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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Top Rated Developments in South London

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.

Reviews in South London

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Glad to live here

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Review Date Nov 2020

Excellent connections about public transport, it is very very close, bus and tram, every kind of shop and restaurant nearest this structure

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Nice designs so modern, snug, and heated, heating condominium so efficient, beautiful to watch building style, structure managed so good , nice smell everywhere, 4 elevators that work so good with mirrors that are so shine, corridors in excellent condition.
Receptionists and security guard so polite, educated and ready every moment to help and advice you, very appreciable persons.
Very clean facility

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I didn’t need get some information more about the facility because Jay, employed of estate agency explained me all about the condominium and his words were all real

What is the best feature of your home:

New refurbishment, heating system very powerful, wardrobe fridge, kitchen so efficient, big painting on the bed so majestic

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Hello Giovanni,

Thank you for writing this lovely review.

We’re delighted to hear that you rate your living experience at The Quarters Croydon so highly. Our dedicated management team is pleased with your comments regarding the cleanliness and maintenance of the property, as well as the excellent customer service.

Warmest regards,

The Quarters Team

Outstanding!! Pleasure staying here.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

Transportation links however can be quite crowded at times.

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Superior service provided by property management and building management team.They are polite friendly professional and efficient. The facilities are very well designed and of excellent quality. The public areas are always kept spotless and the tenants are pleasant.

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That they delivered packages promptly everyday in the evening.

What is the best feature of your home:

The well designed bathroom and i like the kitchen space

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Hello Daniel,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

It’s great to hear that you’re so pleased with our customer service. Our management team certainly strives to provide each guest the best living experience possible. It’s also great to hear that you’re satisfied with the level of cleanliness and maintenance at The Quarters Croydon.

Thank you for staying with us.

The Quarters Team

I love The Quarters Croydon!

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Review Date Nov 2020

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I moved in during the first lockdown and it felt like I was on holiday, with a hotel feel. But now it’s my home and I absolutely love it! The facility is relatively new and well-appointed, comfortable and ticks all the boxes of what one needs to live comfortably. The location is to die for, a 5-minute walk to major stores and two trains stations, East & West Croydon, plus buses and trams are literally outside the front. The management and maintenance staff are awesome, so friendly and helpful.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known how good, and affordable studio living was, as I would have moved in sooner!

What is the best feature of your home:

The Quarters offers safety, comfort and convenience.

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Hello Nancy,

Thank you for sharing this lovely review. We’re so pleased with your feedback.

It’s delightful to learn that you’ve been experiencing this “hotel” vibe. For us, the highest level of customer service is paramount. We work diligently to provide the best living experience to every one of our guests.

Our on-site management team is over the Moon with your kind words.

Warmest regards,

The Quarters Team

Perfect but some improvements needed

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Review Date Nov 2020

Well, a nearby restaurant would be nice and more shops would also be nice.

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On a positive note, the builder and engineers are very quick and perfect when they are building and very good at handling roadworks and many more things. Though there is a slight problems with parking. Also the door of our garbage room is broken for the past 1 month and the lid is also broken and there is a foul odour that is coming from it.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Well I wanted to have a bigger kitchen and also have a bigger living room.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes they have. When our main door broke down they came to fix it in about a week.

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