Simple Victorian townhomes and casual taverns compose Balham, a southwest London neighborhood with a friendly atmosphere and suburban amenities. Getting to Balham’s town center is easy—the neighborhood has its own tube station. Away from Balham’s commercial core and its mix of independent bookstores, boutiques, and big-name chains, the neighborhood leads a quiet life punctuated by brief interjections of music and comedy from landmark venues like The Bedford.See 55 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Balham's Casual Pace and Relaxed Space
Clapham South is a lively, trendy part of London (although the street itself is very quiet). The area is popular with young professionals and young families. Its central location means it only takes 15 minutes on the tube to reach Central London."
Town Life: Splitting Time Between the Pub and the Cafe
Balham is a vibrant, trendy area of London ... The nearby Bedford Pub/Banana Cabaret venue has regular live music and comedy attracting visitors from all over London, and is well worth a visit."
All Aboard to Balham
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