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.

5 best places to live in Nine Elms

1. Uncle Stockwell, SW8

Uncle – Realstar Living
4.64 (13 reviews) 4.64 (13 reviews)
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Uncle Stockwell, SW8

Residents have rated Uncle Stockwell as the best place to live in Nine Elms. This residential development by UNCLE is in the heart Stockwell, and features a collection of stylish studios overlooking Larkhall Park. A rental-only property, Uncle Stockwell is close to Stockwell tube station (on the Victoria line) and Wandsworth Town station (for Overground and Southeastern National Rail links).

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2. Battersea Power Station, SW8

Battersea Power Station Development Company
4.18 (54 reviews) 4.18 (54 reviews)
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Battersea Power Station, SW8

The second highest-rated new development in Nine Elms is Battersea Power Station. 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 Station's very own tube station linking into Kennington. Battersea Power Station Development Company are responsible for creating this impressive scheme.

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3. The Residence, SW8

Bellway Homes
3.87 (16 reviews) 3.87 (16 reviews)
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Image of The Residence, SW8

Third in our list of the best places to live in Nine Elms is The Residence. Developed by Bellway Homes and designed by GRID Architects, this scheme includes a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The Residence is right opposite the new American Embassy and is within easy walking distance of Vauxhall Underground.

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4. Nine Elms Point, SW8

Barratt London
4.49 (23 reviews) 4.49 (23 reviews)
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Nine Elms Point, SW8

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

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5. Vauxhall Sky Gardens, SW8

Frasers Property
4.27 (14 reviews) 4.27 (14 reviews)
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Vauxhall Sky Gardens, SW8

The fifth highest-scoring development in Nine Elms is Vauxhall Sky Gardens, which is 700m from Vauxhall Station. Frasers Property developed the homes on this scheme that 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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Prices and rents in Nine Elms

The average price of a property in Nine Elms is currently £768,073, according to the latest figures from Zoopla (February 2021). Prices have risen by 1.7% over the past 12 months, while the price change over the last five years is 7.52%. Find out more in our Nine Elms area guide.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.

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