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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If i could do it again, i would avoid L&Q

Review Date Sep 2021

Local area is fantastic, excellent location to all forms of transport

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The development is fine, concierge great. The rest of L&Q aka aftercare team & L&Q energy – absolutle sham. You have to raise a formal complaint to get any communication, they then acknowledge the complaint but nothing happens. Weeks and weeks and weeks of chasing emails, phone calls, more complaint and still nothing. The communication is absolutley shockingly terrible. I have only been in 3 months and i am sick to death of having to chase people to fix things that should have been sorted before we even moved in.

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How terrible L&Q energy are at helping you.

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

only after raising formal complaints.
Any issues that were raised on the day we moved in were attended to relatively quickly although i was sold an apartment that had no smoke seal around the front door – this then took 3 weeks to fix – not a good time scale for something that was an emergency.

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Design
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3
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We are very sorry to hear you have experienced communication issues with our aftercare team and L&Q Energy. Please contact us at lqdirect@lqgroup.org.uk (with Homeviews in the subject line) and a dedicated agent will do their best to assist.

Building is very well maintained

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Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

Rams quarter is full of young professionals like myself who are keen to experience the social life of south west london

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Building is very well maintained and it is clear a lot of money is being spent adding facilities to ram quarter. Furthermore, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby so lots of opportunities for social events. The staff are also really friendly and helpful

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The cost of bills etc is much higher than expected

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

They have been late to reply to any of our messages and all problems have only been temporary to fixes

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I think my cat died Cause by the fault of ur staff

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Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

All Fine

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add MORE CAMERAS PLS, My kitty died but there is no evidence that your workers caused that accident, they got into my flat and open all the windows and the balcony for repair the facilities (tubes?), we wasn’t at home and haven’t been able to check the emails, i think they scared my kitty she fall downstairs and died. When I was held accountable, They was very unreasonable and said that because there was no camera, I could not prove that ur stuff opened the windows. The workers was throw all the kitty’s things on the balcony, plus they saw how my cat died and they found her corpse downstairs, Your workers called me how bad accident happened, when her corpse was on the way to the vet.
Iam really angry, and miss my girl very much.

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BADDDD I hope to know in advance that the staff are irresponsible and unreasonable when bad things happen.

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

My cat died, the stuff was not be responsible for the accident, with bad attitude to address my problems.

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Modern Development in Central London

Review Date Sep 2021

Bad: very close to the railway and in the middle of the construction. It’s very noisy and dusty in the area at the moment
Good: central Location, big grocery store just downstairs, a private garden and gym

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It is a modern development which features nice design. Most of the flats have private balconies, private garden is a huge advantage. Commute to Central London takes just minutes.
Flats offer lots of space and light. Comfort cooling system and floor heating keep rooms’ temperature always comfortable.

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I wish I knew that the Landlord has ability to edit Inventory reports at any time and hold us accountable against different versions of the reports during check-out. I wish I knew that the Landlord will claim for any discrepancy with the Inventory report (which are full of obvious and outstandingly not-acceptable inaccuracies) at the check-out. I wish I knew when I accepted a favor from Maintenance team to move my sofa from one flat to another, that the Maintenance team will be so careless with my sofa. As the result of the help/good will favor which I received, I got my sofa with damaged leather and partially lost assembling details. I’ll never accept any help from the local Maintenance team in the future.

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Outstanding inaccuracies in Inventory reports were not fully addressed and it required several weeks to chase the team over emails to get any response. The properties were not entirely cleaned when we moved in. I live in the flat for 4 months already and despite transferring the money to Landlord’s account, I have not received any signed Deposit Protection certificate yet. When I checked-out from the previous flat no check-out report was provided, I was not given any opportunity to attend the inspection, and the Landlord claimed for £500 without providing any quotes or adequate proof for the claims. I did not appreciate some of the language used in the emails either.

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Design
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Location
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