Neighbourhood: A Guide to Wandsworth Town’s hotspots

A Guide to Wandsworth Town’s hotspots 

Named after the River Wandle, which runs through it, Wandsworth Town is a bustling South West London neighbourhood known for its green open spaces and impressive array of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Bordering the trendy suburbs of Putney, Battersea, Clapham, Tooting and Balham, Wandsworth Town has become popular with young professionals and families. 


The area is a bit of a dream for food fans. Whether you’re after a lazy brunch or a more formal dinner, there’s something to suit every taste.

Hatched is one of our favourite local spots – and one of the most underrated, in our opinion. The restaurant has an intimate, friendly, laid back vibe and serves creative and exciting dishes from around the world.  

For a special occasion or to impress a client, there’s the Michelin-starred Chez Bruce, known for its high quality traditional dishes and famous cheese boards!

If pubs are more your thing, you won’t be disappointed. Wandsworth Town has plenty to choose from.

The Alma is one of our favourites. This iconic pub serves traditional food as well as a great selection of real ales and craft beers. 

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For riverside views, head to The Ship. Its large terrace is the perfect place to grab a few evening drinks in the sunshine. It’s also a great spot to watch live sport and it regularly hosts live music events.  

The Waterfront is another popular drinking spot, overlooking the river.  

If you’re a beer lover, there’s nowhere better than Sambrooks Brewery. This taproom serves award-winning beer directly from the tank as well as cocktails, wine and artisan pizzas. You can also book a tour of Sambrooks, London’s oldest independent brewery. 

For brunch fans, there are no shortage of options. 

We highly recommend Megan’s in the Tonsley’s, especially the bottomless brunch. This is also a good spot for a chilled dinner with friends. 

Another brunch gem is Little Frenchies, serving everything from granola bowls to breakfast burritos. You definitely need to try their homemade cakes and pastries. 

For great coffee, we love Oree Bakery and The Skylark Cafe.

But there’s more to Wandsworth Town than its first class cafes, pubs and restaurants. 


If you’re looking to escape the indoors and get some fresh air, there’s plenty of green space.

Wandsworth Common is like having a piece of the countryside in Zone 2. With its mixture of woodland, grassland, glades and ponds, it’s the perfect place for walkers, runners, cyclicts, dog walkers and sports groups. 

Another haven of green space is King George’s Park with its ornamental gardens and riverside walks. It also has sports pitches, tennis courts and a bowling green. 

There’s also Wandsworth Park, a Grade II listed historic park with wide open spaces, riverside walks, ornamental gardens and sports areas.  

If you want some after-work entertainment, there’s Backyard Cinema, an immersive cinema experience screening a mix of cult classics and new releases.  

Or how about trying your hand at mini golf at Putt in the Park, a 12-hole course in the heart of Wandsworth Park?

Finally, if you’re after coworking space in the area, there’s only one place to head: The Gatehouse, the brand new flexible workspace location from Spacemade.

Centrally located and with all the modern amenities you’d expect plus showers and bike storage, this uniquely designed workspace is perfect for freelancers, hybrid workers, business owners and entrepreneurs who want to work near-to-home.

Get in touch today for more info. 


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