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Dating back to Edwardian times, this guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and a 24-hour front desk so guests can come and go as they please.

Balham Train Station is a 10-minute walk away, with trains reaching central London in around an hour. There is a bus stop outside Balham Lodge for traveling around London, and nearby Tooting Bec Common offers sports facilities.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the light, airy eating area. There is also outdoor seating available on the patio, for eating outdoors in the warmer months.

Each room at Balham Lodge is simply designed, and comes furnished with a TV and a telephone. Rooms also have a tile bathroom.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Balham Lodge has been welcoming guests since Oct 10, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Private Parking Available On Site

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi do you provide towels and a hair dryer?
    We do provide towels and hairy dryer in the room.
    Answered on 22 June 2021
  • Hi, I saw there is no curfew on the hotel information, how do I get back into the hotel once I arrive back from the wedding I’ll be attending? Helen
    You just press the front door bell the night porter will open the door for you.
    Answered on 16 August 2021
  • Hello. We have stayed with you previously on number of occasions. Are you currently open?
    Yes, we are now open.
    Answered on 20 May 2021
  • hi, do you have luggage storage as I only staying one night but on the day of departure I will be leaving at 5pm.
    You are welcome to leave your luggage with us
    Answered on 20 February 2022
  • some rooms show private bathroom others ensuite, what is the difference
    It's the same. All rooms are ensuite
    Answered on 12 December 2022
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Balham Lodge is situated in a conservation area called The Heaver Estate. The name is that of the patron of the project Alfred Heaver who thought to build "the finest estate in London". No.204 was one of the twenty -two houses built along Bedford Hill in 1889. Balham's town centre has a variety of bars, restaurants and shops including major chains. There are also local services, including independent stores, coffee houses and brasseries The Bedford is a pub venue for live music and comedy on Bedford Hill. Balham has a railway/tube interchange station, Balham tube station and Balham railway station, in London fare zone 3. The stations connect Balham to both the City of London and the West End. Clapham South tube station is also technically in Balham, lying exactly at the meeting point of Clapham, Battersea and Balham. Current bus routes serving the area are the 155, 249, 255, 315, 355 and N155...Balham’s growing reputation as a great place to live has been highlighted in a new survey by The Sunday Times.
Languages spoken: English,French,Italian
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Amenities of Balham Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden
  • Dryer
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £10 per day.
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Baggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Balham Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


    2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Balham Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Any damage to the property will be charged to the credit/debit card used at the time of the booking.

    ID (driving license or passport) will be required when collecting keys

    Due to Covid-19 buffet breakfast is no longer available at Balham Lodge. A continental breakfast is offered.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Balham Lodge

    • Room options at Balham Lodge include:

      • Single
      • Double
      • Triple
      • Family
      • Twin

    • Balham Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • The prices at Balham Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Check-in at Balham Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

      • Balham Lodge is 5 miles from the center of London.