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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Living @ Coda is a dream!

Review Date Jan 2022

Coda is conveniently located 2 minutes from the co-op supermarket, a pharmacist & super close to Chatfield Doctors surgery. The local buses are very regular and it’s a 10 minute walk from Clapham Junction station – so travel links aren’t an issue at all… it’s also a fantastic base from which to walk down the river, over the bridge to Chelsea/Fulham or into the centre of Battersea – very pretty at nighttime.

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Living at Coda is a dream. Gorgeous building & location – situated just by the river & in close proximity to a wonderful little Italian cafe where you can grab a coffee before a fresh air morning stroll – it’s the best way to start to the day, particularly when working from home! The business suite is ideal for when you’re working from home & need a change of scenery from your apartment, and the on-site gym couldn’t be more convenient for ensuring you look after your physical & mental health.

The concierge service is fantastic – no more missed parcels, all maintenance issues sorted in the blink of an eye & they’re just wonderful for a daily chat. Mark in particular always greets you with the biggest smile. The sense of community amongst the residents is really tangible & the communication within the app via the forum makes for super easy meet ups & quick solutions to common issues (e.g. I’m new here, how do I work the heating?). Everyone is always really friendly!

Overall, I couldn’t recommend Coda more for modern, city living in London. It’s sociable, has fantastic facilities, feels beyond safe, situated in a great location – Coda feels like home from the moment you walk through the door!

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How to use the heating system! It’s fantastic but a little complicated at first 🙂

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

In my experience, all queries or maintenance concerns are responded to within hours – the app is very very convenient for this & ensures all communication is tracked & you’re updated regularly.

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Great Development in SW!

Review Date Dec 2021

The location is great, I work in Canary Wharf and have a very short stroll to the Uber Boat that gets me to the office in under an hour without the usual rat race feeling. Northcote Road and Battersea Square are both very close walks that offer great restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

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The design is great and specification is better then all other apartments I saw with my budget. The building from the outside is stunning and really does come across as a landmark building. The facilities are useful, the gym is not the biggest but it does the job and flexible work space is great if I WFH.

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UBER Boat!

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

very user friendly and happy to go the extra mile to sort any issues.

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Love the green space disappointed at the cleanliness

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Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2021

Anti social behaviour around Clapham area especially near the station as there’s a lot of homeless people drinking outside the station. Also the park has a lot of people drinking and smoking marijuana which make it feel unsafe for a female to walk around by themselves.

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I love the design of the entrance to the building with the frames and artificial plant. A bit disappointed with the lift as it’s not cleaned regularly. Love the green space use it very regularly but I love the bird area and the kids play area. Very thoughtful on that part.

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The concierge I wish I knew that it was outsourced to another company as I feel as we’re not prioritised as a tenant and the layout of the building. My main concern was security and didn’t really realise that there no concierge in the front and anyone can get into the building . Also, they don’t prioritise cleanliness of the building.

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Sometimes it really depends if you have time to chase it up if not then can be ignored.

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Lovely finishes and design

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Review Date Dec 2021

Battersea isn’t very well connected and mostly residential however the building is well located close to the waterfront. It does face a busy road but very well insulated.

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Nice building . Lovely finishes and design. Some small bad design choices such as windows which don’t open in a ventilation mode which makes the flat very warm in summer.
Flat has lots of storage and huge kitchen area. Bedroom could be bigger . Overall very functional flat

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Overall a smooth process. Very much plug and play experience.

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

Still waiting for solutions despite having moved in months ago.

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