An interesting thing to remember is that in London, the postcodes start with the letters of the area you live in. Image Source: Unsplash This area is ideal for families that are looking for a nice and quiet place.
Culturally diverse restaurants and boutiques Great nightlife Green spaces and parks Historic houses and museums Image Source: Unsplash Residents of South London appreciate the balance this green region provides, as well as its stylish social scene.
National Museums Lush parks and gardens Bustling markets Buckingham Palace Image Source: Unsplash Now that you better understand London’s regions, you’re more prepared to read about the neighborhoods they all have to offer.
It’s not actually an island, but this area in East London is situated in a large meander on the River Thames. Image Source: Google Maps In 2019, The Sunday Times named Isle of Dogs the number one spot to live in London.
In the past, couples often moved out of “The Isle” (as it is called by locals) once they had children, and this area was once dominated by young professionals. But the quality of schools in the Isle of Dogs has increased drastically, making it an ideal location for many families.
Isle of Dogs is just a short walk to the major business district, Canary Wharf, and only 15 minutes from the city center. Thousands of flats are being built close to Canary Wharf, and the population is expected to rise dramatically.
Image Source: Google Maps Belgrade’s affluence dates back many years ago, and many properties are owned by royalty, and various embassies and organizations. But its proximity to Central London, village-like atmosphere, and low crime rate make it desirable to the few who can afford it.
Image Source: Google Maps Although it might feel like you are not in London anymore, the bustling city center is no more than 25 minutes away by public transportation. Image Source: Google Maps It is an established middle-class neighborhood with excellent schools, sensible houses, and efficient public transportation.
Image Source: TV Guide Located in West London, Notting Hill is a place full of high-end restaurants, casual cafés, and boutiques. This affluent district offers families a safe and vibrant place to live, but it also comes with a steep price tag.
Image Source: Google Maps In the 1700s, Fulham was the prime place to be for those who enjoyed “forbidden pleasures” like gambling and drinking. Fulham is now considered one of the most expensive areas in London and offers the public several parks and outdoor spaces.
It also boasts a collection of high-end restaurants, and due to its proximity to River Thames, you can enjoy lovely riverside walks. Image Source: Google Maps It is also the only borough in London situated on both sides of the river.
The park is a national nature reserve, and you can often see herds of deer and other wildlife enjoying the lush greenery. It’s close to the River Thames and other popular areas like Westminster, Hammersmith, and the famous Hyde Park.
Image Source: Google Maps It is a safe place to live, but also hosts a stylish nightlife, making it ideal for both families and young professionals. It is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, on the edges of the River Thames in South West London.
Change Walk is one of the most famous streets in all of London because its location offers stunning views of the River Thames. The notably exquisite properties in London have attracted celebrities and affluent families to this neighborhood for many years.
Stella McCartney, J.K. Rowling, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and many more have all owned property in Chelsea at some point in time. The application processes are usually strict, but if you have done your research, this could be a wonderful and safe place to raise your family.
Stream is located in the South West London Borough of Lambert, just 5 miles (8 km) away from Central Station. Image Source: Google Maps Admittedly, Stream has not always had the best reputation, but millions of pounds have been spent in an effort to revamp this London Suburb.
There is a wide variety of types of residential properties in the area, giving buyers many options to choose from. In addition to its parks, restaurants, coffee shops, this London suburb is also home to the award-winning live music and comedy club, Hideaway.
If you are a young professional or family looking for an affordable alternative to Clap ham, Balsam, and Brixton, Stream might be the place for you. Image Source: Google Maps Here you can find cozy cafés, riverside walks, and trendy pubs, as well as offices for some of the largest companies in the city, such as Coca-Cola, L'Oréal, and Disney.
In Herne Hill, lively pubs, upbeat boutiques, and trendy galleries are coupled with peaceful residential streets, providing locals with a cultural oasis. Due to its growing popularity, property prices have recently increased, but there are still many affordable flats and homes available.
Located in the North West sub-region, Hempstead is an affluent neighborhood that belongs to the London Borough of Camden. Image Source: Google Maps Although it is only 4 miles (6.4 km) from Sharing Cross, there are no major landmarks or tourist attractions here.
Because of its demographic, Hempstead is home to many posh boutiques, specialty food shops, and high-class restaurants. If you can afford it, the safe and charming neighborhood of Hempstead definitely makes an exceptional place to live and raise a family.
