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7 Reasons Why Earlsfield is So Desirable in 2023

Garratt Lane in Earlsfield

Nestled within the heart of one of London's most coveted locales, Earlsfield epitomizes refined urban living. Offering its residents an unparalleled choice of upscale bars and restaurants, to an assortment of family-friendly attractions, Earlsfield is a neighbourhood that effortlessly blends cultural charm with convenience. In the esteemed rankings of 2023, Sunday Times placed Earlsfield among the Top 5 Best Places to Live, proof of its undeniable charm.

Read on as we explore Earlsfield’s vibrant community, and the jewel in its crown – Wimbledon Grounds, our exciting new development.

Eating and Drinking

Earlsfield is renowned for its vibrant culinary scene. Home to an array of restaurants, cafes and bars that carer to diverse tastes and preferences, Earlsfield is an ideal setting for foodies. From cosy local eateries including Il Girasole, Well Kneaded and The Open Page to more upscale dining establishment including Roxie Steak, Cicchetti & Wine and Chez Bruce, Earlsfield’s varied food scene has something for everyone.

For weekend brunches and early morning coffee pick-me-ups, Earlsfield’s choice of cafes and coffee shops will leave you spoiled for choice. Bean & Hop, The Eclectic Collection and Belle Amie all offer an excellent menu of breakfast dishes and pastries to start your day off on the right foot.

If visiting the local pub is high on your weekend agenda, you won’t be disappointed. Both located on Garratt Lane, The Leather Bottle is home to one of the best beer gardens in the area, whilst The Jolly Gardeners serves a fantastic Sunday roast in a laid-back setting. Other pubs in Earlsfield include The Wandle, The Earlsfield and Halfway House which are all favourites amongst locals.


Take a stroll down Garratt Lane and you will be spoiled for choice with umpteen independent boutiques to choose from. Whether you’re in search of the perfect gift for a friend from Lark, rummaging for a hidden gem at Fara or kitting out your new home at Wimbledon Grounds in Home at Last, this bustling street is awash with excellent shopping spots. 

For a taste of something unique, Nysa Wine & Spirits have you covered. Whether it’s a bottle of wine to compliment a special meal, a delicious craft beer, or a unique bottle of your favourite tipple, Nysa is your one-stop shop. Dugard & Daughters family butcher is a go-to for quality free-range meats as well as a bespoke selection of artisan produce, perfect for stocking your larder. 


Despite its leafy surroundings, Earlsfield is a very well-connected locality with a choice of train stations, perfect for commuters. Nearby stations include Wimbledon Park, Haydons Road and Tooting Broadway are all conveniently located for residents of Earlsfield. 

If you enjoy cycling, from Earlsfield you can enjoy a scenic route into Central London, or simply take advantage of getting from A-B with ease and explore the local neighbourhood at the same time.


From theatrical experiences at the locally renowned Tara Theatre and trips to the local cinema to swimming at Tooting Bec lido and cooking classes at The Avenue Cookery School, there is plenty of things to do in and around Earlsfield.

Why not hone your culinary skills with some friends and enjoy a bottomless cooking class run by the incredible team at The Avenue Cookery School? Quote ‘GALLIARDHOMES’ on your booking for 10% off. Or, brave the chilly waters of Tooting Bec Lido when it reopens after its exciting revamp later this year.

Outside Space

Surrounded by sprawling greenery, Earlsfield is a fantastic base for those who enjoy family picnics, leisurely dog walks, and early morning runs in the park.

From Wimbledon Park to the famous Wimbledon Common and everything in between, check out our guide to the top parks in the area.


Get involved in the community at the Cake & Yoga Club (CAYC), which is a fantastic studio overlooking the River Wandle offering a whole host of classes from yoga to Pilates, life drawing workshops and book clubs. This welcoming club is ideal if you’re new to the area and looking to make new friends or want to take up a new hobby.

If you take joy in helping others, Earlsfield Together is a community-run group whose volunteers run practical errands for isolated people. Each street is a self-run community, organised by Street Coordinators who ensure the smooth running of the community.


There are a number of great educational facilities for your little ones in Earlsfield, including the Beatrix Potter Primary School and Earslfield Primary School. For your not-so-little ones, Garratt Park High School and Southfields Academy are rated as Ofsted ‘Good’ schools in the area. 

Property in Earlsfield

Earlsfield is a safe and welcoming community with lower-than-average crime rates. Consequently, many young professionals and families are choosing to call Earlsfield home due to its assortment of independent local businesses, café culture and all-around feel-good atmosphere. 

With demand for property in South-West London on the up, there are a number of new-build developments popping up across South-West London. Wimbledon Grounds is one of these, a superb new offering of over 600 apartments and duplexes on Plough Lane. There are a handful of three-bedroom properties remaining at Wimbledon Grounds, with demand proving to be significant. Having previously sold out in early 2023, we now have a small collection available to sell at heavily discounted prices.

Get in touch with our team to discuss our availability before it’s too late: 020 3409 2270.

Edited: 6th November 2023