Wandsworth is a district of south-west London, England, in the London Borough of Wandsworth.Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth. To distinguish it from the London Borough of Wandsworth, which covers a larger area, it is also known as Wandsworth Town.
Wandsworth has an active, friendly community. It has a strong 'backbone' where residents have championed some key aspects of the area's redevelopment. This includes projects such as the recent £1.5 million renovation of the town library, the successful reopening of the Wandsworth Museum and the ongoing Wandsworth Arts Festival, which showcases creativity from across the borough. The town’s spirit and character is increasing its popularity as a destination in which to live, work or visit.
Wandsworth residents have the Southside shopping centre on their doorstep, with top retail names such as Waitrose, Topshop and Debenhams, the town also boasts a wide selection local independents in the Old York Road area - the destination street for characterful galleries, boutiques and delis. The town also hosts its own festival - Wandsworth Arts Festival+Fringe featuring over 40 events.
During the last year, sold prices in Wandsworth were 7% up on the previous year and 10% up on 2010 when the average house price was £496,745.