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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.

Banks

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.😃😃😃😃👍

Nice and very effective people

HSBC

103 Streatham Hill, London SW2 4UE, UK – 0345 740 4404

I went to the branch today as a walk-in client. I waited only two minutes and was able to help myself to water. I spoke with a friendly employee who had a similar humour and so our conversation was nice and informative. She was very clear with information and was able to answer questions that I had.

Nationwide

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

Very helpful and pleasant staff.

Prompt and responsive customer service by Chloe & Margaret.

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.

Nationwide

152 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UA, UK – 0800 554 0278

I have just seen two comments about the staff and it is not the same branch where I bank. They must of mistaken it for another bank. They are absolutely lovely there. I'm just sorry that people seem to be making cheap shots about the service. I go once a week as do most of the other customers and you can tell that we are made to feel very welcome and dare I say at home.

Nationwide Building Society

18/20 High Street, Tooting, London SW17 0RG, UK – 0800 554 0266

No queues (great compared to other banks). Very friendly and welcoming customer service. They helped me setup my first bank account here in the UK. The account setup was done via video chat - Kubra was a pleasure to deal with.

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

Gave my notice of marriage here. Staff are helpful and friendly. The place is very clean.

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!!

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

SW9 Dental Practice

263 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BQ, UK – 020 7274 0455

Great dental practice. Friendly staff. I am generally nervous when it comes to dentists, but I felt relaxed during the entire treatment, and I would definitely recommend this place.

I recently had a dental treatment done at this friendly dental practice. It was a very smooth experience and I was very happy and satisfied. The staff were helpful, and the dentist helped me to relax and feel at ease even though I am very nervous when it comes to dental treatments. I really recommend this dental practice.

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. 😊

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

I’ve been with this practice for nearly 30 years. My children who are now grown up continue to use them. Emily is fantastic and always puts me at ease. Reception are friendly and helpful. I’m confident that I’m getting the best care I could have for my teeth.

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.

Bec Family Practice

62 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting, London SW17 7PB, UK – 020 8672 3133

My family have been coming to this practise for 12 years now and Dr Dutta has been excellent in his treatment of us all. He has always found time to explain things and I can safely say that he has been the best doctor I have ever had. the entire team is very helpful and friendly too, thank you to all at the practise!!

Traditional GP surgery. Friendly and efficient service. Easy to get an appointment. Takes care of all our needs.

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!!

Valley Road Surgery

139 Valley Rd, London SW16 2XT, UK – 020 8769 2566

This place is peaceful, with a spacious, light, waiting room, efficient staff, and doctors who have all always been great with me. It has never mattered which of the team I've seen: they are all highly effective and nice people. We moved to this practice about fifteen years ago after some very poor experiences with another in Streatham. My only reservations are that appointment punctuality seems to have slipped a little bit over the years (doctor giving people as much time as they actually need, rather than rushing them out after ten minutes) and the building needs some tender loving care in places; hence four stars instead of five. Comments in other (negative) reviews surprise me; this surgery is great, and we should support and celebrate it and the precious NHS generally.

Myself and the family have been patients here for around 20 years. Excellent service.

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

Fracture Clinic Wihin St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Rd, London SW17 0QT, UK – 020 8725 3716

Great

St George's Hospital

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

I have mixed feelings about this place. Not having a long-term illness, I've only been here sporadically. I came here for pains in my legs and was given physiotherapy exercises to do at home before being discharged. Once, I was given an appointment, only to be told the appointment had been cancelled when I arrived for it. Early this year, my dad was a long-term inpatient here and some of the nurses and surgeons were great. Others attempted to bully and belittle him. One nurse refused to get him a bedpan when he was too weak to walk. But there also were a number of nurses with whom my dad built great rapport, so not all bad. If you are ever a patient here, tread very carefully.

Going to any open, public hospital is a lottery each time as your experience can vary wildly depending on a load of factors. The high throughput of patients puts both patients and staff under considerable pressure and stress, especially when everyone wants instant answers to all questions. I was in St George's for two weeks for major surgery last October. I have to say that from initial diagnosis to final discharge over a period of three months, the overall care from consultant to health care assistant on the ward was very good and I felt well looked after. Sure, there is room for further improvement (so not 5 stars) but to complain for having to wait a few hours for the result of a scan is being small-minded.

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. Mary’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 ..

My favourite church great priests and wonderful services

Holy Ghost Catholic Church

Nightingale Square, London SW12 8QJ ‎, UK – 020 8355 0211

i am 55 years old but when I was 5 years old my parents sent to sunday school at this church, that was back in 1967.

Very nice church.

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

Very professional service from Mike and the team. We have all our WEEE recycled with New Leaf.

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.

Chase Metal Co. Ltd

444 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4HN, UK – 020 8947 0416

Very good service my mate has known them 30 years and they have always been good to us brilliant people and good service

Professional staff. Fantastic service

Londonwasteremoval.com

49 Glanville Rd, London SW2 5DE, UK – 07956 885552

Brilliant company- great prices and very punctual/ reliable!

