Oxfam Bookshop Balham
Balham, or 'The Gateway to the South' as Peter Sellers once called it, is a bustling corner of south west London, situated between Clapham and Tooting. The area is well known for its comedy heritage, thanks in no small part to Sellers's sketch, as well as comedy circuit staple The Bedford Arms and famous residents Arthur Smith, Andy Zaltzman and Richard Herring. The area also hosts something of a literary heritage with DBC Pierre having written his Booker prize-winning first novel in Balham. Our bookshop is located on the busy High Road just down the road from the tube station which was bombed in October 1940, an event immortalised in Ian McEwan's Atonement.
Oxfam shops are always delighted to accept donations of quality undamaged items that you no longer want. Alongside our industry leading recycling partner CTR, Oxfam has its unique recycling plant where any textiles that are not sold in our shops are sent for recycling, helping reduce the amount of clothes that go to landfill.
You can now donate clothes by post - for free!
The easy way to donate clothing and accessories from home. Order your mailbag and return it to us for free to help raise money to fight poverty and reduce landfill.
How do I apply to volunteer?
- Apply online
- Reference checks
- Shop interview
- Start volunteering