London property guide: Wandsworth
If you’re looking for an iconic location for your next home in London, you’ll find it hard to beat Battersea Power Station.
Friday 02 May 2014
The borough of Wandsworth runs along a scenic stretch of the south bank of the Thames dominated by the famous white chimneys. These are due to be demolished and rebuilt for safety reasons as part of the development turning the historic building into homes, office space and a new park.
There is also long-awaited redevelopment going on at the historic Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth town centre, part of a multimillion pound programme to transform the area that will improve road access while also providing hundreds of new homes and shops as well as a brewery museum.
The area has a wealth of green spaces, a hangover from the time when it was a series of smaller villages. Among the most popular is Battersea Park, home to a spectacular annual free fireworks display as well as a long riverside promenade, the Pump House Gallery exhibition space and a children's zoo.
Wandsworth Common is further away from the river, at the top of East Hill, next to an area known as the ‘Toast Rack’ that has many expensive townhouses. The roughly triangular Clapham Common is also well used and a popular home for young professionals. Its 88 hectares feature plenty of parkland and mature trees, ponds and a Grade II listed bandstand.
Tooting Bec Common not only has tennis courts, football fields and plenty of open space but in Tooting Bec Lido boasts the biggest open air pool in the UK.
Further towards the west is Putney, starting point for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, which offers opportunities for river trips in both directions from Putney Pier to Kew Gardens or Westminster. Those who enjoy the outdoors will also like the London Wetlands Centre at Barnes.
Wandsworth’s main eateries are grouped around St Johns Hill, and Northcote Road/Battersea Rise, both close to Clapham Junction station. The borough also has two historic and awardwinning pubs dating back to the 18th century, The Old Sergeant on Garratt Lane and The Ship Inn on Jews Road by Wandsworth Bridge,
For those who enjoy football but want something more local than the international stars of the Premier League clubs, Tooting & Mitcham United Football Club play at Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Rd. Theatrelovers may prefer to head for the Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, a community theatre which puts on shows and courses for adults and children on all aspects of theatre throughout year, or Battersea Arts Centre on Lavender Hill.
A six-bedroom terraced house with large south-facing roof terrace, cinema room and wine cellar
A new seven-bedroom home built in Queen Anne-style with swimming pool and parkland views in Mortimer
A listed, four-bedroom farmhouse in the rural hamlet of Rushall with detached barn, four acres of gardens and paddocks
A first-floor flat with two bedrooms, a spacious reception room and communal grounds in a leafy part of London
A three-bedroom flat with a spacious rootop terrace and balcony, accessed from a private gated courtyard
A Grade II-listed pile with six bedrooms, stables and 39 acres of grounds in Standlake
A two-bedroom flat with boutique hotel-style interiors, close to the foodie haunt of West End Lane
A two-bedroom flat in a beautiful old vicarage, with many original features, close to the city centre
A three-bedroom 16th-century home with an aga kitchen, private gardens and heated outdoor pool, in Hadleigh
A three-bedrom home in sought-after Queen's Gate Mews, with Italian marble-finished bathrooms
Surrounded by glorious countryside in the village of Udimore, sits this impressive four-kiln oast and barn conversion
A five-bedroom house in the picturesque village of Kettlewell, north Yorkshire
An 18th-century former coaching inn with original staircase, open fireplaces and beams throughout
A Grade II-listed Georgian town house with three bedrooms and a south-facing courtyard, near Arundel Castle
Feel on top of the world at this über chic penthouse on the 37th floor of one of Europe’s tallest blocks.
A Grade II-listed Victorian villa with six bedrooms and two further cottages, all with spectacular sea views
A grade II-listed, Georgian cottage with mature 50ft garden, perfect for summer entertaining
A magnificent Georgian pile with turrets, seven bedrooms, a heated pool and four acres of gardens
Fairoak Farm has five bedroom suites, gym, outdoor swimming pool and golf course
Chic two-bedroom river-fronted flat with a private lift that delivers you directly to your home
A spectacular seven-bedroom Tudor pile, once owned by Henry VIII, with 18 acres of land
A seven-bedroom Georgian property previously used as a picturesque wedding venue
A split-level flat in a church conversion with two en suite bedrooms and 1,200sq ft of living space
A three-bedroom bungalow situated behind an impressive stone wall, £645,000
Windsor Castle overlooks this three-bedroom Victorian cottage located on one of Windsor's smartest roads
Chapel House is a former vicarage with nine bedrooms in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley
A five-bedroom B&B and separate owner's accomodation with potential for conversion
Enjoy summer by the Thames in this two double-bedroom converted warehouse in Rotherhithe village
A one-bedroom, luxury apartment with private gym and concierge service in Moorgate
A four-bedroom house in Hermitage Gardens with three reception rooms and landscaped gardens
A seven-bedroom Grade II-listed property with a separate self-contained apartment
A five-bedroom Victorian house with three reception rooms and galleried landing, £695,000
A six-bedroom farmhouse with five acres of land in a former cloth-making village
A secluded seven-bedroom detached house with large private garden, £490,000
A three-bedroom cottage overlooking Sarratt village green with open fires and solid oak floors
A three-bedroom maisonette flat in a Grade I-listed, Georgian townhouse in a sought-after location
A one-bedroom apartment located within a private gated development, north of Turnham Green
Look forward to a brighter future at two-bedroom Sunny Cottages, ideal for Londoners looking to downsize
A three-bedroom red-brick cottage with outbuildings and pretty gardens, £200,000
This three-bedroom flat within a former textile factory spans the corner of the fourth floor and has a balcony
A charming four-bedroom Oxfordshire cottage with oak floors and chunky-beamed ceilings, £465,000
A beautiful one-bed flat in a sought-after portered block, with access to Norland Square communal gardens
A one-bedroom flat within a Sixties school conversion with high-spec design and open-plan kitchen, close to Lambeth North Tube, £435,000
A 17th century four-bedroom house, with open fireplaces, cellar and pool, £600,000
A three-bedroom, coach house with luxury open-plan living space and contemporary breakfast bar
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