South London

For a long time, many of South London’s neighbourhoods had something of a bad name. But, this part of the capital has been heavily regenerated in recent years, and now has something for all backgrounds and budgets. It’s got transport links to write home about, with central big-hitters such as London Bridge and Victoria within easy reach, plus Gatwick Airport nearby. And thanks to its good connections and recent makeovers, it’s blossomed to become the capital’s residential destination du jour. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in South London. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in South London.

The heavy investment has resulted in a new wave of contemporary property developments and workspaces; with an influx of creative agencies and tech start-ups setting up shop. Cue a young, professional crowd.

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Excellent

61%

Very Good

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Average

7%

Disappointing

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Very Poor

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Best places to live in South London

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Richmond Park

South London regenerations

Croydon has seen one of the biggest transformations in the past few years. This once rough-around-the-edges district has welcomed countless new apartment buildings, has a brand-new Westfield mall in the works, and is home to street food mecca Boxpark. This giant shipping container holds a market with a brilliant soundtrack and an impressive list of cuisines, and follows hot on the heels of its Shoreditch original. Head here for everything from delicate French desserts to Vietnamese specialities.

Battersea Park

Nightlife

South London majors in quirky after-dark spots. Croydon is packed with night-time haunts, such as entrepreneur favourite, Matthew’s Yard 9 to 5. By day, this is a business centre but by night it transforms into a gallery and theatre.

In Lambeth, some of London’s most famous bar and music scenes can be found, courtesy of the pubs, clubs and also cocktail bars in nightlife titans like Clapham and Brixton. Meanwhile, try the South Lambeth riverside for authentic boozers serving up quality ale and Sunday roasts.

Battersea Power Station

South London’s family friendly hubs

At the other end of the South London spectrum, gems like Sutton need to be explored. Which sits on the lower slopes of the sprawling North Downs. Families drawn by the immaculate (and somewhat affordable) Edwardian homes and highly rated schools. Several parks occupy the area, too. Nonsuch is one of the best, with acres of space to picnic and play, leafy woodland walks and an 18th-century mansion. Manor Park is another – this one’s got a café for coffee and ice-cream stops.

Similarly, developers have cottoned on to the charms of Epsom. A pretty Surrey market town enveloped by countryside, just a 40-minute direct train ride from London’s Waterloo, and 45 minutes from Victoria.

Possibly South London’s biggest selling point is its something-for-all credentials. Its postcodes are eclectic, vibrant and home to all walks of life. Make a home here, and you can discover the capital in all its forms.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in South London. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

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Convenient and great place to live

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Review Date Jun 2024

High proximity to high street with large variety of shops and supermarkets such as Morrisons, M&S and ALDI. 2 minutes from the train station and various bus stops.

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The design is modern and comfortable. The concierge and the mail room design give us a sense of security. Property is managed well, well informed of the regular maintenance by emails and notices posted in the elevators. Big credit to the leasing and property management team.

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So far so good, everything is being introduced and not much extra you need to prepare except for the mattress

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Property is managed well, swift response and well informed of the progress after repair request was sent to the property management team.

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Great transport links

Review Date May 2024

Great location for transport and food options. Safety is a concern though so I wish it would improve.

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Management is not that great and they’ll try to get the most out of you at all times. Typical landlord that only cares about money. Over time when things are not working they always end up being fixed. However, contractors may show up unannounced or outside of agreed times.

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Typical London block of flats, not much connection with neighbours.

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They usually respond, doesn’t really mean they’ll follow up appropriately.

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The parking space downstairs is very handy to have.

Review Date May 2024

There is shops and the train station in near by.
The parking space downstairs is very handy to have.

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Stuart from maintenance came to fix my sink as it was blocked in my bathroom. He was very efficient and fast, and he explained to me why it got blocked. He even replaced a part for me which was very handy for me to have.

Thank you Stuart for your help.

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Its a quiet place to live in and the people do not interfere with your life.

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They have been very fast and professional when I ask for help.

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Great support on maintenance requirement

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Review Date May 2024

A very convenient location with essential shops for daily requirements but a bit noisy as the building is located next to the train station

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The building management and property management do their good jobs. Can find that facilities are maintained clean and properly that giving a pleasure environment to the residents. While there is maintenance requirement sent to the teams, a quick response is provided with problems resolved timely

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Better to know or explore more on the crime activities (or rating?) that happened near the building areas

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Stuart, who received the maintenance request, always helps to fix the issue quickly

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Manager Response

Hey I Wan,

Thanks for taking the time here to leave us a really helpful review.

I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words to Stuart in particular. We really appreciate the acknowledgement of the maintenance of the facilities throughout the community.

If you need us in the meantime, you know where we are.

Have a great day.

Matty.

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