Balham

Balham, South London is part of the London Borough of Wandsworth and is mainly made up of the SW12 postcode. Once known as the poor man’s Clapham, Balham has emerged as the popular choice for young professionals and young families, and has even been mooted as the new ’Notting Hill’. Balham is a little less hectic than neighbouring Clapham and Brixton, but has a large number of independent retailers, restaurants, bars and boutiques. In March 2014, it was one of just five places in London to be named in The Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’ Guide.


What makes Balham a great place to live?

Well connected

Balham is in zone 3 and is served by both the tube (Northern Line) and a National Rail station. By tube you can get to central London in 20 minutes, and you can get to Victoria by train in around 15 minutes. Clapham South tube station is also technically in Balham. If you’re a cyclist, then you will love the fact that Balham is on the CS7 cycle superhighway, offering a faster and safer cycle route into the City. There are also good bus connections, with a night bus that brings you home from Aldwych in 30 minutes.

A ‘villagey’ feel

Balham is known for its leafy streets, relaxed atmosphere and open green spaces. It’s a slightly more mature feel than neighbouring Clapham, ideal if you prefer the slightly less hectic lifestyle, but still want to be close to central London.

A great night out

Among the plethora of bars and restaurants in Balham, you will find live music and comedy at the Bedford. Performers at the so-called ‘Banana Cabaret’ have included Jo Brand, Eddie Izard and Al Murray. The Exhibit is a Balham institution, with an American diner, cinema, gallery and bar. It may not sound like the ideal night out, but head to Balham Bowls club for its chicken-wing eating competition.

Green space

Tooting Bec Common, Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common are all within walking distance of Balham.

Shops and Markets

Balham offers the perfect mix of high street chain stores and independent retailers, maintaining a vibrant ‘villagey’ feel. Visit the Balham country market every month at the Balham Bowls club.

Market Values

Average property prices in Balham are on the up:

  • 1 bedroom – £408,000
  • 2 bedroom – £599,000
  • 3 bedroom – £720,000
  • 4 bedroom – £1,250,000

The average rental in Balham is £387 per week for a flat, and £653 per week for a house.

Why invest in Balham

Balham offers quick and easy links into central London, and with Transport for London currently investing millions into the Northern Line, which is set to increase capacity by 20% and speed by 18%, it will become even more attractive to commuters. Balham offers some beautiful Victorian terraces on wide leafy streets, good schools, and lots of green space, making it popular with young families.

If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Balham, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.

Useful Links

School Ofsted reports – www.Ofsted.gov.uk (search ‘balham’)

www.balham.com

Balham Country Market – www.balhamcountrymarket.co.uk

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Places of interest

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Alderbrook Primary School

Oldridge Road
SW12 8PP

We are a vibrant, friendly, multicultural community primary which is currently expanding from a single form of intake to becoming a full two-form intake school. We have benefitted from major building and playground renovations over the past few years and opened a new-build, dedicated Early Years Unit in September 2013.

Our excellent facilities include a heated swimming pool, a well-resourced library, an attractively landscaped playground and a roof terrace. We have a strong teaching staff, including dedicated support for pupils with special educational needs (SEN), a trained team of nursery nurses and teaching assistants supporting children in every class.

We place a strong emphasis on enabling all our children to develop as happy, confident, independent learners who will contribute fully as adult citizens of the 21st century. Our children are encouraged to have high aspirations for everything they do and we recognise and celebrate all aspects of their achievement.

Our last Ofsted inspection in 2009 rated Alderbrook as good. You can read the full inspection report by clicking on the Ofsted Report tab on the left. Below is information about the 2013 Key Stage 2 attainment results and the use we make of the new Pupil Premium funding to raise standards at Alderbrook.”

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Balham Nursery School and Children’s Centre

72 Endlesham Road
SW12 8JL

To those who are new to the area or know little about the school, Balham is the oldest of the three state nursery schools in Wandsworth. The school was set up in the early thirties by members of the local community and others dedicated to the principles of nursery education. Our building in Endlesham Road was bought by public subscription and amongst those who made donations were the late Queen Mary, the then Major and Mrs Clement Attlee and Lady Megan Lloyd George. The school was officially opened on the 23rd May 1935 by Lady Astor, the first woman to become an MP.

