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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Great Location and Lovely Flat

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

On the whole, the area is great. Lost of things in walking distance. Plough Lane is a busy road.

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The development is good and things are finished to a high standard. If there is an issue then management generally deal with it quickly. One issue is the management company entering into a rubbish contract for heating with EON without our input

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Restrictions in place with management company

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Appliances – The dishwasher always leaks and the freezer too small

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5
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5
Location
4
Value
3
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riverside living at its best

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Review Date Jun 2021

Good: River views, plenty of green spaces, elegance of the design
Bad: not enough good restaurants/bars and grocery shops large enough for an increasing large number of residents in the area.

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I moved into RQ four years ago in 7 Eastfields. I simply love it. The large gardens, the views over the Thames, the park nearby and general elegance of the development with extensive leisure amenities all make living at RQ a feel good experience. Though there aren’t as yet enough shops in the area as other large developments are also becoming established and few good places to eat, Putney and Wandsworth towns are nearby to compensate. Transport links are good (2 metro tube stations – 15 minutes’ walk) many bus routes and a new bus route is being finalised which will serve RQ and nearby developments. Overall, a very positive choice which I am glad I made when moving here.

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the amount of new developments springing up nearby

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The space and quality of the apartment with plenty of natural light with a balcony overlooking the river (and Hurlingham Club across) and the gardens.

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Nice new development in this area/Good value

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

Doorstep to Lidl, 15 mins walk to Waitrose. 12 mins to Haydons road of Thameslink, 493 directly to Northern line Tooting Broadway.
Plough lane is quite busy road, but soundproofing works well.

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Modern design, nice roof garden, the specification is quite basic and meet functional need.
Property management team is friendly and really helpful.
Will be more excited and busy community once Stadia One completed as there would more shops/facilities coming in.

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You can see pretty much everything once you viewed the property. So nothing to add.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The APP used for managing the property/resident communication can be improved. Toilet paper holder need to be included in the specification as it’s difficult to drill the hole on the porcelain tile.

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4
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4
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5
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Nice place to live.

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Review Date Jun 2021

The good aspects of living in this area is that there are lots of shops right around the corner which is very beneficial.

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Overall, I think the development is very nice. It’s overall design is stylish and unique. The building has very good facilities and is clean. The building management and property management is great, with very warm, kind and friendly people, who are always helpful.

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One thing i wish i had known before moving in, is the quick and friendly response from the building management to queries.

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

The building management has been great and have responded kindly and effectively to issues raised.

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