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

Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG, UK – 020 8672 0114

Love this place! We’ve been several times for a treat or special occasion. It’s lovely to have a place like this locally so we can have great quality food without having to go into town. They do a very well priced lunch menu and the wine list has some very good, very affordable options. The service is really good and you get all of the nice little add ons like petite fours and an incredible shortbread at the end of the meal. We’ve always found the food faultless. It’s mainly fairly simple but very good quality. Highly recommended.

Tucked away off the beaten track in Wandsworth and old school in every way. Diners can enjoy classic French and English style food in the cool and calm white table cloth setting served by waiters and waitresses in shirts and black ties. Great dessert menu. Good for celebrations.

The Dairy

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

Very good brunch. A bit cramped, but understand that they have a small space in a popular area. The smoked salmon and brown bread were excellent. Missing one star as price does not equate to portions which are on the small side. Coffee was also very good. Had a flat white and iced Americano.

Just such an amazing place to eat. Everything was so amazing. I can't wait to go back. Thank you to everyone I had the absolute best time.

Foxlow Balham

15-19 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EX, UK – 020 7680 2700

The first thing that stood out was the service. The staff were very attentive and was constantly refilling our water. I would personally recommend the ribeye steak - very succulent and it came with fries. The chicken and waffles looked huge, but my sister and mother wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. Wine was also delicious. However, I wouldn’t come again simply because the menu didn’t wow me - it was kind of limited to be honest.

Food was pricey. Restaurant on a Wednesday night a bit loud. Cocktails excellent. Probably works better as a bar than a sophisticated culinary romantic restaurant.

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.

I believe this is the best nursery in the area, its a modern, spacious design with a large outside play area. They have a fabulous, very balanced and healthy menu with fresh natural ingredients cooked on site every day by a great chef! The new Trust Us concept from Busy Bees has a great deal to offer to busy parents, and so its well worth booking a visit. They currently have vacancies too, in the baby, toddler and preschool academy rooms. Please do book a visit.

Looking Glass Day Nursery and Preschool

75 Macmillan Way, London SW17 6AT, UK – 020 8767 2901

Staff are amazing. Very friendly and supportive. Can tell they lover interacting with the children. Always smiling at end of day even though you can tell that the children have kept them on their feet.

Great little nursery. My neice attends here and enjoys it very much.

St Michael's Pre-School

St Michaels Church Hall, Stockwell Park Rd, London SW9 0DA, UK – 020 7274 0783

I'm very pleased with all the staff of the nursery to all the support they gave and my daughter in the past year that I lost my father. They were comprehensive, friendly and helped me lots of times when I was in tears. The staff it's just amazing, friendly and supportive. A big thank you to all of you. You're doing a great job. My daughter's skills improved a lot with your support. Annita still talk about her good time in St. Michael's Nursery. THANKS.

Of all the many nurseries that my grandchildren attended, this is the one that stands out, simply because the staff were so loving. They were so warmly greeted as they arrived (unlike at the "outstanding" nursery nearby), and they came out very happy. My memories of this place are warm and glowing.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Clapham Manor Primary School

Belmont Rd, London SW4 0BZ, UK – 020 7622 3919

Lovely school. My two sons have attended Clapham Manor since nursery and they're very happy there. The large majority of teachers there are brilliant, enthusiastic about their job and supportive when there are issues. Children perform extremely well. There's a very nice community feel to it too. Highly recommended.

I would vote 6 stars if I could. One of the premier primary schools in South London. Largely to do with Mr Hazell and his team.

High View Primary School

Plough Terrace, London SW11 2AA, UK – 020 7228 1710

I am very pleased with the school. My daughter is in her early years: she has attended nursery and now we're towards the end of the year of reception. She is doing very well and I am happy to see that teachers give her tasks tailored to her needs and capability keeping her challenged at the same time. I've seen the school constantly improving in these 2 years, from the facilities available for the children to the communication with parents. Being a small school, it allows parents to have a more personal relationship with teachers who are always happy to have a chat should you have any concerns about your child. I experienced a little personal issue with my daughter and they were very responsive and quick to support her. There is also a good choice of after school clubs and my daughter particularly enjoys Spanish. I know the school still suffers from a poor reputation of the past years. This is such a shame as lots of things have changed are constantly improving. It's definitely a good and safe place for your children that I am happy to recommend.

I am absolutely delighted by my child's experience at this school; he has attended the school's nursery and he's now in reception, he absolutely loves going to school and its the after school clubs. The school is constantly improving, the head teacher is extremely proactive and enthusiastic making sure the improvements are tangible. The rest of the staff also seems to have the same positive approach and the pupils do seem happy, safe and settled. All in all the school feels like a happy and safe place for the children and the voice of the parents is always welcome and appreciated. It would be nice if more and more parents gave their support to the school and got involved with the school's initiatives.

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Primary School

Trent Rd, Brixton, London SW2 5BL, UK – 020 7274 4722

Amazing school full of lovely friendly staff and pupils, best school I ever attended!

This is a brilliant school and I respect it very much. This school is very diverse. This is a very good school with lots of opportunities for your kids like going on educational trips. I would recommend this school highly.

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 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