Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth, and is an area with a history that goes back to the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was called Wandesorde or Wendelesorde.
Divided into several distinct areas, Wandsworth properties range from stylish modern riverside homes to the almost village feel of Old York Road and large Victorian houses situated in East Hill. The varied area is also home to both council houses and exclusive, expensive mansions such as those in the so-called “Toast Rack”, which overlooks the nearby green space.
Wandsworth Common is a large open area to the east of SW18, which offers local residents a green space for picnics and to play sports, as well as hosting a number of live events through the summer months.
Shopping in Wandsworth is dominated by the imposing Southside Shopping Centre, that houses everything from sports stores and fashion shops to a 4D Cineworld cinema. However, by on the riverside and in the Toast rack area there are also a wealth of independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Chez Bruce, where Gordon Ramsay learned his skills.
Critically, Wandsworth is well connected with commuters able to reach Waterloo within 15 minutes from Earlsfield Station – close enough to central London for easy travel but far enough for the area to have a character all its own.
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