South London

A Guide to Living in 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.

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.

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.

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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Nice apartments with quick links to central.

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Review Date Aug 2020

Really good transport links to Victoria and London Bridge. East Croydon station literally just 4 mins away. Close to shops and a shopping mall. The road is really busy, but the windows are good at isolating the noise.

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The best part about that development is the people there. Andrejus (site manager) is an absolute star. Always goes above and beyond to accommodate for any maintenance needs you may have! The Development is kept clean and friendly. Never had any issues.

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I wish I knew how noisy the road can be.

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

All my maintenance issues were dealt with in no time. Very happy with the site management.

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Dear guest,

Thank you for leaving us a review.

We’re delighted to learn that you’re enjoying your stay at The Quarters Croydon and that your positive living experience is driven by our dedicated management team. They’re also pleased to find out that you’re having a lovely stay.

Thank you for staying with us.

Warmest regards,

Quaters Croydon

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Review Date Jul 2020

Great transport links into London and further afield, good selection of high street shops on your doorstep, pleanty of bars restaurant and box park nearby. Close to Gatwick Airport.

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the building is well designed and and well maintained throughout. Staff are friendly and readily available to help you with any queries or issues you may have. Only thing I would say the building lacks is an outdoor seating area to relax while enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.

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Dear guest,

Thank you for leaving us a review. It’s much appreciated.

We’re pleased to find out that you’re enjoying your stay at The Quarters Croydon and that you are benefiting from our building amenities and superior services.

Thank you for staying with us.

Warmest regards,

Convenient and comfortable

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Review Date Jul 2020

The building is very convenient for transport links. East Croydon station is 2 minutes walk and the tram stop is outside the front entrance. Food shops, including a Waitrose and the Whitgift shopping Centre are only a few minutes walk. There is also a large selection of coffee shops, takeaways and restaurants nearby including BoxPark, which has an amazing selection of food outlets. The area between Wellesley Road and East Croydon station is still under development with a lot of high rise buildings under construction.
As an area to live in we find the flat amazingly quiet when the doors and windows are closed, however as soon as they are open outside ‘noises’ are quite intrusive. These are due to building works nearby and there is a constant noise from the air-conditioning units outside the hotel next door.

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We have a two bedroomed flat with a small balcony and have been living here for 9 months. The flat is spacious and fitted out with top of the range fittings. As we are a retired couple it took us a while to learn to use all the appliances and heating system as they all have digital interfaces and make a lot of bleeping noises! However, maintenance is so efficient in this building that as soon as we ask for any help someone appears at our door with a smile and solves any problems we have had. The decor is a very calming beige throughout and there are light coloured carpets and good quality wooden flooring throughout. The lighting is downlighter throughout and we do find them very bright. The rooms would benefit from dimming switches or more lighting areas so not all the lights can be switched on separately. The shower room is very attractive and well fitted out with a heated towel rail. Not all the furnishings are to our taste but they are all stylish and well chosen.

Property management is excellent and we can’t fault it. The team are very efficient and caring and look after our every request. Common areas are kept clean and tidy and the reception area is attractive and welcoming. The building is maintained inside and outside to a very high standard.

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Pros – Four efficient fast and roomy lifts available
Cons – Noise from air conditioning units in the hotel next door.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The water would take less than 5 – 10 minutes to run hot.

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Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave this detailed review. Your feedback is much appreciated.

We’re so pleased to know that you’re enjoying living at The Quarters Croydon and that you’re satisfied with our level of services. It’s lovely to learn that you’re taking full advantage of our great location, so close to East Croydon Station, and to points of interest such as the BoxPark.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there’s anything we can do to make your living experience even more satisfying.

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This is awesome

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Review Date Jul 2020

The Location is very convenient. Not to far from East Croydon station. (8 Minute walk). A tram station right in front of you. Could not ask for a more convenient location. Walking distance to highstreet. Shops restaurants you name it. Close to box park as well and also safe and decent area. I’m very happy!

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The Rooms are spacious and the design is modern. The Building is easily accessible. Also has a decent number of Parking space. The property is well Management always kept clean and with 24 hour security. There is also concierge service available to tenants.

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Nothing good or bad. Just make sure you ask a lot of questions.

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

Always quick to assist and overall really helpful.

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Dear guest,

Thank you for your review.

We’re delighted to learn that you’re having a lovely living experience at The Quarters Croydon. We’re pleased to find out that you’re benefiting from our convenient location, building amenities and superior customer service.

Thank you for staying with us.

Warmest regards,

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