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Camden Coffee House

Camden Coffee House

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

Milk

Milk

Amazing place for food and particularly busy at the weekends for breakfast - you can often find queues there, it's so popular!!

Hildreth Street Market

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.

Balham Bowls Club

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.

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

Great function room for parties and meetings as well as delicious food all year round. Weekends always have a great vibe which makes it my local.

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

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

Lavish Habit

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.

Bar 61

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 Coffee Co. of Tooting

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!

Tariq Halal Meats

Tariq Halal Meats

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

Franco Manca

Franco Manca

Great tasting sourdough pizza in a bustling market environment.

Tartine

Tartine

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

La Casita

La Casita

A fantastic choice of Spanish food and drink all at great value!

Meza

Meza

Fresh and healthy Lebanese food to go!

Perfect Blend

Perfect Blend

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Balham, Wandsworth Common, Tooting, Clapham, Streatham Hill, Streatham, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction, Clapham North and Brixton

"In 2011 a lemur was found living on Tooting Bec Common."

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

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

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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.

Pram Chorus

The Bedford Side Bar
A fun and friendly daytime choir for parents and carers of pre-school-age children based in Balham. Songs are taught by ear so that you have your hands free to hold jiggle feed or dance with your little one.

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

The Boys' Brigade

Trinity Road Chapel
Each week The Boys' Brigade works with thousands of young people many of whom have no other connection with the Church. The Boys' Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old of any faith and background. Through the many different activities children will: learn about themselves, get to know people and learn to work together, explore their community, and personally develop. Visit the website for more information. Website

Jelly Tots Parent and Toddler Group

St Stephens Church
This group is aimed at under 4s, with lots of toys, soft play, art activities, baby area for under ones and singing at the end of each session. Tea/ coffee and biscuits for adults, juice for children.

Perform - Balham

The Parish Church of St Mary & St John The Divine
Perform runs unique drama dance and singing based workshops as well as parties and holiday courses throughout London and the South East. It is designed for children aged 4-8 years old. At Perform classes children can: meet children in their age group and make new friends, learn as they sing dance and play, improve their confidence and self-esteem, and be active and improve their health. You can contact Perform for further information to book your free first session and to sign your child up for a class. There is a termly fee for classes and places must be booked in advance. Children attending the classes will need comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear as there is a lot of movement involved. Website

NCT Balham Breastfeeding Cafe

Harrisons 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 balhambreastfeedingcafe@gmail.com DONATE to keep our breastfeeding cafe open & free to all www.justgiving.com/claphamnct Website

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