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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.


TSB Bank

12-13 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AD, UK – 020 8790 9994

Nice and very effective people

Absolutely lovely staff who are keen to find ways to help. Very happy to have changed to them.

Building Societies

Yorkshire Building Society

112, 114 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1BW, UK – 020 8769 0087

I have been a faithful customer served well with everyone turnover friendly staff members since 1977. Very proud to be apartment the changes overstressed many years of impeccable service. THANKS guys!

Sandra was excellent in building a bespoke home insurance policy for us tailored to our requirements.

Local Chambers of Commerce for SW12 8EN. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
Lambeth Town Hall

1 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 1RW, UK – 020 7926 1000

Went along to Lambeth Town Hall for an appointment and was seen by a wonderful lady called Cherie she was so pleasant, made me feel so comfortable and delighted to be there. Thank you!!

Was undergoing refurbishments so part of the town hall (registry office) had moved to Vauxhall. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Wandsworth Borough Council - Planning Department

Town Hall, London SW18 2PU, UK – 020 8871 7620

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for SW12. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Balham area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Balham and SW12 8EN with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries


10 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY, UK – 020 7622 7610

I have been really impressed with how professionally and courteously I was treated throughout the procedure. I felt totally confident in their hands as time and care was taken to explain everything carefully to me at each step of the way. All staff, from receptionists to surgeon were welcoming and charming, quickly putting me at my ease. Follow up sessions were dealt with speedily and equally professionally. Thank you.

I was recommended ten dental for a rather intensive treatment plan. I cannot fault them. The service from the reception team, dental nurses, hygienist and Dr Nik in particular was better than I could have ask for at all times. Not only did they do an amazing job with a difficult task they made me feel at ease at all times. Nik fixed the problems, gave me my smile back and genuinely made the whole experience as pleasant as is possible. I would now not go any where else and travel over 1 hour to visit them. I trust Nik and the 100% and would recommend their practice to anyone.

Stockwell Dental Practice

9 Stockwell Rd, London SW9 9AU, UK – 020 7274 5678

The reception staff are friendly and professional. I didn't see the dentist, only the hygienist, which was a lovely girl and done a great job in my mouth with the deep cleaning.

Haynes Dental & Implant Clinic

9 Thurlow Park Rd, London SE21 8JB, UK – 020 8674 1838

Fantastic dental service. They were very accommodating with appointments and urgent work I required. Very friendly and welcoming and made me feel totally at ease, minimal pain and discomfort. Cannot recommend enough for both hygiene and dental work.

I was lucky enough to come across Haynes Dental Practise earlier this year year having decided to face my lifelong dental phobia. I cannot thank them enough for the fantastic advice and treatment I have received and continue to receive. I have totally had my faith restored in dentists and would highly recommend Haynes Dental Practise without hesitation to everyone

Trevelyan House Surgery

Trevelyan House, 160 Tooting High St, Tooting, London SW17 0RT, UK – 020 3883 5700

This is an amazing surgery with amazing staff both in reception and the clinician. They all do the best they can with what is made available to them. due to there amazing service, patient have become more demanding and rude and expect what ever they want to be done straight away. the reception are so friendly and helpful and work to the best of there capability with what is made available to them by there seniors. what patient need to realize is the reception are only capable of certain things with out having to go to a doctor. doctors are normally busy as-well so it wont be possible to immediately sort a query, especially in a surgery of this size.

I have had the same doctor for 17 years, he is excellent, unfortunately since the practice expanded I usually get given any available doctors for regular medication reviews even when I ask for mine I'm told that for routine appointments any doctor or pharmacist is appropriate(all seem perfectly good doctors) but this lack of continuity has caused problems. Reception service is hit and miss depending on who is on duty and what pressures they are under generally- just like any other business. I think they do the best they can given the growing pressures on the NHS generally. If at all possible see your own doctor for all appointments and make routine appointments well in advance of when they are due.

The Greyswood Practice

66 Eastwood St, London SW16 6PX, UK – 020 8769 0845

I joined this practice in late 2017. Ive not had an amazing experience at other doctors surgeries and i only usually go to the docs if im really ill. This year i had to go several times and on each ocassion was seen by a different doctor. Each doctor i saw was beyond exceptional. They listened and took their time with me and explored every symptom i had. They were thorough and just completely put me at ease. Thank god for these doctors. I feel seriously lucky to be living in this area. Reception team could do with a bit of a nudge but the superb doctors make up for that.

