20.3cm
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Bronze

Reasons to buy

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Delightful station-style clock
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Shows temperature and time

Reasons to avoid

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On the small side 

Wall decorations don’t have to be restricted to indoors anymore, and when there are products like this delightful outdoor wall clock on the market, we’re pretty happy about that. The lovely scrollwork bracket adds a decorative flourish and will make you feel as if you’re waiting on the platform for an old-fashioned steam train, while the two-sided 180-degree swivel face can show you the time or the temperature, depending on your mood. This is the best station clock we’ve found, and for a great price, too. However, be sure to check the diameter as some have commented on its smaller-than-expected size. The best wall clock for gardens, we think.

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5. Newgate Master Clarke Wooden Wall Clock

Handsome walnut or breezy beech? This wooden wall clock looks lovely in both.

Specifications

Best for: Modern spaces
Colour: Light or dark wood
Diameter: 28cm
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Plywood

Reasons to buy

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Spacious modern face
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Easy to read

Reasons to avoid

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No second hand 

If you like the minimal look of the Karlsson clock, but not the copper, this Newgate wall clock is the one for you. It’s generously sized, with a clean, unfussy and spacious dial, making it clear and easy to read even from across the room. While inspired by Newgate’s iconic designer clock collection, it’s sleek and modern with its smooth plywood casing, available in light or dark wood to fit with any scheme. The only downside is the lack of a second hand. If that’s a deal-breaker, you might want to go for the Karlsson, but if you want a handsome and easy-to-read modern clock, you’ve found it. 

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6. American Lifetime Day Clock

A feature-packed, easy-to-read wall clock, and the best wall clock for older buyers

Specifications

Best for: Elderly relatives
Colour: Various
Diameter: N/A (L24.6 x H17.8)
Power supply: Mains, battery backup
Material: Plastic

Reasons to buy

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Very clear display
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Set multiple alarms

Reasons to avoid

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Seasonal changes need to be made manually 

This wall-mountable clock has been specifically designed to ease anxiety in sufferers of Alzheimer’s and Dementia by being a clear and constant reminder of the time and day, written out in full to minimise confusion. It also includes a set of multi-function alarms, great for medication and appointment reminders, but perhaps best of all, the packaging makes no mention of what the clock is designed for, so it can be bought as a gift without upset. With its ultra-clear time and date display, it’s also a good option for people with vision loss, or anyone who just wants a no-fuss time-teller. Just remember to make seasonal time adjustments, as the clock doesn’t see to them automatically. 

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7. HOME Silver Satellite Decorative Wall Clock

This stunning satellite clock is an easy way to add decorating x-factor

Specifications

Best for: Wow-factor
Colour: Silver
Diameter: 50cm
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Metal

Reasons to buy

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Affordable take on a retro classic
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Bright, open design

Reasons to avoid

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Quite hard to tell the time 

A fun new take on the retro sunburst clock, this satellite clock from Argos is way more affordable than its high-end look would suggest. Crafted from chrome-look spokes and dots around a diminutive face, it leaves any wall it’s hung on looking bright and spacious despite a considerable 50cm diameter, thanks to an openwork design and light-reflecting mirror finish. Unfortunately it’s not the clearest to tell the time on, especially if you’re a little short-sighted, but it makes up for it by looking fantastic — and on a budget, too! 

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8. Wayfair Wood and Metal Pendulum Wall Clock

A grand antique-look clock with all the classic elements you could wish for

Specifications

Best for: Period homes
Colour: Walnut
Diameter: N/A (H47 x W29 x D10cm)
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Wood

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful antique look
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Volume set and night shut-off

Reasons to avoid

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Time can be tricky to set 

Finding suitable fittings for a period home can be tricky, especially if you’re on a budget — but if you’re in the market for an antique-look wall clock, you need look no further. This pendulum clock from the London Clock Company is about as traditional as it gets, with a handsome wooden case, faint, non-intrusive ticking, brass-look pendulum, Roman dial and Westminster chime. It has up-to-date features too, like auto night shut-off and volume control, although some have noted that the time can be a little tricky to set. After an affordable, reliable modern clock with an antique look? This is the best wall clock for you!

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9. Lascelles Angel Wall Clock

A dreamy, antique-look clock for country-style interiors

Specifications

Best for: Shabby chic
Colour: Cream
Diameter: 36cm
Power supply: 1xAA battery
Material: Wood

Reasons to buy

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Feminine antique design 
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Very affordable

Reasons to avoid

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Won’t suit a modern room 

This clock absolutely epitomises the shabby chic aesthetic, so if you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch to a rustic room, this is it. A wonderfully romantic design with a distressed rose motif, faux-antique script and delicate traditional hands, every last detail has been thought of. Add it to a country kitchen or little girl’s room for a lovely decorative flourish that, despite its wonderful ‘Provencal market find’ look, costs less than you might think. 

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. Along with my team, I'm here to review all of the products you might be considering buying for your home. As someone who lives in a flat with a small amount of storage space to work with, and with two indoor pets to clean up after, I am forever searching for stylish yet functional appliances that won't blemish my decor if I can't fit them in a cupboard. I love decorating my living room for each season, while my other hobbies include drinking a decent cup of coffee, going on park walks with my dog and enjoying an Instagrammable brunch with my husband.

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