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 experience

Review Date Feb 2024

Great location, few minutes to the tube station and shopping more, also there are. Few supermarkets around the building

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The whole building is very new, gym and swimming is equipped. Agent Abdo from Bloom Nine Elms is very kind and helpful through the renting process. We met many incident but finally we made it to live here, he is very patient and we were very thankful.

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Maybe the reference check is quite complicated, but I think this is not for everyone

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Just move in no issues for now, hope there is no problem

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High price with no services and providing the basics

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Review Date Jan 2024

Poor management, tried to write or approach and speak to higher manger. Lack of transparency and breaching of their contract leaving residents without heating or hot water for days and will not provide heaters as well during loss of heating and hot water.

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High price with no services and providing the basic. Staff keep changing in 14 months I lived we had four managers therefore this tells me something about this development. Recently, there is changing of the management again. Lack of transparency, seemingly uncaring management towards high payer renter not value for money or respect to residents. I have tried to speak to higher management before writing this review unable to reach out to anyone.

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If I known that the building poorly managed, uncaring to their residents I would not move in

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After complaining to the manager she started sending emails update but still no basis or services in the building

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Review Date Jan 2024

Everything is perfect and would even be better if the construction works outside the building has completed.

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Overall, the development provides a high-quality living experience, backed by excellent facilities and management. It’s a great place to call home and a testament to thoughtful urban residential design. The building management team deserves special mention for their professionalism and responsiveness.

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The construction works schedule took longer than expected. It would have been better to know when the construction works are planned to be completed.

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Yes. Always responsive and they respond timely. Special thanks to Krasen for his usual support.

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Would recommend

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Review Date Dec 2023

The location of the building is great as all necessities such as supermarkets, pharmacies and a shopping mall are easily accessible and it’s well connected to central via the northern line.

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The building is well taken care of most of the time with some issues such as the intercom not working, no hot water for a day or unavailability of someone to receive packages but I haven’t had that issue recently. Furthermore, the building management is great, Emily at the front office is always super friendly and Caroline is really helpful. Lastly, the cinema room and meeting rooms are good but the gym could use some improvements like adding a treadmill for example.

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Prior to the move in process communication was slow and some emails were ignored which made me nervous about my choice but once all the paperwork was done and the payment went through everything went smoothly.

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

Issues are resolved in a timely manner most of the time.

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