London’s Zone 2 suburbs offer a great mix of benefits for residents. From great transport links in Deptford to uber-cool Camden and the quiet leafy comforts of Hampstead, there’s something for everyone. In this roundup, we reveal the best places to live in Zone 2 London, according to residents reviewing their new developments.
Zone 2 covers a lot of areas that are very different from each other. This means that both house prices and rental rates vary widely across the zone. While the whole zone’s average house price is £1,195,660, many areas have averaged significantly less.
As we’ve seen in HomeViews reviews, both indoor and outdoor space is more desirable than ever and smaller properties in London could suffer in terms of attracting interest. However, if you can live without a garden or terrace, you may find opportunities to make some savings in Zone 2.
Our list of the best Zone 2 locations is made up of the 10 new homes developments with the highest average star rating from our resident reviewers. Click on any of the listed developments below, and you’ll see its overall rating (out of 5 stars), a breakdown of how residents rate it, and the full list of reviews.
With all of the listed developments maintaining star averages above 4.6, it’s clear to see that Zone 2 has plenty of top notch options available. Take a look at what Zone 2 has to offer below. Simply click on the developments to find out more and read everything that the residents have to say about where they live.
A winner of multiple HomeViews excellence awards last year, 8 Water Street comprises 174 apartments. Residents can enjoy access to a landscaped private garden overlooking the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. Similarly, the development also boasts an expansive roof terrace. This is the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio – perhaps one reason our residents voted it into the top position.
Next up is Anthology Hoxton Press, which routinely impresses its residents with studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes designed by world renowned Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects. Its main buildings, Mono and Duo sit between a community café and some beautifully landscaped gardens. The development is located in the regeneration area of the Colville Estate, nestled between Shoreditch Park and the Regent’s Canal.
Another HomeViews award winner, Newfoundland offers 636 apartments. Residents can choose to look out over Canary Wharf or the Thames and the City. They also have access to private amenities, including a gym, lounge, terrace and children’s play area.
In fourth place, Ten Park Drive is a contemporary development by Canary Wharf Group. It’s situated in the heart of Canary Wharf and comprises of just under 350 apartments. Floorplans span studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Transport links come courtesy of Canary Wharf station (for Jubilee line and DLR services). along with nearby Heron Quays.
Halfway down our list, the Quarters Kilburn is located in North West London, and is offering 82 self-contained studios. Additionally, Kilburn Park station is a 5-minute journey away. As a result, residents have access to Central London – Euston is only a 7-minute journey. Furthermore, residents benefit from parking, a concierge service and a communal lounge.
In sixth place, we have Dressage Court. This rental-only development by Essential Living has one, two and three-bed apartments, all with access to the gym, communal living room, games area and a rooftop terrace with excellent views of the City and Canary Wharf. Residents also enjoy the easy access to Bethnal Green’s Tube and rail stations.
The seventh spot for Zone 2 goes to 10 George Street in Canary Wharf. All 327 apartments overlook the waterside gardens and boardwalks below. Residents have exclusive access to Club Vertus, which includes use of a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and a lounge that opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace. Residents say they love the overall quality of the apartments and facilities, as well as the extremely helpful on-site staff.
Next up is Vantage Point – a Build to Rent development by Essential Living with 118 apartments on offer. These range from studios to one or two-bedroom flats, all of which are light, airy and designed with practicality and comfort in mind. The development also offers convenient transport links, primarily Archway London Underground, as well as easy access to Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.
In ninth place, The Quarters Swiss Cottage accommodates 102 self-contained spacious units for short-term stays. Guests can enjoy a range of services and amenities, including in house maintenance and housekeeping. Similarly, Finchley Road station is less than a minute’s walk away, meaning easy access to transport links. Likewise, there is a great selection of shops, restaurants, bars and outdoor space close by.
Managed by L&Q, The Silk District offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments, plus studios. Additionally, it is close to Whitechapel’s London Underground and London Overground stations. As well as this, it is within walking distance of Shoreditch and Brick Lane. With four HomeViews awards under its belt in 2021, it has now made its way into our Top 10.
Inspired to start your search for a new place to live in London’s Zone 2? Simply click on any of the developments above or check out our area guides for more details.
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