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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Great development and getting everyone in a community feel. Staff amazing. Especially Ahmad.

Review Date Nov 2022

I would like to say it is a pleasure living in the development. There are a few things that could be improved in the sense of things being in working order such as the doors etc. I love the area and cannot wait for more things to open around us. I have been in Nine Elms for 7 years now. Staffing makes all the difference. The staff have been amazing In particular one member by the name of Ahmad at concierge. Someone who makes things happen and is always very helpful and accommodating to residents and their guests.

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Design is great except for the balconies which cannot be used in winter at all which is a shame. The design for the wind and rain is no good. Maybe should have been glass to block some wind and at least the balcony above should make shelter but doesn’t it’s worse under the above balcony heavy drops of water.

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I would move into the building with concierge. Feel as though it’s more connected

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Yes it has been quite efficient and fast responsive.

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Overall lovely place to live

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Review Date Nov 2022

The neighborhood has changed massively in the last few years with many new amenities and shops opening. It has completely changed now with the official opening of the Battersea Power Station. We like their seasonal displays and events. Since the tube extension opened in 2021, transport is also really accessible. They promised more green space, which we are yet to see (unclear when), but hopefully that will come soon.

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The design of the building is a bit odd; you need to take two separate lifts to access most flats. This makes it confusing for delivery drivers getting access. The sky pool is what everyone sees, but really it’s just impractical for London. The indoor pool is a really great. For the most part, the folks who work at the concierge desk are lovely, but our favorite person is the cleaner, Jose, who greets us with a friendly smile and hello every morning.

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The flat itself is well built and designed and sturdy, however a lot of the extra facilities often have break downs needing repair. The cinema has been closed frequently off and on, and the steam room and shower in the indoor pool have been closed for months with no known details on when they will be fixed or reopen.

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Difficulty with resolving hot water issues was a major frustration this year. It went on for months and was a wider issues affecting the entire block that couldn’t be resolved individually. I was frankly shocked they wouldn’t work faster to fix a very important service for that long – I was so tired of waking up to cold and luke warm showers.

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lovvee the building and the facilities and the staff and how it really feels like home !

Review Date Nov 2022

it’s a very good area to live in and a very nice community , but since there is a lot of constructions around it’s a bit noisy

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lovvee the building and the facilities and the staff and how it really feels like home !

Ahmad the egyptian security in legacy building he is a very helpful guy and a very nice guy and very respectful and he’s always there to help and he knows how to communicate with the residents very well and he really is the best from embassy garden’s staff! he’s really 10/10 and him being here keeps me less worried cause me knowing that someone like Ahmad works here and he can help me with whatever i want related to embassy gardens makes it much easier and much relieved . He deserves the best 👌🏼👌🏼

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There’s not a certain thing i wished i knew before moving in here , it’s just that i hope they fix the entrance and the elevators for the modern building since it’s so not clean.

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The building management responded very well with some issues i had in my apartment.

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Brilliant

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Review Date Nov 2022

Great location !amazing amenities !
The gyms, swimming pools, amazing parking, private cinema and are great. Is also very very safe!

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Great development. The best in London !
Great service especially Ibrahim Alamin always helpful and always gives us a 5* service.
The Skypool is unique. Such a great place to live. So central. Everyone in the development is so friendly and the staff is excellent.

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Is actually even better than I imagined. Nothing bad in my opinion

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Great service. Solved my little issues I had in 1-2 days

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Manager Response

Good Afternoon Genovieve,

Thank you for your amazing positive feedback on Embassy Gardens, we are so happy that you call EG your home. We will of course pass on your wonderful feedback to our teams

Best regards,

Darryn Johnson
Residential Service Manager