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The best places to live in London

Owning a home is something many of us want, however, it’s something that many of us feel is out of our reach, especially when living in London.

However, since the announcement of the temporary stamp duty holiday, there’s been a mini-boom in home buying. As something many new home buyers don’t factor in when looking to buy a house, the current lack of stamp duty makes now the best time to buy, but, the question is, where to buy?

Below, we’ve made a list of some of the best places to live in London. So, whether you’re looking for somewhere cool, somewhere with excellent transport links to get you to work or help you when travelling to Gatwick for a holiday, to places that sound super fancy and even areas that offer a more out of town feel, we’ve listed them below to help you find your ideal London home.

Belgravia

This place just sounds regal, doesn’t it? And, with a new TV show recently gracing our screens, the area has been positioned as a kind of Downton Abbey in the city. However, don’t let that fool you, it’s a fabulous place to buy and you won’t have to follow Edwardian style customs when it comes to dinner. With great links to areas such as Hyde Park, Victoria and Sloane Square this place looks great, is well connected and offers green spaces in abundance.

Peckham

When you hear Peckham, you probably think of Only Fools and Horses and high-rise tower blocks don’t you? But, don’t let that put you off. Situated in South London this is a place that’s on the rise. Gone are those negative visions of Del Boy and his market trading and in their place, you’ll find places like Rye Lane, a bustling hub of fun and culture alongside a mixture of shops offering everything from African and Kurdish food to a mixture of hair and nail bars and an exciting reggae music backdrop. Act now before urbanisation takes over.

Muswell Hill

Looking for something a little different? If you don’t want to live right in the heart of London, but you don’t want to lose that city feel, this is the rea for you. A village-like suburb with excellent transport links, the Victorian houses and abundance of green spaces make it a great place to live for those who are slightly done with inner-city living. With plenty of shops on your doorstep, you won’t feel secluded and for those looking to start a family, the schools are excellent.

Isle of Dogs

An ideal spot for those that work in the city, this is an area surrounded by three sides of the river and offers a stunning, yet dramatic cityscape backdrop. From your windows, you’ll most likely see the looming towers of Canary Wharf, which is a fabulous sight even if you don’t work inside. Aside from this, the area’s character is quite distinct, offering a mixture of urban city life and tight-knit community that’s hard to find in London.

So, regardless of where you want to live, London has everything from high end and up and coming areas to little suburbs and dramatic cityscapes just waiting to be bought up in this post-lockdown boom.

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