Balham is a popular area of South West London in the borough of Wandsworth, located between Clapham and Tooting Bec Commons. It is mostly populated by young professionals, couples and families, all drawn to the area’s easy transport links, excellent schools, including Hornsby House, Henry Cavendish and Holy Ghost Primary. Also, the busy high streets mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, from national chains to independents, means there's something for everyone. Balham is a real melting pot and a fantastic place to live.
Balham has superb transport links into the City, the West End and out to the Home Counties, while the motorway network provides easy access to London's principal airports. For commuters, Balham Railway Station (National Rail) provides services to Clapham Junction and Victoria (12 minutes), while the underground station (Northern Line) is just 20 minutes from the City.
Popular attractions and events include the annual food festival as well as the newly regenerated Hildreth Street, a pretty pedestrianised street with a regular market, the perfect place to buy your fruit, vegetables and flowers, and a large variety of independent restaurants. Tooting Bec Common offers a wide range of sporting activities such as tennis courts, cricket pitches, and a lido, which is the UKs largest freshwater swimming pool.
A wide range of property is available, from small period conversion flats, perfect for a first time buyer, to large double-fronted, Victorian family homes in the sought-after and affluent Heaver Estate. There are terraced period houses situated in the popular Nightingale Triangle and stylish and contemporary apartments in one of the new-build developments dotted around the Balham area. Balham is also home to Du Cane Court, Europe's largest block of flats and apartments built for private residents.