Local area guide

Living in Earlsfield

Thinking about moving to Earlsfield? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Earlsfield

Why Earlsfield is a good place to live

Nestled between Wandsworth Common and Wimbledon Park, Earlsfield is a gem of leafy tranquillity in the bustling metropolis of London.

Known for its picturesque terraced houses and wide open spaces, it offers a combination of suburban calm and urban convenience.

The swift 13-minute train journey into Waterloo is a key advantage for those working in the city.

Yet despite this closeness to central London, Earlsfield manages to maintain a laid-back pace, boosted by trendy bars, great restaurants and inviting green spaces.

What's Earlsfield famous for?

Earlsfield has its share of cultural fame. The author Louis de Bernières, popular for his bestselling novel 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin,' lived in and drew inspiration from Earlsfield.

There's also 'Sunday Morning At The Centre Of The World,' a play by de Bernières which is based upon the multicoloured characters of Earlsfield.

Beyond literature, the River Wandle running through Earlsfield is historically famous for its brown trout.

Things to do in Earlsfield

Earlsfield is a neighbourhood that certainly isn’t short on things to do.

Gastronomes will find a wealth of dining options, with popular gastropubs and restaurants such as The Earlsfield and Café Amaranth among the culinary delights.

Brunch enthusiasts can find their fix at the likes of GAIL’s and Bean & Hop.

If you fancy a pint, local pubs such as The Halfway House remain popular with the locals.

You can enjoy an evening watching performances at Tara Arts or spend a sunny day with family outings in the numerous green spaces and parks, taking calming walks by the river on The Wandle Trail.

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Transport in Earlsfield

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Earlsfield.

Local connections

National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Wimbledon Park
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Wandsworth Town
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Wandsworth Common
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier
Ferry Port
1.2 miles / 1.9 km

Schools in Earlsfield

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Earlsfield.

Education in Earlsfield

Floreat Wandsworth Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Southfields Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Beatrix Potter Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Swaffield School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Earlsfield Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Riversdale Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)

Local pubs in Earlsfield

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  • Jolly Gardeners

    London SW18

    Friendly neighbourhood pub in Earlsfield serving great food and drinks.

  • Earlsfield

    London SW18

    A perfect place to unwind, relax, enjoy and celebrate with a great range of drinks, high quality food and surroundings.

  • Country House

    London SW18

    A lively boozer in Wandsworth, London with crafty drinks and tasty food to mop it all up

  • Halfway House

    London SW18

    Your favourite local in #Earlsfield. A great seasonal menu, craft beers, artisan spirits and some charming folk to chat with #OurHouseIsYourHome.

  • Old Sergeant

    London SW18

    Set in the heart of London's Wandsworth , The Old Sergeant is a pub that personifies the word local! The minute you step inside you get the feeling that you have walked into a community where everyone has known each other for years, and everyone is welcom