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.

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Has some issues, but its still fantastic.

Review Date Jan 2021

I love the people here, theyre very kind and I feel like a community

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I enjoyed my development and I really liked how the buildings were designed, and I hope it brings more businesses to the area. The only issue is that it detracts from the more residential feel of the neighbourhood by having cranes and factories and things around, but I am pretty happy overall

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I wish I knew when the bins were taken, as it interferes with my work schedule, especially now that i am working from home.

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I like the bathroom, as I had a bidet fitted that makes me feel extra clean. The view from the window is also very nice

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Fantastic place, very clean area and indeed safe.

Review Date Jan 2021

Great community, close to the shops and bust stop. Very quit and lovely area.

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It is such great place to live, very quit and the rent is very convenient. Solid building, I quite feel very safe here.close to the shop and there are a few parks around, really nice to have many cafes and other place for leisure. I recommend it highly.

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I would say, visit the are I guarantee you , you would love it.

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Great landlords

Review Date Jan 2021

This is a nice area with a lot of diversity and culture. Transport is simple but very busy. Runs smoothly

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The development is a really nice area with lovely design and planning. My landlord is a kind chap and i feel very comfortable going to him if I have any issues. Everything is above board and I know I am safe here and my worries are addressed quickly.

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The amount of noise you get from outside is expected but after 10pm gets too much

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I would change the amount of noise, if it could be sound proofed it would be better as there is so much noise

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Great development overall with some flaws

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Review Date Nov 2020

Great location for Z1, ferry, shipping, restaurants
Propert management is decaying

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Great location and facilities.
Propert management is decaying and some of the building materials especially internally In the building is inferior quality.
Heating company charges you a standing charge of GBP 500 ish a year.
Most facilities used to be great, but some in need of improvement among gym and spa facilities. Concierge services has gone down recently.

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Heating company charges you a massive standing charge of GBP 500ish a year without you even using it…

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Higher maintainance of interior. A lot of ressource is spend on cleaning tile and parts that don’t matter to residents…

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