For those of you who are looking for safe places to live in London, without sacrificing the upbeat nature of the trendiest neighborhoods, this chapter is for you. This North London district includes prominent areas such as Kings Cross, Archway, Fins bury, High gate, and more.
With 10 tube stops in the area, Arlington 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 Arlington one of the most desirable boroughs for young professionals. Image Source: Google Maps This spirited district is one of the trendiest places in London.
If you prefer to cycle, the Super cycle Highway CS7 also runs through this area, giving residents another transportation option. Another advantage of living in this area is Clap ham Common This 220-acre triangular park includes 3 ponds, jogging paths, and is open to the public 24/7.
Many social professionals are already living in the area, but still existing is a community-minded and family-friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal location for many types of people. The London Borough of Wands worth is situated along the River Thames in South West London.
Image Source: Google Maps According to the prominent publication, Metro News, Wands worth is the best place to live in London. In Wandsworth, you can find Europe’s largest freshwater open-air pool, Tooting BEC Lido.
It is also considered to be a good neighborhood 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 Wands worth is a perfect example of this. Residents move to this area for the beautiful Victorian architecture and excellent transport links.
Located in the heart of Battersea is North cote Road, one of London’s most thriving high streets. Lethal Green is the perfect area for those looking to near the hottest entertainment and nightlife, as well as having easy access to offices in the center of London.
Lethal Green is also a great option for families, as it hosts multiple schools with “outstanding” Ousted ratings. Located in South London, this area gets its whimsical name from the metal and glass structure designed by Joseph Paxton.
Image Source: Google Maps This area was not as desirable until 2007 when the Overground was introduced, making other parts of the city more accessible to Crystal Palace residents. Hilly, green, and residential, combined with fantastic views of the city leaves little else for Crystal Palace residents to desire.
Image Source: Google Maps Once home to Amy Winehouse, and Charles Dickens, Camden Town has an interesting history and has been favored by the youth for many years. Arguably the largest pub in Europe is located in Camden, along with some best live music venues in London.
Property prices in Camden Town are among the highest in London due to its desirability and fun vibe. Image Source: Unsplash Young, hip professionals are flocking to East London at an increasing rate, and Hackney is often at the top of the list.
North East of the city center, this area is located in the London Borough of Hackney, just 5 miles (8 km) from Sharing Cross. Image Source: Google Maps This part of London is an incredibly alluring area for young adults for many reasons.
While there is limited access to Underground stations, the system of Overground transportation efficiently connects Hackney to the rest of London. This is one of the fastest-growing and most sought-after areas in London due to its vibrant nightlife, trendy pop-up stores, endless museums, and a creative atmosphere.
Image Source: Google Maps Bermondsey has made The Sunday Times ’“ Best Places to Live in London list for 5 years in a row, with the publication stating that this neighborhood “epitomizes the modern urban good life”. Once a largely industrial district, Bermondsey has flourished into a trendy and upbeat area complete with chic warehouse flats, public gardens, and stylish riverside restaurants.
Image Source: Google Maps It is undoubtedly one of London’s most diverse and animated neighborhoods. It is boisterous and colorful, and rapidly changing with an influx of young adults moving to the area due to the lower than average rent prices.
Late Victorian terrace houses that have been converted into flats are the most common property type rented by Brixton’s young residents. Markets, cinemas, music venues, and food from all over the world are just around the corner in this multicultural neighborhood.
Home to at least 16 different ethnicities, Peck ham is one of the most diverse districts in London, giving its residents the chance to immerse themselves in an eclectic mix of cultures. Peck ham is one of the more affordable areas in London, and offers a wide range in types of residential properties.
In the summer, hundreds of people flock to this multi-story car park to enjoy sunset views. The abundance of entertaining clubs, cafés, and vibrant markets place Peck ham among the coolest neighborhoods in London.
The Sunday Times describe Leyton as “a new home for the East London cool crowd.” As neighboring East London areas are becoming more popular and crowded, residents are looking for a new neighborhood to upgrade to.
This newly trendy area is expected to soon grow in popularity among the young, hip crowds. Moving to London is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming due to its size and the large number of areas to consider.
Now that you have read about the regions of London and several of the areas the city has to offer, I hope some of your stress is relieved Without a doubt, London is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.