27th Oct 2011 2:32pm | By tntmagazine
Southfields is situated in south west London. Often referred to as ‘South African fields’ due to the amount of Saffas choosing to live there. It is also home to the Wimbledon Tennis Courts and Wimbledon Park.
Southfields can be accessed by tube (it’s on the District line) or by bus. Wimbledon overland is a short tube or bus ride away.
|Wimbledon||3||District, London Overground|
Easy access: Earl’s Court (less than 30 mins), Richmond (by bus), Heathrow (50mins).
|Bus No.||Final Destinations|
|39||Clapham Junction - Putney|
|493||Tooting - Richmond|
Southfields has a small village-like feel, so there are no big supermarkets but rather greengrocers, butcher, delis, and off-licences. To do a bigger shop or find clothes, you’ll need to head elsewhere.
Less than 15 mins on the 39 bus. Most the big brands are there, plus cinemas, fast food chains and supermarkets.
10 mins on the District line with high street stores, shopping centres and chain supermarkets.
5 mins on the 493, more boutique buys and speciality shops.
The area doesn’t have a humming nightlife, but what food and drink venues are there, are on the most part good.
A small Thai restaurant that offers good-value and reliably good food.
Informal Italian restaurant, popular for its pizza and pasta.
Two pubs located next to each other, the former popular with a more younger crowd, the latter an old-fashioned boozer.
Well-known gastropub serving up a daily menu of local fare. It’s really busy on weekends.
|Pubs/bars||Quality not quantity|
|Location||Further out of town|
|Parking||Need a permit after hours|