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A taxi driver's guide to Balham

Ready to explore Balham? Follow our Balham taxi driver’s guide to the area for a real insight into the best places to sink a pint, grab a cocktail or dine out in this fashionable corner of south London. There are no prizes for guessing what the key demographic in “Baby Boom Balham” is. But that’s not to say it’s all prams and pushchairs round here. There are also plenty of young professionals and grown-up Londoners who came seeking a slightly quieter life than in nearby Clapham. Balham benefits from two key advantages which make it a highly desirable place to not only live, but also to visit. First of all – the holy grail to all London locations – it has a tube station. Secondly, if you take a look at Balham on a map, you’ll notice it’s completely surrounded by three large parks: Tooting Commons to the south, Clapham to its north and Wandsworth to its west. So not only can you get into central London in a brisk twenty minutes, you can also choose from one of these three wide open spaces to get your nature fix too. From the friendly local pubs like Balham Bowls Club and the Devonshire through to the quaint walkway of Hildreth St and its many boutique shops and cafes; Balham has a lot to offer the curious visitor. Addison Lee have been providing the capital with a service Londoners can trust since 1975. In that time we’ve come to realise that accountability is as important reliability. Which is why we endeavour to guarantee our cars aren’t just on time, but also always at the price we quoted you. Meaning no ‘surge charges’ ever. Follow our Balham taxi driver’s guide to unravel the best bits this cosmopolitan corner of south London has to offer.

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