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Balham and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Balham and surrounding areas

"There are some breathtaking properties neighbouring Wandsworth Common."

Rupert Greig

"A great mix of independent and high street stores gives Balham a real community feel that always impresses my clients."

Chris Campbell

"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

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Where do Balham and surrounding areas locals go?


The best Caribbean restaurant in Tooting Bec and their lunch deal is only £3.50!

Chez Bruce

Always great modern European food at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion.

Camden Coffee House

If you're feeling tired and in need of a caffeine hit, Camden Coffee House is the place to go! #bestcoffeeintown

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.

Tariq Halal Meats

An amazing butchers in Streatham that is part of a small franchise of equally great stores.


Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.

Bar 61

The owners who are friendly and love a chat and a joke. The bar sells great tapas and you can enjoy an old fashioned leisurely lunch in a bar that has the atmosphere of a bygone age - love it.

The Castle

Jump off the tube at Tooting Broadway and straight to the bar! The beer garden is amazing. Definitely one of the best pubs in Tooting and South London.

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.

Tooting Broadway Market

One of the busiest markets in the South West, Tooting Market injects life and diversity to the already vibrant Tooting Broadway area. We're always talking about the property market, this is the real market we should be raving about!

Blackbird Bakery

A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to go.


A really nice café for lunch or a quick coffee with friends. They serve Mediterranean-style food and breakfasts until 5pm on the weekends.

Lavish Habit

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.

The Coffee Co. of Tooting

Brand new coffee shop that has opened and I love it! Delicious coffee, chilled out atmosphere and a great edition to Tooting. The falafel and avocado sandwich is awesome!


Fresh and healthy Lebanese food to go!

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TinyTalk Baby Signing - Wandsworth Hearing Support Service

Wandsworth 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 Music

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

Pitter Patter Parent and Toddler Group

St Stephen's Parish Church
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-1 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. There is no need to book just drop in.

Happy Mondays Parent & Toddler Group

St Stephens Church
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. Set up by a mum looking for an afternoon activity that would fit in with naps and an alternative to going to the park every day. We're a friendly lot and the atmosphere is relaxed. Come along have a drink and a chat while your child has some fun! Aimed at the under 4s soft play art activities baby area for under ones small ball pool. Indoor seesaw climbing frame and trikes/cars. Singing at the end. Tea/coffee and biscuits for parent/carer. Juice and fruit for children.

Baby First Aid

The First Aid for babies course focuses on all aspects of First Aid crucial for those looking after a new baby; we will help you to keep your baby safe and prepare you with the skills and confidence to be able to help in a medical emergency. Saturday, June 27, 2015 Saturday, July 4, 2015 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Website

Parent and Child Group

Waldorf School of SW London
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/cares can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This is an Early Years group for 0 - 3 year olds held indoors. In a quiet relaxed environment with soft colours and natural materials children play freely with simple wooden toys handmade rag dolls play cloths and nature's toys like conkers shells and pinecones. There is a seasonal craft or activity drawing with pure beeswax crayons then tidying-up time is followed by a wholesome organic snack and the session ends with ring time singing seasonal songs and playing finger games. Website

Pitter Patter

St 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.
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