London/Wandsworth

The iconic Battersea Power Station

Wandsworth is a district of southwest London.

Understand

Wandsworth consists largely of modest housing built as suburban retreats in the 19th century, interspersed with a patchwork of green "commons", a relic of the borough's history as small villages. Today the smart houses, cafes and bars close to the expansive green lung of Clapham Common are popular with young professionals working in the City, whilst cosmopolitan Tooting is home to a large South Asian community. Some of the smartest and newest developments are to be found along the riverfront in Putney and Battersea, where shiny apartment blocks rub shoulders with the industrial shell of the famous power station.

Get in

By tube

The district is serviced by the following tube stations:

By train

By bus

  • South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park (Bus 430, Bus 14, Bus 74).
  • Clapham Junction (Bus 39, Bus 337, Bus 37). Victoria Station (Bus 170). Earl's Court (Bus 74).
  • Bus 14 also connects Putney with Oxford Street area (Warren Street, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court), West End (Piccadilly Circus) and Buckingham Palace area (Green Park). Bus 220 connects Putney with Hammersmith and Sheperd's Bush. Bus N10 is a night bus that connects Putney with King's Cross Station and Euston Station.

See

Clapham Common

Do

Putney Bridge on the Thames at Wandsworth

Buy

Eat

There are two eating 'hubs' in the Wandsworth borough. St Johns Hill and Battersea Rise near Clapham Junction have an excellent range of restaurants, with new ones opening all the time - very popular with the young professionals who flock here after work. For the tourist looking to escape the overpriced horrors of central London this is a good, easy-to-reach option. The second hub is Tooting, which has many excellent Indian restaurants, however the area doesn't really compare to Brick Lane.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Various restaurants and bars in Putney Wharf area. Just behind the St Mary's Church.

Drink

Balham

Clapham

Clapham has many upmarket pubs and bars, particularly around the northeast area of the Common

Tooting

Tooting has many new wine bars, and renovated and traditional pubs.

Putney

Putney is blessed with a fine selection of pubs. Among the most atmospheric are the ones on the river bank.

Battersea

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Wandsworth

END Wimbledon  W  E  Hammersmith and Fulham Westminster / Mayfair-Marylebone
Leicester Square / The City Lambeth  N  S  Wimbledon South London
North London Fulham ← West London Line  N  S  West London Line END
END East London Line  W  E  East London Line → Lambeth East End


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