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 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 Wandsworth

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Great Location and Lovely Flat

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

On the whole, the area is great. Lost of things in walking distance. Plough Lane is a busy road.

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The development is good and things are finished to a high standard. If there is an issue then management generally deal with it quickly. One issue is the management company entering into a rubbish contract for heating with EON without our input

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Restrictions in place with management company

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Appliances – The dishwasher always leaks and the freezer too small

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5
Location
4
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riverside living at its best

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

Good: River views, plenty of green spaces, elegance of the design
Bad: not enough good restaurants/bars and grocery shops large enough for an increasing large number of residents in the area.

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I moved into RQ four years ago in 7 Eastfields. I simply love it. The large gardens, the views over the Thames, the park nearby and general elegance of the development with extensive leisure amenities all make living at RQ a feel good experience. Though there aren’t as yet enough shops in the area as other large developments are also becoming established and few good places to eat, Putney and Wandsworth towns are nearby to compensate. Transport links are good (2 metro tube stations – 15 minutes’ walk) many bus routes and a new bus route is being finalised which will serve RQ and nearby developments. Overall, a very positive choice which I am glad I made when moving here.

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the amount of new developments springing up nearby

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The space and quality of the apartment with plenty of natural light with a balcony overlooking the river (and Hurlingham Club across) and the gardens.

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Nice new development in this area/Good value

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

Doorstep to Lidl, 15 mins walk to Waitrose. 12 mins to Haydons road of Thameslink, 493 directly to Northern line Tooting Broadway.
Plough lane is quite busy road, but soundproofing works well.

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Modern design, nice roof garden, the specification is quite basic and meet functional need.
Property management team is friendly and really helpful.
Will be more excited and busy community once Stadia One completed as there would more shops/facilities coming in.

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You can see pretty much everything once you viewed the property. So nothing to add.

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The APP used for managing the property/resident communication can be improved. Toilet paper holder need to be included in the specification as it’s difficult to drill the hole on the porcelain tile.

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Nice place to live.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

The good aspects of living in this area is that there are lots of shops right around the corner which is very beneficial.

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Overall, I think the development is very nice. It’s overall design is stylish and unique. The building has very good facilities and is clean. The building management and property management is great, with very warm, kind and friendly people, who are always helpful.

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One thing i wish i had known before moving in, is the quick and friendly response from the building management to queries.

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

The building management has been great and have responded kindly and effectively to issues raised.

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Design
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Location
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