Today, like other primary and secondary schools in Wandsworth, Balham Nursery School and Chlidren’s Centre (BNSCC) is funded by the Borough Council and parents are represented on the Governing Body. BNSCC is recognised by the DfE, (the Department for Education) and as such it is staffed by qualified teachers and nursery nurses, supported by ancillary staff. The school is also open to inspection by OFSTED and the Local Authority, which helps to ensure that all the children receive a good standard of education. Our most recent School OFSTED inspection (25th May 2010) and Early Years Childcare Provision inspection (2nd June 2009) were extremely positive. Copies of the reports can be obtained from the School Office and on the OFSTED website.

Balham Nursery School is one of Wandsworth Council’s 16 designated Children’s Centres. Children’s Centres provide a range of services to meet the needs of children under five in their local community. They ‘signpost’ families to services provided elsewhere when they are unable to make the provision themselves. BNSCC endeavours to meet the varied needs of children and families in the community and operates in strong partnership with parents and carers. Free support to parents and carers is offered through parenting courses that are relevant to child rearing in our complex society. These courses are advertised locally and are open to all parents and carers in the local community with young children.

There is a flourishing Parent Staff Friends Association which arranges events throughout the year, notably our Christmas and Summer fairs.

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Bertrum House School

290 Balham High Road
SW17 7AL

We are a non-selective family school with a village school atmosphere in the heart of South London. There is a strong community spirit among our children, parents and staff.
We specialise in the education of young children aged 2 to 7 years old. Bertrum House was established in 1984, which gives us many years of experience in guiding children successfully through these very important first five years of school life.
For young children it is especially important that their first big step beyond the secure world of family life is a very positive one. Our staff, chosen for their energy and commitment to children, nurture the children in our care with creativity, humour and affection, in a bright and secure environment. Our aim is to develop and mature the interest of our children in the world around them and to help them to achieve excellent academic results while they grow in social and emotional confidence.
There are real benefits and opportunities to being a big fish in a small pond. Our teachers know every child well and can give them the individual attention and support they need. Children have opportunities to shoulder responsibilities and take a more prominent role than they might have in a larger school. Our Class 2 children are high-profile seniors at the top of their school. As a result, when our children leave to go to their chosen prep schools at the age of seven, they are confident, independent and enthusiastic young learners.
We would be delighted to show you Bertrum House School at work. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment for a personal tour.

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Bodean's BBQ Restaurant

225 Balham High Road
SW17 7BQ

Back in 2002 Andre Blais had a dream - to bring the taste, the style, the soul of his beloved Kansas City barbecue to London town.

10 years later, the Bodean's family of diner-delis goes from strength to strength - the result of a tireless team effort dedicated to living the dream.

Ice hockey and all-round sports nut Andre is a team player, and among his big hitters are award-winning chefs making sure that when you eat at Bodean's you're getting the real thing just as surely as if you were sitting 3775 miles away in KC, USA.

Meanwhile, riffing on the styles of inspirational diners from Broadway to Texas to Hollywood, Bodean's resident designer Quentin Reynolds puts a fresh twist on Americana that's a feast for the eye as well as a great place to relax and have fun.

Bodean's regulars all over London know Andre and his team - they're around and about, making sure the slow-smoked BBQ and secret-recipe sauces are up to snuff, the beers frosty, the music hot and the bar stools comfy. Oh, and just keeping an eye on the big screen sports beamed live Stateside.

They say they're working. But when your dedication to the Bodean's dream means you can boast "Best Ribs this Side of the Atlantic'' (Time Out), "Best Sandwich in London'' (Capital Radio) and Best American Restaurant (Tio Pepe Nominated), we guess you're allowed a little me-time.

