A guide to living in Furzedown
Located in the London borough of Wandsworth, Furzedown is a suburban residential area which has become synonymous with young London families. Considered quiet and wholesome, the area doesn’t possess the bars and clubs associated with most parts of South West London, but offers many property solutions as well as a selection of reputable schools.
The area was created around Furzedown House; an estate built in the 1700’s which still stands today. The hub of the area is undoubtedly Moyser Road; this central street covers most basic amenities offering a café, hairdressers, and florists amongst other local businesses.
“There are many Victorian and early Edwardian properties in Furzedown, from two bed purpose-built maisonettes to 3, 4 and 5 bedroom terraces.”
Furzedown Recreation Ground is a typical London park with a playground, tennis courts and bowling green; the perfect place for ailing parents to show off their sporting prowess in front of their offspring.
Successful local organisation, The Furzedown Community Network, is at the heart of all that is good in the area. The members hold monthly meetings and have an active online presence, helping to create a strong identity not seen in many parts of suburbia.
There are many Victorian and early Edwardian properties in Furzedown, from two bed purpose-built maisonettes to 3, 4 and 5 bedroom terraces. A large amount of ex-council owned property has been snapped up by shrewd property investors and developed into comfortable and contemporary accommodation.
Eating & Drinking
Formerly known as the Samuel Johnson, the Furzedown is a friendly local with an abundance of food offers and deals throughout the week. Cosy and welcoming, there is also a function room for private parties and events. Meza is right next to Tooting Bec tube station and with such a dynamic atmosphere and authentic Lebanese food; you can see why it is so popular.
Furzedown Festival is now an annual event with two weeks of events organised around the local area. From music to local history walks, the varied schedule of events is supported by the core of committed “Furzedonians”, whose passion shines through to create an excellent festival.
Travelling to Furzedown
Although not as well connected as some parts of South London, Furzedown still has ample travel links for commuters and travellers. Tooting Bec tube station, served by the Northern Line, is a 15 minute walk away and nearby areas Streatham, Mitcham and Tooting all have frequent National Rail links to the west end.