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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.

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

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

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!!

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.

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.

Tooting Bec Lido

Tooting Bec Lido

A great place for a swim! Because it's an open air pool, it's ideal in the summer.

Lahore Karahi

Lahore Karahi

An awesome Pakistani restaurant serving delicious curries! Really busy, a lively atmosphere and really good for large groups of people.

The Hamlet

The Hamlet

The best decor I have ever seen in a bar. The Hamlet is almost like a Hidden Gem in Streatham. Beautiful food, cocktails and staff.

Orange Buffalo

Orange Buffalo

Amazing wings, with an equally as amazing vegan option. Well worth a visit!

Brickwood

Brickwood

Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.

Tooting Broadway Market

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!

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!

The Castle

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.

Kennedy's

Kennedy's

The best fish and chips in South London, right on Tooting High Street.

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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

"The Bedford is one of Balham's most celebrated nightspots and has been host to a number of well known comedians and recording artists, including U2 and Eddie Izzard."

There are some breathtaking properties neighbouring Wandsworth Common.

Rupert Greig

A mixture of independent and high street shops line Streatham High Road, which has seen great development over the past few years.

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

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Balham Leisure Centre

Balham Leisure Centre
The service provides many activities and facilities including: a training area childcare large gym sauna and steam room sunbeds exercise classes children's activities over 50s activities swimming lessons. You can visit the website telephone email or drop in for information on activities. You do not have to become a member to use the service but membership will allow you to get discounts on activities. You can use the service during opening times and set activity times. It is advisable to bring: a towel water bottle change of clothes and appropriate footwear. Website

Mummy and baby spa

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Pregnancy treatments and baby friendly facilities ensure that our mummy & baby spa takes you through your pregnancy and beyond... Whether for maintenance waxing or luxurious pampering IMBS believes that a woman's beauty needs are just as important when you are a mum and should be affordable and not reliant upon finding childcare. Everything within the spa has been designed to be mum- and baby-friendly, to make life easier for mums to be able to relax and feel comfortable and confident that their little one is as welcome in the spa as mum is. With just two treatment rooms mums can feel safe and secure within the intimate surroundings. The SOTHYS and Aveda products used within the spa are safe for use throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Website

Toddler Craft Mornings

Cafe 207
It is a chance for children aged two to five years to try out some simple arts and craft in the comfort of the back room in the Café. Parents and carers need to be with their child to help them. We charge a small fee for materials. Website

Under 1's Group

Fayland Children's Centre Triangle Site
Come and take part in a session aimed at the needs of very young babies. For parents/carers with babies under 1. Parents/carers will have a chance to: explore different activities with their child, meet other parents and little friends for their baby, and have fun. Please call for more information. Website

Rise and Shine Stay and Play Session

Balham Nursery School & Childrens Centre
Come along and join us for breakfast or just join us for coffee. It's a good way to meet other parents and carers. This session is for parents/carers to support each other. Parent/carers have an opportunity to: make friends, socialise, support each other through sharing experiences, discuss a new topic each month, and find out about new courses and opportunities available locally. Please call in advance.

Storytime

Balham Library
Storytime is half an hour of songs stories and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-4 years. Storytime gives you an opportunity to: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website

Baby Massage

Balham Nursery School & Childrens Centre
This is a course where parents can learn how to massage their baby. The session is for parents/carers and their babies. The benefits of using massage are: it assists bonding with your baby, it helps your baby to relax, and it helps relieve colic teething and sleeping problems. Spaces are limited so please book in advance. Massage oil is provided but please bring a towel. Website

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