An Introduction to the Raynes Park Office

Raynes Park

Our Raynes Park estate agency office opened in early 2016 to bring our SW London network of local offices to nine. With over eighty foot of glazed frontage standing on one of the most visually prominent corner sites in Raynes Park directly opposite the Raynes Park health Centre and adjacent to Costa and Sainsbury's the office certainly can’t be missed. Our experienced, local and friendly team have extensive combined knowledge in every aspect of the property industry and when combined with our fresh, innovative and highly original marketing methods [not to mention a winning mentality], make us the clear and outstanding choice when considering your next move.

We are proud that, through hard work, a consistently professional attitude to helping our clients and an extremely approachable, pragmatic and knowledgeable team that we usually outperform our competitors. The Aspire Directors have over 160 years’ experience selling and letting property across SW London and we take great pride in ensuring that there is usually a director available to speak to at every office.

Raynes Park has an interesting history being an area that remained rural until late into the 19th century. The first development in the area was the opening of the London & South Western Railway in May 1838, although the station did not open until later. Raynes Park is 8 miles from Central London and has one of the largest proportions of green open space in SW London. Cottenham Park to the north of the station was the first part of the area to be laid out for development in the 1870s. It takes its named from Charles Pepys, 1st Earl of Cottenham who lived in Wimbledon until his death in 1851. The name Raynes Park was originally used in the 1870s and only applied to the area south of the railway line where the local landowner, Richard Garth, Lord of the Manor of the adjacent parish of Morden, planned to develop a new garden suburb. The name refers to the Rayne family, the previous landowners of the farmland on which Garth intended to build.

Garth laid out the northern section of Grand Drive, about as far south as Heath Drive, and Blenheim Road and persuaded the railway company to build the station. A number of detached houses were constructed, but Garth's absence as Chief Justice of Bengal slowed the development and much of the rest of the area became a golf course and cricket grounds.

By the late Victorian period the residential development of Wimbledon was encroaching on the north side of the railway from the east but, apart from a few buildings including the Junction Tavern and a school, development around the station did not start until the beginning of the 20th century. South of the railway, the twelve terraced roads known locally as "the Apostles" were laid out over a former cricket ground during the Edwardian period. South of the railway, the majority of residential development occurred in the 1930s with Grand Drive being extended south into Lower Morden and new roads being developed. Much of the area still remains open space.

With excellent transports links into central London by both road and mainline rail, Raynes Park and the houses and flats located in Raynes Park have attracted significant investment over recent years, creating an extremely attractive alternative to more established areas further into town.

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16 Lambton Road, London, SW20 0LR


Our Team

Martin Harrington Branch Manager

Having been brought up in a family with a keen interest in property, Martin has worked in a number of different property based roles since 2007. As a local resident of Raynes Park, he has an extensive knowledge and passion for the area. Outside...Read More

Tom Ward

Tom Ward Director and Head of New Homes

Tom has been a Director at Aspire Estate Agents since 2009. He has extensive knowledge of the South West London property market having worked within the thick of it for over twelve years. Tom also heads up the Aspire New Homes department, a...Read More

Pauline Stopher

Pauline Stopher Property Manager

Combining her previous experience in property and her calm demeanour, Pauline consistently provides a professional service. Dealing with tenants and landlord’s issues on a daily basis, she always strives to find a reasonable solution for...Read More

Tracy Mitchell

Tracy Mitchell Group Head of Lettings Administration

Having worked for Aspire for several years, Tracy provides a fundamental role to our lettings and administrative department. Liaising with tenants, landlords and drawing up new contracts, she ensures that new move-ins run as efficiently as...Read More

Martina Collett – Saturday Office Administrator

Martina Collett – Saturday Office Administrator

Martina has been integral to the success of our office since opening in early 2016. Having been resident in Raynes Park for over 20 years, she has an intimate knowledge of the area and its benefits. During the week, Martina works as a Careers...Read More

Michael Robinson Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Michael Robinson Sales and Lettings Negotiator

Having lived and worked in London for most of his life Michael joined Aspire following several years at a market leading Foreign Exchange company. A keen golfer, Michael is often found at weekends perfecting his swing at the New Malden driving...Read More

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