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Raynes Park, which lies to the south of Wimbledon Common, is generally slightly cheaper than Wimbledon. The area has a good mix of properties, including 1930s flats and semis, Edwardian houses and cottages, and modern purpose-built apartment blocks. The most prestigious and expensive can be found north of Copse Hill on the streets leading onto the common.
Redbridge is located in the North East of London and is known as the leafy suburb, Redbridge boasts 1,200 acres of forest and 600 acres of green park land. Approximately a third of the Borough is designated green belt and Redbridge has 13 conservation areas which preserve the green belt. Extensive rail and road networks, Redbridge is a good base from which to commute. The Dartford Crossing to the South allows easy access to Kent and the Channel ports. Being just seven miles to the North East of the City of London and four miles North of Docklands makes Redbridge the perfect base when visiting the South East of England
Prime centreal location just north of City and West End. Very nice housing stock. Close to good shopping and restaurants.Largely dominated by the eponymous Park
Sought after affluent southwestern suburb with good access to the rest of the city, and also the main routes to the West and Southwest. Richmond is one of only three Royal London Boroughs.This borough includes parks, narrow lanes, towpaths, duckponds and river walks, Richmond has a wide range of properties, including Georgian houses, Victorian and Edwardian family homes, 18th and 19th century cottages, conversion flats, and apartments overlooking the river. To the West is Heathrow with its endless air traffic can put the mover off.
Putney and Roehampton have always been popular, sheltered securely behind their impenetrable natural barriers of greenery and river.... Although large, and often the site of planners' experiments, SW15 has avoided the worst excesses of housing blight and has been rewarded with a wide variety of good to excellent housing stock, all surrounded by vast open spaces which add immeasurably to the quality of life.
Rotherhithe housing is full of 1930s and 1980s flats with a few warehouse conversions. The brave new world of Surrey Quays, heavily bombed in the war, saw most of its old docks backfilled in the Seventies, but there are small survivors in Canada Water and South Dock - now London's largest marina, opened in 1989 - and one big survivor in Greenland Dock, the name an echo of whaling days.