Borough of Wandsworth

Welcome to Wandsworth, a leafy, south-west London borough overlooking the River Thames. It’s right opposite Fulham and, while the area has plenty in common with its affluent neighbour, living here is notably kinder on the bank balance. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Wandsworth. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Wandsworth.

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Best places to live in Borough of Wandsworth

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

View of the River Thames and tall building at night

Good transport links & Michelin stars

Young professionals regularly vote Wandsworth as one of the best places to live in London, pipping sought-after postcodes like Battersea and Wimbledon to the post. And it’s no wonder. The area brags contemporary waterside apartments and great connections – it’s just 12 minutes to Waterloo from Wandsworth Town station, and Wandsworth Common gets commuters to Victoria in even less. There’s also a fabulous drinking and foodie scene here, largely centred on the area’s many pubs. The star of the show is pared-back Chez Bruce, on Bellevue Road, which has bagged a Michelin star for its delectable French cuisine and wines.

For those who want to be within easy walking distance from the station, Mapleton Crescent is a great option. This striking building’s brought to the area by Pocket Living – a company on a mission to design smart spaces for first-time buyers in prime London locations. This 27-storey tower houses 57 one-bed apartments, along with a river-facing state-of-the-art workspace and a rooftop terrace.

“The location is fantastic – within walking distance of shops, parks, gyms, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, transport hubs – can’t complain at all!” Verified owner at Mapleton Crescent

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Ram Quarter is another option. This one’s right in the heart of the borough, neighbouring the peaceful River Wandle. Developed by the Greenland Group, it’s a purpose-built neighbourhood with shops, restaurants and hundreds of one to four-bedroom flats. Ram Quarter, carefully converted from the former Young’s Brewery, and lots of its original features have been retained.

The Coopers Lofts are where the history of the site can really be felt – period features like high ceilings, exposed iron and brickwork, and restored industrial style windows are a throwback to the brewery’s 19th-century origins. Outside, the buildings facades preserve the heritage of the buildings.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Ram Quarter

Moved into the development in summer 2018 as a new build. Lovely spacious apartment with all modern fixtures and fittings. Great location with the south side shopping centre a 2min walk and lovely pubs and restaurants in the area. Easy access into Waterloo from Wandsworth town- 13min with trains every 10mins. Energy efficient apartments mean low bills, I think I’ve only had the heating on once since moving in.” – Amy, verified renter at Ram Quarter, in Wandsworth

view of Wandsworth from above

Wandsworth’s greenery

Despite its plentiful hustle and bustle, Wandsworth is a peaceful, green borough – the perfect antidote to busy city life. Wandsworth Common is the area’s heart, an 175-acre stretch of picnic space and nature trails. There’s a wildlife centre and a lake made for strolling, as well. You’ll find more of the same at King George’s Park, plus sports pitches and a tennis club.

Nappy Valley

Naturally, all that green space – together with some excellent schools and good-size Victorian houses – has seen an increase in the family population here. So much so, Wandsworth’s been nicknamed ‘Nappy Valley’. It’s the mixture of ages in Wandsworth that make it the diverse, harmonious community it is. To see the local spirit at its best, head for the Wandsworth Fringe in May – a celebration of dance, theatre and art talent.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Wandsworth. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Borough of Wandsworth

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Review Date Jul 2024

Very close to the power station. Looking forward to the park being done and all the shops opening downstairs.

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Amazing building and amenities, especially the two pools and two gyms. Gym is never overcrowded which is great. Move in process was really simple and Abdo moved mountains for us to get in within 2 weeks of agreeing. In short, we love it here and thoroughly recommend.

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That there are multiple lifts for when you move your stuff in so you can chose one closest to your flat.

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Generally good, I have not had many issues though.

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Great place to live!

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Review Date Jul 2024

Nine Elms has pleasantly surprised me. The neighborhood is clean and quiet, offering everything you need: a large park, excellent shops and restaurants (Battersea Power Station), a tube station, supermarkets, and more. So far, I haven’t felt like anything is missing.

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Bloom Nine Elms has everything you need. The amenities are excellent and well-maintained, and the staff are fantastic. They keep you updated on any issues and are always willing to help. We have a great gym, cinema, amazing co-working spaces, a pool, a games room, and much more. You really don’t need to leave the apartment if you don’t want to.

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I didn’t receive any guide on how to book amenities (i.e Cinema, Dine Room, etc). I didn’t know it was first come, first served, and that you have to pay to book. It would be helpful to have an amenities use guide when we move in. I’m also having trouble getting my electricity meter reading.

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They always respond in a timely manner and keep you updated on any problems and their resolution.

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I love living at Bloom

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Review Date Jul 2024

The local area is central, well connected and well looked after. There is loads to do and see with the Battersea Power Station being a stones throw away.

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I love living at Bloom, the amenities are well thought out and the management is first class. The concierge team is the best I have experienced living in London and I have to give a shout out to Abdo Dada who helped with the most positive leasing process I have had and also been a huge support and resource since moving into Bloom West.

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I wish I knew there were moving trolleys when I first moved in!

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I initially had a few issues which the management went over and beyond to solve whilst also making me feel valued and supported. I am incredibly impressed with the problem solving I experienced and it made me really happy about living here.

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Awesome

Review Date Jul 2024

There are a lot of grocery shops, which is good for any tenant (M&S, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s Local). As far as I know there is a farmer market as well nearby.

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There are a lot excellent amenities as gym, pool, game room etc to use for free who lives in building. You can spent any time there and enjoy the stunning view from the last floor. Also, staff on reception are always friendly and ready to help with any question.

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Viewing was perfect and we’ve seen everything what we’re required for us.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I havent raised any issue yet but as I mentioned before, people on reception was always ready to help.

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