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A locals' guide to SW12

"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

"Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out."

Jon Woods

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW12 locals go?

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.

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.

Milk

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

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

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

Gigalum

This bar serves drink and food throughout the day, but by night it becomes one of the most popular music venues in Clapham. There's DJs and dancing in the garden until the early hours.

Chez Bruce

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

Refill

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

The Ginger Pig

As well as sublime sausage and stilton rolls, the Ginger Pig sells a great variety of lunch treats. Limited vegetarian options, but they do serve many of their products with rocket.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Tooting Bec Lido

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

Wandsworth Common

One of the best places south of the Thames to walk your dog on a Sunday morning. There is also a fantastic coffee shop inside the park where you can meet friends and catch up on the week.

Clapham Common

A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!

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, Streatham Hill, Clapham, Streatham, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction, Clapham North and Brixton

What do you love about SW12?

Why do you find SW12 a great place to live?

Charlie

"So many like minded people around. Balham has a great vibe at the weekend and a huge array of restaurants to choose from. The best part of London."

January 2015

Local resident

"Tooting common and the leafy oak trees, and above all else the quiet. Quiet and only 15 minutes from Streatham Hill to Victoria."

June 2013

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

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  1. About SW12

    SW12 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas ofBalham, Clapham South, Hyde Farm and is covered by the Wandsworth, Lambeth local authority.

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