Wandsworth is in south west London within the London Borough of Wandsworth. It resides primarily in postcode area SW18 across Zones 2 and 3. It’s extremely popular with families and professionals thanks to its proximity to the city, yet plenty of open space and leafy streets. It takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth, and is famous as the local authority with the lowest council tax in the country.
What makes Wandsworth a great place to live?
Parks and open space
Wandsworth has dozens of parks and green spaces, with easy access to Wandsworth, Clapham, Tooting and Putney Commons, as well as Battersea Park. Battersea Park is a particular favourite with its riverside promenade, adventure playground, Children's Zoo, boating pond and the Pump House Gallery. It is also close to Tooting Bec Lido which is something of a local treasure.
A vibrant social scene
Wandsworth has a lively social scene and boasts a wide range of exciting restaurants, award-winning pubs, clubs and live music venues. It benefits from being close to The Northcote Road, with its large array of independent shops, bars and restaurants, as well as market stalls at the weekends. Nearby Tooting Market and Broadway Market are among London's oldest covered markets, or for the high street brands, you can head to Southside shopping centre.
Trains take only 14 minutes into Waterloo from Wandsworth Town station (Zone 2), while there are Victoria-bound trains from Wandsworth Common (Zone 3). There is an overground service from Wandsworth Road, the District line at East Putney (both Zone 2), and the riverbus from Wandsworth Riverside Quarter to Canary Wharf. There are also excellent bus connections and cycle routes into the city.
A good choice of schools
Wandsworth has a plethora of good schools in both the private and state sectors, many with outstanding Ofsted reports. Competition for places can be fierce though, so make sure you check out the local schools and their entrance criteria before choosing the area and street you want to live in.
Average property prices in Wandsworth:
1 bedroom – £500,000
2 bedroom - £750,000
3 bedroom – £1 million
4 bedroom – £1.2 million
The average rental in Wandsworth is £588 per week for a two-bedroom property.
Why invest in Wandsworth?
If you’re looking for longer term capital appreciation, it’s hard to go wrong with an area that is so close to the city, yet serves the needs of families and young professionals so perfectly. Property prices have increased by 35% in 2015 alone.
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Wandsworth, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.
Places of interest
Grand Union Wandsworth
Wandsworth High Street is home to our hidden gem, ‘Pleasure Island’. Inspired by the beaches of California, this exciting new outdoor area boasts a palm thatched cocktail bar wrapped around ‘Bertie’ the oak tree, ping pong tables, swing seating and 11 bookable West Coast beach huts splashed with neon.
Inside you'll find our ‘Butterfly Lounge’ with vintage furnishings and a lively, spacious main bar featuring unique period details and retro touches.
We serve our famous diner inspired food menu day & night. The weekend buzzes with electric vibes, our DJs paying homage to 90s soul, electro funk, and party classics.
Please note, we operate Clubscan ID policy on entrance.