It’s clear that in 1935 what was important was how long it would take and how much it cost to get into central London from Balham which was basically the countryside then. Balham Underground had only opened in 1926 around 10 years earlier.
Du Cane Court Original Brochure text autogenerated so may contain some minor errors;
A PAGE OF PRACTICAL AND USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THOSE TAKING UP RESIDENCE AT DU CANE COURT, BALHAM HIGH ROAD, S. W. 17
TABLE OF TIME OCCUPIED FOR JOURNEYS BY SOUTHERN RAILWAY OR UNDERGROUND.
TO VICTORIA 9 MINS
TO WATERLOO 15 MINS.
TO CHARING CROSS 17 MINS.
TO LONDON BRIDGE 18 MINS.
TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE 18 MINS.
TO BANK 19 MINS.
TO LEICESTER SQUARE 20 MINS.
TO PICCADILLY 21 MINS.
TO MOORGATE 21 MINS.
TO LIVERPOOL STREET 22 MINS.
TO OXFORD CIRCUS 23 MINS.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY FARES,
BALHAM TO VICTORIA.
Season Tickets prices for 1st Class and 3rd Class
CHEAP DAY TICKETS.
Cheap day tickets are issued every weekday to Victoria by all trains after 9.30 a.m. Sundays by all trains. Return by any train on the day of issue. Return Fare, 1st Class 7d. and 3rd Class 45/-
BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM WEST-END. Routes Nos. 32 and 88 pass Du Cane Court every few minutes, and proceed to the West-End via Balham High Road; High Street, Clapham; Clapham Road; South Lambeth Road; Great Smith Street; Parliament Square; Whitehall; Trafalgar Square; Piccadilly Circus; Regent Street; Oxford Circus; Oxford Street; Marble Arch; and on to their respective destinations.
UNDERGROUND RAILWAY FARES.
Balham Underground Station to Oxford Circus by Bus, half hour, approximately.
BUS FARES FROM BALHAM UNDERGROUND
STATION. To Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus: Single 5d. Return 8d.
TABLE OF DISTANCES FROM DU CANE COURT.
TO WANDSWORTH COMMON
TO TOOTING BEC COMMON MILE
CHEAP MID-DAY BUS FARE.
TO CLAPHAM COMMON..
To Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus
(Approximately to am. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday only).
TO STREATHAM COMMON TO MITCHAM COMMON 3 MILES.
Although every care has been taken to present accurately the information contained in this brochure concerning the flats and maisonettes at Du Cane Court, such information, or any part of it, cannot be taken or accepted as part of any contract between Tenants and Du Cane Court, Ltd.