Top 5 Places to Live in Nine Elms

Top 5 Places to Live in Nine Elms

Nine Elms is a strip of London in the south bank of the Thames which includes Vauxhall to the east and parts of Battersea to the west. For a very long time, the area exemplified London’s industrial hangover. Now, however, the whole area is reborn as an outpost of prime central London.

At the heart of the regeneration is the new US Embassy which is relocated to Nine Elms from its previous site on Grosvenor Square in Mayfair. So great is the extent of the transformation that the area will soon have two new tube stations. These will both sit on a new branch of the Northern Line connecting into Kennington. ‘Battersea Power Station’ and ‘Nine Elms’, stations are scheduled to open in Autumn 2021.

But where are the best places to live in Nine Elms? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.

1. Exchange Gardens by A2Dominion Rental Only, SW8

A2Dominion Rental Only
4.07 (based on 15 reviews) 4.07 (15 reviews)
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According to the latest results available, the best place to live in Nine Elms is Exchange House in SW8. It sits on South Lambeth Road and is a six-minute walk from Vauxhall Station which is on the Victoria Tube Line and on the mainline route into Waterloo in the centre of London. A2 Dominion built Exchange House as a combination of one, two and three-bed flats, all for renting only. Residents enjoy landscaped gardens, residents’ on-site gym and 24-hour concierge. One particular thing that residents of Exchange House like about living here are the facilities which have been rated 4.67 out of 5. Resident Arthur Guilaine had the following to say about living here:

"Overall the project is a great quality project with very nice finish and a great service. The flat has everything you would need and the quality of the materials used are impressive"" - Arthur Guilaine Private Tenant

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2. Nine Elms Point, SW8

Barratt London
4.50 (based on 23 reviews) 4.50 (23 reviews)
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Nine Elms Point, SW8

In second place is Nine Elms by Barratt London. It is popular for the quality of its Location, which scored 4.38 out of 5. Barratt Homes have built this scheme as a new residential, cultural and business quarter. 648 homes are located within the space and comprise of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses.

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3. Vauxhall Sky Gardens, SW8

Frasers Property
4.38 (based on 13 reviews) 4.38 (13 reviews)
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Vauxhall Sky Gardens, SW8

The third-highest scoring development in Nine Elms is Vauxhall Sky, Gardens which is 700m from Vauxhall Station. Frasers Property developed the homes on this scheme which comprises 239 residential one and two-bed apartments spanning over its 36 storeys. According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most highly was the Design, which scored an impressive 4.62 out of 5.

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4. Battersea Power Station, SW8

Battersea Power Station Development Company
4.29 (based on 15 reviews) 4.29 (15 reviews)
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Battersea Power Station, SW8

The fourth-highest scoring development in Nine Elms is Battersea Power. While it's currently dependent on Vauxhall Station and Battersea Park Station, the Northern Line extension project by TFL is scheduled to be completed in autumn 2021 which will create the power stations very own tube station linking into Kennington. Battersea Power Station Development Company are responsible for creating this impressive scheme - phase 3 alone includes 539 flats in two buildings designed by international architects Frank Gehry and Foster + Partners. The value of the development is popular amongst residents, who have given it a healthy score of 3.62 out of 5.

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5. Vista, SW8

Berkeley Homes
4.26 (based on 21 reviews) 4.26 (21 reviews)
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Vista, SW8

In fifth place for Nine Elms is Vista which was built by Berkeley Homes and particularly stood out in responses from residents as having excellent management.

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So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Nine Elms.

Prices and rents in Nine Elms

The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Nine Elms is £914,000. The average rent for a 2-bed property is £2,900 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 11.1 per cent per year.