Waterfall Road is located in Colliers Wood, an attractive and vibrant district of London. The area is popular with urban professionals and young families, drawn by the combination of local attractions and amenities – plus excellent transport links to the business and cultural centres of the city.
Colliers Wood is 7 miles south-west of central London, in the Borough of Merton. Neighbouring areas include Wimbledon and Tooting. Colliers Wood High Street connects directly to the main A24 road north into the city – or south to the Surrey countryside.
A 5-minute walk from Waterfall Road is Colliers Wood Underground Station, with frequent Northern line trains to central London – just 23 minutes to London Bridge or Charing Cross. The area is also well connected for bus, rail and cycle transport, and for London’s international airports.
Modern living with cultural heritage. The village of Colliers Wood was first recorded in 1623 as a minor settlement along the old Roman road to London. It is named after woodlands once harvested by local charcoal-makers.
The area has historic roots as the former site of Merton Priory, where King Henry VI was crowned in 1437. The River Wandle, flowing past on its way to the Thames, powered the growth of local crafts and industry – inspiring William Morris, pioneer of the Victorian Arts and Crafts Movement, to site his textile works at nearby Merton Abbey Mills in 1881.
The extension of the London Underground railway here in 1926 made this a popular residential area for city workers. While today it has merged into the wider city, Colliers Wood retains the best of local life – with its traditional High Street, modern shops, lively restaurants, excellent schools, amenities and