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Broomwood Hall School

68-74 Nightingale Lane
SW12 8NR

Broomwood Hall is a co-educational pre-preparatory and preparatory school located in Wandsworth, London SW, catering for children from the age of 4 until they are ready to go to their next schools at 8 years of age (boys) or 11 or 13 years (girls). There are two pre-preparatory departments which are run in parallel based at The Old Vicarage and 50 Nightingale Lane, SW12 and 3 Garrad's Road in SW16.

The School is run on traditional lines, with a Christian philosophy and ethos. It seeks to provide an unrivalled excellence of education, both inside and outside the classroom, with particular emphasis on

self-discipline and confidence
a sense of duty and responsibility
good manners, courtesy and tolerance of others
The school was originally set up specifically to prepare children for entry to the well known boys' preparatory and (via Common Entrance) girls public schools. Nowadays the majority of our boys go on to our preparatory school Northcote Lodge when thery leave at 8, although we still send a good number to other (mainly London) prep schools, whilst more and more girls opt for the well-known public schools (e.g. Marlborough, Wellington, Bradfield) at 13+, or London Day Schools at either 11+ or 13+.

Broomwood Hall boys have priority of entry to Northcote Lodge, allowing parents and boys to enjoy all the atmosphere and advantages of a country prep school, but here in Wandsworth.

Girls transfer automatically at 8 to the Upper School, which is a girls' preparatory school that mirrors Northcote Lodge in most respects, and follows the same Common Entrance curriculum.

We offer a wide range of subjects that enables every child to shine at something. We encourage the involvement of parents, believing that this benefits both the School and the children's education. There is a representative Parents Association and we work in partnership with parents so that there is a close liaison and parents are aware of their children's marks and progress.

Children vary widely in their abilities and, whilst we set a high academic standard for able children, we also encourage the less able without applying undue pressure. We have a record of success at Common Entrance and scholarship examinations to senior schools that is second to none, and we achieve this without any of the 'pushiness' that is sometimes associated with day schools in London.

We take particular pains to advise and help parents with an appropriate choice of next school. We have close relationships with many schools and have gained a well-deserved reputation for sending them confident, happy, well rounded children.

A Local School . . .

Broomwood Hall was established to serve the needs of parents living locally and we have always maintained a strict catchment area policy for children under the age of 8. Other than in unusual circumstances, we will not accept a child who lives outside this area, which is (roughly) a one mile circle centred on the school, the idea being that it should be possible for children to walk to school if necessary..

For girls in the Upper School the catchment area policy is relaxed. Nevertheless we feel it is undesirable for girls to be faced with long drives to and from school.

. . . and a Family School

We guarantee that a place will be available to younger brothers and sisters of children already within the school subject only to interview (and with the proviso that, in the case of a Lower School entrant, the family must live within our catchment area).

This policy also extends to siblings (older or younger) of boys at Northcote Lodge, which has the same sibling policy as Broomwood Hall.

Our catchment area and sibling polices have been instrumental in preserving the family atmosphere that is so much a part of the school, making it much easier for children to maintain friendships and to attend one another's tea and birthday parties and other social activities.

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Cattle Grid

1 Balham Station Road
SW12 9SG

The Cattle Grid team love steak and we think everyone should be able to enjoy it regularly.

We aim to bring you the very highest quality steaks without breaking the bank.

No hidden service or cover charges means that we can deliver a straight forward dining experience bringing you great tasting food at the best possible price.

We purchase direct from market or importer to ensure we deliver the best possible quality produce.

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Chestnut Grove Academy

45 Chestnut Grove
SW12 8JZ

Welcome to the Chestnut Grove web-site. I hope you find it engaging and informative, whether you be parent (existing or prospective), governor or visitor.

As you will see from our 2013 examination results, Chestnut Grove is a high performing academy at all key stages. Our GCSE results this year rank us as one of the highest achieving schools in Wandsworth, and for many years we have had a distinctive track record of enabling students to progress much more rapidly than in most schools in the country.

Our ethos is one of unashamed high expectations for all students, regardless of their attainment when they join us; academic rigour and aspirational targets motivate our students, who are very keen to do well. This is complemented by very high profile and successful activities in the arts and sports, which we believe are essential for a rounded education and are very popular with students.

