Wandsworth, lying west of central London is a largely residential area and wealthier than the London average. It is a vibrant area made up of many young and middle-aged professionals and families and has become home to many restaurants, boutiques and bars as well as high street staples. The former battersea power station dominates the local skyline. Wandsworth has consistently enjoyed some of the lowest council tax rates in the country and has the lowest in the capital.
The London Borough of Wandsworth is the largest inner London borough with a population of just under 300,000. There are five main town centres in Wandsworth namely Balham, Clapham Junction, Putney, Tooting and Wandsworth. A third of residents in the borough are from an ethnic minority background which is lower than the London average but higher than the national average. Despite being relatively wealthy overall, there are differences across the borough with pockets of poverty in areas of Roehampton, Battersea and Tooting.