Bellevue Road in Wandsworth is a popular shopping parade in South West London. It runs alongside the southern edge of Wandsworth Common, and contains a mixture of shops and restaurants. This post is a complete guide to Bellevue Road, SW17.
A Guide to Bellevue Road Wandsworth
Bellevue Road is an area that is slotted in between two main north-to-south traffic routes: Trinity Road and St James’ Drive. It has become the main high street of Wandsworth Common.
The road has a “village atmosphere” with narrow side streets of cottages coming off it. It is filled with houses, restaurants, and specialist shops overlooking the common.
Find out more about Bellevue Road, through the links below.
Restaurants & Cafes
2 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
Chez Bruce is an award-winning Michelin starred restaurant overlooking Wandsworth Common. This restaurant serves modern French food, fine wines and an extensive cheese board.
5 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
Caffè Nero is an Italian influenced coffeehouse that serves toasties and cakes. They have outdoor seating, air conditioning and WiFi.
The Good Earth
11 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
The Good Earth is a long established Chinese restaurant and take away in Wandsworth Common.
Pizza Da Valter
7 Bellevue Road, London ,SW17 7EG
Pizza Da Valter is an independent pizza restaurant that serves homemade sourdough pizzas and Italian desserts. All of their dishes are made with fresh and authentic ingredients.
35 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF
Brinkley’s Kitchen is a modern restaurant serving food from an open kitchen. This restaurant has a pavement terrace outside.
Flotsam & Jetsam
4 Bellevue Parade, London, SW17 7EQ
Flotsam & Jetsam is an independently owned café serving coffee, fresh juices, all-day brunch, cakes and pastries. This cafe is found on Wiseton Road rather than Bellevue Road, but it is very close to the junction. It is one of the best places in Wandsworth Common for brunch.
34 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF
Bonsai is an independently owned community cafe. They serve toasties and wraps as well as hot drinks.
32 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF
Hyde Farm is an Italian cafe and deli selling coffee, tea and fresh juices, as well as Italian food and wine.
4 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
Prestige is an affordable cafe with outdoor seating. They serve coffee, pastries salads, sandwiches and quiche.
Bella’s Fruit and Veg
10 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
Bella’s Fruit & Veg is a family run store that sells fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and indoor and outdoor plants. Most of the products in the store are sourced locally.
Unit 1 & 2 Bennet Court, Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
Jigsaw is a luxury clothes store for men and women.
8 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
ShonaMac.com is a clothes store that resells luxury items.
Olivier’s Lounge Limited
1 Bellevue Parade, London, SW17 7EQ
Olivier’s Lounge is a luxury boutique for women.
18 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
POM London sells luxury clothes and accessories for women.
12 Bellevue Road, London. SW17 7EG
Rasons Local is a convenience store selling food, drink and household items.
27-29 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF
Sainsbury’s Local sells groceries, household items and newspapers.
2 Bellevue Parade, London, SW17 7EQ
Lotus Spa offers massage, waxing, nail treatments, eyelash extensions, reflexology, and spray tans.
33 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF
Melissa Coupe is a luxury wellbeing clinic offering facials, massage, acupuncture and reflexology.
9 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
Partridges is a hair salon that offers professional colouring and styling services.
Laban London Barbers
22B Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EB
Laban London Barbers is a barber shop that offers haircuts, wet shaves and grooming.
Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
Oliver Contemporary is an independent art gallery specialising in modern British art, with a focus on paintings, prints and ceramics.
Dog Grooming Service
Dog & Groom
21 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EB
Dog & Groom provides a dog grooming service. They also sell leads, collars, toys, dog beds, treats and dog food.
13 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG
Bellevue Pharmacy is a pharmacy that is open six days a week, and dispenses both NHS and private prescriptions. It sells a range of over-the-counter medication, as well as health and beauty products.
Peters & Falla
6 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
Peters & Falla is a professional dry cleaning and laundry service. They also offer expert alterations and repairs.
22 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EB
Simple Interiors is a family run design studio. They create kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces.
1 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
The Hope is a pub serving traditional pub food. They have quiz nights every Monday, and serve Sunday roast and craft beers. They are also dog friendly.
20 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EB
The Althorp is a pub that screens live sport. The have an outdoor terrace, and serve a good selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails .
Map of Bellevue Road in Wandsworth
History of Bellevue Road in Wandsworth
Bellevue Road was built in 1827, and followed the route of an old footpath across the common. The earliest buildings on Bellevue Road and St James’ Drive were constructed in 1864-1865. These were:
- Hope Tavern (constructed opposite where the railway station would be built)
- White Lodge (23 Bellevue Road)
- Clifton Villa (now 111 St James’ Drive)
Between 1866-1871 further development continued around these three properties, and Bellevue Road became filled with small two storey houses and shops.
Most of the buildings on Bellevue Road were commercial properties including a stable, butcher, draper, stationer, grocer, boot maker and a large dairy. This was unlike St James’ Drive, which was mostly made up of residential properties, with only one shop and a bank.
In the mid 1860s another pub, called the Surrey Tavern, was built on Bellevue Road, at the opposite end to the Hope Tavern. Brinkley’s Kitchen is now on the site of the original pub, which closed down around 2005.
Most of the early residents of Bellevue Road were tradespeople, and shopkeepers. A fewer higher paid professionals moved into the larger houses on St James’ Drive.
Below is a map of Bellevue Road that was published in 1897. You can see the Hope Tavern and the Surrey Tavern located at either end of the road.
Notable Residents of Bellevue Road Wandsworth
Below are some notable residents of Bellevue Road in Wandsworth.
- William Hawtrey, the actor and brother of the Charles Hawtrey lived at 98 Bellevue Road in the 1880s and 1890s.
- James William Domoney, a local politician lived at 122 Bellevue Road in the 1890s.
- Herbert Charles Lambert, a well known London silversmith of Lambert & Company, lived at 77 Bellevue Road at the beginning of the 20th century.
- Rt Revd Hugh Montefiore lived at 23 Bellevue Road before becoming the Bishop of Birmingham from 1978 to 1987.
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