In July 2011, we took the decision, as an outstanding school, to become an academy; not a ‘chain’, but a free-standing academy, which reflects our independence of spirit. Two years in, we have benefited mostly from funding to refurbish our Victorian Building, inside and out, and are now waiting news of what funding will be available to improve the rest of our site, which is somewhat tired.

The atmosphere of Chestnut Grove is very special and always commented on by visitors. It exudes energy, enthusiasm and vitality. Very often, the sound of our famous steel pans filters through the corridors, and always, the corridor displays tell of our students’ achievements – academic, sporting or artistic. Most of all, though, Chestnut Grove is a happy school, and we hope to keep it that way for a long time to come.

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Ciullõsteria

31 Balham High Road
SW12 9AL

The Ciullosteria situated in Balham high road,served a very traditional menu of fine cuisine from south Italy "costiera Amalfitana" the calcagno family took 20 years of experience in the restaurant business. Now this delicious cooking has been brought to London with the same high standard and principles that have been carried trough.

serving fresh home made pasta crispy 12 inch pizza and offering a great wine.

Their friendly management and staff remember their customers and greet them like old friend

The chef Giuseppe Calcagno is looking for

With a warm cosy atmosphere and great unpretentious italian cuisine in Balham

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EVELINE DAY SCHOOL

207 Balham High Road
SW17 7BQ

Eveline Day School is a unique independent preparatory school in Wandsworth, catering for children from 3 to 11 years old. We are the perfect school for working families, open from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday all year round (apart from bank holidays and 3 days over the Christmas period). Our six nurseries and school are a family run organisation, that provides care for young children from 3 months to 11 years old.

Eveline Day School has always enjoyed the distinct advantages of being a small school, conveniently situated for Tooting Bec and Balham underground/mainline stations, ideal for working parents.

Eveline Day School is a community where every individual matters.

Our average class size is 12-15 pupils, which enables our teachers to give individual pupils the care and attention they need to reach their full potential.

We follow the National Curriculum, taking the Statutory Assessment Task (SATS) at 7 and 11 years old. We also prepare our pupils for entrance exams to local and selective secondary schools, have had successful entrants and gained scholarships to many top secondary schools including: Kings College, Dulwich College, Wimbledon High, Emanuel, James Allen Prep School, Alleyns and Graveney.

Daily sports are encouraged, this includes morning runs and Brain Gym, lunch-time football/netball, weekly PE and swimming lessons and after-school sports practice.

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Gazette Balham

100 Balham High Road
SW12 9AA

Gazette captures the essence of local French village cafes with a commitment to fantastic seasonal food, wine discovery and true hospitality all served in comfortable informal surrounds with a truly welcoming atmoshere from breakfast through to dinner.

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Hagan & Hyde

157 Balham High Road
SW12 9AU

Located on the High Street in Balham, this beautiful pub brings you much more than the norm.

We boast 10 real ales, mainly featuring London based breweries, including By the Horns, Belleville, Sambrook’s, London Fields, Late Knights and A Head in a Hat. Plus classics such as Thornbridge and Adnams. We also have two boxed ciders, a large bottled beer selection and a cocktail menu which is available all day, every day. Our kitchen is open daily, offering the best in British pub fare, with delicious bar snacks also available.

We love a busy and lively atmosphere so we do our best to keep it that way! We offer a selection of great music; DJ every Friday night and live music every Saturday night. We also host a general knowledge quiz every Monday night and a big screen TV for all your sporting needs. Plus on Fridays and Saturdays, we’re open until 2am!

We have a large sunny patio garden and terrace and we take reservations for food and drink, so only one question remains – are you here yet?

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Harrisons

15 - 19 Bedford Hill
SW12 9EX

Harrison's opened in October 2007 and is located on Bedford Hill in Balham, South London. An all-day every day, informal neighbourhood 90-seat brasserie with a Downstairs cocktail bar, Harrison's is spearheaded by co-owner Sam Harrison, who previously worked with Rick Stein in Padstow and in Sydney for two years.

