South West London

There’s been a huge resurgence in South West London’s property scene of late, namely because this is an area of the capital with so much potential. The term ‘something for everyone’ is thrown around wildly, but in South West London’s case it’s actually justified. This is an area that comes in all forms and guises, shapes and sizes. And that’s exactly why property developers have made it something of a playground. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in South West London. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in South West London.

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Best places to live in South West London

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

River Thames at dusk

The Nine Elms regeneration project

The award for ‘most dramatic transformation’ goes to Nine Elms, a long slither of Thames riverfront between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. Here, glossy new-build apartment blocks are ten-a-penny, but it’s not just the residential scene that’s getting a facelift.  New offices, infrastructure, transport and entertainment hubs – among many other initiatives – are part of this £15 billion renovation scheme.

Brixton

Just south of the sparkling skyscrapers of SW8, urban cool can be found in edgy Brixton and Clapham. The lively pubs, bars and music venues (don’t miss Hootananny) in these parts promise a night out to remember; and there’s plenty in the way of kitsch brunch spots to help with that sore head the next day. Area newcomers should head to Brixton Village and Brixton Market, where the community spirit is infectious, and the round-ups include taste-tingling street food and local performers. Next door Stockwell is quieter but not without its charms. Dubbed ‘Little Portugal’, it’s home to a large Portuguese population, and its cafés and eateries serve up all kinds of national delicacies.

Old Mansion in South London

Affluent South West London

Northern postcodes like SW1, SW3 and SW7 appeal to those who like to live la dolce vita. Ticking off upmarket neighbourhoods such as Westminster, Belgravia, Chelsea and South Kensington, it’s where house prices are in the millions and the residential scenery is quintessential London. Think timeless Victorian townhouses, black wrought-iron gates and immaculate garden squares.

Nappy Valley

Further south, you’ll find greener boroughs like Wandsworth and Wimbledon; both of which regularly top polls of London’s best places to live. Wandsworth is well-known as ‘Nappy Valley’, such is the draw for families here. Wandsworth Common and King George’s park are prime picnic and playing territory, and the local schools have a decent reputation. That said, the area’s younger population is also rising steadily; a result of the brand-new luxury waterfront apartments, an easy commute to Victoria and Waterloo, and a fabulous wining and dining scene. This savvy lot also knows it’s a lot cheaper to live in Wandsworth than it is to live in Fulham; just across the river.

New development overlooking south west London

Putney

East of Wandsworth lies pretty Putney, a delightful mix of riverside restaurants and cafés, swathes of green and period properties. The area’s many sporting clubs (tennis, golf, rowing – it’s all present and correct) will suit outdoorsy types, while nearby Roehampton University pulls in the students. As such, the waterfront bars come alive after dark.

Universities in South West London

As one of the most desirable parts of London to live in, the South West is a major draw for students wishing to combine studies with a great lifestyle. Imperial College London is perhaps the best-known, but Roehampton, Kingston and St Mary’s Twickenham are all extremely popular options. See our in-depth guide to universities in the South West of London for more.

Best schools in the South West of London

As well as universities, the South West offers an excellent selection of schools for parents to choose from. The Tiffin schools in Kingston top the list of the best-performing schools in the area, with Sutton and the London Oratory also achieving impressive results. See our full guide to the best schools in South West London for more details.

Things to do in South West London

Wetlands, parks and the world-famous Wimbledon tennis complex feature on our list of the Top 10 things to do in South West London. This is really just a start, however, as this part of the capital offers a wealth of options for day trips and weekends away.

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 West 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 West London

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Very good

Review Date Jun 2024

The events are amazing , very good for meeting new people. Location is amazing and everyone seems super nice.

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Amentities are great. Location is amazing, highly recommend. Would recommend the development to a friend. Best location for pets. Lovely and helpful staff. Events are entertaining and help the development feel like home. No noise after 11:30 helps with a great sleeping pattern.

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I think everything was covered in detail so no more information was needed .

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We have had no issues yet, hopefully won’t ever.

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Great place with great people

Review Date Jun 2024

Only just moved in but such a great community, great events, amazing co working space and especially love the amenities. Very happy I moved in and would really recommend

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Sleek design that feels homey but also luxurious. Great amenities like a cinema and lovely communal gardens. Always someone at reception that’s helpful and very kind and attentive. Everything is new and and very well designed, and perfect location with easy access to everywhere

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I wish I had known more about the full amenities and access, and also about construction outside

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They’ve responded immediately and are very helpful

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Love the day to day team!

Review Date Jun 2024

Area is fab location couldn’t be better, very safe esp as a single woman. the station and Battersea.

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The team give their all the tenants esp Aynsley and Ophelia(thank you for all the events!) they really try their best to help their tenants, there are things beyond their control and they understand the plight with issues but they truly are amazing!!

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Love events that they throw Thanks to AynsleyOphelia

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team are the heart of the building and it shows!!!

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The lark is big on the little things 😊

Review Date Jun 2024

Honestly, adding the occasional hot water issues (which is in no way under the the building staff’s control), I’ve fallen in love with this establishment. It truly feels like home.

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The gym could be better. The people are perfect. SHOUTOUT TO OPHELIA – WHAT A STAR.
The whole team makes people feel like they belong and that they’re heard which means more than anything. It’s a perfect place to live, work and everything in between. The events make my ephedra happy.

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The gym definitely needs mirrors to start with. And more equipment.

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Yes, very diligently. All we need to do is make them aware.

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