Balham

About the Area

Balham—pronounced, Ba-lahm, darling—has soared in popularity in recent years. A haven for young pros, families and people with frothy coffee coming out of their taps, this once unfancied corner of South London has gone from not-spot to hot-spot in the blink of an iPad.

Not quite suburb, not quite Soho, Balham is one of those great in-between areas boasting all the action of city life but with plenty of space to breathe. At night, you’ve got loads on your doorstep for a casual bite — think sushi bars and pizzerias — or chug on session IPA at Balham Bowls Club (a quirky haunt from the now legendary Antic collective). When the weekend comes, sway to late-night DJ sessions at Hagen & Hyde, where industrial decor meets classic cocktails and great things happen.

Round these parts, the bright lights of Brixton are a simple hop, skip and jump (we prefer an Uber), and get this: Balham is home to that rarest of South London species… a tube station! It’s bang on the Northern Line (get to Leicester Square in less than 20 mins) and with a National Rail station to boot, Balham’s a great location for work and play.

Oh, and there’s a massive Waitrose. Always a plus.

Banana Cabaret Comedy Club

Banana Cabaret Comedy Club This 30 year old place has been a spring board for many British Comedians. Book your Friday and Saturday tickets in advance!

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The Exhibit

An all-day open eating and drinking hub with retro films, weekend comedy and art exhibitions.

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The Bedford

Well known as a comedy and music venue with The Clash, U2 and Ed Sheeran performing early gigs here.

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Foxlow

Meaty menu and cocktails at a chic Modern European restaurant in Balham, scattered with mid-century furniture.

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Lamberts Restaurant

They showcase the best regional British produce according to the season.

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Brickwood Coffee & Brunch

Imaginative dishes and a cheerful staff awaits you in this Aussie-style café.

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Balham Bowls Club

A stunningly preserved, cosy and crowded old bar with a fire in winter.

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Be at One Cocktail Bar

A party bar for seven nights a week, just two minutes’ walk from Balham Underground and Mainline Stations.

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The Avalon

Named after the mythical island at the heart of the legend of King Arthur, The Avalon is a majestic public house and garden located in Clapham South.

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Tooting Bec Lido

Outdoor swimming pool open from May to September.

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Balham Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre

Daily Aqua classes including Aqua Jog, Aqua Fit and Aqua Circuits plus steam room and sauna.

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Fitness First London - Balham Gym

A wide range of group exercise classes as well as a cardio theatre and gym floor.

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Balham Underground

Northern Line and Southern Trains | Zone 3

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Wandsworth Common Rail Station

Line: Southern Trains | Zone 3

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Clapham South Underground Station

Northern Line | Zone 2+3

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