5 Benefits of Living in Earlsfield: Discover the Charm of this London Gem

May 12, 2024

5 Benefits of Living in Earlsfield: Discover the Charm of this London Gem

Earlsfield is in south London, in the Borough of Wandsworth and it is a typical south London suburb. It comprises mainly residential areas, made up of Victorian terraces, but it does also have a high street, where you will find shops, bars and restaurants. Living in Earlsfield has many benefits as it has a lot on offer for both families and professionals.

5 Benefits of living in Earlsfield. Image shows a typical row of terraced red brick houses in south west London

Within this article we are going to discuss five of the benefits of living in Earlsfield and help you discover the charm of this London suburb. 

Community and Lifestyle

Earlsfield has many clubs and community ventures which all have the main aim of bringing the local community together. 

The Cake & Yoga Club (CAYC), is a fantastic yoga studio overlooking the River Wandle offering a whole host of classes from yoga to Pilates, life drawing workshops and book clubs. And, of course, cake! This welcoming club is ideal if you’re new to the area and looking to meet new people from the local area or want to take up a new hobby.

There is also Earlsfield Together which is a volunteer led group where people run errands for isolated people but they also put on events throughout the year to bring people together. 

Transportation Links

Earlsfield has excellent transport links, no matter how you are travelling. 

By train, you can be at Waterloo in just 10 minutes. Alternatively, it’s 20 minutes to Victoria with a change at Clapham Junction. 

By car, you can cross the river and be on the M4 in half an hour.

Local bus routes include the 44 to Victoria, 77 to Waterloo and 270 to Putney Bridge. The N44 night bus runs from Aldwych.

If you are wanting to commute around London via the tube, nearby Southfields and Wimbledon Park are both on the District Line and about 20 minutes’ walk from Garratt Lane.

Local Amenities and Services

There are many local amenities in the area making living in Earlsfield easy.

There are many supermarkets, both big and small within the area. There is a Sainsbury’s Local by the station, a Tesco Express, and a larger Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the Southside Centre.

Southside Shopping Centre is at the top of Garratt Lane and it has a range of shops. It also has a 14 screen cinema and a Nuffield Health gym with a pool and spa. 

There are also many pubs and restaurants such as The Wandle Pub and The Earl Spencer Pub.

When it comes to schools, there are also many outstanding options such as Earlsfield Primary School, Beatrix Potter Primary School and Southfields Academy.

Green Spaces and Recreation

One of the best things about living in Earlsfield is that you will be very close to a lot of beautiful green spaces and parks. 

There is King George’s Park which opened in 1923 and covers 55 acres. It is mostly grassland, but there are also some formal flower beds, a lake, a lime tree avenue, a heather garden and rockery as well as a beautifully laid out rose garden with a pergola.It is perfect for families and sporty people, with tennis courts, games pitches, trim trails, three children’s play areas and a bowling green amongst the facilities.

There is also Wandsworth Common which dates back to mediaeval times. It has a lake which you can fish from and it has woodland paths that connect Earlsfield to Battersea. 

Getting out into green spaces is known to make us feel a lot better, mentally and physically, so living in a place like Earlsfield that has plenty of green spaces is always a plus. 

Housing and Living Costs

When it comes to house prices, we must remember that Earlsfield is in London and London comes with some high house prices. 

The average house price, over the last year, is £839,467. The average price of a flat, which made up the majority of sales, is £509,600. Terraced properties sell for an average of £1,084,322, with semi-detached properties fetching £1,739,948

So, Earlsfield is not a cheap place to live but if you have the money, living in Earlsfield may be worth the high price tag. 

Is Earlsfield A Nice Place To Live?

There are many benefits to living in Earlsfield. It has a high level of community spirit, excellent transport links, outstanding schools and lots of shops, pubs, restaurants and local amenities so you will never be short of something to do. It also has many beautiful green spaces which are perfect for if you have a family or enjoy the outdoors and/or sports.

Earlsfield is not the cheapest place to live so you will really need to think about your finances before you consider a move here but, if you do have the money, Earlsfield will be an amazing place to live. 

If you are moving to the area and feel self storage could be a help to you, please click here to check out our self storage in Earlsfield. 

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