Balham Area Guide
Balham is one of London’s property hotspots, and with its fantastic array of bars and restaurants, beautiful green surroundings and brilliant transport links there’s no wonder Balham is one of South-West London’s most sought after destinations.
As well as an impressive shopping scene and great local schools, it’s the wide range of independent coffee shops and food outlets that makes Balham so desirable to both families and young professionals. With a broad selection of bars, a great social scene and vibrant weekend atmosphere Balham has fast become one of the most dynamic areas this side of the river.
In contrast to the bustling and urban High Road, Balham benefits from being surrounded by three commons, Clapham, Wandsworth, and Tooting Bec. Because of this, residents of Balham are indulged with a remarkable abundance of green space for an area so close to the city centre.
One of Balham’s main attractions for home buyers is its fantastic transport links. Not many areas are able to boast a National Rail mainline station as well as an underground station. On top of that, Balham stays well connected to the surrounding areas with local bus routes.
Balham has some truly desirable high spec properties to offer. The area is dominated by ornate Victorian houses, conversion flats and maisonettes, which feature beautiful period detailing. Balham is also home to many art deco flats, such as the popular Du Cane Court – one of the largest apartment blocks in Europe – and the Hever Estate. On top of this, Balham benefits from being in the Borough of Wandsworth, which has the cheapest council tax in the capital.