4 Facts About Wandsworth

1. Wandsworth gas plant was built in 1834 against the River Thames near Wandsworth Bridge.

2. Since at least the early 16th century, Wandsworth has offered accommodation to consecutive waves of immigration, from Protestant Dutch metalworkers fleeing persecution in the 1590s to recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

3. Wandsworth appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Wandesorde and Wendelesorde.

4. Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth.