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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

Crisis what crisis?! Charming assistant managed to transfer money from one account to another snd then to another bank in less than 10 minutes. She was very polite and accommodating.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

Nice and very effective people


117 Balham High Rd, London SW12 9AS, UK – 0345 740 4404

Great staff here


56 Tooting High St, London SW17 0RN, UK – 0345 740 4404

HSBC staff here work very swiftly. Unlike the Balham branch, tooting Broadway is well staffed, and so could offer me a consultation with Cynthia Amartei (Customer Services Officer) within 5mins! Lovely time.

Service ok office well laid out. Good to still have a branch.

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.


129 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12 9BQ, UK – 0800 554 0283

Very helpful and pleasant staff.

Prompt and responsive customer service by Chloe & Margaret.

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!
Wandsworth Council

The Town Hall, Wandsworth High St, London SW18 2PU, UK – 020 8871 6000

Place is nice! I like the indoors specially! Only issue with parking! Limited place plus the way is complicated.

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.

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

Dentistry for You

35 Gresham Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7NU, UK – 020 7274 7484

Thank you to Dentistry for You and the lovely reception staff and Dr Subbiah and Adina for the painless and pleasant service. I hope you have a great time during festive season & have a happy New Year! Recommended dental surgery in Brixton.

The dentists here are absolutely fantastic, there's no other way of describing their clinical knowledge and approach to their patients. The only real problem I have is with the nightly security/reception staff member. While he is undoubtedly a nice guy, why hasn't anyone else in the practice helped to teach him basic healthcare English or the proper instructions for filling out emergency NHS dentistry forms? With a little support, he would be an ideal member of the team.


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.

What a special team! From the front office, the practise manager to the doctors themselves, everyone is so helpful friendly and extremely professional. I had the chance to have my orthodontics treatment by Dr. Ilias Marinopoulos. I cannot rate him highly enough. He does not get happy with little achievements, everything has got to be absolutely perfect! He managed to realign my gappy teeth and gave me a brilliant smile. Iโ€™m absolutely happy with the results. Iโ€™ll be recommending friends and family to Ten Dental. Theyโ€™ll not be disappointed. Oh, and they allow you to spread the cost of your treatment into affordable monthly instalments, you can't go wrong with that! They deserve all the 5 stars and more!

Stockwell Dental Practice

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

Very friendly staff. I'm really happy with my dentist Joao Da Silva. I recommend this dentist. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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.

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 Iโ€™ve ever been registered at. Once you have an appointment (which can be a bit of hassle as itโ€™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 itโ€™s settled down again now. Appointments run pretty much on time and they are very accommodating. - especially good with children.

SW11 Medical, Dental clinic, Doctors surgery, Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Ageing in Clapham Junction

45 Lavender Hill, London, London, Clapham SW11 5QW, UK – 020 7223 5114

Absolutely amazed with the clinic and service provided. Reception desk is super helpful and friendly! The ladies know how to go an extra mile for their customers. Doctors are professional and smiley. I will return there every time I need doctor/ treatment even if I live in north-west London. So far best clinic experience I ever had. Well done guys.

I had my lip filler done here by a professional doctor. The clinic is clean, prices affordable and the staff is lovely. The receptionists were very accommodating and made me feel good from the first moment. Iโ€™m very pleased from the results. I will come back here for sure.

Brocklebank Group Practice

249 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4DU, UK – 020 3818 8270

Registration was simple enough. Online booking is useful. Getting an advance appointment is near impossible within two weeks- but had no problem getting emergency same day appointment. Staff all friendly and helpful.

I absolutely love this GP. I have been coming here for over a year and have consistently had phenomenal care. The doctors show such a high degree of thoughtfulness and compassion and the I have never had any issues with receiving expedient and proper care. Thank you for your hard and excellent work guys!!

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

The care you have given and are giving my mum has been and is outstanding! Your compassion and genuine concern for her is very evident and the medical care of the very highest standard. Thank you so very much. We as a family honour you and all your hard work. ๐Ÿ˜Š

My daughter was taken here in ambulance after hitting her head from a fall at school. There was a team in place upon her arrival who were absolutely brilliant. They provided excellent care throughout the entire time she was there.

The Lambeth Hospital

108 Landor Rd, London SW9 9NU, UK – 020 3228 6000

Nobody likes being in hospital but if you really have to be there Lambeth is one of the best psychiatric hospitals in London.

