Earlsfield Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Earlsfield, South West London

Exceptional4.4

Living in Earlsfield

Earlsfield is sometimes overlooked by people who are house-hunting in neighbouring areas like Clapham that have a higher profile, but it is itself a nice if fairly typical London suburb. The area appeals to a range of people. Young professionals who attracted to Earlsfield because it has both local amenities like bars and shops as well as good transport links. Families may be searching for a relatively affordable house and find these exist in Earlsfield, and near green spaces and good schools to boot. 

Ratings

Exceptional4.4

Community

Earlsfield is known for its strong community spirit, which entices many families to stay in the area rather than moving out to the country. The area's green spaces and independent shops also contribute to the area's village feel.

Safety

Earlsfield is a very safe place to live, with no areas anywhere nearby rating higher than 'average' in crime levels, according to the Met police. Both the 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate were lower in Earlsfield than in London overall. 

Parking

Parking in this area is not particularly an issue. The rate of car ownership here is just very slightly below the overall London rate. Road links are fair, though A roads mainly surround the area rather than run through it, and include the A214 to Wandsworth Bridge.

Nightlife

Earlsfield is home to a great range of pubs, restaurants, and wine and cocktail bars. For nightclubs and lounges, look to nearby Clapham. 

Family Friendly

Earlsfield is popular with families. Housing in Earlsfield mainly consists of medium-sized terraces, which can make good family homes. Its location in the River Wandle valley between Wandsworth and Wimbledon Commons means that Earlsfield has no shortage of green and open space. There are also several smaller parks and recreation grounds around. Schools in this area are generally very good.

Pet Friendly

Most of the housing stock is medium-sized terraces, which would make suitable homes for pets. It is located in the valley of the River Wandle between Wandsworth and Wimbledon Commons means that Earlsfield has no shortage of green and open space. This would be an excellent place to own a dog. 

Transport

Earlsfield is in Zone 3, and its station is served by trains to Waterloo. Nearby Southfields and Wimbledon Park are on the District Line. The area is well-served by local buses. Road links are fair, though A roads mainly surround the area rather than run through it, and include the A214 to Wandsworth Bridge.