Top 5 Places to Live in Wandsworth

Top 5 Places to Live in Wandsworth

Wandsworth is the name of both a London borough containing areas like Battersea, Putney and Tooting, and a hub in its own right, Wandsworth Town. Historically its centre has been dominated by the Young’s Brewery and the myriad pubs surrounding it.

The industrial revolution transformed Wandsworth in the 17th century. It is definitely somewhere the Peaky Blinders would make a beeline to if they lived in London in 2019! The area has recently seen profound regeneration and a series of large schemes have given Wandsworth a much-needed refresh. Popular with families and packed with great schools, it’s one of London’s most affluent and attractive inner suburbs.

But where are the best places to live in the London borough of Wandsworth? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think about their area and also about their specific homes.

The 5 best places to live in Wandsworth

1. London Square Putney, SW15

London Square
4.50 (based on 18 reviews) 4.50 (18 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
London Square Putney, SW15

London Square, Putney is Wandsworth's highest-rated development. Developed by London Square and designed by signature architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, it comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses. This highly popular scheme is located between Putney mainline and East Putney stations, and is just a short walk away from Putney High Street.

"Great location for travel and shopping, good river views from above 7 floors. Nice people, high end place and great service by management." - Tg, Verified Resident

Read reviews and details of London Square Putney, SW15

2. Putney Rise, SW15

Barratt London
4.45 (based on 11 reviews) 4.45 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
Putney Rise, SW15

Another Putney development in at the second spot on our list. Putney Rise by developer Barratt Homes offers 125 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 30 houses within a gated development designed by Carey Jones Architects. Rail services from nearby Putney station reach London Waterloo in just under 20 minutes, and residents also have access to the District line at nearby East Putney and Putney Bridge stations.

"I love the property its nice and light as well as having pretty decent storage . The caretaker of the grounds is fantastic and the place stays clean. It is great for families and there is such a sense of community." - Anon, Verified Resident

Read reviews and details of Putney Rise, SW15

3. Ram Quarter, SW18

Greenland Group
4.41 (based on 62 reviews) 4.41 (62 reviews)
Area guide to Wandsworth
Ram Quarter, SW18

The third highest-rated development in Wandsworth is Ram Quarter, SW18. The development is built around the site of the old brewery at heart of Wandsworth since Victorian times. The scheme is just 400 metres from Wandsworth Town Station, but residents can also take a short and pleasant walk along the Wandle river to Wandsworth Riverside pier to get the riverboat to the West End or City.

"I moved to the Ram Quarter two months ago and really love it. It’s very modern and well designed, safe and clean. The staff on concierge are really friendly and helpful." - Josie, Verified Resident

Read reviews and details of Ram Quarter, SW18

4. Battersea Power Station, SW8

Battersea Power Station Development Company
4.29 (based on 15 reviews) 4.29 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Battersea Power Station, SW8

The iconic Battersea Power Station development is currently our fourth best place to live in Wandsworth. This large-scale mixed-use scheme reworks the Grade II-listed building and surrounding area with a mix of residential, commercial, office, hotel and cultural spaces. The development offers transport links via the Thames Clipper River Bus located next to the site and Victoria and Vauxhall Rail stations, both within a 20-minute walking distance. A new Underground station will be located at the development in 2020.

"I am delighted with my investment and love living in this very unique, thoughtful development. The finishes of the apartments are unique and consider the industrial heritage of the site." - Mr C Evans, Verified Resident

Read reviews and details of Battersea Power Station, SW8

5. Battersea Reach, SW18

St George
4.35 (based on 34 reviews) 4.35 (34 reviews)
Area guide to Wandsworth
Battersea Reach, SW18

In joint fifth place is Battersea Reach by St George. It is highly popular with residents, who particularly note the quality of its facilities in their reviews. The development offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses with views across the river to Chelsea Harbour.

"The development is an amazing place to live. The access to everywhere is very good with the public transport nearby. The 24/7 concierge is amazing they are always very helpful." - Melika, Verified Resident

Read reviews and details of Battersea Reach, SW18

6. Riverlight, SW8

St James
4.35 (based on 11 reviews) 4.35 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Riverlight, SW8

In join fifth place, Riverlight is a distinctive development by St James. Six buildings include 813 residential units, with a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments available. The development is directly on the riverfront in Nine Elms, and residents have access to a wide range of leisure and healthcare facilities, a concierge service, and a good selection of local restaurants and cafes.

"Great location on the riverfront. Values holding up well. One of the best new developments in London . Distinctive, iconic architecture. Area is transforming with new shops and development, Waitrose opposite is superb." - Anon, Verified Resident

Read reviews and details of Riverlight, SW8

So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Wandsworth.

Prices and rents in Wandsworth

The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Wandsworth is £634,400 and the average rent for a 2-bed property is £2,000 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 8.7 per cent per year as demand to live here has risen. 

Check out our Wandsworth area guide to find out more about the area, or discover London’s 10 highest-rated young professional accommodation options for great rental developments around central London.

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