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Belvoir Balham - Local InformationThere are a wealth of interesting things to see and do in South West London, from local arts and museums to historic buildings and parks. For example, the Wandsworth Museum in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth details the history of the Borough from pre-historic times to present day and shows how the areas's villages grew into London's largest Borough today!
From the area, it is only a short bus or train ride away to some of London's finest art galleries, such as The National Gallery, Tate Britain and the Wallace Collection, all in central London. The area is also handy for visits to the world famous Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum all of which make a great day out and cost nothing for entry!
South London enjoys an enviable range of parks and open spaces, and you may be surprised at how close you can get to nature from the city! Battersea Park features a 1km riverside promenade, fountains, lakes and even the Battersea Park Zoo. There's also Belair Park, Brockwell Park, Burgess Park (with its World Garden), Dulwich Park and Kennington Park to name just a few. The vast Clapham Common plays host to a wide range of fairs and events throughout the year, and contains woods and tree-lined pathways.
If Cycling is your thing, you can download free maps of the best cycle routes in South London from the Transport for London website - www.tfl.gov.uk or by calling 0207 222 5600.
For active sportspeople, the area offers an exciting range of facilities to choose from. From Boxing to Bowling, there will be something to suit you. And if you prefer the more sedate pastime of walking, there are walks galore, from the Capital Ring (passing many nature reserves in the city) to the Jubilee Walkway, connecting 18 key attractions in London.
From the moment you move into the friendly Borough of Wandsworth, you won't find it hard to get stuck in to whatever interests you. For more information about any local services or facilities, don't hesitate to ask one of our friendly Belvoir team.