Sam cites his experience with Rick as seminal to his independent venture, and, indeed, the feeling is mutual since Rick is an investor in both Harrison's and sister restaurant, Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick, acting in a 'godfatherly' way to help Sam through the complicated process of owning restaurants in London.

"It’s been a great pleasure to be involved with Harrison's for the last five years. Right from the start I’ve felt that a very local restaurant in somewhere like Balham, with good prices, contemporary cooking and an easy atmosphere was just what everyone living in London wanted. And so it has proved to be as they have a loyal local following. It’s been a delight working with Sam and his staff over the years . I am excited by what Sam and Ian have planned for the menu at Harrison's. I know that Sam has taken what he has learned from his time at Sam's Brasserie and also influences from Sydney and New York. Exciting times ahead for Balham.” commented Rick Stein.

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Holy Ghost Primary School

Nightingale Square
SW12 8QJ

At Holy Ghost, we strive to develop the intellectual potential of children, according to their abilities. We want pupils to learn the meaning of being a Catholic Christian, so that they grow to welcome the challenges presented to them, and mature into balanced, fun individuals.

Whilst personal growth is of utmost importance, we want each child to have an ever increasing awareness of the needs of others; to take responsibility for serving others; to uphold their own rights, and those of every other child, in order to develop spiritually, creatively, physically and academically.

Our school motto: “A child helped by another child is like a strong city”, reminds us of the importance of working well together – as parents and school, with our parish of Holy Ghost, within our local community in Balham, and more globally.

We hope, that as parents, you will find all the information you require on our website, and welcome any feedback for improvements we can make.

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Hornsby House School

Hearnville Road
SW12 8RS

Welcome to the new Hornsby House School website. I hope that you will find it informative, useful and easy to navigate!

We are a non-selective school which prides itself on providing children with a rich and varied curriculum. We have a reputation for being a very warm, nurturing and inclusive school and yet there is a very real academic rigour here, driven by a hugely talented teaching staff and no better illustrated than by our record breaking 11+ results this year.

We now have over 400 children enjoying an excellent Hornsby education, on a fantastic site between Balham and Wandsworth Common.

I feel very privileged to be leading this school and I would warmly invite you to come and visit us to experience what makes Hornsby House School so special.

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Lamberts Restaurant

2 Station Parade
SW12 9AZ

Lamberts is a modern British seasonal restaurant, offering excellent food and wine in relaxed and friendly surroundings. We love food and believe a restaurant should reflect all that is good about eating and drinking.

We are passionate about ethical produce and maintaining the countryside: We use local suppliers, many of them small family firms, and endeavour to use only the finest, often organic, seasonal ingredients.

Our seasonal menu changes regularly. Old favourites sit side by side with modern interpretations of classic dishes – all complimented by a balanced wine list featuring some exciting bottles at sensible prices.

We very much look forward to seeing you soon!

Joe Lambert

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Lavish Habit

75 Bedford Hill
SW12 9HA

Lavish Habit is a colourful cocktail of the newly discovered, re-found and re-loved, where vintage furniture sits beside statement jewellery, feminine dresses and inspired homewares. With a secret garden and a treasure chest basement to get lost in... Lavish Habit is a bright haven from a sometimes grey London.

We have a genuine passion for great coffee and food, serving sigh-inducing cakes, (Nick’s coconut toast will give you a reason to get up in the morning!), perfect pastries and lunches to be savoured. Our dedicated coffee ninja’s may not be as hairy as some bearded hipster baristas but they will make you a damn fine cup of coffee and always just how you like it.

Our lovely staff are made up of actors, artists and creative types and will give you the warmest welcome!

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Light of Gurkha

88 Balham High Road
SW12 9AG

Sample and indulge in the delights of a range of Nepalese Dishes at The Light of Gurkha.

Established originally in 1992, we have been serving the finest Nepalese cuisine to the people in Balham.
Located on the Balham High Road, The Light of Gurkha is a Nepalese Restaurant that is loved by the locals for their delicious homemade fare

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Oak Lodge School

101 Nightingale Lane
SW12 8NA

Our vision is for our pupils to progress and achieve and to lead healthy and happy lives.

