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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.

Milk

Milk

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The Ginger Pig

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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.

Wandsworth Common

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.

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.

Manifesto Pizzeria

Manifesto Pizzeria

Fresh and seasonal pizza for a good price!

Clapham Common

Clapham Common

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

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.

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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

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

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

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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.

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  1. 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.

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

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Child-friendly activities near SW12

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

Play and Learn

Fayland Children's Centre (Triangle Site)
Stay and Play sessions aim to help parents/carers learn how to include play in every day routines with their children. These sessions will provide a variety of activities to support parents/carers in developing their understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage. These sessions are for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years. At the sessions parents/carers will: meet other parents and carers help their children explore their creativity, and have fun. There is no need to book just drop-in. Please come dressed for messy play.

Mummy and baby spa

Independent mindbodysou
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

Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classes

St Mary & St John the Divine
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week.  Website

Tin Pan Annie Music

ST JAMES' COMMUNITY CENTRE
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

Jelly Tots Playgroup

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 0-3 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. Website

Baby Massage with Susan Patterson-Smith

The Studio, 2nd Floor, Thurleigh Road Practice
Clinical research has shown that positive, loving, nurturing touch has an important impact on a baby's development. Baby massage is something that every parent can learn - providing benefits to both the baby and parent. Website

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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