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Bedford Hill

Period homes form a handsome backdrop for this parkside thoroughfare

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

Chris Campbell

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

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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Bedford Hill locals go?


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

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.

Camden Coffee House

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

Blackbird Bakery

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

Tooting Bec Lido

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

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.

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

La Casita

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

Tariq Halal Meats

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

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.

Brooks and Gao

One of only a few decent coffee shops on Streatham High Road. It's slightly pricier than its competitors, but for the quality of the food and coffee, it's justified.

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!

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.

Cut the Mustard

This delightful cafe between Tooting and Streatham is a real hidden gem. They have everything you would expect on a brunch menu and the portions are huge!

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"The original pitch of the Oval cricket ground was 10,000 squares of turf from Tooting Common."

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Child-friendly activities near Bedford Hill

Coffee & Chat Baby and Toddler Group

Balham Community Centre
We aim to provide a friendly atmosphere where parents can come and chat while children are having fun with activities. Refreshments are provided for both adults and children. This is a drop in session where parents/carers stay for the duration of the session and have a coffee and chat. Due to space we are limited to the number of parents & children we are able to take so we advise you to arrive early to avoid disapointment . Website

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.

Well Baby Clinic

Balham Health CLinic
At the Well Baby Clinic you can get advice and guidance about your child. These sessions are for parents/carers and young children aged 0-5 years. The clinic offers the chance for you to: discuss general health issues and worries about your child, have your child weighed, and get advice about feeding. Drop-in session at Balham Health Clinic. You must bring: your personal child health record book, and your baby changing bag.

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

Buggyfit with Eliza DoAlot

Tooting Bec Common Cafe,
The ultimate fitness class for mums wanting to get back into shape, shift weight, socialise and have expert post natal workout advice. Website

Hedgesparrows - an outdoor nature group for parents and toddlers

Tooting Bec Common
Gathered together outside in the natural environment children are free to explore their surroundings. There is a seasonal craft using naturally found objects and materials followed by (organic) snack time and then we finish with ringtime Website


Tooting Bec Common
An outdoor nature group for parents and toddlers. A short walk leads to a wooded glade where we arrange our base camp. Gathered together outside in the natural environment children are free to explore their surroundings. Parents and children from newborn to three and a half years are welcome. Sessions are held on Tuesday mornings during term time 10-12. Meet at the Triangle Playground at the southern end of Cavendish Road (northern part of Tooting Bec Common) . Attending a he group can: start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. Please bring appropriate clothing for all weather experiences for you and your baby or toddler as well as your own cup plate and blanket. Call for more details. Website
  1. About Bedford Hill

    Bedford Hill is the area south-east of Balham and north-west of Tooting Bec. It passes through Tooting Bec Common.

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