Where the streets are lined with Gold Top
Southfields is also the kind of place where the milk’s still delivered in glass pint bottles. Local milkman Ian Beardwell, who has never missed a round in 28 years, recently earned the accolade of Milkman of the Year from Milk & More. If this doesn’t make you want to live there then nothing will.
With its desirable tree lined streets and spacious Edwardian homes Southfields attracts a mix of glamorous young families and smart downsizers wanting to live within the catchment area of an outstanding primary school, be close to town and have a lovely community vibe. Situated in between Wimbledon Park and the River Wandle, there’s plenty of open space here for stylish dog owners and runners to get out in the fresh air. On the high street it’s good to see butchers, bakers (there’s probably even a candles stick makers) and other small businesses scattered among the usual high street chains.
Pretty and well connected
Mrs C and her yummy mummy pals can be found in De Rosier Chocolate Shop after they have finished the weekly yoga session. Mr Clarke is partial to pint at The Pig and whistle, especially as his test Labrador can join him at the bar. Whether it is coffee at Dropshot, pizza at Franco Manco or prosecco at The Earl of Spencer there is something for every taste.
Southfields and Wimbledon Park Tube stations are both on the Wimbledon branch of the District line. Nearby Earlsfield has 15-minute trains to Waterloo. All stations are in Zone 3 and an annual travel card costs £1,648. There are no commuter buses but the No 87 Night Bus runs from Aldwych to Kingston via Merton Road.
- Supermarket: M&S food - it's no ordinary supermarket!
- Pubs: The Earl Spencer is our fav
- Walks: Wander down the Wandle