There is a wide selection of high street shopping facilities in the Wandsworth area, along with the Southside shopping centre, which offers a pleasant mix of big name fashion stores and places to eat.
There are a decent number of trendy pubs, bars and restaurants in Wandsworth to suit all tastes.
Chez Bruce on Bellevue Road, Brady's on Old York Road, and China Boulevard on Smugglers Way, are among just a few of the vast selection of popular restaurants in Wandsworth.
Wandsworth also has its fair share of modern and historic places to go out drinking. The Old Sergeant, a popular local pub on Garratt Lane, has existed since 1785, while The Ship Inn, located along the riverside, is the perfect place to chill out. Elsewhere, there are many more modern bars, some of which serve funky cocktails, such as the Lost Society on Wandsworth Road.
Wandsworth offers some of the most luxurious homes in London – some of which were featured in the UK hit movie Love Actually in 2003. Consequently, it comes as little surprise that the Wandsworth property market attracts many affluent Londoners.
Large terraced, semi-detached and detached housing situated in and around Earlsfield Road, East Hill and West Side Wandsworth Common attract the greatest level of demand among people seeking to buy property in Wandsworth. Smaller terraced houses - known as The Tonsleys – located behind Old York Road, are also extremely popular, which is reflected in the high asking prices they generally command.
More affordable housing, including some high-rise ex-local authority apartments, is located at the bottom of East Hill.
Wandsworth benefits from superb transport links, both mainline and underground, with Waterloo and Clapham Junction located within close proximity. Vauxhall Station, SW8, is also an option for people commuting to and from the area.
There are a number of trains from Waterloo station providing regular services to other parts of England. The station’s Underground is conveniently served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines.
Vauxhall station is served by the Victoria line, while Clapham Junction – one stop from Waterloo – is one of the busiest stations in Britain.
Buses and taxis are also readily available, with a number of services operating in the Wandsworth area.