London's Best Place To Live?
It has the second lowest council tax in London, it's the last stop on the Northern Line (where you can actually get a seat) and there's not many spots in London offering its winning combination of green spaces, flat whites, Instagram-friendly brunches and activities for kids and big kids alike.
You can go out, eat out, while out and laugh out loud with Balham's eclectic selection of venues. The Bedford, a Balham institution, attracts huge names with The Clash playing there, as well as U2, and a little-known singer called Ed Sheeran.
Food, Food, Food. And More Food.
Whatever your flavour Balham has most bases covered - Thai, Italian, French, Nepalese, Moroccan, Jamaican and more. There's a local butcher for rare-breed cuts to liven up even the most impromptu BBQ, a health food superstore for all things organic and a weekly Farmer's Market to explore.
But the thing that really sets Balham apart is the personality that comes with it. Come down, book a table and join in the fun.