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Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth.

Church Row, 1-6, Wandsworth Plain, London SW18
Credit: Edwardx
Wandsworth appears in Domesday Book of 101' target='_top'>86 as Wandesorde and Wendelesorde. This means 'enclosure of (a man named) Waendel', whose name is also lent to the River Wandle.

Since at least the early 16th century, Wandsworth has offered accommodation to consecutive waves of immigration, from Protestant Dutch metalworkers fleeing persecution in the 1590s to recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

The heart of Wandsworth, between the town centre and the river, is the site of Young & Co's Ram Brewery. Traditional draught beer was produced on the site for 425 years starting from 151' target='_top'>81, which made the Ram Brewery the oldest site in Britain at which beer had been brewed continuously. Shire horse-drawn brewery drays were still used to deliver beer to local pubs. However, brewing stopped in September 2006 when Young & Co merged its operations with Charles Wells of Bedford.

Wandsworth gas works was built in 11' target='_top'>834 beside the River Thames near Wandsworth Bridge. The undertaking became the Wandsworth and Putney Gaslight and Coke Company in 11' target='_top'>854 and was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 11' target='_top'>856. Coal for making coal gas was brought by sea from North East England and unloaded on the Thames beside the gasworks. The undertaking grew by a series of mergers and takeovers so that by 1936 it served a considerable area of south-west 1' target='_top'>89611' target='_top'>8' target='_top'>London.

The River Front is a former wharf area, and now a long river walk towards Battersea Village and the West End. It is now lined with new apartment blocks, with several bars and restaurants.

Wandsworth Common is set back from the river, at the top of East 1' target='_top'>89591' target='_top'>Hill, containing an area known locally as 'the Toast Rack' that has some of the most expensive townhouses in 1' target='_top'>89611' target='_top'>8' target='_top'>London.

The Tonsleys/Old York Road 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 the Old York Road's cafes and shops at its heart. Houses in this area, although small, are desired because they retain their Victorian character and are in close proximity to Wandsworth Town railway station. The houses are very popular with city workers, lawyers, advertising executives and other professionals.
East 1' target='_top'>89591' target='_top'>Hill is an area of large Victorian houses bordered by the west side of Wandsworth Common.

Wandsworth High Street is a rather traffic-choked street, dominated by the recently regenerated 1' target='_top'>89659' target='_top'>Southside shopping centre, cinema and restaurant complex (formerly called the Arndale Centre). Behind the shopping centre, and following the River Wandle upstream towards Earlsfield and further south to Wimbledon, is King George's Park.

