Balham is a neighbourhood of south London, England, and part of the London Borough of Wandsworth. Balham is situated between four south London Commons: Clapham Common to the north, Wandsworth Common to the west, Tooting Graveney Common to the south, and the adjoining Tooting Bec Common to the east.
Other nearby areas include Streatham, Brixton and Battersea.
Balham's town centre has a variety of bars and restaurants. In May 2006, Waitrose, the supermarket subsidiary of the John Lewis Partnership, opened a store in Balham. In October of the same year, organic supermarket As Nature Intended opened its doors on a site previously occupied by a branch of the frozen food chain, Iceland.
The Bedford is a pub venue for live music and comedy on Bedford Hill; performers at the 'Banana Cabaret' have included Eddie Izzard and Al Murray. The pub has won various awards including The Publican Music Pub of the Year 2004, The Morning Advertiser Pub of the Year 2004 and The Evening Standard Pub of the Year 2002.In 1876, the building (then named "The Bedford Hotel") housed the Coroners inquest into the notorious unsolved murder of Charles Bravo.
Bertie and Boo Coffee Shop won the 'Best Neighbourhood Coffee Shop' 2009 for the Love London Awards.
Balham was one of the few districts in South East England to have an independent record store that survived the growth of music store chains such as Our Price and HMV; Record Corner was located just across the road from Waitrose. However, Record Corner eventually closed in 2003.
Balham also has its own library and leisure centre.
Balham Minicabs offer Airport transfers, taxi service to and from any London airport, seaport or cruise terminals. Our airport transfers are available from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City, Southampton, Dover and Harwich. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you are looking for a taxi service to transfer you after landing in one of the London airports you are in the right place. In the UK we call taxi service as minicabs or black taxis. Black taxis are known for being expensive while pre-booked minicabs can be far cheaper than black taxis.
So if hire a minicab to take you to the airport you will receive the details of your assigned vehicle, together with a call back facility when the car arrives.