Overview of SW12 8PS, Balham

SW12 8PS is in London, in Wandsworth borough. From a total of 57 reviews, it is scored 4.46 out of 5, meaning it’s one of the best rated places to live in this area. 29 reviewers, out of 57 total, rated SW12 8PS 5 stars. Comments written by these locals include ‘Balham: Everything you ever need in a London town’. However, not all reviewers were as positive, with one saying ‘The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and very positive.’. Postcodes nearby include SW12 8PY, SW12 9EG, SW12 8AZ, SW12 9EF. Achieving the highest score is SW12 8AZ. SW12 9EG scores the lowest of the group from 65 reviews.
57 reviews within 1 km London SW12 8PS, UK

Excellent

29 reviews

50.9%

Very Good

25 reviews

43.9%

Average

3 reviews

5.3%

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Most Positive

SW12 - Best place in London

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By Tierney

Most Negative

The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and very positive.

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By Pz1

Balham, SW12 8PS
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By Hannah M
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.

Transport

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

Community

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.

Amenities

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

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Balham, SW12 9EF
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By Tierney
SW12 - Best place in London

On first arrival into our neighbourhood, we delivered handwritten cards to our neighbours and they came back with homemade cupcakes. That's what this neighbourhood is for me - everyone has been a dream. I moved from York to here and I think this neighbourhood has been far friendlier than York's! My favourite quality is the access to the Common as I've been benefitting from the abundance of green spaces, especially in lockdown. In terms of the neighbourhood, the housing blocks are a little older, but kept up well, and the restaurants are trendy while keeping their originality and uniqueness. It's so safe and I've never felt threatened or in danger while walking home, due to the abundance of restaurants and the well-lit road.

Transport

Situated incredibly close to bus routes, and almost immediately on the Northern line, with the nearest tube stop (Clapham South) right there and Balham's train station only down the road, it's so accessible you may as well be in Central London. The bike routes are well mapped out and clearly painted as blue and are respected by pedestrians and cars. I've been able to get home with ease in the middle of rush hour, at the current 10pm rush, and at 3am when needed. As it's super accessible, it does come with a main road which does provide somewhat ambient noise (squint and the rush of traffic might sound like the sea) but it's worth it for the accessibility.

Community

In terms of parking, I've purchased a visitors permit for when my parents came and they were able to find a parking spot easily, but can't speak to regular permits. There always seems to be spaces though! Bin collections are frequent and on time, can't complain. The only anti-social behaviour I've noticed is the foxes (but for them, that's social!) as there hasn't been any noticeable noise or disturbances. The noise from the road is the only bother, but hey, we live in London so what's new?

Amenities

Our area is one of the best I've ever lived in - situated between Clapham Common and Balham, we have an incredible variety and selection of shops, bars, restaurants and large parks. Within a short walking distance are at least 4 gorgeous parks, so ideal for walks with family, friends, or your canine companion (or feline if you're feeling quirky). Balham has an amazing selection of EVERYTHING, with Hildreth Street Market blooming with plant and flower shops and serving fresh fruit and vegetables and a range of cafes and restaurants. If you want to bring a friend out somewhere, bring them to Balham.

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Sistova Rd, SW12 9QR
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By Pz1
The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and very positive.

The area is suitable for children and pets as it is a family based area. The atmosphere is great, everyone is friendly and very positive.

Transport

The best thing about living in Balham is probably the transport links. We have a good amount of buses and there is a train and underground station very close to each other.

Community

My street definitely gets quite busy on the weekends as it’s very close to lots of food shops. There’s a nursery just down the road and a dentist so you do see lots of people walking round.

Amenities

Area is decent, lots of food shops situated very locally, lots of take aways too which is very handy when ordering in. Loads of bars on the high street too but I do prefer going to different areas.

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Bedford Hill, SW12 9HE
0.8 km from your search
By Laura
Balham would be perfect but for the house prices

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Community

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Amenities

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Hydethorpe Rd, SW12 0JH
1 km from your search
By atyahoo
The local shops are average in quality

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Dagnan Rd, SW12 9LH
0.4 km from your search
By MDo
Graduates, super trendy, safe

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Fieldhouse Rd, SW12 0HL
1 km from your search
By J Mason
The thing I like most about the area is there is plenty to access close by in terms of shops and travel but you also aren't far from other areas

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Thornton Rd, SW12 0JX
0.9 km from your search
By BlueSkyThinker
It has a nice feel to the neighbourhood.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Englewood Rd, SW12 9NY
0.6 km from your search
By Ella
good sense of energy around the local area

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Manchuria Rd, SW11 6AE
0.8 km from your search
By Pammy
I love the convenience of everything as there are local shops within walking distance.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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