Du Cane Court
Du Cane Court is a 1930s low-rise Art Deco complex of over 650 flats set in oriental gardens in Balham, South London.
A distinctive local landmark, it was opened in 1937 and is the largest privately owned apartment block in Europe.
It is so distinctive that it was reputedly used as a navigational landmark by German pilots bombing London during the Second World War.
There are many myths and legends surrounding the history of DCC, but if you’re thinking of buying or renting a flat here, you’ll probably be more interested in reading more about the facilities and costs, and about the local area.