What’s it like to live in Wandsworth?

by | Oct 11, 2022 | Moving

Wandsworth Town in south-west London is popular with families and young professionals for its excellent transport links, scenic riverside location, great schools and abundance of green, outdoor spaces. So, if you’re thinking of moving soon, read our guide to learn what it’s like to live in Wandsworth….




According to Rightmove properties in Wandsworth have sold for an average price of £867,958 over the past year. Terraced properties sold for an average of £1,172,122, with semi-detached properties fetching £1,708,253 and flats £552,873. Renters often opt for the modern Riverside Quarter development at Battersea Reach, where a two-bedroom flat costs an average of £2,600 PCM.


Wandsworth Town BR has a regular service to Waterloo taking 15 minutes and Wandsworth Common BR trains will take you into Victoria in 12 minutes. For a more easygoing journey, commuters can take the hourly Thames Clippers service from the pier at Wandsworth Riverside to Chelsea Harbour in 12 minutes, to Embankment in 39 minutes, to London Bridge in 45 minutes and Canary Wharf in just under an hour.


Wandsworth is almost unparalleled in its choice of state and private schools. For instance, state primary schools registered as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted include St Michael’s CofE in Granville Road, Brandlehow in Brandlehow Road, Sheringdale in Standen Road, Belleville in Belleville Road and Honeywell Infants and Juniors in Honeywell Road. Popular private primary and preparatory schools include: The Roche School, Wandsworth Preparatory in Allfarthing Lane, and Thomas’s Battersea.

‘Outstanding’ comprehensive schools include Ashcroft Technology in West Hill; La Retraite RC Girls School in Atkins Road and Chestnut Grove in Chestnut Grove and Harris Academy Battersea in Battersea Park Road. In addition, Saint Cecilia’s CofE in Sutherland Grove and Ark Bolingbroke Free School in Wakehurst Road, are judged to be ‘good’.

Shopping, Eating Out & Entertainment

When it comes to shopping, the Southside shopping centre offers a range of high-street chains, including a large Waitrose and branches of Decathlon, Oliver Bonas, Paperchase, Waterstones, Uniqlo, Next, H&M, TK Maxx and Primark.

Wandsworth town’s newest entertainment mega-hub Gravity Southside offers a dizzying mix of activities including e-karting, digital darts, Esports, live music and restaurant outlets. While the town centre’s iconic Ram Quarter delivers an excellent choice of independent diners and entertainment venues.


Wandsworth Town is named after the River Wandle, which flows through it. For a stroll along the river, you can visit the town’s central park: King George’s Park, where you’ll find a children’s playground, adventure playground, sports pitches, tennis courts and a bowling green. You can also find two lovely commons on your doorstep – Wandsworth and Clapham.

A wide range of sports and physical activities are available across the borough with Latchmere Leisure Centre providing a wide range of sporting activities, a swimming pool, fitness equipment and exercise classes.

Burke & Wills are a family-orientated removal company based in Wandsworth, South West London with excellent access to all London Boroughs. So if you’re planning a move to Wandsworth, we’d love to give you a quote. Get in touch with our team today.