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Local Area Guide

Balham is situated in the middle of the three south London commons, Clapham, Tooting, and Wandsworth.

The area has stepped out of the shadow cast by close-by Clapham of late and offers a relaxed and refined alternative to its more hedonistic, rambunctious neighbour.

Composed predominantly of traditional Victorian and Edwardian terraces, Balham is a friendly neighborhood boasting excellent suburban amenities, with a healthy mix of big-name chains nestling among smaller, independent boutiques and coffee shops. Many of the larger Victorian and Edwardian properties are now maisonettes, however Balham does also offer incredible scope, with properties available anywhere from modern studio apartments to grand redbrick residences in the affluent Nightingale Triangle area.



Open Spaces

Three Commons – Tooting Bec, Clapham and Wandsworth, surround Balham. The wide open spaces are great for playing ball games, training, or simply catching some rays, and enjoying a picnic.


Transport Information

Balham is well connected with bus, trains and underground services that will all get you into the centre of town. Fastest of which, the Northern Line, that will get you to Leicester Square in just 20mins.

Local Train stations

•Balham
Tube Network (Northern line) & National Rail

•Clapham South
Tube Network (Northern Line)

•Wandsworth Common
National Rail

Tooting Bec
Tube Network (Northern Line)

Bus Routes

There are several bus routes including the 155 (to Elephant & Castle), the 249 (to Clapham Common), the 315 (to Norwood) and the 355 (to Brixton). There is a night bus service, the N155 from Aldwych.


Education

Nursery

Oak Tree Nursery School
21 Ramsden Road
 London
 SW12 8QX

Sparkie’s Nursery school
The St. Luke’s Church Hall 
London
 SW12 8QX

Balham nursery school & Children’s Center
72 Endlesham Road 
London 
SW12 8JL

The Montessori
102 Chestnut Grove 
London 
SW12 8JJ

Abacus Nursery School
Abacus Nursery School 
London 
SW12 9QH

Primary

Hornsby House
Hearnville Road 
London 
SW12 8RS

Alderbrook Primary School
Oldridge Road 
London 
SW12 8PP

Henry Cavendish
Hydethorpe Road Balham London SW12 0JA

Ravenstone
Ravenstone Street 
Balham 
London 
SW12 9SS

Telferscot Primary School
Telferscot Road
 London 
SW12 0HW

Secondary

Chesnutt Grove
Chestnut Grove 
London 
SW12 8JZ

Oak Lodge
101 Nightingale Lane
 London 
SW12 8NA

Broomwood Hall
68-74 Nightingale Lane
 London
 SW12 8NR

Waldorf School of southwest London
9 Weir Road 
London
 SW12 0LT

La Retraite Roman Catholic school
Atkins Road 
London
 SW12 0AB

Sixth form

Chesnutt Grove
Chestnut Grove 
London 
SW12 8JZ

Oak Lodge
101 Nightingale Lane 
London
 SW12 8NA

La Retraite Roman Catholic school
Atkins Road 
London 
SW12 0AB

St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

Malwood Road
 London
 SW12 8EN

Ernest Bevin College
Beechcroft Road
 London
 SW17 7DF