Balham is an area within south London and the Borough of Wandsworth. The area is not strictly defined as a town but has been inhabited since Saxon times and for well over a thousand years. Balham is a vibrant and multicultural part of urban London, surrounded by a number of well-known and expansive open spaces, namely Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Bec Common. The area has been a popular residential location for anyone working in more central or northern parts of London ever since the creation of Balham railway station in the mid-1800s. Central Balham sees Bedford Hill and Balham High Road come together, with both roads and their surroundings lined with lively bars, fashionable cafes and great places to eat out.
Setting up your business here
Balham is home to businesses of varying sizes that operate across a broad range of industry sectors. The area has a good supply of quality serviced office space and is very easily reached from all parts of central London. A key benefit of the area as a business location is the convenience of having the Northern Line of the London Underground running directly through Balham and heading straight for Charing Cross. Companies with offices in Balham include the accountants of YR Associates, the marketing agency How2Consulting and the surveyors and valuers of Edward Ryde Chartered Surveyors.
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Things to do in Balham
Balham is a particularly great place to eat out or to grab a drink or two. Among the best restaurants in the area are Gurkhas Diner, which serves Nepalese food, Lambertís, which prides itself on using the best of local British ingredients and Harrisonís Restaurant Brasserie Bar, which has an international menu and a cocktail bar downstairs. Meanwhile, the Bedford is one of the best pubs in south London, with live musical and comedy performances a regular draw for entertainment lovers in the area. Other excellent bars in Balham include the Firefly Bar, Be At One and Exhibit Diner, which is associated with an intimate but brilliant local cinema. Nearby attractions include Clapham Common, which is alive with outdoor activities throughout the year, and Brixton Village, which is fast becoming one of Londonís most popular food markets and alternative dining destinations.
- Tube lines: Northern
- Mainline stations: Balham
- Nearest motorways: M25 via A24
- Nearest airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, City, Stansted