Moving to Wandsworth, London

Wandsworth has a great reputation as a relaxed, safe and affordable area of London, which has made is ever more popular with new movers. The SW18 postcode is attracting those from inside and outside of London to make the move south of the Thames.

Thanks to its sprawling area, Wandsworth offers new residents a wide variety of areas to choose from, as well as a whole host of varied amenities and green spaces. Wandsworth has a little bit of everything, whilst not being over crowded or too bustlingly busy. From Michelin-starred restaurants, to street food vendors and craft breweries, the variety here will leave you wondering if you ever need to leave.

Home to some of the most trendy and desirable areas, we think you’ll fall in love with this vast borough.

The history of Wandsworth

Dating back before the Domesday book, the tiny village of Waendlesorde has a long and interesting history. By the Tudor period, the village had become larger, and slowly it grew to become a desirable location for notable men of the time.

From the 1300’s through to the Victorian period, the wealthy individuals who were attracted to the area brought with them new infrastructure and business which elevated the area. The remnants of these developments are evident now in the large mills and industrial buildings which remain.

The Wandsworth culture

One of the main driving factors for a move to Wandsworth is that it is one of the safest places to live in inner London. This is only supported by the physical makeup of the borough: it comprises of a number of little hubs, each with its own unique feel and amenities.

The area also benefits from beautiful green spaces such as Battersea Park, and outdoor amenities like Tooting Lido.

If you’re struggling to decide which area of Wandsworth is best for you, let our experts help. Our Area orientation service is specially designed to give you insight into the area and get you feeling like a local in no time.

Things to do in Wandsworth

Here’s a list of our favourite things to do in Wandsworth:
• Eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant – there are a number to choose from but Chez Bruce and Trinity are our favourites
• Try eating at a Pop-up restaurant – we love The Dairy’s Bloodshot Supperclub
• Grab a beer at a local brewery pub – there are plenty to choose from, but start with Belleville Brewing Co
• Stroll round Battersea Park – it’s the perfect way to end the day. Why not visit the children’s zoo if you’re there with family?
• Hot days were made for Tooting Lido – the perfect way to escape, (or enjoy!) the city heat, summer days lazed away at the outdoor pool are amazing.

Where to live in Wandsworth?

While we think that the whole of the borough makes for an excellent choice of new home, thanks to the huge area it covers there are multiple options to choose from.

Whilst house prices are rising in the borough, you can rest assured that both rental and purchase prices are lower than the London average. Amazingly, Wandsworth Borough council tax is also one of the cheapest in the whole of the UK.

The trendy and popular locations are, of course, the most expensive. So, expect to pay a little more to move into Balham, Putney or Clapham. Alternatively, Roehampton or Wandsworth Town are relatively ‘cheap’ for London housing prices.

If you would like expert help securing your dream home in Wandsworth, let our Home finding experts help.

Family life in Wandsworth

Wandsworth is an attractive location to families because all the schools in the borough are rated good or above by OFSTED – that’s both primary and secondary schools. And there’s a good choice of both independent, international and state schools to choose from.

In fact, Wandsworth is home to some prestigious private schools, including Eaton House The Manor, The Roche School and Wandsworth Preparatory School.

If you and your family want to find the perfect match for your needs, look no further. Our School Search service makes moving schools easy.

Travel information

Forget what you might have heard, South London is exceptionally well connected.
Wandsworth is serviced by two main tube lines: the District Line from tube stops to the west of the borough, with the eastern side connected via the Northern Line. The entire borough is also on the Overground routes.

There’s also a very strong bus network running throughout Wandsworth, with many routes operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And there’s a national rail service from the borough, connecting you with greater London and the rest of the UK. You can actually get the train directly from Clapham Junction station to Gatwick Airport, reaching your destination in just 30 minutes.

How can Santa Fe Relocation help your move to Wandsworth?

Providing moving services of exceptional quality is what we do. When it comes to surveying your home before your move, we can provide a home video survey for your convenience. And our talented surveyors will ensure everything in your home is properly accounted for, saving you time and worry.
Whatever it is you need for an enjoyable and stress-free move to or from Wandsworth, our team are here to make moving home easy for you.

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