We have a highly qualified staff which include Teachers of the Deaf, Speech and Language Therapists an Occupational Therapist and Teaching Assistants, all of whom are experienced in working with deaf and hearing –impaired children including those with additional needs.

Oak Lodge School follows a child-centred multi-modal language and communication approach which incorporates British Sign Language, English and Signed Supported English based on the child’s identified strengths and preferred learning style.

Our curriculum incorporates personalised learning and thinking skills, functional skills and an enrichment programme. The curriculum is underpinned by the Emotions/PSHE curriculum to promote the emotional and physical well-being of all.

Our pupils follow individualised pathways covering a wide-range of accreditations including: GCSE, BTEC, Entry Level and Life Skills within the ASDAN framework.

Our Sixth Form supports our students at local colleges to access academic, vocational and practical courses. Providing further curriculum and life-long learning support.

Deaf First is our adult education department. It supports deaf adults of any age. Some are studying at local colleges and need communication support for their lectures. Other students attend Basic Skills courses at Deaf First and train for employment.

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Ravenstone Primary School

Ravenstone Street
SW12 9SS

Welcome to Ravenstone Primary School. We are very proud of what we achieve at the school and in this section of the website we aim to explain how we do it.

We've included a section on our Mission, followed by why we think Ravenstone is different from other schools. Don't be put off by the long section on School Facilities that follows, as we have so much! We list what we have here, how the school is divided up, who our teachers are, the value we place on performing arts for children, plus sections on our very active Parents Teachers Association (PTA), list the very many and disparate School Clubs that we run and, last but not least, tell you who the School Council is - effectively the voice of the children - and who the School Governors are.

And because when a child joins Ravenstone it is a two-way communication between teacher and child, in our next section we list what we expect of that child, in terms of behaviour, attitude, attendance and punctuality. These are our School Rules.

We also tell you what we feed your little ones during the day and, if you've been impressed with everything you've read, then how and when to join Ravenstone and our various contact points.

Please call and we'd be happy to show you round Ravenstone.

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Rutherford House School

217 Balham High Road
SW17 7BS

At Rutherford House School we are committed to excellent standards in both academic and personal development. More importantly, we believe that happy children learn better. We will provide a secure and nurturing environment where children will feel safe, valued and able to express themselves. We want children to be excited to come to school. The safety of our pupils is also paramount and the school embeds safeguarding and high-quality pastoral care in all that it does.

Our school building work will be completed in February 2014 and we will have exemplary facilities inside and outside. We welcome prospective parents to make an appointment to come and view our school and see our pupils enjoying the facilities.

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Tartine Artisanal

1 Ramsden Road
SW12 8QX

Tartine Artisanal cafes offer great tasting, modern French-Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in contemporary, bright and comfortable interior settings near the bustling Balham and Tooting Broadway main centres. Customer service is second to none and on par with the quality of our freshly prepared, appetising fare.

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The Avalon

16 Balham Hill
SW12 9EB

Named after the mythical island at the heart of the legend of King Arthur, The Avalon is a majestic public house and garden located in Clapham South.

Embracing our iconic English heritage, we are passionate about showcasing our country’s finest produce in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Our elegant dining room is perfect for leisurely lunches or sumptuous suppers, our busy bar comes alive in the evening, guaranteeing a great night out, whilst the Blue Room upstairs is magnificent for private parties. On a sunny day, there really isn’t anywhere better to be than one of our three fabulous gardens, voted London’s best by Time Out magazine.

We are proud to serve free-range pork, lamb and chicken from our farm, sustainable fish, sourced from our wonderful coastline and brilliant beef, all-aged in house.

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The Bedford

77 Bedford Hill
SW12 9HD

Originally a hotel developed in the 1830's, The Bedford has been the central community hub of Balham for its entire existence. In the late sixties and seventies it was a spit and sawdust live music venue serving as a springboard for early gigs by acts including The Clash and U2.

