Area Guide - Buying Properties in Wandsworth


Wandsworth is a riverside area nestled between Clapham, Putney , and Battersea. It is distinguished by its lush landscapes, notably the expansive 172-acre Wandsworth Common It developed primarily in Victorian times with some well-preserved grand houses and terraced streets. Rooted in Victorian architecture, the area showcases well-preserved grand houses and terraced streets. Recent developments along the riverside have introduced modern apartments and scenic gardens, adding a contemporary dimension to its historical charm.
It boasts the Ram brewery where beer has been made since 1581.

It boasts the Ram brewery where beer has been made since 1581.

Area Guide Wandsworth


Historically, Wandsworth's nomenclature traces back to the river Wandel, conjoining with the Thames at this very locale. Documented in the 1086 Domesday Book as 'Wandesorde,' the area evolved into an industrial hub, drawing on a diverse influx of migrants. Noteworthy are the Dutch metal workers in the 1590s and French Huguenot cloth workers in the 1700s. The establishment of mills, ironworks, the Surrey Iron Tramway in 1801, the prison in 1851, and Wandsworth Bridge in 1873 are pivotal milestones in its history.

Leisure & Amenities

Things to do in Wandsworth:

Top 5 restaurants/bars in Wandsworth:

  • Chez Bruce restaurant – Michelin star serving classic French and Mediterranean cuisine
  • The Ship Inn - 1786 gastropub with a wood-burning stover & riverside terrace
  • Ô Gourmet – a cosy Lebanese restaurant by Wandsworth Bridge (south side)
  • Mai Thai Deli – Thai cuisine with outdoor seating
  • Ekachai – Southeast Asian Cooking

Area Guide Wandsworth



  • South Thames College – located just 9 minutes from Clapham Junction, is a large further education institution with fantastic purpose built teaching facilities.

Commercial and Residential Properties in Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a great place for businesses with strategically located spaces catering to various business needs. The area's accessibility, complemented by efficient transport links, enhances its appeal as a prime location for commercial ventures. For residents, the housing options span a spectrum, from period homes exuding character to stylish contemporary apartments along the riverbanks. The real estate market in Wandsworth combines history with modern living making it an attractive destination for both living and conducting business. If you have a property you would like to sell/let in Wandsworth contact KALMARs today.

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