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A locals' guide to SW18

"Earlsfield has everything that families and professionals are looking for in an area..."

Rupert Greig

"You can be at London Waterloo in less than 15 minutes from Earlsfield Station."

Rupert Greig

"There are some breathtaking properties neighbouring Wandsworth Common."

Rupert Greig

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW18 locals go?


Also known as Fyre, possibly the best and most consistently great steaks in all of London.

The Earlsfield

A trendy gastropub serving a superb rack of ribs!


The greatest curry house in South West London! Ask for the Gust Khata Masala, you will not be disappointed!


Once featured in Time Out's top 50 restaurants in London, the original restaurant started in Raynes Park, with people flocking from all over London for an authentic Korean dining experience.


Vintage beats, breakfast and burgers. Best burger in Earlsfield!

Marina Fish

Fantastic for 'fishy Fridays' or a cheeky lunchtime deal for £4.50. Great quality fish shipped down daily from Scotland.

Marco Polo

An Italian restaurant on the Thames that is perfect for a celebratory meal with someone special.

The Ship

There is no better pub on a Sunday for a boozy session! It has a huge outside area looking out over the banks of the Thames by Wandsworth Bridge.

Wimbledon Park Farmers' Market

Excellent selection of fresh vegetables, meat, dairy and bakery products brought in direct from the producers every Saturday.

The Leather Bottle

A 300 year old Young's pub with London's biggest pub garden, featuring beach huts and a volley ball court - fantastic on a summer's day!

Wandsworth Common

One of the best places south of the Thames to walk your dog on a Sunday morning. There is also a fantastic coffee shop inside the park where you can meet friends and catch up on the week.

Putt in the Park

A fun day out playing crazy golf in Wandsworth Park.

Powder Keg Diplomacy

Always worth a visit for a drink or two. The cocktails are original, homemade and more a piece of art for all your senses. The in-house infused eucalyptus gin is wonderful stuff and the wine list has been composed with imagination and care.

Wandsworth Park

A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.

Chez Bruce

Always great modern European food at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Earlsfield, Wandsworth, Southfields, Wandsworth Common, Putney, Clapham Junction, Tooting, Balham, Wimbledon and Imperial Wharf

What do you love about SW18?

Why do you find SW18 a great place to live?


"Earlsfield is a great location to everything!"

February 2015


"Good schools, good shopping and great transport links in and out of London. Great parks and generally safe"

January 2015

Local resident

"Wimbledon Park! Local shops, restaurants and cafes, transport links by train (Earlsfield), tube and bus, grid streets, TARA theatre, Pig and Whistle pub, Saturday Farmers Market at WP primary school. Lovely walking on Wimbledon Common and from Southfields though WP to Wimbledon Village."

July 2012

Local resident

"It has a superb location. You rarely have to wait more than five minutes for a train into Waterloo and the service is even more frequent during the rush hour. The journey to Waterloo takes around 15 minutes and the connection to the underground from Vauxhall is super-convenient; you can easily be at Oxford Circus in less than half an hour. In the other direction, many other areas of south-west London and Surrey are easily acce... more

March 2012

Local resident

"Considering how small Earlsfield is it has a huge range of restaurants - Thai, Indian, Korean, Brazilian, great fish and chips, a couple of brasseries and a steak house on the way!"

May 2011


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"Author Louis de Bernieres was living in Earlsfield whilst he was wrote 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'."

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Karate Club

Wandle Recreation Centre
Karate gives fitness and flexibility as well as confidence and involves striking, blocking and kicking techniques. Beginners lessons are non-contact and fun for all. Children 4 to 16 years (mums and dads welcome) and adults. Website

Tabla lessons - World Heart Beat Music Academy

World Heart Beat Music Academy
Tabla classes for toddlers, children and adults. Tabla is taught by renowned musician Alok Verma. Who started his recording career with All India Radio Station at the age of 13 and has also worked in Bollywood. Tabla helps people to focus, it stimulates their memory development and helps coordination.  Cost: £125 term (all ages) / children's groups £85 term Age 6 - 11, Tuesday 5.15 - 5.45pm Ages 12 - 17, Tuesday 6.15 - 6.45pm All ages, Tuesday 7.15 - 8.15pm Website

Come and Weigh

West Hill in the Park Children's Centre
This is a child health clinic drop-in for parents/carers to come and weigh their child/children and get advice from health visitors. The service is for parents/carers who want to weigh their child or get advice. Parents/carers can: weigh their child, get advice from a health visitor, and gain information on their child's development. This is a drop-in service there is no need to book or make an appointment. Please bring your child's red book (Child Health Record) with you. Website

Little Wrens Playgroup

St Anne's Church
Little Wrens is a 'drop in' playgroup - no need to be a member and no waiting list, just pop along on a Wednesday morning. We charge £2.00 per child. We have playtime from 9.30 and a songtime at 11am. Please email for more information, or just pop along one Wednesday morning! Website

Minies and Minders Playgroup

East Hill Baptist Church
Each session includes free play and toys are grouped into little play stations, refreshments for both adults and children, messy/craft activities. It is a nice place where children can play, interact or just run around. Mum's, nannies and grandparents can have a chat and relax. If you drive, you can park your car for free in church car-park, although space is limited, but if you have any questions, please get in touch Website

Babies and Crawlers

West Hill Children’s Centre
This is a drop-in session which includes a range of fun activities and equipment specifically designed for babies. These sessions are for parents/carers with babies and crawlers. These sessions offer: parents/carers and children an opportunity to make friends and socialise, opportunities for parents/carers to bond with their children, and a safe place for babies to play. There is no need to book you can just drop in.

The Ballet School Allfarthing Lane

Wandsworth Preparatory School
The Ballet School follows the Royal Academy of Dance system of training. Classes are thirty minutes to two hours long depending on the age and level of each child. The aim is to give each child the opportunity to develop self-confidence poise co-ordination and musicality in a fun creative yet highly professional environment. The school offers tuition in classical ballet for children aged two and a half years upwards. Classes are available for: Nursery Reception Primary Grade 2 All Ballet School teachers are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked qualified professionals and a pianist accompanies each class. Visit The Ballet School website for more information. Website
  1. About SW18

    SW18 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Wandsworth, Southfields, Earlsfield and is covered by the Wandsworth local authority.

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