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Church Row, 1-6, Wandsworth Plain, London SW18
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THE STREETS OF WANDSWORTH
& B, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
1, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
108 Point Pleasant, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
14, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
15, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
18, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
4, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
6, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
7, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
8, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Accident Claim Help Line London, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Acris Street, SW18 Acris Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Adelaide Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Alexander Court, SW18 Alexander Court is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
All Saints Passage, SW18 All Saints Passage is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Allfarthing Lane, SW18 Allfarthing Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Alma Road, SW18 Alma Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Amerland Road, SW18 Amerland Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Argento Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Argento Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Armoury Way, SW18 Armoury Way is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Arndale Walk, SW18 Arndale Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Aslett Street, SW18 Aslett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Aspley Road, SW18 Aspley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ballantine Street, SW18 Ballantine Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Barchard Street, SW18 Barchard Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Barmouth Road, SW18 Barmouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Bartholomew Close, SW18 Bartholomew Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Bassingham Road, SW18 Bassingham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Battersea Rise, SW18 Battersea Rise is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Beacon Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Berisford Mews, SW18 Berisford Mews is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Birdhurst Road, SW18 Birdhurst Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Birdhurst. Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Bloomsbury Place, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Borrodaile Road, SW18 Borrodaile Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Bridge Park, SW18 Bridge Park is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Broomhill Road, SW18 Broomhill Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Brussels Road, SW11 Brussels Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Cader Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Cecil House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Chesterton Close, SW18 Chesterton Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Church Row, SW18 Church Row runs on the west side of All Saints’ church.
Cicada Road, SW18 Cicada Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Coldstream Gardens, SW18 Coldstream Gardens is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Coleford Road, SW18 Coleford Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
College Mews, SW18 College Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Cologne Road, SW11 Cologne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Copperlights, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Crealock Street, SW18 Crealock Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Cricketers Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Crieff Road, SW18 Crieff Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Cromer Villas Road, SW18 Cromer Villas Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Cromford Road, SW18 Cromford Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Daphne Street, SW18 Daphne Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Dault Road, SW18 Dault Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Delia Street, SW18 Delia Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Dempster Road, SW18 Dempster Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Denton Street, SW18 This is a street in the SW18 postcode area
Dighton Road, SW18 Dighton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Dormay Street, SW18 Dormay Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Downbury Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Dutch Yard, SW18 Dutch Yard is a road in the SW18 postcode area
East Hill, SW18 East Hill is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Eastfields Avenue, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Eastfields Avenue, SW18 Eastfields Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Eastreet Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Edison Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Eglantine Road, SW18 Eglantine Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Elsynge Road, SW18 Elsynge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Enterprise Way, SW18 Enterprise Way is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Enterprize Way, SE8 Enterprize Way is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Ericcson Close, SW15 Ericcson Close is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Ericcson Close, SW18 Ericcson Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Everatt Close, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Fairfield Drive, SW18 Fairfield Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Fairfield Street, SW18 Fairfield Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Filament Walk, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Findon Close, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Fitzhugh Community Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Frogmore, SW18 Frogmore is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Fullerton Road, SW18 Fullerton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Galesbury Road, SW18 Galesbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Garratt Lane, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Garret Lane, SW18 Garret Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Garrick Close, SW11 Garrick Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Garrick Close, SW18 Garrick Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Garton Place, SW18 Garton Place is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Geraldine Road, SW18 Geraldine Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Gressenhall Road, SW18 Gressenhall Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Haldon Road, SW18 Haldon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Harbut Road, SW11 Harbut Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Harbut Road, SW18 Harbut Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Hardwicks Square, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Hardwicks Square. 3rd Floor. 45 Apartment., SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Hardwicks Way, SW18 Hardwicks Way is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Harvard Mansions, SW11 Harvard Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Haydon Way, SW11 Haydon Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Heathfield Gardens, SW18 Heathfield Gardens is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Heathfield Road, SW19 A street within the SW18 postcode
Herndon Road, SW18 Herndon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Holden Road, SW18 Holden Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Holm Oak Close, SW15 Holm Oak Close is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Huguenot Place, SW18 Huguenot Place is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Huguenot Terrace, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Iron Mill Road, SW18 Iron Mill Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Jephtha Road, SW18 Jephtha Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Jessica Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Jeypore Road, SW18 Jeypore Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Kershaw Close, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Killarney Road, SW18 Killarney Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
King Georges Park, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Knightley Walk, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Knoll Road, SW18 Knoll Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Lancaster Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Lebanon Gardens, SW18 Lebanon Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Lebanon Road, SW18 Lebanon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
London, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Louvaine Road, SW11 Louvaine Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Lu2.21, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Lux Apartments, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Malva Close, SW18 Malva Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Mapleton Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Mapleton Cres, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Mapleton Crescent, SW18 Mapleton Crescent is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Mapleton Road, SW18 Mapleton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Marcilly Road, SW18 Marcilly Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Marcus Street, SW18 This is a street in the SW18 postcode area
Marcus Terrace, SW18 Marcus Terrace is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Marshall Close, SW18 Marshall Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Melody Road, SW18 Melody Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Melrose Road, SW18 Melrose Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Neville Gill Close, SW18 Neville Gill Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Nevinson Close, SW11 Nevinson Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Nevinson Close, SW18 Nevinson Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Newton’s Yard, SW18 Newton’s Yard is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Newtons Yard, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
North Passage, SW18 North Passage is a road in the SW18 postcode area
North Side Wandsworth Common, SW18 North Side Wandsworth Common is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Northfields Prospecourt Business Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Northfields Prospect, SW18 Northfields Prospect is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Northfields, SW18 Northfields takes it name as being the North Field of the ancient manor of Dunsford.
Oberstein Road, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Olympic Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
One Hardwick’S Square, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Orega Business Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Osiers Road, SW18 Osiers Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Palladio Court, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Parsons Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Pembridge Place, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Pembrook Mews, SW11 Pembrook Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Pentland Gardens, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Pentland Street, SW18 Pentland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Phoenix Way, E16 A street within the SW18 postcode
Phoenix Way, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Plough Terrace, SW11 Plough Terrace is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Point Pleasant, SW18 Point Pleasant is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Prospect Cottages, SW18 Prospect Cottages is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Quarry Road, SW18 Quarry Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ram Street, SW18 Ram Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Red Lion Square, SW18 Red Lion Square is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ridgmount Road, SW18 Ridgmount Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Ringford Road, SW18 Ringford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
River House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Rochelle Close, SW11 Rochelle Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Rosehill Road, SW18 Rosehill Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Saint Ann’s Crescent, SW18 This is a street in the SW18 postcode area
Saint Ann’s Hill, SW18 This is a street in the SW18 postcode area
Saint John’s Hill Grove, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Saint John’s Hill, SW11 Saint John’s Hill is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Sanctuary Apartments, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sangora Road, SW11 Sangora Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Santos Road, SW18 Santos Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Sedleigh Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Seymour Road, SW18 Seymour Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Shoreham Close, SW18 Shoreham Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Sispara Gardens, SW18 Sispara Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
South Mall, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Southfields Mews, SW18 Southfields Mews is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Southfields Passage, SW18 Southfields Passage is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Southfields Road, SW18 Southfields Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Southside Quarter, SW11 Southside Quarter is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 Southside Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Southside, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Spanish Road, SW18 Spanish Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Spectra Apartments, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Spectrum Way, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Spencer Park, SW18 This is an article about Spencer Park, SW18.
Spencer Road, SW11 Spencer Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Spencer Road, SW18 Spencer Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Anns Crescent, SW18 St Anns Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Anns Cresent, SW18 St Anns Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Anns Hill, SW18 St Anns Hill is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Johns Hill Grove, SW11 St Johns Hill Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
St Johns Hill, SW11 St Johns Hill is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
St. Ann’s Crescent, SW18 St. Ann’s Crescent is a road in the SW18 postcode area
St. Ann’s Hill, SW18 St. Ann’s Hill is a road in the SW18 postcode area
St. Ann’s Park Road, SW18 St. Ann’s Park Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Strathan Close, SW18 Strathan Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Strathblaine Road, SW11 Strathblaine Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Studio 314 The Lightbulb 1 Filament Walk, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Sudlow Road, SW18 Sudlow Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Swanage Road, SW18 Swanage Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Tay House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
The Business Village Broomhill Road, SW18 The Business Village Broomhill Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
The Business Village, SW18 The Business Village is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
The Causeway, SW18 The Causeway is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
The Courtyard, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Footpath, SW15 The Footpath is a road in the SW15 postcode area
The Light Bulb 1 Filament Walk, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
The Light Bulb, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
The Lightbulb, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
The Old Laundry, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Parade, SW11 The Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
The Spit, SW18 The Spit is a road in the SW18 postcode area
The Town Hall, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
The Wandsworth Shopping Centre, SW18 The Wandsworth Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Tj, SW18 A street within the postcode
Tonsley Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Tonsley Place, SW18 Tonsley Place is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Tonsley Road, SW18 Tonsley Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Tonsley Street, SW18 Tonsley Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Town Hall, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Trefoil Road, SW18 Trefoil Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Treport Street, SW18 Treport Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Triangle House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Turenne Close, SW18 Turenne Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Unit 11 Northfields Prospecourt Business Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Unit 12 Northfields Prospecourt Business Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Unit 7 Northfields Prospecourt Business Centre, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Valonia Gardens, SW18 Valonia Gardens is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Vardens Road, SW11 Vardens Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Vermont Road, SW18 Vermont Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Viewfield Road, SW18 Viewfield Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
W Hill Road, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Wandle Mews, SW18 Wandle Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Wandsworth Common North Side, SW18 Wandsworth Common North Side is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Wandsworth Common West Side, SW18 Wandsworth Common West Side is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Wandsworth Common West. Side, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Wandsworth High Street, SW18 Wandsworth High Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Wandsworth Plain, SW18 Wandsworth Plain is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Wandsworth Shopping Centre, SW18 Wandsworth Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Weight Management, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Weldin Mews, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
West Hill Road, SW18 West Hill Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
West Hill, SW18 West Hill is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
West. Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Westdean Close, SW18 Westdean Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Westover Road, SW18 Westover Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Westreet Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Whitecliff House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Wimbledon Park Road, SW18 The northernmost section of Wimbledon Park Road begins at a junction with Merton Road.
Windmill Road, SW18 Windmill Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Witham House 13 Enterprise Way, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Witham House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Wycombe Place, SW18 Wycombe Place is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Wye House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode



