Wandsworth Area Guide
Wandsworth is one of the largest inner London boroughs and is also one of the most prosperous. It hosts many traditional residential neighbourhoods, most of which are preserved by the borough's 45 conservation areas. However, certain areas are also undergoing significant regeneration. The main one of these is VNEB but there is also a focus on Wandsworth town centre and Clapham Junction. In addition, the recent emergence of neighbourhoods like Tooting and Balham mean these areas are attracting increasing waves of investment. The regeneration of VNEB continues at a fast pace, and the first pioneer residents have now moved into newly completed residential developments.
The confirmation that a major US tech firm is relocating its headquarters to Battersea Power Station has further boosted the area's profile. Other high profile developments in the pipeline include One Nine Elms and Nine Elms Point. The borough will also benefit from the Northern line extension to Battersea. The council recognises the need for further transport improvements and is supporting an upgrade to Clapham Junction station and also campaigning for Crossrail 2.
Good to know:
- Wandsworth is home to the world famous Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, which finds new homes for more than 5,000 animals each year.
- In 2005, Tooting had a crater on Mars officially named after it by the International Astronomical Union.
- Wandsworth has one of the highest employment rates in London, with 80.3% of people in work