Wandsworth SW 18 London

Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth. Wandsworth appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Wandesorde and Wendelesorde. It is also known as Wandsworth Town.

The Tonsleys is a residential area of old Wandsworth close to the river and town centre, so called because many of the street names have the word "Tonsley" included. It has a village feel with great cafes and shops at its heart. The area contains three notable pubs, the Royal Standard, the East Hill and the Alma. Brady's Fish Restaurant serves traditional fish and chips. Houses in this area, although small, sell from 600k to over 1 million and are desired because they retain their Victorian character. The houses are very popular with London city workers, lawyers, advertising executives and other professionals.

For more great information about Wandsworth and Wandsworth local community please visit: www.wandsworthcommunity.co.uk. It is home to great local community information, events and help about everything Wandsworth related.

Wandsworth High Street is dominated by the recently-regenerated Southside shopping centre, cinema and restaurant complex referred to as the Arndale Centre. Behind the shopping centre, and following the River Wandle upstream towards Earlsfield and further south to Wimbledon.