A South-London hotspot with community feel

Balham offers a relaxed atmosphere and mainly down-to-earth residents who love to join local community activities. It offers you the simple pleasures of life, without any ostentation – that exactly is its charm.

The area is located inside Zone 3 in South West London, surrounded by Clapham to the north, Brixton to the east, and Tooting to the south.

Families, young professionals as well as elderly people enjoy both the affordable amenities and the proximity of leafy parks there.

The largest Non-UK nationalities you can get acquainted with here are the Irish, Polish, South Africans and Aussies.


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Interesting Facts about Balham

  • Comedian Arthur Smith, the self-styled 'Night Mayor of Balham', is the most notable resident in the area.

  • In Victorian times, a 31 year old barrister was gradually and mysteriously poisoned to death in Balham, without ever giving a hint to the police who might have done this to him. The unsolved case became a legendary national sensation.

  • Du Cane Court, a distinctive building in Balham had escaped bombing in the Second World War, because German pilots used it as a navigational landmark.


Community & Culture

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

Dance classes are held throughout the week, live music four nights a week and club nights every Friday and Saturday.

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Sewing Machine Museum

Free admission to the collection and you can even take sewing classes, as well as cake decorating or knitting workshops!

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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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Bars & Pubs

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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Balham Bowls Club

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

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Sports & Recreation

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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Waitrose Balham

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Balham Underground and Rail Station

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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Medical Treatment

Balham Park Medical Surgery

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Bedford Hill Family Practice

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Balham Hill Family Practice

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