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Top 7 Up-and-Coming Places to Live in London

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Life in London is almost like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it.

…Apparently.

It is true however, depending on where you live in London, life can be a walk in the park, or incredibly stressful. At Simply Removals, we deal with many clients based around London and have therefore had the privilege to work within some beautiful areas and some that are really trying to improve their image and community.

Being in the removals industry for over 10 years we’ve seen London undergo some radical changes and we’d like to share some of what we believe will soon be the best up-and-coming places to live in London.

The way we have ranked these places are based on factors such as the number of parks/green outdoor areas, accessibility (transport, buses, tube access etc), cost of living, schools and finally we will also take into account Ofsted’s valuation of the area.

 

10. Battersea – £850,000 +

Battersea makes the list due to the fact that several quality schools lie within its perimeter. It is also home to Battersea Park, a beautiful 200-acre green space on the south bank of the Thames. This is a very reasonably priced area considering the green footprint and school accessibility it boasts.

 

9. Earl’s Court – £1,290,000 +

Earl’s Court is predominantly known for its incredible accessibility privileges. It’s only a short walk away from Holland Park, a 54-acre park that is kept in elegant condition throughout the year. It’s also a very open area considering it’s in London.

 

8. Parson’s Green – £1,000,000 +

With a number of quality, Ofsted-approved schools in a close-knit area, Parson’s Green easily makes number 8. It’s also rapidly developing in terms of its building activity and tranquil grasslands.

 

7. Barnsbury- £778,000 +

ithout a doubt, one of the most elegant parts of London. We’ve done a fair few removals jobs around Hampstead and love driving through every time. Hampstead Heath covers roughly 320 hectares of land, similar to Earl’s Court, this area is very open. It’s also littered with good schools, restaurants, bars and shops. A personal favourite of mine!

 

6. Hampstead- £1, 295,000 +

Without a doubt, one of the most elegant parts of London. We’ve done a fair few removals jobs around Hampstead and love driving through every time. Hampstead Heath covers roughly 320 hectares of land, similar to Earl’s Court, this area is very open. It’s also littered with good schools, restaurants, bars and shops. A personal favourite of mine!

5. King’s Cross- £770,000 +

Arguably London’s fastest developing area. King’s Cross has become somewhat of a hip area for youths and students alike. This is mainly thanks to the renovation of Granary Square, which harbours a plethora of cool restaurants and bars.

As many are aware, if you like to travel around London, King’s Cross takes the number one spot for transportation. St Pancras is only a short walk away and that allows you fast and efficient travel to, well, basically anywhere!

Generally, a fantastic place to live due to transport accessibility. It’s also not far from green spaces and the schools, again are good.

 

4. Paddington- £1,300,000 +

 

Generally, a fantastic place to live due to transport accessibility. It’s also not far from green spaces and the schools, again are good.

3. Clapham – £760,000 +

Clapham Common is a renowned area for both tourists and people seeking a getaway from the busy city life London offers. It’s also known for having fantastic transportation services, Clapham Junction being one of the most accessible train stations in London.

 

2. Shepherd’s Bush – £685,000 +

Shepherd’s Bush, like King’s Cross, is nailing the development concept. This is an area that is quickly growing into a quirky chunk of London living. Shops, bars and restaurants are all in close proximity and local food is also in abundance, which many people really admire.

 

1. Bermondsey – £784, 000 +

You can see the Shard, that’s enough, right?

Bermondsey is the highest developing living space in London, especially for families and working professionals. With Bermondsey’s combined affordability and access to nearby tube stations it makes for a fantastic place to live.

Louise Brodie – Head of Search and Acquisitions at Banda Property, who commissioned the research said in a press release back in 2016:

“It’s also a relatively more affordable place to live. “House prices have seen 49% growth in the last five years, but it remains good value compared with its counterparts north of the river,” Brodie said.”

 

Are there any places you’ve visited or even live in that have missed our list? We’d love to know in the comments below!

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