This is the best practice I’ve ever been registered at. Once you have an appointment (which can be a bit of hassle as it’s phone only from 8am for same day bookings - with most gone by 8.15) - all of the staff are friendly and helpful. They have had a fair bit of rotation of GPs and Locums the last year, but it’s settled down again now. Appointments run pretty much on time and they are very accommodating. - especially good with children.

Dr R Siva - The Tulse Hill Practice

4 Hardel Rise, Tulse Hill, London SW2 3DX, UK – 020 8671 3448

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Rd, London SW17 0QT, UK – 020 8672 1255

I can't thank this hospital enough. I was having investigations for abdominal pain with a possibility of pancreatic cancer. I had an MRI scan where a wonderful person spotted a shadow on my lung. I was then referred to a wonderful team led by Paul Vaughan who successfully removed a tumour and a lobe of my right lung. because my cancer was identified so early I didn't need chemo or other treatment. I can't thank the hospital enough for what they did for me.

I attended St George's hospital recently for day surgery under the care of Mr Roger Adlard and I could not fault the experience. Mr Adlard and his team were extremely competent and professional as well as kind and caring and the appointment ran completely to time. Excellent service, no complaints at all.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for SW12 8EN.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for SW12 8EN
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nektarios

19 Wycliffe Rd, London SW11 5QR, UK – 020 7228 4278

Father Christodoulou is a wonderful priest who works tirelessly for his flock. God bless him and his family. The church is a welcome sanctuary from the busy life we lead and a place for spiritual peace and prayer.

Best church in capham love it and a very humble preist.

Springfield University Hospital Roman Catholic Church

236 Burntwood Ln, London SW17 0AN, UK

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

149 Nightingale Ln, London SW12 8NG, UK – 020 8675 4811

Brilliant place to worship Jesus...

A feeling of peace and love resonates from this building and the people associated with it! Love it!

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Balham. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

New Leaf Recycling Ltd

1, Rufus Business Centre, Ravensbury Terrace, London SW18 4RL, UK – 020 8944 6866

Service was super-fast, friendly, no hassle, and good value. I drove up with a boot of old paperwork, chucked it in a secure bin - job done - with bonus of numerous accounts details consigned to history. Reassuring. Almost therapeutic.

Very professional service and the number one choice for WEEE / E-waste in London.

Emmaus Lambeth

9 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0JD, UK – 020 8761 4276

Emmaus Lambeth is a treasure trove of pre-loved and restored furniture. I bought a stylish, vintage 1960's sideboard from Emmaus - and it was a bargain at £160. Would highly recommend popping in to see what they have in stock.

Excellent for cheap furniture, often with a bit of character. I kitted out an unfurnished flat using emmaus. Upstairs they sell tableware and linen, cushions, and other household wares, also good when starting out.

The Remakery

51 Lilford Rd, Camberwell, London SE5 9HY, UK – 07909 531081

Such a great place to go for help with projects and DIY and crafts... Brilliant community center! Great people.

Learn skills and knowledge of how to mend and repair all sorts of things plus sewing classes for the ladies very helpful people

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Balham


54 Northcote Rd, London SW11 1PA, UK – 020 7585 0654

Stars are for the customer service. Environment lovely. As a mother myself and a full time worker not a place to go for lunch if you want a bit of peace as it seems to be a mother and toddlers meeting point to be fair this sums up Northcote Road . Food was ok

Neither great nor bad. Just okay. The pancakes are good, but they'll dry up in your mouth with the paucity of syrup! The service is a bit hit and miss, and you have to make an effort to get the waiters' attention. By the time I was able to ask for more syrup for the last couple of pancakes, they'd gone cold. I'd suggest asking for extra syrup on the side when ordering...

The Dairy

15 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY, UK – 020 7622 4165

We went for the tasting menu which I would highly recommend -- for £48 you get delicious, creative food, all of which was delicious. We started with 'snacks' of salami, olives, and pickled fennel, followed by bread with smoked marrow butter and chicken liver mousse which was particularly tasty. Then came dishes of smoked eel, mackerel, and deer; we opted to have the cheese course, which involved home-made honey. There were then 2 (!) desserts: ice-cream sandwiched between two thin, sweet wafers, and a salted caramel and chocolate ice-cream dessert. Perfect for a special occasion, and the staff were very friendly, too.

