This self catering accommodation in central London is fantastic value for money with established south facing gardens - a real sun trap in the summer. There's a modern large gas fired BBQ that's easy to use. It is an ideal place to stay for the London Olympics 2012 and all events taking place in London.
All bedrooms are doubles (2 large) with plenty of warbrobe space and the house is furnished in a modern contemporary style with many unique and original wall paintings. No one will have to fight over the bathrooms as the main two bedrooms have en suites and bedrooms 3 and 4 share the upstairs family bathroom. There's also a separate toilet on the ground floor.
If you are visiting London for a short break or holiday, this is an ideal place to stay. Close to all amenities and within easy reach of central London by bus or by tube. Book this self catering accommodation in Balham to enjoy South London living.
Central London Place to Stay, 7-10 Mins to Underground Network. Close to All London's Attractions.
Balham, in just south of the river Thames, London, has undergone a massive transformation over recent years and is now one of most popular places to live for London commuters and the area is very popular with young families and young professionals. This self catering accommodation is a short walk from the main high street and 7-10 minutes walk to the underground station. There are a number of celebrities and notable people who were born in Balham such as TV chef Ainsley Harriot, Percy Fender (1892) Surrey cricket captain and world record holder and England Test all rounder and Captain Sensible the rock musician (The Damned).
Balham, known as the Gateway to the South is a comedy sketch performed by Peter Sellers and written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden as part of a BBC radio series called Third Division.
There are so many excellent restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets all within easy walking distance from the house. Places to recommend...
History: The settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham. Bal refers to 'rounded enclosure' and ham to a homestead, village or river enclosure. It was held by Geoffrey Orlateile. Its Domesday Assets were: 1½ ploughs, 8 acres (32,000 m2) of meadow. It rendered (in total): £2. The Balham area has been settled since Saxon times. Balham Hill and Balham High Road follow the line of the Roman road Stane Street to Chichester – (now the A24 road). Balham is recorded in several maps in the 1600s as Ballam or Balham Hill or Balham Manor.
Landmarks: The Bedford is a pub venue for live music and comedy on Bedford Hill; performers have included Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Al Murray. The pub has won various awards including The Publican Music Pub of the Year 2004, The Morning Advertiser Pub of the Year 2004 and The Evening Standard Pub of the Year 2002. In 1876, the building (then named "The Bedford Hotel") housed the Coroners inquest into the notorious unsolved murder of Charles Bravo, a resident and lawyer who was poisoned, possibly by his wife.
Bertie and Boo Coffee Shop won the 'Best Neighbourhood Coffee Shop' 2009 for the Love London Awards.
One of the few independent bookshops left in London, My Back Pages (named after the song on Bob Dylan's 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan), is a shop which stocks second-hand, antiquarian and new books. The shop opened in 1991. In 2008, the shop was listed in The Guardian's list of London's finest bookshops.
Balham has its own library and leisure centre.
Nearby attractions include: Wimbledon Tennis, Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium and Twickenham Ruby Stadium, as well as Kew Gardens and Richmond Upon Thames.
St. Georges Hospital is also nearby.