There are plenty of reasons Balham was recently named one of the most popular places to live in London.

Low(er) council tax rates, dozens of places to eat, drink and go out, plus great connections to Victoria, make this Borough of Wandsworth extremely attractive to potential Londoners. What’s more, you have easy access to storage options across South London — so moving is nice and easy too.

You won’t have trouble finding property to rent and buy here. Like most places, your hunt will probably begin online. But if you’d prefer to speak to someone who knows the area, then Balham has a good range of local estate agents to explore.

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Local schools

We know it’s one of the top priorities for people moving in and around London. Luckily then, Balham has an excellent standard of primary and secondary schools (which you can compare online as well).

To keep little ones entertained outside of school, you’ll find a number of parks and attractions located conveniently close-by. We would definitely recommend paying Balham Swimming Pool a visit, for example.



Excellent transport links is definitely one of the biggest bonuses of moving to Balham. Located in Zone 3, you can reach Victoria in around 15 minutes – and that’s including during rush hour. There are also good bus services here too.

In terms of parking, you can check online before making your journey around town. Equally, if you’re worried about parking during your move, you could consider hiring a man and van. It’s usually more cost-effective than a DIY approach. Plus, they’ll work out a moving plan so you don’t have to.


Things to do

If you’ve not visited Balham before, then you might not know about its bustling arts and food scene. There is a newly-formed annual literary celebration, as well as an impressive comedy festival with the likes of Ed Byrne, Jason Manford and Rich Hall who performed in July 2017. Balham has also a famous independent cinema, The Exhibit, located right on its doorstep.

As you’d expect in terms of food, there is a popular high-street with places to do grocery shopping and potter around. But it wouldn’t be fair to not mention the excellent restaurants located in this area. The Honest Pizza and Lamberts automatically spring to mind, popular amongst locals and visitors alike. We won’t bother listing all the good places to eat nearby: just have a look on Trip Advisor to get a feel.


Moving house in Balham


Moving home in Balham

When it comes to actually moving house in Balham, you have lots of different options if you need a helping hand – including:

  • Man and van service
  • Removals from one bed and multi-storied houses.
  • Full packing service
  • Packing materials
  • End of tenancy cleaning
  • Storage (24/7 and container-ised storage).
  • Property maintenance.
  • Handyman.
  • International shipping.
  • Rubbish removal.

You can also choose between different storage options across South London:

  • Chiswick
  • Kingston
  • Richmond
  • Teddington
  • Twickenham

For more information about moving to Balham, or getting a free quote about our services, contact us online or by telephone.