About this office
Our offices at Hamptons Earlsfield are located in a prime position close to the station in a handsome double-fronted building that enjoys plenty of foot traffic. The office opened in 2015 with both sales and lettings departments and is supported by the neighbouring offices in Putney, Wimbledon, Battersea, Balham, Clapham and Fulham. Both our Sales and Lettings Managers have lived in Earlsfield for over 20 years and raised families here. We cover the Earlsfield, Southfields, East, South and West Wandsworth areas incorporating The Tonsleys and the Southfields Grid, and also parts of Wimbledon Park and Tooting.
Why move to Earlsfield?
Earlsfield and Southfields both used to be arable fields (hence their names) and many of the street names refer back to the lanes between the fields. Both areas started to grow with the arrival of the railway line and train stations. In more recent years Earlsfield has changed hugely: there has been a steady flow of people moving into the area from Fulham, Battersea and Wimbledon, with both young professionals looking to buy their first home and young families looking for good primary schools as well as a sensibly priced house in the so-called ‘Nappy Valley’ part of London. Wandsworth as a whole has been subject to a huge amount of renovation with the Southside Centre being subject to a multimillion-pound refurbishment; there is the largest city centre Sainsbury’s and the old Ram Brewery site now developed into a residential and retail quarter with a pedestrianised area and regeneration of the river Wandle.
A little bit of history
During the medieval period, Earlsfield was part of the manor (now demolished) and surrounding hamlet of Garrat in the parish of Wandsworth. During the 18th century the area was industrialised and featured mills along the river. After the train arrived in 1884, the area became a predominantly working-class suburb abut has grown popular in recent decades for its excellent stock of Victorian and Edwardian terraces. The author, Louis de Bernières, lived in Earlsfield while working on his novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Architecture and property
The area has a good mix of houses as well apartments catering for every type of buyer, from the first-time buyer, parents buying for children, buy to let investors and house buyers. The property is predominantly Victorian terrace houses and converted flats as well as modern developments, but there are also some slightly larger Edwardian terraces too. Popular addresses include Magdalen Road near Wandsworth Common; Wandsworth Common Or The Tonsley or Tilehurst Roadare 1930’s style properties; the houses of the Southfields Grid; and the Pulborough Triangle.
Shopping and amenities
In the recently improved Southside Centre, there is a large Sainsbury’s and Waitrose supermarkets, plus shops like Planet Organic, Cotswold Outdoor and Decathlon and a 14-screen cinema. There’s also two Nuffield Health gyms with pools, spas and exercise classes. There’s also a Sainsbury’s Local by the train station and an Asda superstore at Clapham Junction.
There are excellent dining options in Earlsfield as well as the neighbouring areas of Wimbledon, Putney and Clapham – the latter has excellent nightlife. Try The Earlsfield by the station, Bean and Hop and The Eclectic Collection. There’s great South African cuisine at Roxie, and a great selection of pubs including The Halfway House, The Leather Bottle and The Wandle. There is also a fringe theatre, Tara Arts.
Earlsfield is a particularly leafy area, with one of the perks of living here being the close proximity to green spaces. Wandsworth Council purchased Garratt Green in 1899 for just £110, securing the future of this lovely area for residents. There are also allotments at Garratt Park, tennis courts at King George’s Park, riverside walkways at The Spit; and of course, the wonderful expanse of land at Wandsworth Common. Here there are winding woodland paths connecting Earlsfield with Battersea, fishing lakes and a café.
Being so popular with families, Earlsfield and its surrounds has a wide range of schooling options in both the state and independent sector. There are a number of primary schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, including Earlsfield Primary School and Wimbledon Park Primary School. Beatrix Potter Primary, Floreat School and Allfarthing Lane are also popular. There are three academies for secondary education: Southfields, Ashcroft Technology Academy and Burntwood Academy for girls. In Tooting, there are the Al Risalah schools for both boys and girls, plus the London Steiner School in Balham.
Earlsfield sits one stop away from Clapham Junction, meaning you can get to London Waterloo and onwards into the city in 28 minutes as well as many other destinations. Southfields and Wimbledon Park are on the District line, about six stops from Earls Court Underground Station. Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports are all less than an hour away. Wandsworth Pier has river ferry services including the RB6 towards Canary Wharf, Blackfriars and Embankment. Vauxhall station with access to the Victoria line is approximately 10 minutes via train and Tooting Northern Line station is close by bus.