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.

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

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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Lovely building, awful property managers

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

Easy access to town, local supermarkets and 1 minute away from the river

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Building is of good quality and our flat is relatively spacious – development also has a concierge and communal gardens which are great additions. First Port is our property management and are terrible – awful customer service and have no idea what they’re doing half the time.

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That First Port were our property managers and were awful

What is the best feature of your home:

Open plan kitchen living room with balcony and winter garden

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The Residence is one of the best developments in the area.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

The area is super well located — easy to get to central London, and close to Battersea Park, the Power Station and the river. There are always new restaurants and shops opening up. Can be a bit loud at the moment with all the construction, but this will subside by the end of 2021, as projects are mainly finished in the immediate area.

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The development is incredible. Everyone who comes over to the apartment is very impressed with the finishing a, high ceilings, and size — as well as all the amenities. The bathrooms are very big, with amazing shower and bath (good water pressure). Kitchens have floor to ceiling storage, which is very helpful. All round, I am very happy with the apartment.

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Where the sun shines on the apartment during the day.

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

Building management is very reactive and helpful, but they aren’t always on top of everything.

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Poor management + high service charge

Review Date Sep 2020

It is close to the tube and train station and central London. there are supermarkets restaurants and coffee shops around.

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You will think how good service you will receive from Ballymore and how secure because of the US Embassy. BUT you are unfortunately wrong. We have came across a drunk man sleeping in our building entrance. You won’t get any priority even for small things such as our hot water has gone off and for 2 days without any notice. We have leaving here 2 years our windows only cleaned twice and we paid a very high service charge and not getting any service I can assure you. They know how to sweeten the pill. Think twice before you invest. It has been used very poor quality products in the kitchen top, accessories in both the kitchen and bathroom. Contracts confirmed that not a good quality of accessories has been used so it will cause a problem after a year.

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It is not a community what we expected. Happy with the neighbour in our building. But unfortunately council apartment next door are making some much noises, throwing rocks from roof terrace to downstairs. There were police couple of times at next-door building. The day we visited the property to buy there were no trains so we have been told it won’t be that nosy because of the windows. But double glaze is not. working the trains are running every couple of minutes until midnight.

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Management Company and Service Charge. Very poor management in all aspects. Windows cleaned only twice in 2 years. The building hasn’t been cleaned for 1 year. this year, they should clean every week but they are not cleaning.

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Looks good from the outside, terrible once the lid is lifted

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

Very expensive local restaurants, bars and cafes. Little variety.
Location and transport links are excellent.

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Having lived at Embassy Gardens for two years, early problems have still not been ironed out. Communication from the residents team is nearly always late or at very late notice for any works going on. Staff can be rude and turnover is clearly high. I have had multiple items of post and parcels go missing. The parking is a mess and there is no visitor parking. Hot water totally variable. Noise levels can be very high with some other residents holding parties throughout the night. The service charge is also extremely high for the quantity and quality of service.

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If I had known the level of effort to get information and basic communication, I would have thought twice about buying.

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

Building management and Optivo (the Housing Assoication) play a blame game between each other for what they can get away with not doing. The residents in the middle who pay high service charges have no real say and are treated like second class citizens by Ballymore staff.

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