Just click a letter to see links to area by the first character clicking through to London Area Guides.
London Areas starting with B
Very good connections to the West End and City from Balham tube station on the Northern line and Balham British rail station. Mixture of bars, shops and restaurants. Comedy club. Nearest park - Wandsworth Common.
Situated between Farringdon and Moorgate, Barbican is a stones throw from the Museum of London. It is a great location for public transport with National Rail and Underground services only minutes away from anywhere in Barbican. The Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan Lines run from each of the 3 nearest stations Barbican, Farringdon, Moorgate. With St Pauls offering the Central Line.
Good Road access West, Southwest via M3 / M4
Northern suburb, large houses - many with gardens. Good access to M1 and North
Good access to West End and City by road or rail. Good shops, bars, restaurants. Close to the river. Nearest park - Battersea Park
Excellent connections to West End and City. Whiteleys Mall for cinema, shops and restaurants. Huge diversity of bars and restaurants in the area. Close to Hyde Park
Still in the process on regeneration with some modern hosuing. Local people recommend living here with open spaces, parks, leafy roads and good schools. Best known for its commercial facilities, which include many large stores, and entertainment like bowling. The Beckton Alps dry ski slope is clearly visible from nearby places, overlooking the City Airport and London Docklands, and is a good for all year round. City Airport is close by for easy access out of the city.
Access to all of the city. High quality accommodation in prime centreal location giving access to the best shops and restaurants.
Large, sought after Edwardian family homes around the Corbett Estate and Culverley Green provide some of the best locations in SE6. Many have big gardens and most have been converted into spacious flats. Smaller terraces can be found in roads off the South Circular.
Celebrities and clean air in the middle of the city make Belsize Park one of the most exclusive places to live in London. This is a fashionable and desirable place to be seen and to spot the people you just watched in Eastenders or whose album you just downloaded - but it's also (perhaps because of this) got some of the nicest houses in town dotting its pretty, well maintained streets. But be prepared to pay for them!
In the main, these houses tend towards the Victorian - but Victorian houses built on an imposing scale not seen in many parts of London. Ranging in size from three to as many as five storeys, you're looking at four, five, six and seven bedrooms reception rooms to match. There are also well maintained and developed basements and rooftop terraces which provide fantastic views across the city. All housing in Belsize Park is extremely high quality, with facilities, amenities and infrastructural investment that is the envy of most parts of the city.
Of course, many properties in the area have been developed over time into flats; some of these could be described as on the small side, but many are extremely well apportioned with facilities to match and can easily fit the bill for a generous family home. There are a few mansion blocks - as there are all over Northwest London - also filled with extremely generous apartments.
There is a strong community pride in Belsize Park, a fusion of the wealthy celebrity atmosphere and media population with the long-time local residents of a more genteel wealth. The centre of the area is Chalcot Square, famous for its extremely pretty coloured houses which give the region a quaint, otherworldly, almost Dutch feel. Bin truth everywhere in Belsize Park is pretty, bordering on beautiful, and if you get the chance to view the houses here, you should be prepared to move quickly to obtain one of the most desirable properties in London.
New developments near the river, handy for the City
Mixed area with some gentrification, handy for the City
Pleasant suburb, good sized houses with gardens. Good road access to Southeast and M25 orbital motorway.
The London Borough of Bexley follows the River Thames as it meanders out of London. It is bordered by Greenwich to the west and Dartford to the east, while Bromley lies to the south. Frequent rail services into London and good road connections provided by the A2 and A20 make Bexley an excellent base either for day trips to the capital or for venturing into rural Kent. Visitors to Bexley should, however, also take time to explore everything the borough itself has to offer - from charming countryside to fascinating heritage and from first-class shopping centres to varied sporting facilities.
Bexleyheath is dominated by mid war terraces and semis which offer good value family homes. The town centre has a busy pedestrian shopping precinct and indoor shopping centre, The Broadway, well stocked with all the usual high street names. 1930's terraces and semis predominate in Welling. The best of the housing is to be found in the roads surrounding Danson Park.
Situated between the bustling centre of Bromley and the green, leafy town of Chislehurst, Bickley lies only 13 miles from the centre of London and 8 miles from the M25. Bickley train station provides a regular service to both London Bridge and London Victoria, and is located just off the busy Bickley Park Road that runs through the centre of this wealthy suburb. Housing in Bickley comprises of detached properties of various sizes. To the south side of the Bickley Park Road, large detached houses, many with substantial grounds
Home to the borough's best properties, Sidcup has an impressive mixture of Large Victorian and Edwardian detached and semi-detached properties, many set in large grounds. Smaller and cheaper mid war semis can be found in the roads fringing the busy A20, whilst Blackfen boasts the boroughs most affluent homes.
Village atmosphere centred on the open spaces of the Heath. Good restaurants and bars. Close to Greenwich Park and the Millenium Dome
Professional part of the city with many lawyers and accountants offices. Pied a terre type accommodation mainly.
Northern suburb, large houses - many with gardens. Good access to M1 and North
One of South London's oldest corners, Georgian and Victorian warehouses line cobbled streets close to the riverbank, whilst council blocks predominate further inland.
Bounds Green offers largely Victorian terraces and cottages in roads off the centre with larger, up-market Edwardian and mid-war semis in roads towards Southgate. Larger detached properties can be found in Broad Walk.
Handy for the City
Vibrant multi-cultural area, lots of venues, clubs and restaurants. Brixton night life is fast becoming legendary throughout London. A lively mix of residents are drawn by its spirited, bustling atmosphere and its convenient travel links into the rest of London.
Self contained suburb, good shopping including The Glades Shopping Centre. Cinema, theatre, good selection of restaurants and bars.
Brondesbury Park has a number of local open spaces, such as Tiverton Green and Queen's Park. Brondesbury Park has the best performing schools in the Borough of Brent
Bush Hill Park is largely residential and generally looks to Enfield Town or Winchmore Hill for shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. The park, just north of Lincoln Road (not to be confused with Bush Hill Park golf course in Winchmore Hill) is pleasantly attractive, while and the cricket ground close to Village Road, lends a suitably Edwardian ambience to some of the posher streets close by. Aside form the internal division defined by the railway track, Bush Hill Park has fairly well established boundaries. To the east the A10 is generally taken as the border with Edmonton; to the west London Road/Village Road forms the boundary with Winchmore Hill. Bury Street West forms the southern border, and Enfield begins beyond Lincoln Road.