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South West London Living

A great place to live and work

With great transport links to the heart of London, a host of local attractions and a variety of accommodation options, South West London has lots to offer NHS staff looking for a new role, those moving to the capital, or people looking for a career change or to start their working lives in the NHS. 


Our NHS Trusts are located across the South West London region and its many and varied centres of population, lively urban centres, green spaces, great schools and universities and much more.  


Join our NHS family, which includes so many local residents and people of all ages and backgrounds. Together we are proud to be part of such vibrant and multicultural communities here in South West London, where the passion of our team is matched by the quality of local life.  

Attractions and things to do 

Whether you’re looking for a place to unwind after work, or a way to spend your leisure time at the weekends, South West London has a wide range of attractions.  

Areas like Tooting Market have lots of options when it comes to trendy bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, while Tooting itself is renowned for its busy high street and excellent south Asian cuisine.  

Croydon is almost a city in itself in South West London with a spacious town centre that also benefits from shops, bars and restaurants. The famous Box Park Croydon is a popular location with various international culinary options, as well as a 2,000 capacity event space that hosts live music, sports and movie screenings.  

South west London also has lots of music venues, cinemas and libraries to choose from, so residents are never short of entertainment. 

Wimbledon Village is home to plenty of boutique independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a regular programme of events such as markets or art exhibitions.   

Leafy Kingston is a popular destination for young professionals – its lively cultural scene, Thames-side pubs and shopping destinations, such as the Bentall Centre, make it a desired London location.  


Other attractions in South West London and close by include: 


Transport and Travel  


South West London has convenient travel links across the capital, as well as central London. Clapham Junction is one of the capital’s main interchanges with direct routes to all parts, while the Northern line, runs through South West London, and for example from Tooting, it makes areas like Leicester Square and the West End around 20 minutes’ away. 


The multitude of bus routes and rail connections make South West London a convenient place to live and work. More than 1.7 million people live in the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth. 

Museums and Culture  


With the rest of London close by there is no shortage of museums and cultural highlights for South West London residents, but it also has its own places of interest.  

Locally, Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, the New Wimbledon Theatre, Polka Theatre (world-class children and young people’s theatre) also in Wimbledon, Battersea Arts Centre and Croydon’s Fairfield Halls host plays, concerts, musicals and varied arts performances which entertain audiences on a weekly basis.  


South West London also has lots of music venues, cinemas and libraries to choose from, so residents are never short of entertainment.


Green Spaces 


South West London and beyond is blessed with a large number of parks and green spaces for residents. Highlights include: 

  • Richmond park, one of London’s eight royal parks that covers an areas of 2,5000 acres. 

  • As well as the famous Wimbledon and Putney (with more than 1,000 acres of open space and playing fields) and Clapham commons, many of London’s other biggest public green spaces are in our area, including Wandsworth common and Tooting common, which has also includes an outdoor swimming pool – Tooting Lido. 

  • Wandsworth Park, a grade II listed park with a café and play area for children. 

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