Wandsworth Area Guide
Wandsworth is situated in South West London, and is an affluent inner suburb on the South Bank of the Thames. With Waterloo and Clapham Junction within easy reach, Wandsworth benefits from superb transport links, both mainline and underground. The Guardian labelled Wandsworth an especially groovy part of London, and the area has become well known for its entertainment provisions and services. Wandsworth's postal code is mainly SW18.
Wandsworth has historically been known for its industry and, since garnering a reputation as a cultural hotspot, has amassed a great deal of trendy restaurants, clubs and bars to suit all tastes in an attempt to broaden its appeal.
The area’s emphasis on entertainment means its office space is ideal for companies who want to take advantage of a great City location that is immersed in modern culture.
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A reputation for being at the forefront of culture and entertainment means Wandsworth might suit a media or fashion company who want to immerse themselves in the nation’s capital and the forefront of their industry. They may also benefit from the art galleries and museums located around the Wandsworth area.
"St Mary's Church, Battersea - London" by Jim Linwood is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Waterloo station is the largest station in the UK by number of platforms and provides regular services to the South West of England, along with underground services along four major tube lines – Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City. Clapham Junction – one stop from Waterloo – is the busiest station in the UK in terms of train frequency.
Liverpool Street: 19 minutes
Canary Wharf: 14 minutes
Bank: 4 minutes
King’s Cross: 24 minutes
Wandsworth is home to some great cultural eating establishments, such as Chez Bruce (2 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG) named in 2006 as the ‘Londoner’s Favourite Restaurant.’ Gordon Ramsay trained there, and it gained a Michelin Star in recent years. Try Brady’s (513 Old York Road, Wandsworth, SW18) for beautiful fish and chips from a family run business.
Wandsworth has its fair share of notable pubs. The Old Sergeant (104 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4DJ) has existed under the same name since 1785 and was later owned by Earl Spencer. It is a friendly ‘local’ pub, where the doors of the old coach-house can still be seen. The area also has some eclectic bars, such as the Lost Society (697 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 SJF), which is a unique venue housed in a former two-storey barn. It boasts friendly staff and a fantastic menu of bespoke cocktails.
A great ‘local’ museum, the Wandsworth Museum boasts various artefacts and collections from Wandsworth’s rich history. Admission is free.
Wandsworth Common is a beautiful public common covering 73 hectares, consisting of extensive sports pitches for football, rugby and rounders, a number of lakes and ponds, cycling routes, tennis courts and a pub in the grounds. It’s a great place to visit in the summer.