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Varied housing stock.
New Addington is a purpose built estate constructed largely in the 1960's and is still largely bordered by green fields to the east and west. Property consists mainly of flats, terraced, maisonette and semi-detached style housing. A large number of these properties are council owned and rented. Addington has no train service although travel into Croydon and Bromley is provided by frequent bus services. The new tram link provides an additional route of access to Croydon, Beckenham and Wimbledon.
Good access to the City. Easy access to Southeast England
Largely mid war suburbia rudely interrupted by the busy A2 through its centre, which serves London and the Channel ports. Larger family houses fringe the Royal Blackheath Golf Club and numerous developments of large executive houses can be found heading east to Oxleas Woods. New Eltham has a similar mix of decent 1930s and Edwardian housing with good schools yet has a smaller town centre than Eltham.
South Western suburbia
Located close to the river Thames, Norbiton is one of the classic London suburbs. It grew and developed following the arrival of the railway to London in 1838. It is a highly sought after residential area and a thriving shopping centre providing a mix of individually owned shops
Most properties are Victorian, Edwardian and 30s build and range from large 6 bedroom houses with gardens (Streatham Common, parts of Streatham Hill and the streets off the high road) to three and four bed semis, terraces, and cottages. Conversions can be found across the area, often good-sized and good value for money.
Right across from Woolwich sits the spur of Newham known as North Woolwich. One of the most happily situated of Newham's areas, it's superbly placed to benefit from the amazing developments going on in London's property and development.
Despite the name, in many ways North Woolwich is more like its eastern neighbour Beckton and other areas of the true East End. It has a true old London feel, partly down to geography and architecture and partly down to its highly multicultural population. As government and private investment combine to improve local services throughout the East London region, a large proportion of the capital's inhabitants, forced out by price hikes closer to the city but not wanting to decamp completely to the true suburbs, are moving into the inner London areas.
In North Woolwich as elsewhere, this means an increase in the quality of local housing. In many cases the old tower blocks are being either removed, or retasked as more desirable upmarket housing and apartment initiatives.
What it hasn't led to is a decline in the attractive qualities of true East London - community, vibrancy, and variety. Here as elsewhere in the area, there are lots of different cultures and people, bringing the area a huge range of places to eat, excellent local shops. Added to this as investment in the area improves are better schools, better maintenance and social infrastructure, as well as drastically improved transport into the areas of London that the new inhabitants need to get to - which means, anywhere. The DLR's extension to King George V, and in 2009 will see an extension to North Woolwich itself. Everything is being done here, as all over the East End, to bring in the new, and keep the best of the old.
North Woolwich's properties are a heterogeneous bunch to be sure. As the declining fortunes of Britain's industry hit the docks, so its collection of riverside industrial buildings fell into disuse; these are not being allowed to go to waste any longer however, as riverside apartment blocks (new, well made and sensitively blended into the river's skyline) are going up all along the eastern end of the river. Away from the water, the area has excellent conversions, but mostly sees Victorian terraces of the kind that typify London generally and East London specifically. These range in size -generally going up to the four bedroom size - and many have good gardens and yards. With a wide range of styles and fittings, these present a huge range of opportunities for professionals, couples and families to live in a growing, developing, very typical area of London.
Cosmopolitan and highly sought after with many interesting and unusual shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. Close to the fashionable world famous Portobello Market. Home of the famous carnival. Good shopping nearby. Close to Hyde Park and Holland Park
Nunhead has kept a quiet popularity for three centuries, although in 1840 it was split in two by the massive Nunhead Cemetery, 54 acres large and now employed as a much-loved and much-used nature reserve.