London is hands down one of the best cities in the world where a person can live in. For one reason or another, the territory of the capital, which is divided into 32 areas that are called boroughs, consists of many different developments – they contain poorer district, typical middle-class suburbs and upscale areas where the rich and famous live. Here we have taken the time to comply a list of some of the best places around Greater London where one can hope to settle down at eventually. Let’s take a look at them.
The historic heart of the district of Dulwich, most famous for the celebrated Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich Village is located to the south east of the City of London in the borough of Southwark. It is a quiet area, and one that is very well connected to nearly all places around Central and Greater London, which makes it pretty attractive to both young and well established professionals. Despite its relatively central location, Dulwich Village has a rather suburban character. An interesting fact is that local residents pay ground rent to the Dulwich Estate, which is a landowning charitable organisation that operates from the historic estate.
When we are talking about nice places to live in London, we cannot miss to mention Chelsea. Even though the name of the area is most famous for the eponymous football club (which is not even based out here), Chelsea has many other claims to fame too. By the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, it was the bohemian heart of the city, but today it is much more upscale. Chelsea is home to boutiques and stores from nearly all world brands too, so it is a great shopping area as well.
The district of Highgate N6 is probably the best place to live in the borough of Camden. It has a nearly village-like character, even though it is located very near the heart of London. The landscape here is a bit elevated, which contributes to the creation of some spectacular views to Central London being opened from Highgate. All in all, Camden has several great areas one can live in. Not to a small extent due to the presence of exceptional house clearance services in Fitzrovia and general waste management and rubbish removal solutions in Belsize Park tailored and delivered by true professionals, those districts are among the most clean and tidy locations to buy a house in London. Naturally, when talking about Camden, Camden Town NW1 is a must mention district. But Highgate is definitely on the top of the list. The really cool thing about the area is that the majority of the buildings here are examples of the typical Georgian architecture, which definitely adds up to the unique atmosphere that is to be found all around. Make sure to check out the Parkland Walk here too – it is a railway line that was turned into a beautiful Nature Reserve.
Stoke Newington is a district that is to be found within the premises of the London Borough of Hackney. Nicknamed “Stokey” by most people living here, even today Stoke Newington has a distinct rural character. Actually, you are going to find it hard to believe you are in London once you arrive here. The impression is made even stronger by the fact that there is no tube going to Stoke Newington. Despite this fact, the area is very well connected to Central London, so even daily commuting is not a problem, especially through the Stoke Newington railway station on the Lea Valley Lines. The fact that Stoke Newington is indeed a fine place to live in is further strengthen by the fact that many important people from all walks of life have their homes here. Some of the most notable names include:
- Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone
- Film and theatre director Rupert Evans
- Hebridean-born novelist, poet and playwright Kevin McNeil
- Football manager and Arsenal FC appearance record holder David O’Leary
- Radio and TV personality Nick Grimshaw
- TV presenter Violet Berlin and her partner Gareth ‘Gaz Top’ Jones