Local area guide

Living in Wandsworth

Thinking about moving to Wandsworth? 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 Wandsworth

Why Wandsworth is a good place to live

Living in Wandsworth means benefiting from the best of both urban and suburban lifestyles. This south-west London borough combines the vibrancy of city living with the tranquillity of green open spaces, providing the perfect balance. This is perhaps most evident in the town centres, where modern conveniences sit side-by-side with picturesque parks and commons. Wandsworth also boasts excellent public transport links, ensuring quick and easy access to the heart of London. Moreover, the blend of 19th, 20th and 21st-century architecture creates an attractive and diverse living environment. Here, tradition anchors the bustling modernity of Wandsworth's daily life, forming a symbiotic relationship between past and present.

What's Wandsworth famous for?

Wandsworth is famous for its historic significance in the UK’s brewing industry. The Young's Ram Brewery, founded here in the 16th century, is one of the oldest British breweries. Today, Sambrook's Brewery has taken up the mantle, brewing traditional ales in the heart of Wandsworth. It is also known for its plethora of award-winning dining establishments – the renowned Chez Bruce Restaurant began its journey here, notably as Gordon Ramsay’s first kitchen. Wrapped in pop culture, Wandsworth also found its place in the infamous BBC sitcom, 'Outnumbered”, which was set around its tree-lined streets.

Things to do in Wandsworth

Wandsworth is home to a blissful mix of activities and locales for a picturesque day out. One can stroll through Wandsworth Common for a breath of fresh air or explore the historic Royal Victoria Patriotic Building for a touch of dramatic gothic architecture. Your taste buds can journey through flavours at the vibrant Southside shopping centre, while theatre enthusiasts can immerse themselves in new plays at Theatre 503. With beautiful scenes unfolding along the River Wandle, and small delights waiting at The Sustainable Organic Market, there's no shortage of things to do in Wandsworth.

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Transport in Wandsworth

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Local connections

0.2 miles / 0.3 km
East Putney
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Wimbledon Park
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier
Ferry Port
1.3 miles / 2.1 km

Schools in Wandsworth

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

Education in Wandsworth

Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Linden Lodge School
Ages: 2 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Southmead Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Albemarle Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Greenmead School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2021)
Sheringdale Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)

Local pubs in Wandsworth

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  • Earl Spencer

    London SW18

    Welcome to THE EARL SPENCER, we are a gastropub that specialises in freshly prepared and cooked food in a traditional pub atmosphere. We are a few minutes walk from Southfields tube, situated at 260-262 Merton Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5JL.

  • Green Man

    London SW15

    Traditional English pub on Putney Heath. Great beer, great food & great atmosphere.

  • Pig & Whistle

    London SW18

    Come visit a great pub with great service, great locals and a great atmosphere! Voted BEST PUB in Wandsworth.

  • Jolly Gardeners

    London SW18

    Friendly neighbourhood pub in Earlsfield serving great food and drinks.