At a glance...
Living in South West London offers all the buzz, excitement and convenience of city life, just amidst a more tranquil, greener setting. You’re still very much part of the action and have a wealth of history, culture, retail and cuisine at your fingertips, but it’s combined with a slightly more laidback way of life. One of the biggest draws of living in the South West of the city compared to the centre is the superior value. Houses are typically wider/lower built, offering more lateral living, with much larger gardens and more focus on indoor-outdoor living.
There are plenty of places in South West London that hold appeal from a residential point of view. Locations such as Wimbledon Village and Richmond on Thames are perennially popular thanks to their quaint, picturesque appearance and authentic village feel.
When it comes to what’s on offer, the choice is vast. From watching the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis club and visiting the historic Hampton Court Palace to exploring the WWT London Wetland Centre in Putney and getting closer to nature. For golfers, there are a number of local courses in Richmond Park and Wimbledon
Globally renowned events such as the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race can become your window entertainment, while the delights of London’s food and drink scene are as plentiful as they are varied, and often occupy some of the prettiest riverside spots in the whole city. Green space is also in abundance, with Richmond Park’s 2,500 hectares of verdant land providing the perfect backdrop for picnics, cycling and exploring.
South West London is very well connected, with quick links into the centre thanks to the Overground line and District and Piccadilly underground lines. If you’re heading out of the city, then it’s ideally placed for great access to prime villages in the countryside.. Cycling is a popular way of getting around the city, with several cycle lanes marked on major roads as well as initiatives such as Santander Cycles and e-scooters. In terms of international travel, you have London’s network of five international airports within each reach, plus the Eurostar service operating from St Pancras, while the city’s multitude of major trains stations provides rail access to the rest of the UK.
South West London and the centre are home to some world-renowned educational institutions, from prep schools through to leading universities – options are one thing you won’t be short of.