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Once an old nineteenth railway suburb of London, much of Wallington is Victorian in character immediately surrounding its station, which lies just off the main high street. Regular train services serve both London Bridge and Victoria ensuring that the town is always in demand with commuters. Grand Victorian houses now converted to flats can be found in the roads to the north of the railway station whilst the south of Wallington now contains the smarter properties.
Diverse multi-cultural area. Mixed housing stock with some gentrification. Lively market and choice of restaurants and clubs. Good access to City and West End
There is an interesting mix of housing in SE17. Unexplained survivals from Georgian times meet partial Victorian terraces and in their view are low and high rise flats If there is a half to the postcode which came best out of post war reconstruction, it is the western half, between Walworth Road and Kennington Park Road. The northern edge of this half, hard by the Elephant, is the relatively successful Newington Estate, nearly all houses in short terraces facing in all sorts of directions with generous amounts of open land. The southern edge are the depressing Brandon and Wyndham Estates, the former in particular a wasteland. In between are a conglomerate of Victorian terraces and modern houses, some in short streets and some in squares. Kennington Park has kept hold of some Victorian terraces and mansion blocks from the Edwardian era and the Fifties complete the parkside picture. Between Walworth Road and Old Kent Road we have the Sixties/Seventies brutalist paradises of the Heygate Estate by the Elephant and the Aylesbury Estate by Burgess Park. The Aylesbury has been saved from full scale demolition but much of it will still go. The Heygate was due to be completely wiped off the face of the earth but the collapse of the Elephant and Castle regeneration plan in 2002 will have put such ambitious schemes in jeopardy. In between these are a warren of streets with East Street Market at its core. There are many partial Victorian survivals amongst the impromptu car parks and unused bomb-damage ground, often in dark red brick. There are even a few Georgian leftovers in Surrey Square and Bartholomew Street. New life is flickering here in the conversion of a school, a pub, some new housing and the rebuild of 68 Victorian terraces with all mod cons.
Very good connections to West End and City from 3 rail connections. large Shopping Centre - Arndale Centre. Close to the river Thames. Nearest Park - Wandsworth Common
Culturally diverse. Good access to the City
Birthplace of London's warehouse conversion trend and location for the first apartment blocks to house Docklands new wealthy workers in the late 1980's. Now grown up from its early days as a building site and home to a vast number of plush apartments and luxury flats.
Dominated by Waterloo Station itself and dull 1960's office blocks, only during the past few years have developers created flats and apartments to satisfy the growing demand for inner city living. The largest developments sit either side of the Hungerford Bridge.
Welling is a large town centre situated in the west of Bexley Borough. It is home to over 300 shops and businesses and offers you the traditional shopping experience along one of the longest High Streets in London.
Large diverse northwest suburb, good sized housing, gardens. Convenient for M1 giving access to North and M40 giving access to the West
Ethnically diverse, multicultural ambience. Interesting shops
Sought after area with large houses and a spacious, gracious feeling. Good selection of restaurants and bars. Convenient for the West End and the City. Not far from the M1 giving good access to the North.
Sought after area with large houses and a spacious, gracious feeling. Good selection of restaurants and bars. Convenient for the West End with good road access to Heathrow and the West on the M4
A community with a local town centre. Close by is the popular Dulwich Village area, with its popular Wine Bars, Pubs and Restaurants and Belair Park with its famous Restaurant. In the opposite direction is the vibrant centre of Streatham, with its eight cinema screens and other local amenities.
Situated between the thriving towns of Croydon and Bromley, West Wickham has its own busy high street and amenities. The nearest large shopping malls in Bromley and Croydon, are approximately 15 minutes journey by several regular bus services. West Wickham station provides a reliable route into London
The centre of London, almost all tourists come here sooner or later, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Between the river, Green Park and Belgravia and handy for everywhere.
Richmond's cheapest area and set to the west of the borough. A mixture of mid-war detached, semis and terraces predominate although a few Victorian cottages can be found in Whitton Dean. House prices are influenced by distance from the busy Chertsy Road.
Mixed area with a wide range of housing options
Sought after, spacious, large houses many with gardens. Village atmosphere with many good restaurants and good shopping. Handy for the tennis. Good access to the Southwest by road.
Winchmore Hill 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.
Spacious northern suburb with large shopping centre. Quite handy for the City. Easy access to the North. Nearest park - Alexandra Palace
Woodside has its own small high street just to the west of the leafy Woodside Green, which is overlooked by a number of larger Victorian houses converted into flats. Norwood Junction station, which is a few minutes walk from the busy Portland Road, is the first stop from East Croydon and serves mainline London stations with a regular service.
Sprawling suburb with a wide variety of accommodation. Good access to the City on a fast frequent rail service. Easy access to the Southeast. Plenty of open space by the river or in the ancient woodlands of Shooters Hill.