Moving to Earlsfield 

by | Dec 11, 2023 | London Areas | 0 comments

Another one of Wandsworth’s popular neighbourhoods, Earlsfield has been absorbing excess eager applicants for Nappy Valley for some time. As Clapham and Balham rose to notoriety, Earlsfield gradually picked up the pace in the family race for SW space. Between Wimbledon and Wandsworth Commons, Earlsfield has a handy station that will get you to Waterloo in 16 minutes, despite it being a Zone 3 location.  Our Gentleman & a Van depot is based in nearby Battersea and over the last decades we have seen Earlsfield transform, as we help families and young professionals move there. We can help with home removals, office removals or just simply providing that essential storage space, when required. Here is our guide to Earlsfield, for people considering a move into SW18. 

Contents 

  1. Garret Lane in Earlsfield
  2. Earlsfield Schools
  3. Houses in Earlsfield
  4. House Prices in Earlsfield
  5. Transport in Earlsfield 
  6. Shopping in Earlsfield
  7. Green spaces in Earlsfield
  8. Local removals and storage in Earlsfield

Garret Lane in Earlsfield 

Garret Lane connects Wandsworth High Street to Tooting Broadway, passing through Earlsfield. It’s where all the recreational action is in Earlsfield.  Here you can find old-school ales and craft beers, as well as Thai, Korean, and Italian food.  Proximity to Tooting opens up world cuisine and diverse food supplies that are unequaled in the UK,save perhaps in Southall or Leceister.  Tara Theatre on Garret Lane has been pioneering theatre and performance arts from South Asia since 1977. Creating space for the local community and young artists, they have a range of events, and the venue is also available for hire. Coffee shops and ……

Earlsfield Schools

With a range of outstanding OFSTED schools Earlsfield Primary School and Wimbledon Park Primary School are popular choices. Catchment areas can be quite tight around the popular schools in Earlsfield but there are plenty to choose from including, Allfarthing Lane, Swaffield Primary SchoolBeatrix Potter Primary School and Floreat Wandsworth Primary School. For GCSE’s and A Levels there is  Burntwood Academy, Southfields Academy, and Ashcroft Technology Academy. Garratt Park School on Waldron Road offers a wide range of support for learning difficulties. 

Houses in Earlsfield

In general it is Victorian and Edwardian terraces that make up the period housing stock.  As it was a working-class suburb of London, the houses tend to be medium-sized, but with garden spaces. Olympian homes on Magdalen Rd have added 38 new development apartments to the range on offer. Earlsfield Place is another new development, situated on the river Wandle with studio flats, 1–3-bedroom apartments, and freehold houses. Sunday Mills is an innovative development, run on renewable energy and with a co-living, co-working ethos. 35% of the 315 private studios are reserved as affordable housing, and the community kitchen, gym, co-working space, cinema, bar, and restaurants provide everything in easy-to-access community style. Look out for the beehives on the river Wandle as the residents learn to bee keep in this hive of urban redevelopment.  

House prices in Earlsfield 

The average sold price in Earlsfield over the year 2023 was £797,680.  Ranging from flats to detached houses the prices look like this on average:

  • Detached houses £2,749,375
  • Semi detached     £1,685,354
  • Terraced               £1,041,142
  • Flats                       £483,135

Compared with the neighbouring areas in the borough of Wandsworth, Earlsfield is the cheaper option. Popular with young professionals who are getting on the property ladder,  Earlsfield has a young and fresh vibe.  Looking at neighbouring boroughs the price difference is clear. 

  • Putney average sold price in 2023 £813,106
  • Clapham average sold price in 2023 £914,391
  • Balham average sold price in 2023 £914,934 

Transport in Earlsfield

By Rail – Earlsfield to Waterloo is the winning link into town, but Victoria is in easy reach via Clapham Junction.  Clapham Junction opens up the Southwest of the country, with regular trains to Brighton and Gatwick

By Underground- Southfields and Wimbledon Park are on the District Line that heads to Earls Court or Wimbledon.

By Bus- The 44 will take you to Victoria, the 77 to Waterloo and the 270 to Putney Bridge. The N44 night bus can bring you back again. 

By Bicycle- The commons and green spaces of Wandsworth make cycling the primary mode of transport for many. Earlsfield to Victoria can be done in about 35 minutes.  The Wandle Trail and the Thames Path are popular with cyclists. 

Shopping in Earlsfield

Southside Shopping Centre has a 14-screen cinema as well as a whole range of retail and restaurants.  Waitrose and Sainsbury’s make it a popular destination, and there is an Asda nearby in Clapham Junction.  Garret Lane has three independent delicatessens and bakeries including a Gails, as well as a range of coffee shops. Wimbledon Farmers Market on a Saturday serves the Earlsfield demographic well.  The notoriously low council tax in Earlsfield means the cost of living there is significantly lowered for residents. 

Green Spaces in Wandsworth

For runners, cyclists, dog walkers, and all those who like a good nature hit, there is a range in Earlsfield. Proximity to all the other green spaces in Wandsworth, like Clapham Common, Wimbledon Common, Wandsworth Common, and Barn Elms – the list continues, means that the whole area is saturated in open space. Here are a few that easy to access in Earlsfield. 

Wandsworth Park

Riverside views within Edwardian park features make Wandsworth Park and elegant setting with sports fields and a putting green. A play area and a café make it a great meeting spot for families and friends. 

King George’s Park

More riverside views here, but with a lake and ornamental gardens. An ecology site brings some natural biodiversity, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy pitches, the leisure centre, bowling, and tennis. Play wise, the adventure playground as well as play areas and the one – -o’clock club means there is a lot to be had here. 

River Wandle

The River Wandle is the source of the name of the borough of Wandsworth and flows through Earlsfield before joining the Thames in Wandsworth. It passes through many parks in the area and the walking route The Wandle Trail is very popular with residents. 

The Thames Path 

Walking the river and finding access to areas of London by foot is a joy for Londoners weary of public transport. The Thames Path winds through Earlsfield making great trails for walkers and cyclists. 

Local removals and storage in Earlsfield

Gentleman & a Van is based in Battersea and considers all of Wandsworth to be our extended neighborhood. Our storage depot is close by in Wimbledon, and our leading-edge team operates from our headquarters in newly upgraded Battersea. Renowned for our Man and Van service, which operates for home removals and business projects alike, we have a range of services that take the sting out of moving home.  If you are moving to Earlsfield, let our expert team open the way for you. Plus, if you are a landlord or property manager in Earlsfield, you may want to use our property services to assist you. Simply put, we can seriously improve your moving experience, and have a range of services that can help you settling into a property or changing properties.  Read our reviews to see why Gentleman & a Van is the optimal local choice for people moving to Earlsfield.