VIEW THE WANDSWORTH AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WANDSWORTH AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WANDSWORTH AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WANDSWORTH AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WANDSWORTH AREA IN THE 1900s
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Wandsworth

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. This means 'enclosure of (a man named) Waendel', whose name is also lent to the River Wandle.

Since at least the early 16th century, Wandsworth has offered accommodation to consecutive waves of immigration, from Protestant Dutch metalworkers fleeing persecution in the 1590s to recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

The heart of Wandsworth, between the town centre and the river, is the site of Young & Co's Ram Brewery. Traditional draught beer was produced on the site for 425 years starting from 1581, which made the Ram Brewery the oldest site in Britain at which beer had been brewed continuously. Shire horse-drawn brewery drays were still used to deliver beer to local pubs. However, brewing stopped in September 2006 when Young & Co merged its operations with Charles Wells of Bedford.

Wandsworth gas works was built in 1834 beside the River Thames near Wandsworth Bridge. The undertaking became the Wandsworth and Putney Gaslight and Coke Company in 1854 and was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1856. Coal for making coal gas was brought by sea from North East England and unloaded on the Thames beside the gasworks. The undertaking grew by a series of mergers and takeovers so that by 1936 it served a considerable area of south-west London.

The River Front is a former wharf area, and now a long river walk towards Battersea Village and the West End. It is now lined with new apartment blocks, with several bars and restaurants.

Wandsworth Common is set back from the river, at the top of East Hill, containing an area known locally as 'the Toast Rack' that has some of the most expensive townhouses in London.

The Tonsleys/Old York Road 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 the Old York Road's cafes and shops at its heart. Houses in this area, although small, are desired because they retain their Victorian character and are in close proximity to Wandsworth Town railway station. The houses are very popular with city workers, lawyers, advertising executives and other professionals.
East Hill is an area of large Victorian houses bordered by the west side of Wandsworth Common.

Wandsworth High Street is a rather traffic-choked street, dominated by the recently regenerated Southside shopping centre, cinema and restaurant complex (formerly called the Arndale Centre). Behind the shopping centre, and following the River Wandle upstream towards Earlsfield and further south to Wimbledon, is King George's Park.
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