Described once as a ‘land full of happy contented people’, Balham is a dreamy mix of green spaces, pavement cafés, boutique shops and culture hot spots. There’s something for everyone in Balham, making it a firm favourite with young professionals and families alike.
A PLACE TO BELONG
With its ‘village vibe’ and relaxed, friendly feel, Balham is the perfect place to put down roots. There’s a real pride to living here with residents fervently supporting their local independent shops and eateries. Whether it’s a pottery class, speed dating or just a stroll along Hildreth Street Market, there’s always something going on to bring this vibrant community closer together.
WORK HARD. PLAY HARDER.
Balham is perfectly located for an easy journey to work in Central London. But life’s not all about work! When it’s time to unwind, Balham’s got it covered. Situated between three Commons (Clapham, Tooting Bec and Wandsworth), Balham offers a real escape from city life and the chance to enjoy life out in the open air. Whether it’s a morning jog, an afternoon life drawing class or a night on the tiles, the options are endless.
TRAINS AND TUBES
Irene Studios is just a stone’s throw from Balham’s tube and train stations, with both offering quick access to the city.
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BUSES AND BICYCLES
The area is also serviced by many local bus routes including the 155 from Tooting to Elephant and Castle, the 249 to Clapham Common and the 355 to Brixton. If public transport isn’t your thing then Cycle Superhighway 7 is right on the doorstep and the South Circular is close-by for access to other parts of London.
A PLACE TO START A FAMILY
Balham is also a great place to start a family. Not only does it boast a safe, friendly community feel and lots for the little ones to see and do, it also has some great schools and nurseries. There are no less than 17 primary schools within 20 minutes of Irene Studios, 10 of which are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.