Why Wandsworth is the perfect home for the London Borough of Culture 2025

Vibrant Wandsworth has been chosen as London’s Borough of Culture 2025, granting our area funding for a year-long programme celebrating our local culture, history, and heritage.

This prestigious accolade marks an exciting development for Wandsworth and all of us who call this area home or work nearby.

With our exceptional heritage development, The 1840, St George’s Gardens, just a stone’s throw from Wandsworth Common, this news will further enhance the appeal of these luxurious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. These exceptional properties are nestled within a converted Grade II listed former hospital, offering boutique communal spaces, a dedicated concierge service, over 8 acres of beautifully landscaped private gardens, and access to a new 32-acre park.

Starting in April 2025, residents will have the pleasure of immersing themselves in the year-long cultural and creative program, both within Wandsworth and its surroundings, championing and showcasing the talents of our local artists and groups. Already firmly established on the London map as a cultural hub, Wandsworth was a natural choice for this award.

Not only does it boast a rich tapestry of institutions such as Battersea Arts Centre, the Royal College of Art, the National Opera Studio, and The Royal Academy of Dance, but also a plethora of grassroots organizations dedicated to making arts accessible to all, regardless of background, skill level, or walk of life. Moreover, Wandsworth proudly preserves many historically significant structures and buildings, ensuring their legacy and ongoing contribution to our community, including the iconic Battersea Power Station.

Welcoming this news, Alexandra Jenkins, our Sales & Marketing Manager at The 1840, St George’s Gardens said:

“The atmosphere is always so vibrant around Wandsworth whether it’s people catching up over a coffee and walking across the Common, going for an after-work drink at the local pub or trying out the local restaurants.

“The area is always buzzing and it’s really exciting to bring more culture and celebration to the area for locals. With 1840 just a stone’s throw away, it provides the perfect home for buyers right in the heart of Wandsworth.”

Acquired by City & Country in 2019, The 1840 underwent a meticulous restoration, preserving its historic charm and character features. The latest phase, The Kitchen Yard, showcases a unique one-bedroom apartment situated in the former hospital dining room, boasting double-height ceilings in the living area and 601 square feet of living space.

The 1840 enjoys a prime location, nestled in one of London’s most sought-after areas. With bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops within walking distance, along with the expansive 32-acre Springfield Park opening this Summer, residents are poised to experience the best of urban living. Additionally, Tooting Bec Station is just a brief 12-minute stroll away, ensuring excellent connectivity with Greater London.

Prices at The 1840 range from £400,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to £1,275,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

For more information, visit https://www.cityandcountry.co.uk/find-a-home/the-1840-st-georges-gardens-london/#