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.

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Living @ Coda is a dream!

Review Date Jan 2022

Coda is conveniently located 2 minutes from the co-op supermarket, a pharmacist & super close to Chatfield Doctors surgery. The local buses are very regular and it’s a 10 minute walk from Clapham Junction station – so travel links aren’t an issue at all… it’s also a fantastic base from which to walk down the river, over the bridge to Chelsea/Fulham or into the centre of Battersea – very pretty at nighttime.

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Living at Coda is a dream. Gorgeous building & location – situated just by the river & in close proximity to a wonderful little Italian cafe where you can grab a coffee before a fresh air morning stroll – it’s the best way to start to the day, particularly when working from home! The business suite is ideal for when you’re working from home & need a change of scenery from your apartment, and the on-site gym couldn’t be more convenient for ensuring you look after your physical & mental health.

The concierge service is fantastic – no more missed parcels, all maintenance issues sorted in the blink of an eye & they’re just wonderful for a daily chat. Mark in particular always greets you with the biggest smile. The sense of community amongst the residents is really tangible & the communication within the app via the forum makes for super easy meet ups & quick solutions to common issues (e.g. I’m new here, how do I work the heating?). Everyone is always really friendly!

Overall, I couldn’t recommend Coda more for modern, city living in London. It’s sociable, has fantastic facilities, feels beyond safe, situated in a great location – Coda feels like home from the moment you walk through the door!

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How to use the heating system! It’s fantastic but a little complicated at first 🙂

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

In my experience, all queries or maintenance concerns are responded to within hours – the app is very very convenient for this & ensures all communication is tracked & you’re updated regularly.

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Great Development in SW!

Review Date Dec 2021

The location is great, I work in Canary Wharf and have a very short stroll to the Uber Boat that gets me to the office in under an hour without the usual rat race feeling. Northcote Road and Battersea Square are both very close walks that offer great restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

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The design is great and specification is better then all other apartments I saw with my budget. The building from the outside is stunning and really does come across as a landmark building. The facilities are useful, the gym is not the biggest but it does the job and flexible work space is great if I WFH.

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UBER Boat!

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

very user friendly and happy to go the extra mile to sort any issues.

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Love the green space disappointed at the cleanliness

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Review Date Dec 2021

Anti social behaviour around Clapham area especially near the station as there’s a lot of homeless people drinking outside the station. Also the park has a lot of people drinking and smoking marijuana which make it feel unsafe for a female to walk around by themselves.

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I love the design of the entrance to the building with the frames and artificial plant. A bit disappointed with the lift as it’s not cleaned regularly. Love the green space use it very regularly but I love the bird area and the kids play area. Very thoughtful on that part.

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The concierge I wish I knew that it was outsourced to another company as I feel as we’re not prioritised as a tenant and the layout of the building. My main concern was security and didn’t really realise that there no concierge in the front and anyone can get into the building . Also, they don’t prioritise cleanliness of the building.

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Sometimes it really depends if you have time to chase it up if not then can be ignored.

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Lovely finishes and design

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Review Date Dec 2021

Battersea isn’t very well connected and mostly residential however the building is well located close to the waterfront. It does face a busy road but very well insulated.

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Nice building . Lovely finishes and design. Some small bad design choices such as windows which don’t open in a ventilation mode which makes the flat very warm in summer.
Flat has lots of storage and huge kitchen area. Bedroom could be bigger . Overall very functional flat

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Overall a smooth process. Very much plug and play experience.

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

Still waiting for solutions despite having moved in months ago.

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