The many wonders of Wandsworth

In a central location just off Garratt Lane in Wandsworth you will find one of ABC Selfstore’s large and affordable self-storage facilities.

The location of this site, in the heart of Wandsworth, was chosen because it’s easy to find and convenient for access to the local areas and beyond. We’ve been here for more than 10 years but what are the other wonders of Wandsworth?

ABC Selstore Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a sprawling borough encompassed by the River Thames to the north, Putney to the east, Battersea to the west and Lambeth to the south. As with much of south London, Wandsworth has been subject to much regeneration over the last decade and is now home to some of London’s most expensive property as well as quirky bars and interesting shops.

Wandsworth also boasts a fabulous newly developed wharf area where one can enjoy a meal or drink with a panoramic view of the Thames. One could easily miss the River Wandle when walking around Wandsworth today, hidden beneath roads and buildings it is hard to imagine how its rushing waters would have fueled the economy there in the past. The river’s energy turning the wheels of the grand Young & Co.’s Ram brewery before winding its way into the nearby Thames. There has been a brewery on the site just off Garrett Lane in Wandsworth since 1581, with Young’s only stopping production in 2006, it means that beer has been produced in the area in one way or another for more than 425 years.

Many famous faces have lived in Wandsworth over the years, form Tony Blair to Frank Bruno, Daniel Defoe, Kevin Spacey and Gordon Ramsay’s all having spent time pounding the streets. Famous indeed, but none as infamous as those who have been imprisoned there over the years.

The vast sprawling Victorian prison in Wandsworth has stood on the site since 1852 and was from there that Ronnie Biggs famously escaped over the wall in 1965, fleeing then to Brazil where he lived as a free man. The walls have enclosed many an infamous inmate including Oscar Wilde and Ronnie Kray. Unlike the neighboring prison, ABC Selfstore is famously flexible in its terms, offering long- term or short-term storage and units of any size.

We’d be delighted to safely store your personal possessions or your office items while you can relax and enjoy the wonder of Wandsworth.

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