Living in Wandsworth

The borough is the largest in inner London with a growing population in excess of 300,000.

Wandsworth is a borough of great contrasts. In many ways, it resembles a leafy outer suburb with attractive residential areas and vast expanses of parks and commons.

Town centres

There are currently five distinctive town centres:

Major development work is underway in Nine Elms which is set to transform the area. 

The town centres vary from areas of inner-urban industrial and commercial activity with high density housing, to the many open spaces like Putney Heath and Tooting, Wimbledon and Wandsworth Commons. Other areas of Wandsworth include Earlsfield and Roehampton. 

There is a vibrant ethnic and cultural mix. Around one in five residents are black or Asian with the biggest minority communities in the south of the borough in Tooting.


The business sector is especially dynamic with more start-ups among small and medium-sized enterprises than anywhere else in the capital - many of them serving the fast growing IT and media industries.


It is a borough with a buzz - and that makes it a great place to work. Accommodation, as in most parts of London, can be expensive but there are still affordable areas for first time buyers and the borough has good public transport connections.


Wandsworth is served by a range of public transport, with many bus routes, London Underground stations and railway stations, the best known being Clapham Junction, reputed to be the busiest in Europe. Clapham Junction has regular rail services to Vauxhall, Waterloo and Victoria. As well as having South East train services and being on the Overground network.

Council Tax

The Council aims to run its services as efficiently as possible and keep Council Tax bills affordable. The average Wandsworth Council Tax Bill is the lowest in the country.