Experience staff good hospital

Thrale Road Hospital Hostel

40 Thrale Rd, London SW16 1NX, UK – 020 8664 6048

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 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!

St. Maryโ€™s Catholic Church of Our Lady of Victories

8 Clapham Park Rd, London SW4 7AP, UK – 020 7498 3005

Beautiful church so peaceful always light a candle when passing and attend service good memories lovely priests ..


Tooting Junction Baptist Church

158 Longley Rd, London SW17 9LD, UK – 020 8672 4044


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

Called to see if I could have a single sack's worth of old confidential financial and other personal documents shredded as a one-off. No problem, no hassle, very friendly and efficient. Top service.

Really helpful and professional service - would definitely recommend

SMR Recycling

1-5 Hinton Rd, Brixton, London SE24 0HJ, UK – 07879 385949

Good prices paid for copper.

Western Riverside Waste Authority Recycling Facility

Smugglers Way, London SW18 1JS, UK – 020 8871 2788

Pretty quick despite the queue. No charge (but no vans allowed). Drive to the far end to park, the queue comes from everyone taking the first available space and blocking everyone behind them.

I came here to leave a car battery and water filter. There was no queue on Thursday morning. The place seems to be clean and well organised. I was happy to find out that it is possible to recycle pc monitors, clothes, furniture and water filters. The gentleman at the entrance was very helpful. Hence, five stars for this place.

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

Bill's Battersea Restaurant

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

Fast service but food is average, sounds nicer than it tastes, coffee really bitter, reminded me of average hotel breakfast.

Great food, relaxed atmosphere. Service was a bit hard to get hold of, but friendly and hardworking.

The Dairy

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

Nice little place. Our coffees were served in sweet little vintage-looking cups and saucers. The food was good but unfortunately my friends avocado on toast was served in a bowl?! I mean, the bowl was nice but made it extremely challenging to eat the toast! v odd. They host who seated us and took our orders was very good however, the two staff members who served us came across very arrogant and both turned their noses up when we separately asked for ketchup with out chips. They serve chips without any sauces. Again, V odd. Anyway, overall it was nice and I would go back for the toast and coffee.

Great selection of yummy bites - a little bit experimental on the spuds which wasn't 100% successful but interesting and tasty. Service was excellent. Really lovely place for a nice evening.

Carluccio's Earlsfield

537-539 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4SR, UK – 020 8947 4651

Friendly and cosy place! I came here with my sons few days ago and we felt at home. Gianni , the waiter, was so kind and smiling and he also recommended excellent dishes. Food was tasty and staff was experienced :)

Great food and excellent service! Welcomed with a wonderful smile, Gianni, the waiter, recommended us a delicious dish: lobster linguine. He was attentive, helpful and very kind. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Will be back!

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

Working Mums Daycare & Preschool

194-196, The Old Court, 196 Sheepcote Lane, London SW11 5BW, UK – 020 7924 4204

I would like to say that I have been so happy with Blundells nursery, William has learned so much and when ever I pick him up he will sing me or tell me what he has done there. I can also see how he has improved in every way. Especially he loved Mr. Michael who has been a great help for William to settle down. Unfortunatley we will be moving back to Dubai beginning of December. I would recommend your nursery to everybody and I can't be more than happy with the service you provide there. I am sure William will miss you all!!! Thank you,

I would like to say that I have been so happy with Blundells nursery, William has learned so much and when ever I pick him up he will sing me or tell me what he has done there. I can also see how he has improved in every way. Especially he loved Mr. Michael who has been a great help for William to settle down. Unfortunatley we will be moving back to Dubai beginning of December. I would recommend your nursery to everybody and I can't be more than happy with the service you provide there. I am sure William will miss you all!!! Thank you, Best regards, Madli Kivirand

Asquith Court Pre School & Nursery

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

Primary and Secondary Schools

Loughborough Primary School

44 Minet Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7UA, UK – 020 7274 8374

Loughborough primary school is excellent! I am in year 6. This school is special because whoever attends their are taught fairly and treated fairly. No one is left out. I recommend the school to any parent to send their child their.

I go to this school and I think its very good and very big. There are lots of construction sights as they are making an new hall, and some new classes. The new office is being made and the staff room has been made to a new class. If you send you child here they will like it.

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.


St Andrew's Catholic Primary School

Polworth Rd, Streatham, London SW16 2ET, UK – 020 8769 4980

good Primary School

Go to that school it's great

Public & Preparatory Schools

Eaton House The Manor School

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

An excellent school.

Very good

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.

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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