Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a district in South London which lies in the London borough of the same name. It has been in existence since 1086 when it was known as Wendelsorde meaning an enclose of a man called Waendel.

In subsequent centuries it became home to Protestant Dutch metalworkers in the 16th century and recently to many Eastern Europeans. The heart of the town is marked by the Young and Co’s Brewery, which still has its headquarters in Wandsworth. The gas works were established in 1834 and since then the area grew.

Wandsworth is home to small but expensive terrace housing known as the Tonsleys behind York Road, traditionally known as the area of old Wandsworth rising to grander terraced, semi detached and detached properties in the roads surrounding Wandsworth Common.

The area is very attractive and a long river walk towards Battersea Village which was a former wharf are is now lined by new chic apartment blocks, trendy bars and notable pubs such as The Ship Inn near Wandsworth Bridge.

Wandsworth Common itself is aligned which chic restaurants and trendy boutiques, whereas one can find many traditional fish and chips restaurants in the Tonsley area of town, not forgetting the De Morgan Centre which houses a collection of Victorian artwork in East Hill. The Common itself is a haven for those who wish to carry out outdoor pursuits, football, jogging, rugby etc.

One must also keep in mind that the nearby Arndale Centre offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities. Wandsworth in fact is so big that it ranges as far as Earlsfield and Wimbledon, where the All England Club is situated and King George’s Park with its picturesque ponds, tennis courts, cycle paths, and football pitches.

In short Wandsworth offers urban city lining along with suburban tranquillity. Transport links are great, Wandsworth Town is minutes from Waterloo, Wansworth Common is a stop from Clapham Junction and about 12 minutes to London Victoria, one can get numerous buses to Central London, not forgetting the A3 motorway as well.


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