With friends raving about this place, was keen to see what it is all about. They had previously tried a tasting menu but on our visit it was a fixed lunch menu. Nice bubbly staff, shabby chic surroundings (heavy, heavy crockery), good buzz. Food was good, but not uniformly great. Enjoyed it for sure but not sure I am going to rush back.

Kabul Darbar Restaurant

201 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7TG, UK – 020 8682 3480

Could be better, I have had far better Afghani food, but the service was actually decent. A tad overpriced

I have been to so many so called Afghan cuisines but i have never tested food as KABUL DARBAR UPPER TOOTING ROAD one do. You might find portion a bit less compere to the other AFGHAN RESTAURANTS but its all about the quality of food. Great food Great taste Very well done

Nursery and Preschools

Wandsworth Nursery and Pre-School Academy

Dolphin House, Riverside West,, Smugglers Way, Wandsworth,, London SW18 1DE, UK – 020 8877 1135

My son has recently started the nursery in the toddler room, really friendly environment very resourceful and captivating. The room is very inviting including staff. Management seem very efficient and caring as myself and my wife have been extremely anxious about leaving our child with his specific needs. The new manager Evelyn Herrera is extremely approachable and I already feel at ease with her around. My wife explains she was also very reassured by her with our child's specific needs. I appreciate all there hard work especially in the last few weeks and continue to support as they continue to flourish.

Our daughter has been going to busy bees wandsworth since she turned 1 and she is very happy there. The staff are all very friendly ,caring and absolutely great with the kids. The nursery has recently been refurbished inside and outside and looks fantastic, with nice big playrooms, brand new toys and a nice big outside space. Thanks for the amazing job you do, our daughter has really gained so much from being at your nursery, she surprises us almost on a daily basis with something new she learned. Happy Toddler = Happy Mommy & Daddy. X

Asquith Court Pre School & Nursery

36 Radbourne Rd, London SW12 0EF, UK – 020 8673 1405

Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School

36 Radbourne Rd, London SW12 0EF, UK – 020 8673 1405

Primary and Secondary Schools

Dunraven School

94/98 Leigham Ct Rd, London SW16 2QB, UK – 020 8677 2431

Miss West is a sarcastic witch who does not care how parents feel. Probably because she doesn't have a maternal bone in her body. I can think of many others that deserve the position she has other than her. However Mr Boyle is amazing and in my opinion has the children's best interests at heart.

A throughly decent school more should be done to encourage integration, distinctive school values and promte technology advancement

Allen Edwards Primary School

Studley Rd, Stockwell, London SW4 6RP, UK – 020 7622 3985

Very friendly teachers and staff, always giving honest feedback and support parents and children. Excellent system of education , lovely outside area and amazing activities! I would highly recommend this school to everyone. The headteacher is very nice too 😁

I go here all the teachers are nice all all the pupils

Links Primary School

27 Frinton Rd, London SW17 9EH, UK – 020 8769 4587

Horrific school. Can't believe I am giving 5 stars. Overall, not bad.


Public & Preparatory Schools

Parkgate House School

80 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 9SD, UK – 020 7350 2452

As a former student - great school with amazing staff and activities!!

A wonderful school with a supportive, family-friendly ethos. The school curriculum integrates a range of enrichment activities including horse riding and karate. The annual concerts are something special to look forward, as are the Christmas plays. The teaching staff are highly motivated and well-supported. Definitely well worth considering if you are looking for a school in the Clapham area.

Streatham & Clapham High School

42 Abbotswood Rd, London SW16 1AW, UK – 020 8677 8400

Well run independent school with lovely atmosphere. Good facilities and its accessible as well. Not too close to train/tube links but bus runs close by.

My sister went here and she always said it was fantastic. My girlfriend went here too and it is probably the best girls school in South West London.

Eaton House The Manor School

58 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 9RU, UK – 020 7924 6000

An excellent school.

Very good

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Local social service agencies for SW12 8EN with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for SW12 8EN with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for SW12 8EN, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for SW12 8EN with contact details and location maps