What’s it like to live in Earlsfield?

by | Feb 21, 2022 | Moving

With its leafy location between Wandsworth and Wimbledon Commons, yet just a 13-minute train ride from central London, it’s little wonder that house hunters are setting their sights on Earlsfield.

Located within the borough of Wandsworth, Earlsfield was where writer Louis de Bernières lived while writing his most famous novel, ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’. As such, it still holds a special place in his heart, and it’s not hard to see why. 


The average house price in Earlsfield, according to Rightmove, is £757,584.

Most of the housing stock consists of Victorian and Edwardian family homes, which tend to offer three or four bedrooms, as well as a garden. Near the station, you will find 1950s homes alongside ex-council houses and new developments. An incredible bonus of property in Earlsfield is that the council tax prices here are the second-lowest in the country and around half the average London price.


With its Zone 3 location, Earlsfield boasts the green space benefits of living away from central London but is conveniently only a 13-minute train ride from Waterloo Station. Earlsfield is also on the mainline to Clapham Junction, while District Line stations Southfields and Wimbledon make West London and Paddington easily accessible.

Shopping & Eating Out

When work is done, it’s to Garratt Lane that most Earlsfield residents head. This is where you’ll not only find chain food outlets but an increasing number of quality independent eateries too. These include the Earlsfield Pub, quirkily located inside an old train ticket office and The Leather Bottle – voted to have ‘The Best Outdoor Space in South London!’. And if you’re in search of a well-known shop or restaurant chain, then Southside Shopping Centre is highly likely to have what you’re looking for.


Earlsfield is incredibly appealing for families thanks to its great selection of schools, many of which are rated either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good-by government inspecting body Ofsted. For younger children, Allfarthing and St Michael’s C of E school are ‘Outstanding’ primary schools, while Southfields Comp and Ernest Bevin are ‘Outstanding’ Secondary Schools. Those seeking private education have great choices, too, including King’s College School and Wimbledon High.


If you choose to live in Earlsfield, there will never be a dull moment. Keen cyclists will enjoy exploring both the riverside Wandle Trail and the Thames Path, which can take cyclists into the City of London and the West End. In addition, there are 55 acres of green space to explore in King George’s Park, which has a popular grass tennis club.

Film lovers can while away the hours in the uniquely brilliant Backyard Cinema. Meanwhile, theatregoers can enjoy the 100-seat Tara Theatre, which hosts its own productions and local and national touring productions.

Burke & Wills are a family orientated removal company based in South West London with very good access to all London Boroughs, including Earlsfield. If you’re planning a move to Earlsfield soon we’d love to give you a quote. Get in touch with our team today.