Wandsworth Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Wandsworth

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.

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Must see attractions in Wandsworth

Battersea Power Station

188 Kirtling Street SW8 5BP
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Lavender Hill SW11 5TN

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Wandsworth

Battersea
Battersea is located in the London Borough of Wandsworth and is situated in South West London. Considered very much inner city London, Battersea is less than 3 miles away from Charing Cross, making it...
Earlsfield
In the London Borough of Wandsworth, Earlsfield is primarily a residential suburban area of London which is often overlooked in comparison with the better known neighbourhoods of Tooting, Battersea, C...
Putney
In West London, Putney is one of the main neighbourhoods within the London Borough of Wandsworth. Putney is situated on the south bank of the River Thames, directly opposite Fulham. Putney is proud...
Southfields
Southfields was one of the last suburban areas to the south west of Central London to become densely populated. In fact, the area now known as Southfields was nothing more than an expanse of fields un...
Tooting
Tooting is located to the south of the city centre and has Mitcham, Wimbledon, Morden and Streatham as neighbours, bringing extremely good transport links to the City. Despite attracting many young pr...
Wandsworth
Centrally located in the London Borough of Wandsworth, Wandsworth is a largely residential district that is typically considered to be middle class suburbia. Named after the River Wandle, Wandsworth i...
Balham
Balham’s proximity to Clapham means it is experiencing the same economic boom; as more and more middle class professionals move in, so do the wine bars, gastro pubs, branches of Waitrose and organic...

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Lambeth
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Merton
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