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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Very good experience

Review Date Feb 2024

Great location, few minutes to the tube station and shopping more, also there are. Few supermarkets around the building

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The whole building is very new, gym and swimming is equipped. Agent Abdo from Bloom Nine Elms is very kind and helpful through the renting process. We met many incident but finally we made it to live here, he is very patient and we were very thankful.

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Maybe the reference check is quite complicated, but I think this is not for everyone

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Just move in no issues for now, hope there is no problem

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High price with no services and providing the basics

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Review Date Jan 2024

Poor management, tried to write or approach and speak to higher manger. Lack of transparency and breaching of their contract leaving residents without heating or hot water for days and will not provide heaters as well during loss of heating and hot water.

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High price with no services and providing the basic. Staff keep changing in 14 months I lived we had four managers therefore this tells me something about this development. Recently, there is changing of the management again. Lack of transparency, seemingly uncaring management towards high payer renter not value for money or respect to residents. I have tried to speak to higher management before writing this review unable to reach out to anyone.

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If I known that the building poorly managed, uncaring to their residents I would not move in

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After complaining to the manager she started sending emails update but still no basis or services in the building

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Review Date Jan 2024

Everything is perfect and would even be better if the construction works outside the building has completed.

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Overall, the development provides a high-quality living experience, backed by excellent facilities and management. It’s a great place to call home and a testament to thoughtful urban residential design. The building management team deserves special mention for their professionalism and responsiveness.

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The construction works schedule took longer than expected. It would have been better to know when the construction works are planned to be completed.

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Yes. Always responsive and they respond timely. Special thanks to Krasen for his usual support.

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Would recommend

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Review Date Dec 2023

The location of the building is great as all necessities such as supermarkets, pharmacies and a shopping mall are easily accessible and it’s well connected to central via the northern line.

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The building is well taken care of most of the time with some issues such as the intercom not working, no hot water for a day or unavailability of someone to receive packages but I haven’t had that issue recently. Furthermore, the building management is great, Emily at the front office is always super friendly and Caroline is really helpful. Lastly, the cinema room and meeting rooms are good but the gym could use some improvements like adding a treadmill for example.

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Prior to the move in process communication was slow and some emails were ignored which made me nervous about my choice but once all the paperwork was done and the payment went through everything went smoothly.

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Issues are resolved in a timely manner most of the time.

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