Balham is a popular part of South London that offers great transport links, good schools and lovely green commons. If you want to live in South London but can’t afford Clapham, Balham is an excellent alternative.
If you need to commute to central London, overground trains will get you there in around 15 minutes. Balham underground station is in Zone 3 and there are plenty of buses than can take you to Clapham, Brixton and further afield.
Balham is populated with a number of good and outstanding schools, as rated by Ofsted. Balham’s location also makes it perfect for students studying at any of the London universities.
Next to Balham are Wandsworth common and Clapham common, two huge green spaces that families will love. If you’re looking to eat and drink there are a number of amazing restaurants, bars and cafes.