Whether you’re new to London or have made the decision to move boroughs, finding the right neighbourhood has its own set of challenges. To make the decision making process just a tad easier, we’ve lined up some of the best places to set up home in South London. From lively locales to stress-free suburbia, life south of the river offers plenty to working professionals, families and students alike!
Brixton – With property and rental prices in Shoreditch getting steeper by the minute, London’s hip creatives have migrated south to Brixton. Packing a whole load of bang for your buck if you go down the Help to Buy route, first-time homeowners can revel in grabbing a good deal given Brixton’s numerous links to not only central London but to the rest of South London too. Home cooks can stock up on fresh fruit and veg from Brixton Market while bars and clubs hosting all-night events will sate even the most hard core party goers.
Crystal Palace – Yet another area which has seen a sudden influx of families and young professionals in recent years, Crystal Palace’s ascent to becoming one of South London’s best neighbourhoods stems from its spacious Victorian properties, the National Sports Centre and of course, Crystal Palace Park.
Peckham – Undergoing regeneration, Peckham has become a popular choice for investment by property developers; first-time home buyers are spoilt for choice with plenty of new-build apartments in this increasingly trendy area.
East Dulwich – With yummy mummies roaming the streets [with pushchairs] by day and young professionals taking to Lordship Lane by night, this leafy residential hub is a kitsch and out-of-the-way sanctuary for anyone needing some serious rest and relaxation on their days off. Just down the road from Dulwich with train links to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, this trendy neighbourhood boasts everything you’d require within walking distance; we’re talking Sainsbury’s superstore, GP practice, schools, library, bars, cafes and boutiques! By Lily Niu.