27 March 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Balham - London

Commercial properties to rent in Balham

Balham is often overlooked as a location for offices, partly because there are better-known areas such as Clapham nearby, and partly because it is such a popular and attractive place to live. But over recent years this vibrant area has become more lively and more enticing to different types of occupiers, and for offices.

The area’s excellent transport links – by tube, bus and nearby London Overground stations – makes it very convenient for central London but at a fraction of the price. There is an abundance of retail and dining, something Balham is especially well-known for, and plenty of cafes and meeting places nearby. As a sign that the area is definitely up-and-coming, Balham now hosts its own annual literary festival, to compliment a well-established comedy festival held every year at renowned club the Banana Cabaret. 

Property Statistics

  • Total buildings in area: 824
  • Largest unit available: 16,723 sq ft
  • Total available to rent: 16
  • Most listings available on: Balham High Road


  • Tube/Trains
  • Tube: Balham Underground Station, going northbound to High Barnet and Edgware, and south to Morden via Bank.
  • Train: The closest Overground train service is from Wandsworth Common, with services running to Victoria, London Bridge and Croydon.
  • Buses
  • Numerous bus services from Balham running to Streatham, Clapham South and Tooting Bec.
  • Airports
  • Gatwick Airport (35 minutes by Southern Rail via London Victoria and Clapham Junction)
  • City Airport (50 minutes via Northern Line and DLR/Jubilee)
  • Heathrow Airport (av. 1 hour via Underground/Southern Railway and/or Southwestern Railway)

Offices to rent in Balham 

Retail units to rent in Balham 

Food places around

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Retail properties to let in Balham

Agents operating in the area


BNP Paribas

Grant Mills Wood

Houston Lawrence

Big offices and co-working space in area:


Nearby offices:

Weir Road

Taylors Yard

Grange Mills Industrial Estate

Nearby Co-working:

215 Lyham Road

Wingate Business Exchange Clapham

Trident Business Centre

Serviced offices to let in Balham

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  • Home to the annual Balham Comedy Festival, held at the Banana Cabaret, and the Balham Literary Festival
  • The area took a light-hearted ribbing, which also made it famous, in the 1958 Peter Sellers spoof Gateway to the South
  • The area regularly features in the Times ‘Best Places to Live in the UK’ ranking
  • Balham is home to the London Sewing Machine Museum

Neighbouring locations

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