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
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