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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Sienna House is one of the best in this area

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Review Date Jun 2022

I would like to let you know Sienna House is so close to Sutton high street which you can access to ranges of shops, coffee shops and bars and restaurants and you have only 3 minutes walk to Morrisons that you can shops your daily needs also you have access to Sainsbury’s and Lidl and Asda by 13 minutes walk and you have local grocery stores around as well, in another word you can find whatever you want in the Sutton high street, the B&Q is in front of the building and you have less than 5 minutes walk to access Sutton rail station and bus stations, the building has its parking and if you have more than one car the manager can figure it out for you around (you should pay separately), most of the time we have not heavy traffic around and if you are living upper floors you have not noisy atmosphere and you can enjoy the brilliant view…

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If you like to live in a modern and minimal building with good facilities the Sienna House is one of the best in this area for sure, the building management team recently changed and it seems they are not as professional as the previous team, I hope they are improving and can keep brilliant our brand new building.

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If you are looking for living in the modern new brand building with good facilities in very good location in Sutton Sienna House would be one of the best

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I am satisfied at last, they did their best to solve the problem.

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Nice apartment very closed to station but price little bit expensive

Review Date Jun 2022

The location is just 5-minute walk from Sutton station, it’s also closed to high street with 5 minute walk. The building is new.

The staff is always busy and hard to get a reply when you send an email. The rent is expensive.

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The location of this residential building is good. As the building is new, someone who likes a new built home may love it. However, there are still some drawbacks for a new built, occasionally there was water leakage in particular flats.

The rental fee is little bit expensive and you will need to pay 100 extra pounds for basic furniture such as sofa, dining table and beds.

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I still recommend someone who likes new built and want to move it quickly. But you need to take the staff service and price into consider.

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

It takes few days to receive the reply from building management.

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Really like it a lot. Avanton did a wonderful job.

Review Date Jun 2022

Super friendly and like minded neighbours, high achievers mentality around the building and people super nice and helpful to each other. There is a real sense of community of young couples, young families and lots of fluffy pets. The amenities are great and the concierge super helpful and kind. Love the sunsets on the river on our doorstep.

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High end as it should be, great insulation, no over heating, quick lifts, secured bin storage and no funny smells, easy to use kitchens (high quality German brand), light system is perfect. Really like it a lot. Avanton did a wonderful job.

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I wish I didn’t get a car as in battersea the traffic is horrendous and everyone is cycling so i know started cycling and the car is parked collecting dust 🙂

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

They helped the movers by allocating them the goods lift and generally always quick to help on almost anything.

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Great Location for family

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Review Date Jun 2022

Sutton is a safe district to live with family. Sutton station has several direct trains to central London every hour.

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Sienna House is a located couple minutes walk to Sutton high street and the Sutton Station. The building is modern and well maintained. Tenants can have free access to in-house gym and roof garden. The view from the roof garden, located at 10/F of the building, is stunning.

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Illegal parking is a headache for Sienna House Car Park tenants. There are couple selfish residents regularly park their cars illegally on the drive way and sometimes blocking the access.

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The management normally responded in reasonable time.

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