About The Area

Balham area guide

Balham is another of London’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods that’s currently enjoying a real resurgence. It’s a varying location, popular with a range of different businesses including both retail and B2B, and a number of independent businesses and stores have chosen Balham for their location. It’s also been a thriving area for creatives over the years, so is a great location in which to base a studio.

Balham offers a lot of potential for networking, with the nearby districts of Waterloo and Victoria offering excellent transport links across the capital. Waterloo Station in particular offers outstanding direct links to the rest of the UK.

With a variety of properties available in the area and a varying demographic, Balham offers a lot of potential for businesses seeking to grow and exceed in the capital.

What companies does it suit?

Balham offers a lot of potential to businesses in a number of different sectors. Whether you’re working in B2B or B2C, Balham’s range of available premises and the excellent transport links mean that any business will be able to thrive.

Balham will likely suit those with client bases across the UK in particular, simply due to its close proximity to Waterloo and Victoria, both of which offer direct rail access to the rest of the UK. In terms of finding outstanding property without paying the costs that come with a more central location, Balham is worth your consideration.

"Balham London" by Stephen Colebourne is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

There are a number of links from the Balham area, with both overground and underground services available, connecting the area to the City of London and the West End. The closest stations include:


Clapham South

Balham Overground

Balham has a number of cafes, bars and restaurants, meaning that whatever you’re in the mood for at the end of a busy working day, you’ll be able to find it.

If you’re in the mood for a tasty breakfast, we’d definitely recommend visiting Brickwood. This Aussie café serves up a host of delicious early-morning brunches such as wild mushrooms on brioche and classic poached eggs with ham hock. For a more sophisticated evening meal, meanwhile, check out Lamberts, which makes use of local and seasonal ingredients to produce the stunning menu. One of the best restaurants in the area, without a doubt.  More of a barbeque and burger fan? Check out Cattle Grid.

If you’re a fan of coffee, it’s definitely worth taking the time to visit M1lk. Formerly a hipster’s paradise, it’s now much brighter and breezier, and continues to serve up tasty lunches as well as a number of delicious coffees.

For a good evening meal, meanwhile, we’d recommend checking out Hagen & Hyde, which is within easy reach of Balham Train Station. It’s a really good pub with a lived-in feel (in a good way), and the bar boasts a number of delicious craft ales, as well as a good food menu. The Bedford is definitely also worth checking out. Continually one of the most popular pubs in the area, it also hosts regular comedy and live music nights.

Hildreth Street Market

The Hildreth Street Market is an old-fashioned market in the best senses, so if you love a mooch around the stalls, give it a go.

Balham Swimming Pool

The Balham Swimming pool is a definite must for those that love time in the pool. The high roof and construction make for one of the more unique swimming venues in London.