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Wandsworth SW18

Wandsworth SW18

Area overview

Wandsworth is a district of South West London located within the London Borough of Wandsworth.

The town’s records go back to the Domesday Book of 1086. It takes its name from the River Wandle. To distinguish it from the London Borough of Wandsworth the area is sometimes referred to as Wandsworth Town.

Shopping in Wandsworth is centred around the High Street and the recently regenerated Southside Shopping Centre, which includes a great mix of high street stores and local shops. The High Street has several gallery spaces – including Kristin Hjellegjerde’s ARTECO, which displays the work of local, contemporary artists. There is also a leisure complex at Wandsworth with a gym, cinema and several chain restaurants.

There are numerous eateries in Wandsworth, including Chez Bruce on Bellevue Road, which is consistently ranked one of London’s top restaurants. Nightlife is varied and lively and comprises traditional pubs, bars and music clubs. Voted the best pub in Wandsworth, The Ship Inn is a waterfront pub with amazing views that regularly hosts summer BBQs. The Waterfront, located within the Battersea Reach development, has a great selection of drinks, pub-style food, and a large terrace from which you can take in the spectacular views across the Thames.

Wandsworth is particularly popular with families attracted by its village-like feel, good local schooling and family-centred activities. As a result, Wandsworth has earned the nickname “Nappy Valley”. There is no shortage of green space, including the 175-acre Wandsworth Common containing ecological and ornamental areas, sports facilities, a lake (with fishing in season; membership required) and children's play areas.

Property in Wandsworth

Wandsworth has a wide variety of properties, from purpose-built apartment blocks and small terraces to grand semi-detached and detached houses. Wandsworth was the main location for the film “Love Actually” and showed some of the area’s luxury housing to its full potential. The most expensive properties are found along Routh Road and Lyford Road, where there are some fine Grade II listed houses. New luxury apartments have been built along the riverbanks and offer excellent on-site leisure facilities, pubs and restaurants. Battersea Reach and Riverside Quarter are two of the most popular new developments offering contemporary living with spectacular river views.

The River Thames at Wandsworth

There are numerous activities and attractions to be enjoyed along this stretch of the River Thames. Some highlights include:

  • Stroll along the river path to Battersea Park
  • Enjoy Wandsworth Park which is positioned directly on the banks of the Thames
  • Take a trip along the Thames with the Riverbus

Transport in Wandsworth

  • Wandsworth Town and Wandsworth Common railway station to Victoria (12 mins)
  • There is a River Bus service from Riverside Quarter Pier with 4 stops up to Blackfriars

riverhomes – Estate Agents in Wandsworth / Waterside Property Experts

As the largest independent specialist selling and letting riverside properties in the Wandsworth SW18 area, very few people know the Thames like us.  From tide times to local river events and the best waterside restaurants and pubs, riverhomes estate agents have the river knowledge.

A selection of our latest properties for sale

Limehouse Basin, London, E14 £230,000

RiverHomes is delighted to offer to the market this stunning 80ft4 x 13ft9 Dutch sailing barge of tjalk design - located on a residential mooring in Limehouse, with views of the mari...

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Elm Quay Court, Vauxhall SW8 £1,950,000 Share of freehold

A rare opportunity to buy this stunning fifth floor, four bed apartment with sensational river views from its two balconies. This property was formerly two apartments which have been...

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Poplar Dock Marina, Poplar, E14 £55,000

Tulipe is a Dutch barge with an ideal mooring at the prestigious and sought-after Poplar Dock Marina, in Canary Wharf. She was built around 1920. With unusually large windows through...

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Riverside Court, Nine Elms SW8 £985,000 Leasehold

This three double bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the second floor at Riverside Court has a triple aspect living room with full river views. Separate kitchen with Neff appliances....

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Atlantic Court, Poplar, E14 £875,000 Leasehold

With stunning views of the River Thames - over 5 kilometres in either direction - and directly opposite the O2 Arena, this two bedroom, two bathroom apartment offers 1,130 sq. ft. of...

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