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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

TEN DENTAL

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

Absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for 1st class dental treatment. I've now had several different procedures done at the practice and each time the dentist has talked me through it, given me options and made me feel at ease. I now wouldn't go anywhere else

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.

Ten Dental

156 Balham High Rd, London SW12 9BN, UK – 020 3432 9581

I had one of my front teeth half knocked out. It was upsetting, and on a recommendation I booked an emergency consultation with Ten Dental Balham. Dr Yang glanced at it and said 'Oh, yeah, I can fix that.' And he did - better than before. Nicer smile than before. Attention to detail, colour matching, all of it. Exceptional. So thank you, Dr Yang. Somehow, I am better for having lost a tooth.

Absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for 1st class dental treatment. I've now had several different procedures done at the practice and each time the dentist has talked me through it, given me options and made me feel at ease. I now wouldn't go anywhere else. Dr Nikhil Sisodia was highly professional and brilliant.

Glow Dental Battersea

87 Northcote Rd, Battersea, London SW11 6PL, UK – 020 7223 7096

Amazingly professional, skillful and kind service!! I had a bad front tooth implant experience 5 years ago, so when I was told I needed an implant for the other front tooth I was very anxious about it. Hooman and his team really went the extra mile for me throughout the 6months process. Nothing was ever too much trouble, nothing was ever rushed... and I’m absolutely thrilled with the final result!! I would recommend Hooman and his team to anyone who needs an implant.

I have finally found my new dentist. Dr. George took care of my Invisalign process and I am really happy with the results. Staff is professional and friendly. Also very happy with the work of the dental hygienist Kelly and her precious tips.

Streatham Park Surgery

91 Mitcham Ln, London SW16 6LY, UK – 020 8835 0077

Excellent doctors with very helpful & friendly reception staff.

Ghufoor Dr Zahid

Streatham Park Surgery/91 Mitcham La, London SW16 6LY, UK – 020 8835 0077

The service provided by this surgery is 100% nothing is to much trouble and a visit will always be made if required.

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.

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

Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Rise, London SW2 2QP, UK – 020 8674 6721

I have been attend this Church for 16 years, I even married here. It is still is a warm welcoming place, very involved with community work, which I love. Do come and see for yourself, do not just take my word for it.

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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!

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

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

Bill's Battersea Restaurant

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

The staff were super super friendly, lovely people. They sorted me out with a table where I could charge my phone and there was free WiFi. I had the mushroom soup, it was tasty albeit a bit oily. Five stars for excellent service

This place is a fantastic gastro in Battersea London. The food is delicious and the drink is also fantastic. Pims, is kinda of like British Sangria, but it tastes one hundred times better. This place has some well designed two-course and three-course meal options which I would definitely reccomend. The desserts are also fantastic. I would definitely reccomend the chocolate pudding. The pricing is pretty standard for London, but not ridiculous. I would absolutely reccomend this place two my friends and family if they ever go to London.

The Clink Brixton

HMP Brixton, Jebb Ave, London SW2 5XF, UK – 020 8678 9007

Had an amazing time at The Clink Brixton! It was a surprise belated birthday present and I didn’t know where we were going. The food was amazing, service/staff were really attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend it!

Just got back from The Clink in Brixton. Fantastic experience. Check in staff were helpful and informative. Staff in training were attentive, pleasant and very helpful, good atmosphere. Wish I could name staff. Starter, main course and dessert served. Presentation was excellent and each course left you looking forward to the next (ordered Apple Charlotte twice!!). Very good value for money whilst contributing to an excellent cause and will be going back again and again.

Nando's

6-7 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1EX, UK – 020 8769 0951

Experience chicken in different sauces. If you prefer your chicken extremely spicy and hot with fire coming out of your mouth then the MUSA is for you. However, if you don't want fire breaths, extra extra hot and extra hot is for you. Mind you those aren't hot. It contain too much vinegar giving it a sharp cider taste. Ive not tried any thing below those 3 as i prefer my chicken hot and spicy. So next time you visit nandos, don't be shy and go hotter.

Rafa (Spain), Patricia (Spain). What a service****** These people work and serve with genuine passion. I came today with my family and thought this is business as usual, but these human beings just transformed the service for an outstanding feeling. We felt at home. After reviewing hundreds of restaurants, I finally came across with what we call outstanding customer service. The manager should value their development and assess their performance because if they do not within the company something will be wrong at Nandos. Luca please keep going as your employees are really good and team work is definitely happening. Jacob (Poland), thank you for the service and for taking the order, it was really good customer service, keep going mate! Would I go back? 100% - 10 out of 10. #Excellent and highly recommended.

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.

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.

Willows Pre-School

COLLIERS WOOD RECREATION GROUND, London SW19 2DU, UK – 0333 355 0303

Super école (nurserie et pre-school). Agréable et bien situé à l'entrée du park. L'intérieur est bien décorer par les staff. La sécurité passe vraiment d'abord par les enfants. Qui on entre 1 à 5 ans 1/2. C'est école est privée. Mais règne une bonne ambiance. Et les enfants sont super contant. Il s'amuse et en même temps, ils aprènnent plein de chose. Il peuvent prendre des stagiaire. À conseiller pour seux qui son dans les parages et chercher une école pour leur enfant.

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.

Sudbourne Primary School

Hayter Rd, Brixton, London SW2 5AP, UK – 020 7274 7631

I love Sudbourne primary school it is an outstanding school. It's close to where I live it only takes me 5mins to walk there, and also my daughter enjoys going to school and learning. she really has made lots of friends and her teacher is really nice.

it was my very first school back in 1950 ,and it remains in my memory,as a great place,made my first friends there. to this day I wish we had never moved out of London

Richard Atkins Primary School

New Park Rd, London SW2 4JP, UK – 020 8674 5601

I use to go Richard Atkins I started in year 1but my whole family started in nursery It was fun😍😝🏆 All the children celebrate your birthday 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🎂🍰🍫🍬🍭🍩🍪

My boys used to go to this school while living in Brixton, UK.....nice school...good teachers...good kids activities.... #thenewscompany #doinikbarta #ibangla #rrajowan #enewsbdpress #ibanglabd  #techead #syedrezwanali #rezwanbir

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