Guide to living in

A guide to living in Balham

Located in the London Borough of Wandsworth, Balham is one of South-West London’s most sought after destinations. With many a dynamic shopping area, Balham’s range of independent coffee shops and food outlets will impress even the most discerning of suitors.

Balham resides between four commons, Clapham, Wandsworth, Tooting Bec and Tooting Graveney; residents are treated to an unusual abundance of green space for an inner city area, leaving no excuse for a lack of exercise.

The area boasts many interesting cultural landmarks and award winning pub, The Bedford is probably the most renowned. A powerhouse on the comedy circuit, the pub has and still does play host to some very famous names.

“Dominated by lavish Victorian flats and terraces, Balham has some truly desirable high specification property”

Dominated by lavish Victorian flats and terraces, Balham has some truly desirable high specification property. If the vintage style doesn’t appeal, the area is home to many art deco flats with period features particularly in the famous Du Cane Court and the Hever Estate.

As many young families are moving to the area for the fine selection of schools and it becomes even more of a hive for young professionals, it seems that Balham is one of the prime places to be in South West London.


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Eating & Drinking

Known locally as BBC, Balham Bowls Club is a bar that must be visited, its cosy interior and eye catching features create a grand retro vibe that is sure to delight.

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Set for a return in September 2017, the Balham Food Festival is a spectacle to behold. Showcasing the best of Balham, the festival will run over a fortnight with some very special events as well as the traditional culinary-based fun.

Travelling to Balham

Navigating around the capital from Balham is a doddle, with extremely frequent tube links on the Northern Line and National Rail services to the West End and beyond.

Local Atkinson McLeod office – Balham Estate Agent