I Want To Live In…Camden Town

Cool and quirky Camden Town is London’s answer to San Francisco. Although it’s in North London, being just above Kings Cross it can still easily pass as being central. When you alight from the tube for the first time the High Street that greets you is mesmerising. Giant boots kicking into buildings, tattoo parlours and alternative shops sit on this busy road. Camden Town is full of wonderful weirdness. The market is a great place to find alternative clothing and...

I Want To Live In…Chiswick

The leafy suburb of Chiswick is the jewel of West London. Beautiful enough to attract the rich and famous, but far away from Central London enough not to cost the Earth. Chiswick High Road that slices the town in two has a certain continental feel to it, while the traditional public houses maintain its Englishness. Branching off from the High Road are rows upon rows of elegant, tree-lined avenues where large semi-detached homes gracefully stand. Chiswick is essentially a family...

I want to live in…Kennington

Kennington is the place where people change tube lines, most commuters will know the name but very little about it, which is surprising as it is so close to central London - only two minutes to Waterloo on Northern Line. The housing stock is good, it is next to the Oval Cricket ground and Cleaver Square is beautiful. The Prince of Wales pub which is nestles in the corner of Cleaver Square is where the infamous Richardson gang used to hang...

I want to live in…Brixton

Brixton really isn’t what it was, instead of a Rasta offering you drugs outside the tube station, you are more likely to find a cello player busking for money. Brixton is now a Clapham overspill, check out the patrons of the Dog Star on Friday night and you could easily be on Clapham High Street. It is one of the few areas in south London on the tube and gentrification was inevitable. Some locals even attacked the new Foxtons branch when...

I want to live in…East Dulwich

East Dulwich is often called the Crouch End of the South. Expect mums, prams and a Gymboree in your local café. Sitting between its posh older brother (wealthy Dulwich Village) and its wayward little sister (trendy Peckham) it feels like it takes a bit of both and still feels like you are not in central London. Sounds nice yeh? Well you are not the first to think that, especially with its street after street of smart Victorian terraces. The main...

I want to live in…Peckham

If you don’t already live in Peckham then you have probably missed the boat getting a cheap property. The aspirant middle classes moved in a couple of years ago, which has brought a café and bar culture to the area, as well as inflated prices. But if you want to move to an area that is still vibrant and still doesn’t attract gangs of “bother boys,” like swathes of East London now does, then this area could be the spot...

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