It was also famously used as the courtroom for the unsolved murder case of Charles Bravo, upstairs, in what was then the billiard hall, which is now the Ballroom.

Our aim is to provide a first class night out for everybody making full use of our three floors, five bars and five function rooms. We offer dance classes throughout the week, live music four nights a week and club nights every Friday and Saturday. We've hosted the legendary Banana Cabaret comedy club for over 25 years every Friday and Saturday, as well as more recently a New Acts comedy night.

The BedfordThere aren't many better places to watch a live game of football or rugby than here. Our huge Globe Theatre creates an incredible atmosphere which has seen considerable celebrations, nervous moments and perhaps a few tears in the last few years.

We offer a handpicked tariff of top ales and international lagers to compliment a daily menu of uncomplicated, freshly prepared British pub grub. The place was sensitively tidied up (but not wrecked) in the late 90's, staying true to the original building as it was built, rather than emasculating the place in an attempt to catch up with gastro ventures.

We've won several awards over the years including the Evening Standard's Pub of the Year and The Publican's Music Pub of the Year in 2002. We're proud of our local community ties and our record of constantly evolving to give our customers what they want.

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The Devonshire

39 Balham High Road
SW12 9AN

The Devonshire believes in traditional hospitality, high standards and a great atmosphere with style, comfort and some seriously funky furniture.

So what are you waiting for? Come and see us soon and discover Balham's best pub.

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The French Cafe

16 - 18 Ritherdon Road
SW17 8QD

The French Café is an authentic all-day venue. By day, it’s an enchanting lunch-time retreat and café, and by night, it’s a fabulous French bistro and friendly bar.

A creation of David Healey, the chef-proprietor, whose classical French culinary training saw him voted into the top ten most recommended restaurants in The Good Food Guide. The popular prix fixe menu is great value and available daily for lunch and dinner.

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The Grove Pub

39 Oldridge Road
SW12 8PN

This stunning example of Victorian architecture has stood as a haven from the hustle of Balham high road since 1877. The interior design is inspired by this decadent period when the scandalous Victorians lorded over the largest Empire in history and Balham was resident to many of London's most notable characters. Enjoy a craft ale & a pulled pork slider in the Cox's bar, a succulent Cote du bouef in the Priory dining, a peppermint tea in the Florence lounge and a glass of rose on the terrace.

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The Nightingale

97 Nightingale Lane
SW12 8NX

The Nightingale is a truly friendly and buzzing local pub loved by customers from all over London, old and new. Built as a pub on the Old Park Estate in 1853, the Nightingale is a mid-Victorian cottage style pub and Grade II listed building. Always serves a great pint of Young's and appears year after year in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Great food is available every day until 10pm, served by our attentive and friendly staff.
The Nightingale is the home of the Nightingale Walk , which has been running now for 33 years and has raised half a million pounds for charity. We were recently voted Britains 'proudest Pub' and The Greenest Pub in London for the Great British Pub Awards. Everyone is made to feel at home in this real gem of a pub in the Young's crown!

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The Regent

21 Chestnut Grove
SW12 8JB

Independent, inviting and right up your street, The Regent is a pretty handsome and friendly local serving darn tasty pub food with a beer selection to take care of every palate, classic cocktails and wines to wet your whistle.

Reclaimed oak tables, cosy booth seating and exposed bricks will tempt you in for a bite, from signature burgers to bar snacks and sharing plates. Come the weekend, The Regent’s got you covered with its all day recovery brunch menu, get-the-party-started cocktails and Sunday roasts to gather everyone around.

Our hidden terrace aims to provide a side of sunshine with your tipple whilst at the back of the pub you will find three giant screens and projectors creating the perfect viewing for all sports.

We are very partial to a party, and would love to host yours. Get in touch, tell us what you need, and let us do the legwork. Whether you need a few tables for an overdue catch up with friends, an area to celebrate any kind of occasions or a space to watch 'your team of legends' on our big screens, we will nail it.

To book call us on 020 8772 0546 or email reservations@theregentbalham.co.uk or stop by for a chat!

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