Overview of SW12 8NX, Nightingale Lane, LondonSW12 8NX, which is in the town of London, in the borough of Wandsworth, Greater London is one of the best rated places to live in this area. SW12 8NX is rated 4.50 from 40 reviews. 22 reviewers rated SW12 8NX 5 stars. Observations from these residents include ‘Balham: Everything you ever need in a London town’. Unfortunately, others were less favourable, with one reviewer remarking ‘Clapham - you can do better’. Postcodes nearby include SW12 8TQ, SW12 8SN, SW11 6AU. SW12 8TQ ranks highest in the group, with SW12 8SN scoring lowest.
“Balham: Everything you ever need in a London town”
“Clapham - you can do better”
It's a trendy and slightly upmarket area that's definitely full of 20-somethings like myself
It's a trendy and slightly upmarket area that's definitely full of 20-somethings like myself, although it does have a good amount of families! I enjoy it, but the high streets are definitely geared towards this demographic with loads of bars, pubs and restaurants. It's as safe as any other borough in London - I feel pretty safe here but you do have to keep your wits about you in the dark. All things considered, I would definitely recommend SW12.
Transport is great, being on the Northern line either by Balham or Clapham South is really useful for getting into central. These are reliable and regular. The bus routes leave something to be desired - they seem unnecessarily complicated and a bus route to, say, Fulham or Streatham or Brixton would be brilliant. You're so close also to places like Peckham or Dulwich, but you need to go all the way up to Clapham Junction to access this - bus routes please!!! Cycle routes I don't take myself much, but my housemates cycle to work and seem happy with them. The hill is tough but that's on us...
I can always get parking and it is affordable. Security could be better, I have heard of car/van breakins, although that is fairly common in London. Traffic noise is fine for living on a main road. Bin collections definitely reflect a cheaper Council Tax, which we can't complain about - but recycling clearly isn't separated, and streets are regularly messy after collections. I believe our street is mixed for owners/renters; a good mix of flats and houses as well, with many more houses once you get into the back streets and suburbs. Good amount of renters though, and in a fairly affordable price point for the area!
I love living in SW12! It's bustling and vibrant whilst also having a good amount of useful shops - you can't beat having three supermarkets on Balham high street. I haven't lived here for to long so am still exploring the various independent places but so far so good, there's plenty of places to eat and drink, although there's definitely room in the market for some smaller independent food shops as it would be nice to support an (affordable!) local sometimes. Once you get to the Wandsworth Common end it's not quite as busy but there are definitely some lovely pubs, and having both Wandsworth and Clapham Common on your doorstep is wonderful. Balham high street is popular for obvious reasons. The organic food shop is good if overpriced - it would be great to have a lower-waste or refill etc. shop in the area.
Balham: Everything you ever need in a London town
I like Balham alot, it has everything you could possibly need from supermarkets, to restaurants and quirky pubs and cafes. Transport links are good and a sense of community here, particularly in the summer is where Balham shines when everyone is piled out onto the streets drinking and eating! Great area for young professionals as very up and coming yet feels like a town rather than London. Less 'concrete', feels like a safe area for women, young children. Great for anyone with pets as 3 large commons nearby.
Very good links: Tube: Balham (Northern) 5 min walk, Clapham South (Northern) 7 min walk National Rail: Balham (links to central London, Clapham Junction, Greater London) 5 min walk Busses: 155 to Elephant and Castle/Tooting, 355 to Brixton and Mitcham, 255 to Streatham and Balham, G1 Streatham to Clapham Junction Could have more bus links to areas like Putney, Wimbledon, Peckham, Fulham and Central London
Good - parking, bin collections is very often, no problem with overflows. Relatively quiet as just behind main road. Bad - As I live on a ground floor flat, people always buzz and can hear neighbours above and people entering/exiting building. Sometimes hear sirens at night. Mostly renters where I live but all quiet and keep selves to themselves, either young couples/professionals or elderly. Some young families nearby.
There is a good range of convenience stores and supermarkets within a 10 min walk: M&S, Coop, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Aldi. Short walk from 3 huge commons, nice to get a change of scenery and some greenery! Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common all within 15 mins. Transport links are excellent. 5 mins to Balham tube (northern line, also a 24hr service), National rail links to central London, Clapham Junction and suburbs. Many bus routes into neighbouring towns are very frequent. Neighbourhood itself is a very friendly area, young professional demographic with some families too. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and cosy pubs complete with pub gardens too! Hildreth street is brilliant, its pedestrianised so that all the eateries open out their seating onto the cobbled road, farmers market and plants sold here every week. Only thing missing for me is, more food takeaway shops e.g. LEON, ITSU and essentials stores e.g. WILKO
Clapham - you can do better
Young, laddish party town
Connections are fine, not something I have an issue with, I tend to avoid public transport when I can, but when I do get it it really is not so bad and trains are frequent
At weekends it can be loud and noisey and people feel like its OK to leave their thrash behind and leave the streets a state. the direct neighbours are fine its more the passing drinking crowd.
You can find everything you need, but there are too many lower end take-aways and stores and not enough bespoke boutiques and cocktail bars, its all a bit laddish and beer focused.
Graduates, super trendy, safe
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I love the convenience of everything as there are local shops within walking distance.
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Super trendy, very close to clapham where everyone under 30 wants to live
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Trendy upbeat town with everything you need nearby!
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Great variety of shops, local newsagents
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The schools are great. You could not ask for more restaurant or delivery variety that is of good quality.
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