Situated in South West London, Balham is popular with families and young professionals as it benefits from ample restaurants, pubs and supermarkets, plenty of greenery and great transport links.
The closest park is Tooting Bec Common. It provides locals and visitors with open green spaces, tennis courts, ponds, a lido, cafes, a playground and more. A short walk away are Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common – two large open green spaces with similar amenities. The ample parks in the vicinity provide a great opportunity to explore South West London.
The numerous transport links offer a quick and easy way to travel to central London as well as other tourist attractions outside of the city. The city-centre can be reached in as little as 20 minutes.
In the vicinity is Hildreth Street – a bustling, pedestrian-only street with many eateries, cafes and unusual shops. There is also a small selection of market stalls selling flowers, fruit & veg, clothing and more every day of the week. In the evenings, the bars and pubs provide a dynamic and lively atmosphere.
A short walk, Tube or bus ride away are the vibrant Northcote Road, Abbeville Village and more relaxed Clapham Old Town. These village-like areas provide a wide selection of both trendy and traditional restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, market stalls and more.
We especially recommend visiting Balham Farmers Market for its various fresh food stalls, The Bedford pub’s Banana Cabaret Comedy Club to catch a show, and Clapham Old Town for al-fresco dining and upmarket amenities via Clapham Common.
Balham offers you the opportunity to have a local, village-like experience, away from the hordes of tourists.- Read less