Balham is a district in London and quite near to the happening districts of Brixton and Clapham. Both these districts are quite modern and just like what you would expect from a hip-hop city, but Balham is strictly suburban with distinctive boundaries; it has been so centuries ago and it is still that way. Balham has a very interesting past that goes back to about 200 years ago and it was a major town in the early 19th century. That’s what makes Balham so different from the rest of the districts in London. It is still untainted, like a virgin and the pristine beauty of the place attract thousands of people to visit it every year. Balham is connected to West End and the City of London by a railway – tube interchange.
Shopping is one of the major activities in a vacation and people make it a point to buy all sorts of curious and fancies whether they need it or not. Many people like to procure a little something that signifies the culture of the places they’ve visited and take it back to their homes to show their friends. Though Balham is a quiet and unpretentious little district in London there are several top class shops to whet your shopping appetite. The Balham High Road is alive with all sorts of shops; you need to have an idea of a few of the shops so you can plan your vacation accordingly.
Bertie and Boo
Ask anyone in Balham and they will all tell you truckloads of what they love about this cafe. It is not just an offbeat coffee shop, you get other mouth-watering delicacies too. Delicious cup cakes, mouth-watering chocolate cakes and lip-smacking snacks are available round the clock. When it comes to coffee, you’ve come to the right place, they have so many varieties of delicious recipes that you will find it almost addictive. And that’s not all. The shop is the favorite haunt for parties and other small-scale events, especially kiddie parties. They have all sorts of themed party supplies so you don’t have to work hard to plan a party for your child’s birthday. If you are going to be in Balham for the birthday, then they will help you make the even more occasion memorable. Even if you are planning to have the party elsewhere, Bertie and Boo will deliver the party supplies to your doorstep – food boxes, decoration supplies, balloons, balloon animals, cakes, invitations, party gifts will all reach you when you want them. And you can add spice to party by incorporating magic shows too. Bertie and Boo is the place to approach when you want to have a really great time and an even more memorable party time. Another noted advantage of this shop is their price tag – quite economical.
Twist Kids is right on Balham High Road just across the road from Waitrose. Being a Melissa and Dough dealer this shop will definitely let your child’s fantasies run wild. It will not be a problem if you are taking your children too for this shopping expedition, they will be busy in their own play area munching on snacks and making new friends. The store boasts of a very unique and interesting stock and there are thousands of toys to explore. The magical atmosphere contributes to the very special way in which they have arranged their stock. A sales representative will be with you all the time helping you and clearing your doubts. You can also ask for toy demonstrations before purchasing them. Apart from toys you can also go through their extensive supply of clothes, books, gift items and other essentials. There are about 36 brands of clothing and toy lines of which the most popular ones are Greenbaby, Brio, OiOi, Vulli, Playgro, Hatley, Playmobil and Great Gizmos. The clothing section is hugely popular because there is something for everyone, even fancy dress wear. There are books for children, parents and CDs. You can also buy baby’s feeding accessories, towels, sheets and blankets. And once the shopping is done you can refresh yourself by making a beeline to the dining area; have a tummy full of coffee and snacks.