Balham and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Balham and surrounding areas
"A great mix of independent and high street stores gives Balham a real community feel that always impresses my clients."Chris Campbell
"There are some breathtaking properties neighbouring Wandsworth Common."Rupert Greig
"Tooting's popularity is ever growing thanks to its vibrant high street and the soon to be 24-hour service on the Northern Line."Bradley Slade
Where do Balham and surrounding areas locals go?
Balham Bowls Club
The heartbeat of Balham's nightlife, this vibrant pub is open until 1am Friday and Saturday and also serves food from the bar and dining area.
Submitted by James
Camden Coffee House
If you're feeling tired and in need of a caffeine hit, Camden Coffee House is the place to go! #bestcoffeeintown
Submitted by James
Monmouth Coffee and shopping while you chat! It is a furniture store and boutique, as well as a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and sweet treats with friendly, cosy surroundings.
Submitted by Louise
Hildreth Street Market
On a miserable English day, the best place to go to put a 'spring' in your step is Hildreth Street Market, where stall owners sell beautiful seasonal flowers.
Submitted by James
A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to go.
Submitted by Daisy
The best Caribbean restaurant in Tooting Bec and their lunch deal is only £3.50!
Submitted by Akilah
Amazing place for food and particularly busy at the weekends for breakfast - you can often find queues there, it's so popular!!
Submitted by Posy
Always great modern European food at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion.
Submitted by Mami
A great recently opened restaurant on Streatham Hill. Go here for something completely different to the other places in the area.
Submitted by Graeme
Tariq Halal Meats
An amazing butchers in Streatham that is part of a small franchise of equally great stores.
Submitted by Ermal
The best fish and chips in South London, right on Tooting High Street.
Submitted by Oliver
An awesome Pakistani restaurant serving delicious curries! Really busy, a lively atmosphere and really good for large groups of people.
Submitted by Oliver
Awesome Lebanese food at a good price. I would recommend a £6 lunch box deal, but make sure you order a little in advance.
Submitted by Oliver
Lovely place for a coffee in the morning before getting in to the office and amazing cooked breakfasts with thick milkshakes. It turns into a bar at night with an extensive cocktail menu and it's open until 2am!
Submitted by Chris
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Did you know?
"Built in 1937, Du Cane Court is Balham's largest landmark and Europe's biggest privately owned residential block. Owing to its Art Deco design, it has been used in the filming of ITV's Poirot."
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Child-friendly activities near Balham and surrounding areas
TinyTalk Baby Signing - Wandsworth Hearing Support ServiceWandsworth Hearing Support Service
TinyTalk baby signing classes encourage communication in pre-verbal babies through signing & singing. Babies have a lot to say and if they can communicate their needs, frustration on both parts can be avoided. Which leads to happier babies & mommies. Website
Tin Pan Annie MusicST JAMES' COMMUNITY CENTRE
Fabulous fun real music classes accompanied by guitar, packed full of action songs, rhymes, puppets, stories, percussion and bubbles. Written by child music education expert, designed to educate, stimulate, boost confidence and encourage social skills. Our well-loved team of Tin Pan teachers are all talented musicians with that special sparkle to engage children on a journey of imagination with the loveable Tin Pan Annie ragdoll in our innovative themed classes. Website
Beacon Toddler GroupChurch of the Ascension
Beacon Toddler Group is a large and growing group for parents and carers of pre-school children offering toys fun and games and a great social space in church every Thursday morning. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-3 years. Attending the group can: give parents/carers a chance to get support and advice, start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. To find out more or get involved please contact Jacqui Hance. Website
Tooting Bec Athletics TrackTooting Bec Athletics Track
This eight lane fully floodlit facility is open all year round and caters for individual athletes schools and club competitions. The club is home to Herne Hill Harriers Athletic Club and hosts other special events. Children young people and adults of all abilities are welcome. In addition to providing a full range of track and field facilities the pavilion provides: a fully equipped gym, heated changing and showering accommodation, and a refreshment/rest area with automatic vending and a kitchen. Although top class athletes use the service the track is a safe training area for anyone of any standard. You do not have to join a club to use the track. If the track is booked for competition it will be closed to casual users although the gym and changing areas will remain open. Website
Superhero Film Shoots! -Studio Film School BalhamBroomwood Hall School
Inspired by our favourite comic book films, this four day workshop will see us creating green screen effects, dazzling stunts and action set pieces to make a superhero spectacular. Try your hand at filmmaking on an epic scale: the world needs you! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Website
Pitter PatterSt Stephen's Church
Aimed at babies under 12 months, Pitter Patter is also for mothers, fathers and carers. Join us in St Stephens Church and take the opportunity to meet and chat with others going through the same experiences in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The babies will be able to enjoy some very gentle activities such as singing, soft play and stories, especially aimed at little ones.
NCT Balham Breastfeeding CafeHarrisons Restaurant
Are you breastfeeding a baby or planning to breastfeed? Would you like support or information on breastfeeding? Would you like to meet other breastfeeding mums? Then drop-in at our breastfeeding café for free support and information from qualified NCT breastfeeding counsellors. You'll find a relaxed and friendly environment. ALL welcome. When Every Monday (except bank holidays) 10.00 am & 12.00 noon. Please arrive by 11.30am. Where Private dining room Harrison's 15-18 Bedford Hill SW12 9EX Contact For other enquiries email: Kate email@example.com DONATE to keep our breastfeeding cafe open & free to all www.justgiving.com/claphamnct Website
About Balham and surrounding areas
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Wandsworth Common
- Streatham Hill
- Clapham Junction
- Clapham North
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