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Property Guide: Wandsworth Common


Wandsworth Common is located between Clapham Junction to the north and Tooting Bec to the south and is one of the more leafy areas of South London. With tube stations nearby and its own train station the area is arguably one of the most sought-after places to live south of the river.

The shops, restaurants and pubs of both Northcote Road and Bellevue Road are nearby, and most homes are a short walk from the 175 acre common.

“There are some fantastic properties with real character in the area” says Rachelle Cramp, Sales Manager at James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common office. “Families in particular love the area for its excellent schools and the huge green spaces nearby.”

Bellevue Village

The neighbourhoods surrounding the common can be divided into four ‘villages’, each with different characteristics. The first is Bellevue Village, a pocket of streets behind Bellevue Road, a shop and restaurant lined road that runs up the southern end of the common.

“The area surrounding Bellevue Road has an incredibly strong sense of community and a real, rarely-found village feel in the heart of London,” says Rachelle.

Toast Rack

Another well known local neighbourhood is the ‘Toast Rack’, a grid of roads with a passing resemblance to the outline of Dualit toaster. Located on the western side of the common off Trinity Road the Toast Rack is popular with families looking for large detached and semi-detached Victorian houses.

Magdalen Estate

The third village is the Magdalen Estate, a large area to the west of the Common named after the eponymous Oxford college that once owned the land. The rectangle of land it occupies lies between Trinity Road and Wandsworth Cemetery and is famous for its active residents’ association. Buyers are drawn to the varied range of properties that include Victorian, Edwardian as well as 1920s and 1930 homes plus a clutch of modern developments.

Nightingale Triangle

The last of the villages is the Nightingale Triangle, which runs from Wandsworth Common station east across to Balham High Road. This area offers a varied range of properties popular with everyone from families to first time buyers.