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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Fantastic place, very clean area and indeed safe.

Review Date Jan 2021

Great community, close to the shops and bust stop. Very quit and lovely area.

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It is such great place to live, very quit and the rent is very convenient. Solid building, I quite feel very safe here.close to the shop and there are a few parks around, really nice to have many cafes and other place for leisure. I recommend it highly.

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I would say, visit the are I guarantee you , you would love it.

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Review Date Jan 2021

This is a nice area with a lot of diversity and culture. Transport is simple but very busy. Runs smoothly

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The development is a really nice area with lovely design and planning. My landlord is a kind chap and i feel very comfortable going to him if I have any issues. Everything is above board and I know I am safe here and my worries are addressed quickly.

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The amount of noise you get from outside is expected but after 10pm gets too much

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I would change the amount of noise, if it could be sound proofed it would be better as there is so much noise

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My home in Keybridge

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Review Date Dec 2020

Great locals toon so close to central London and walking distance. Then close to south London- clapham amd Brixton vibrant areas

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Great design features with the solid brick that’s timeless and lovely gardens. Although not completely finished yet. I feel safe here and it feels like a home. The windows are Bright and airy and I have a lot of storage space. All the appliances are brand new also

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The controls for thE heating, never fully explained

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Underfloor heating I like, the bright and airy windows too, the balcony is also big and superb in the summer

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Great development overall with some flaws

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Review Date Nov 2020

Great location for Z1, ferry, shipping, restaurants
Propert management is decaying

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Great location and facilities.
Propert management is decaying and some of the building materials especially internally In the building is inferior quality.
Heating company charges you a standing charge of GBP 500 ish a year.
Most facilities used to be great, but some in need of improvement among gym and spa facilities. Concierge services has gone down recently.

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Heating company charges you a massive standing charge of GBP 500ish a year without you even using it…

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Higher maintainance of interior. A lot of ressource is spend on cleaning tile and parts that don’t matter to residents…

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