Earlsfield is in the London Borough of Wandsworth, and therefore benefits from some of the cheapest council tax rates in the country. Residing in the SW18 postcode, in the past it played second fiddle to the likes of Wimbledon, Battersea and Clapham. But all that has changed and Earlsfield has become a bustling, trendy suburb, popular with young professionals and families.
What makes Earlsfield a great place to live
Earlsfield is only three stops on the mainline to Waterloo, providing access to central London in 12 minutes. It is one stop from both Clapham Junction and Wimbledon, providing easy access to London Victoria and the south of England. The station was redeveloped in 2013, and provides lift access to both platforms.
Eating & Drinking
Most of Earlsfield’s shops, bars and restaurants are positioned along Garratt Lane, and there’s plenty to choose from. There is everything from high street offerings such as Carluccio’s, to one of the best Korean restaurants in London. There are a gastro pubs and cocktail bars, as well as large family-friendly pubs with gardens. Our personal favourite is the Leather Bottle. You’re also not far from Tooting and its fantastic array of Indian Restaurants, or Wimbledon and Clapham with a whole host of dining options as well as bars and nightclubs.
Garratt Lane has a number of quirky little shops, and organic delis giving Earlsfield a real villagey feel. For large high street shopping, you’re a stone’s throw from Wimbledon and Clapham, and less than half an hour from Oxford Street. Southside shopping centre in Wandsworth is on your doorstep with a large Waitrose and other large shopping outlets.
Things to do
Earlsfield is close to lots of amenities for both young professionals and families. There are two good gyms in the area - Nuffield Health and Virgin Active, and you’re close to some nice parks - King Georges, Wimbledon Park and Wandsworth Common. Garratt Lane is home to cross-cultural theatre company Tara Arts and its venue Tara Theatre. Opened in 2007, the space plays host to local and national companies as well as staging its own productions. If you're looking for something different to do, there’s a great artisan microbrewery, or there’s always the greyhound stadium. Close by, there are two large cinemas – one at Southside and two in Wimbledon.
Average property prices in Earlsfield:
• 1 bedroom – £414,188
• 2 bedroom - £620,877
• 3 bedroom – £912,577
• 4 bedroom – £1,050,825
The average rental in Earlsfield is £510 per week for a flat, and £1,153 per week for a house.
Why invest in Earlsfield
Although property values in Earlsfield have increased massively over the last 10 years, in some ways it’s still a hidden gem. With leafy streets, good schools, and a range of different housing options, it has a wide appeal for different types of buyer. It makes a great alternative to the bigger, busier and more expensive suburbs of Clapham and Wimbledon.
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Balham, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.
Places of interest
Bar 366 Earlsfield
Bar 366 is a perfectly balanced cocktail, using the best ingredients as possible, a perfect and friendly mix of refinement and character, muddled with a relaxed, sophisticated and eclectic atmosphere, mixed with a sleek, kinky and sexy decor, shaken with passion, flair and panache, infused with whispers of laughter, joy, care and attention, topped with fresh, local, seasonal and organic fruit and liqueurs, blended with a stereophonic journey of a fusion of soulful, uplifting, vocal, progressive, underground, deep, intelligent, minimal and funky House with a spark of ageless glamour.
Ben’s Canteen is an all day neighbourhood hangout; pop in for brunch, dinner and drinks 7 days a week.
We’re proud to serve one of the most indulgent brunches in London with great coffee and epic Bloody Marys.
In the evenings we serve Steaks, Salads and Big Juicy Burgers alongside cracking cocktails, craft beers and exciting wines.
Both our Battersea and Earlsfield Canteens are available for full or partial private hire – click here for more info and to get in touch.
Ben and the team would like to welcome you to your Halfway House. Located at the heart of Earlsfield opposite the station two stops from Waterloo, a perfect pop in for you commuters.
Whether it’s after work drinks in our bar or a meal in our new dining room. We hope you love it as much as we do!
The Leather Bottle is an historic pub that has been serving fine ales to loyal customers for over 300 years. A firm fixture on Garratt Lane, we have hosted events of significance from the Mayor of Garratt elections to restaurant pop ups. We started small, as an inn and hostelry, with a blacksmith attached to the side of the building, and from there we have developed and grown through the years, adding a room here, a restaurant there and we now boast the biggest and (in our opinion!) best pub garden in London, as well as being a firm destination venue in South West London.
Truly a pub for all the seasons with a fantastic event space inside and out, we can accommodate all manner of events from birthdays and christenings to team meetings or lunches. Our friendly party planners are on hand to make sure you have everything you need for a stress free gathering.
Sylvan Oak was delighted to open its doors to the residents of Earlsfield recently following the acquisition and refurbishment of a new site.
Originally the site off Garratt Lane was once a cafe and then a family run Italian restaurant for many years. The restaurant has been brought up to date with a state of the art kitchen as well as many Sylvan Oak touches such as the oak flooring and rustic elm bar. Care has been taken to allow for a relaxed dining experience in this bright and airy venue.
Modern Thai cuisine was born as a result of the period of modernisation during the early Chakri dynasty. Strong relations with many nations were established by the first kings to increase trading opportunities, which left the country open to an abundance of culinary influences.
Geographically, Thailand lies in between two culinary giants: China and India. Many elements of both cuisines can be seen incorporated into Thai cooking, such as the use of spices from India. From China, many ingredients were imported, for example, tofu, noodles, and various seasonings. The fusion of these foods created a whole new palate of flavours, which form the basis of the gastronomic delights of Thailand enjoyed worldwide today.
At Thai Grocer, we are proud to create exceptional food that is carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Here you will experience joy in a serene yet contemporary environment where the most exciting Thai food will be served.
We are also available for take away.
The Earlsfield enjoys the rich heritage of starting life out as the original train station ticket office in 1884. With the opening of the station, Earlsfield’s community trebled and we are privileged to have become a part of its ever-evolving fabric with our new venture.
We want The Earlsfield to become your ultimate weekend retreat for a lazy Saturday lunch or Sunday roast; the perfect mid-week lunchtime window; your home before home when you step off the commuter train - everyone’s favourite place to unwind, relax, enjoy and celebrate with a great range of drinks, high quality food and surroundings.
Through a labour of love, we have created a multi-faceted venue. Designed throughout to retain the integrity of the building and optimise the character of each space within.
The Wandle Earlsfield
We have so much to offer at The Wandle. We were previously known as the Puzzle and have transformed ourselves into a truly independent pub in Earlsfield. We lead with great food, eclectic and exciting drinks, not to mention our dazzling personality, fantastic service and beautiful beer garden.
Here at the Wandle, named after our famous newly cleaned, fish breeding river, we endeavour to help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounding you in comfort where you can truly kick back and relax!