考慮居住的區域

Greenwich & Blackheath

  • Borough:
    • Greenwich + Lewisham
  • Postcodes:
    • SE3 - Blackheath (i.e. relative south)
    • SE10 - Greenwich
    • SE13 – Lewisham
  • Transportation:
    • Tube – Jubilee Line: North Greenwich
    • DLR stations: Greenwich, Deptford Bridge, Elverson Road, Lewisham
  • Comments:
    • Likely to fall within 1400 – 1500PCM
    • relatively more new apartments and gated estates
    • apartments are more expensive near Greenwich station but more options and less expensive near Lewisham
    • but need to see if grocery and other shops will be too far away?

Woolwich

  • Borough:
    • Greenwich
  • Postcodes:
    • SE18
  • Transportation:
    • DLR stations: Woolwich Arsenal
    • Train – Thameslink: Woolwich Arsenal
  • Comments:
    • higher crime rate (~1000)

Putney

  • Borough:
    • Wandsworth
    • Post code: SW15
  • Transportation:
    • Tube District Line: East Putney, Southfields
  • Comments:
    • More converted flats
    • Looks like less options than greenwich/lewisham

Tooting Broadway

  • Borough:
    • Wandsworth
    • Post code: SW17, SW19
  • Transportation:
    • Tube Northern Line: Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec
  • Comments:
    • Converted flats or 1st floor of a house
    • Above shops
    • older buildings and interiors

24 Best Places to Live in London in 2020 (Updated)

East Finchley

East Finchley is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. 

It is an established middle-class neighbourhood with excellent schools, sensible houses, and efficient public transportation. 

East Finchley is on the Northern Line and in Zone 3. It is a 25-minute commute to London Bridge, and one stop from Highgate. 

While there are a number of million-pound homes, there are many reasonably priced homes in the area for first time home buyers and those with more modest budgets.

The average price of a 2-bedroom property is £473,999

There is plenty for kids to do in this area thanks to the parks, public spaces, and nearby neighborhoods. 

The crime rate is also relatively low, making this a great place to raise a family. 

Islington

The London Borough of Islington is located just north of the city centre. 

This North London district includes prominent areas such as Kings Cross, Archway, Finsbury, Highgate, and more. 

Islington offers a broad spectrum of property types, with the average 1-bedroom flat leasing for about £1,764 per month.

This is an attractive borough for young professionals partly due to its abundance of start-up companies situated around Old Street, playfully named “Silicon Roundabout.” 

With 10 tube stops in the area, Islington is really well connected by the Underground, as well as bus routes that run both day and night.

In addition to the thriving property market, this borough is home to an impressive culinary and nightlife scene. 

Trendy restaurants, pubs, galleries, and boutiques line the streets, making Islington one of the most desirable boroughs for young professionals.

One of the most up-and-coming areas of Islington is Highbury.

Highbury is described by The Sunday Times as a “middle-class staple” with a “belt-loosening roster of restaurants”. 

The average price for a 1-bedroom property in Highbury is  £1,764 per month, making it lower than the London average. 

Wandsworth

The London Borough of Wandsworth is situated along the River Thames inSouth West London.

According to the prominent publication, Metro News, Wandsworth is the best place to live in London. 

This praise can be attributed to its lovely parks, high-rated restaurants, and connectivity to other parts of London. 

In Wandsworth you can find Europe’s largest freshwater open-air pool, Tooting Bec Lido

Neighbouring 3 popular commons, Balham is one of the most favored areas in Wandsworth. It is also considered to be a good neighbourhood for first time home buyers, “offering slightly better value for money than nearby Battersea…”

It is a lively area ideal for both families and young professionals that offers great schools and a safe community, as well as high-end boutiques, restaurants, and pubs.

South West London is reportedly one of the most attractive places for enthusiastic young professionals, and the Battersea area of Wandsworth is  a perfect example of this. 

Residents move to this area for the beautiful Victorian architecture and excellent transport links. 

Battersea is only about 4.5 miles from Charing Cross

Located in the heart of Battersea is Northcote Road, one of London’s most thriving high streets.

Northcote Road is a hub for trendy restaurants, entertainment, and specialty shops.  

The average price for a 1-bedroom rental in this desirable area is about £1,856 per month

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<ul><li><strong>Borough:</strong><ul><li>Wandsworth</li></ul><ul><li>Post code: SW17, SW19</li><li><strong>Transportation:</strong></li><li>Tube District Line: <strong>East Putney</strong>, Southfields</li></ul></li><li><strong>Comments:</strong>More converted flats</li><li>Looks like less options than greenwich/lewisham</li></ul>