Introduction to Balham
Balham has grown into something of a jewel of South London. Connected to the City via the Northern Line this small town offers many chic coffee stops and independent, unique shops operated by the local business owners. You are spoiled with greenspace in Balham which the locals love to use for picnics on sunny days and exercise even on those cold mornings. The overwhelming feeling of unity and motivation Balham emits is certainly a result of the wonderful resident’s individual excellence.
If you were to pick faults in this marvellous neighbourhood the only reasonable chink in its armour would be the high value of property. Although many would see this as a positive, the reality for many young professionals who rent in Balham, and adore Balham is they will struggle to make permanent roots in the long term here.
Using our expert local knowledge, we’ve put together a Balham Area Guide which explores the best cafes, bars, schools and amenities in and around the area.
Charming cafés and bars
The many cafés and bars which promote much of the area’s excitement and attraction can be found close by to the station and main supermarket. Megan’s on the Hill is always a big hitter with young couples and friends for those much-needed catch-ups. Milk is another notable addition to Balham’s cohort of Coffee & Cake venues, offering both as well as chilled out vibes. Finally, you could do a lot worse than to visit Brickwood Coffee & Bread located on Hildreth Street, for your caffeine and pastry needs!
For those more interested in beer, spirit and wine-drinking The Devonshire and historic Bedford Pubs will have you covered and some! You can also find a series of events including live music and quizzes at these venues and many others situated throughout Balham.
Interested in what Balham can offer your children? There’s a host of outstanding primary schools to choose from when you live in Balham, such as: Henry Cavendish Primary, Holy Ghost Catholic Primary and Telferscot Primary. Secondary schools include: Chestnut Grove Academy, La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls School and Streatham & Clapham High School.
Other notable amenities in the area include: The Flower Sanctuary, Balham Country Market, Hildreth Street Market & Balham Leisure Centre.
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