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.

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 nice house with private territory.

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Review Date Mar 2021

Battersea is a great place to live! It takes around 20 min by bus to get to the center of London. There are many shops around, such as Asda, Tesco and etc. Also, it takes only 10 min to get to Battersea park, which is very beautiful.

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The building itself is very nice. I like the style of the old school with big windows and apartments on the roof.

The territory is private, which is also greets.

However, it would be great to have more attention from the property managers, as sometimes it takes too much time to get an answer from them.

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I wish I had known the airplanes fly very close, so it is too loud sometimes

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All issues we had were solved out with the help of property or building managers, however, it would be great if we receive answers from them faster

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Not good enough!

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Review Date Mar 2021

Good: Transport, quality of. local shops,
Bad: anti-social behaviour

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Still paying service charge despite facilities being closed. Upkeep of facilities such as lifts have been poor during covid. Building management not helpful enough. Design of building could be better. Overall during covid times, a lot of things could be improved upon.

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Different companies supplying water, this was not known beforehand and was inconvenient. Too much construction around the area was also not known beforehand.

What is the best feature of your home:

We have a balcony which has been very useful. The swimming pool facility has been great

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Manager Response

Good Afternoon Arjun,

Thank you for your feedback.

We apologies for the closer of our Service areas due to the Government Guidelines we had to enforce these rules however please be assured that they will be opening soon and you will be able to book the Amenities via the Eg: Life App.

Please be assured that our on-site team are working to address all issues on site that is in need of upkeep help. If reported via the Eg: life app we will assign the ticket to the correct department who will be able to deal with it in a more efficient timely way.

Please contact our Residental Service Manager who will gladly help

Best regards,

Maki Benvento
Resort Director

Developers should be responsible to fix all structural problems within their buildings without time limit. As long as it is the fault of the developer like the case in Kingston Riverside!

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Review Date Mar 2021

The neighbourhood here is very nice, right next by the river, parks and shopping centre. But the buildings are terribly built!

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There are a considerable number of leaseholders are annoyed, frustrated by the leakage problems for years. Report from the management company, JFM, dated 12 Mar 2021: ‘Broadly speaking these reports conclude that there are three main issues- firstly incorrect or blocked drainage causing water to pool underneath, secondly inadequate or damaged waterproofing/damp course and thirdly damaged flashing where the balcony and terrace meet the window frame and door sections. This is not to say that all balconies have all these issues, but the problem in each flat is likely to arise from at least one of these building defects. As you know from previous correspondence the most challenging issue is that the balcony and terrace issues are potential defects in the original construction of Kingston Riverside and therefore subject to an NHBC claim. ”
It’s the responsibility of Red Row, why can’t we ask Red Row to fix it? Why the wealthy developers are protected by NHBC???

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Nice design and fantastic view.

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Nice view of River Thames, easily accessible to different amenities.

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Slight rant

Review Date Mar 2021

We love the area, the transport links and the local amenities.

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We have lived here for 3 years now and the standard of the housekeeping and maintenance is getting progressively worse. We tried talking to one of the contractors who was blocking the corridor whilst carrying out some electrical works in our block and he couldn’t even speak English. How do we know he is even qualified to do these works? What is even more annoying is the money that has been spent on the Estate Managers office refurbishment when there are areas of our block and the site in general that are unsightly. I was speaking to one of the apartment owners and she told me the work was costing 45k? Surely that is not correct? I will definitely be speaking to one of the directors to clarify this. Anyway, rant over. Hopefully things will improve. Maree

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I wish I knew the resident meeting details

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Generally quite good comms from the BM but none of the contractors seem to speak English, are poorly attired and do not even carry I.D. Very poor . I can only presume they are cheap and doubt they are qualified for certain aspects of work carried out which is concerning!

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