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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Really like it a lot. Avanton did a wonderful job.

Review Date Jun 2022

Super friendly and like minded neighbours, high achievers mentality around the building and people super nice and helpful to each other. There is a real sense of community of young couples, young families and lots of fluffy pets. The amenities are great and the concierge super helpful and kind. Love the sunsets on the river on our doorstep.

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High end as it should be, great insulation, no over heating, quick lifts, secured bin storage and no funny smells, easy to use kitchens (high quality German brand), light system is perfect. Really like it a lot. Avanton did a wonderful job.

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I wish I didn’t get a car as in battersea the traffic is horrendous and everyone is cycling so i know started cycling and the car is parked collecting dust 🙂

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

They helped the movers by allocating them the goods lift and generally always quick to help on almost anything.

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Amazing place

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Review Date Jun 2022

First I was greeted by some of the nicest people at the concierge, very welcoming. The hospitality was great, the rooms were convenient and comfortable, clean and cozy, with great view of the city. The security was very polite even while doing their job. Loved our experience and we had such good time staying there.

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All the facilities you need are here. There is really no need to leave the premises. There is a private cinema, pool, gym, sauna, steam room and everything else included. You can really call this place a home and feel relaxed and safe.

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That parking cannot be arranged by concierge.

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

They have been very patient and well informed. Service was friendly and if we had any issues, the staff were very attentive to our concerns.

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Good value for money

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Review Date May 2022

Great range of shops and convenience. You get to Waterloo in about 20 minutes. Very close to the park. High street is a bit noisy and you sometimes find some dodgy people around the cemetery area.

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Design is well thought, development has a secure bike store and a concierge (although the system that informs a package has arrived does not work). Front door is broken since we moved in. It gets fixed eventually however doesn’t last for more than a week.

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That front door would not work

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

Yes however takes quite some time to get things resolved

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Building is visually nice. However lots of building issues

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Review Date May 2022

Well located, strong transport links, multiple super markets close by. Generally clean. However lots of building works and noise.

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Building is visually nice. However lots of building issues. Intercom doesn’t work, lifts have broken down multiple times. Walls at entrance have damp marks all over them and facilities (such as washing machine) break down regularly. Property managers do response to maintenance fairly quickly however takes a long time to resolve the issues flagged (eg, replace faulty equipment)

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Check nearby building works and noise issues along with quality of fittings in flat.

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

Initial response is fairly quick, however it takes a while to resolve the issues flagged by maintenance.

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