Best Areas to Live: South London


If you’re looking for a balance between the buzz of city life and calm scenic surroundings, then South London could be the place for you. South London has benefited from significant regeneration in recent years, and with the ever-growing transport links that mean you’re only a short trip to central London as well as the abundance of local amenities and green spaces, it’s no surprise that South London is popular with young professionals and families alike.

Read our guide to the top areas to live in South London, to help you narrow down your search for your next buy-to-let property.


Located in the London Borough of the same name, Clapham is one of London’s most loved areas and is home to the bustling Clapham high street, a vibrant mix of bars, restaurants and shops and Clapham Common; a 200+ acre park. See more of what’s going on in Clapham here. Thanks to a recent regeneration plan and the great transport links to Central London, the house prices in the area do reflect this desirability. However, there is a mixture of terrace homes, new builds, council estates as well as both Victorian and Georgian style properties. So, there’ll be something to suit every taste and budget.


Just 5 miles from Central London, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a rural village in the countryside thanks to the peaceful atmosphere and close-knit community that exists in this borough. Greenwich has a notable maritime history but is now more commonly known for its spectacular city views, relaxing green spaces, and world class visitor attractions from museums to galleries to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll find huge Victorian houses as well as more affordable terrace homes and modern apartment developments. See for yourself here.


Brixton is a vibrant area playing host to people of all backgrounds, with families and young professionals alike calling it home. Despite its mixed past, these days Brixton is every inch the multicultural face of modern London. This eclectic corner of South London offers great places to eat, drink, and socialize. Find out more about what’s going on in Brixton here. Whilst it has enjoyed a bit of a makeover in recent years, it has managed to preserve its unique character whilst keeping house prices relatively cheap, in comparison to the surrounding neighborhoods. With good transport connections, a bustling community spirit and even highly regarded schools, Brixton is an up-and-coming area with a bright future.


Located in the borough of Wandsworth in Southwest London, Battersea attracts a mix of professionals, families and young couples thanks to its family-friendly community vibe, abundance of local amenities and steady cultural roster of theatre, cinema and art. A more peaceful option than some of its neighbors, this leafy Thames-side locale is home to Battersea Park, a 200 acre green space with a large lake that doubles up as a rowing venue in the summer. Both the addition of a new underground station and a significant regeneration of the iconic Battersea Power Station and the luxury flat developments alongside, are expected to drive buyers into the area. Read more about why Battersea could be a great choice for your next buy-to-let property here.

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