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Child's party venue

Can anyone recommend a good venue in Clapham / Balham to hold a 3rd birthday party? Entertainment is sorted, we just need to find somewhere to host it (for 20 children - gulp). Thank you!
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:07 am

Leather dry cleaner?

Can anyone recommend a specialist leather dry cleaner in Balham / Clapham please? Thank you!
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:25 pm

Re: Plane noise around Clapham South

I agree with  Labellalavanderina . We live just off Alderbrook Road and I'm very conscious of the noise from the early hours because it usually wakes both me and our 2 year old daughter up!  We have lived here for nearly 4 years now and the noise and frequency has definitely increased, particularly ...
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:22 am

Airport transfer with child seat

Can anyone recommend a reliable taxi company that offers airport transfers to/from Gatwick (from/to SW12) with a car seat for a toddler?


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Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:42 pm

Re: Scam fundraising collector?

Yes sounds like the same girl! I hate being so cyncical about things like this but half wondered if I was going mad as she was so adamant I’d sponsored her! Really sad that this is all going on. It surely must class as a criminal / fraudulent act?
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:54 am

Scam fundraising collector?

We've recently had a young girl calling at our house in Balham, collecting money for a sponsored walk. She claims that we sponsored her £20 in the New Year but couldn't collect the money before the event so is returning having completed the walk to collect funds for the British Red Cross. She has a ...
Replies: 6
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:49 pm

Re: Best dry cleaner on Northcote Road?

Definitely Bellevue! They are more expensive than most but definitely worth it for special items that you don't want damaged or shrunk (which I've often found at other drycleaners!)
Replies: 7
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:07 pm

Re: Beware-moped muggings in SW area.

This is all very concerning. I have witnessed two moped thefts recently; one on Clapham Common and one in Balham, near the Grove pub. Both times I called 101 and both times I was kept on hold for nearly 20 minutes before I could speak to someone. By which time, the thieves were obviously long gone. ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 33
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:02 pm

Re: Weird siren noise!

Thank you, mystery solved!
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:26 pm

Weird siren noise!

Does anyone know what the very loud (very strange) wailing siren noise was that went off for about 5 minutes near Clapham South around 10.45pm on Thursday 16 Feb? It almost sounded like an air raid siren!
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am

Re: gynaecologist recommendation please

I'm sorry to hear of what has happened to you. As if giving birth isn't traumatic enough, without having to then deal with all this too (and look after a baby!) I can highly recommend Miss Leila Hanna who is a private consultant at The Blackheath Hospital and also The Sloane / Chelsfield Park in Ken...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 3
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:10 am

Mum and Baby Reformer Pilates

I just wanted to post about a fantastic Mum and Baby reformer Pilates class I have found at Dynamica Pilates near Clapham North at 11am on Tuesday's ( The teacher, Sophie, is brilliant and has worked really patiently with me helping to build up my muscles and...
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Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:32 am

Re: Carpenters?

Hi Suze We used The BookCase Co ( to do alcove units in our living room who were fantastic. They do wardrobes too and are quite expensive but very high quality work versus Hammonds who did the wardrobes in our loft bedroom (who I wouldn't recommend!) Hope that helps! A...
Replies: 9
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:21 am

Re: Grove Hall Nursery

Thanks very much for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it. nataliedegrouchy, it's really interesting you say that about the staff seeming really happy. It was one of the things that most struck me when I saw the nursery, that the staff and children all seemed genuinely happy and like the...
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Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:33 am

Grove Hall Nursery


I just wondered if anyone has any recent feedback on Grove Hall Nursery in Balham, specifically the under 2's room?

Many thanks.
Replies: 3
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:25 pm