London, like many other major cities, has grown immensely over the past century. Today, it offers endless possibilities and options for urban and suburban living, with new areas being regenerated and gentrified every year.
The upside is that there are plenty of excellent areas to choose from, and these regenerated areas can mean you can buy a new home for an affordable price. With some patience and foresight, you can choose the right up-and-coming area with the most potential. Here are some of the top areas to consider:
Acton is a favourite among young professionals and ranks high as an up-and-coming area in South West London. From green spaces to trendy restaurant and pubs, the area has blossomed over the past few years and continues with its regeneration plans. It is an affordable area for first-time buyers and renters, which has contributed to the area being one of the most sought-after locations in London. When it comes to transport, Acton is well connected via train and tube, with the Elizabeth Line coming soon.
Battersea is a popular place to buy property in London. Its central location means transportation links are good, there are plenty of green spaces, bars and restaurants nearby in Clapham, and there are some new property developments in the area as well. The area boasts a village-like feel with modern city amenities, while its tranquil setting on the Thames riverside makes one of London’s most desirable up-and-coming areas.
This underrated neighbourhood offers a fantastic opportunity for buyers to enter the property market. Kennington offers a variety of houses and flats, which includes a mix of Victorian flat conversions and Georgian townhouses. The area is home to attractions like the Oval International Cricket Ground and the Oval House Theatre. Kennington has good transport links into the city, which makes it a convenient choice for buyers working in central London.
Tooting is a culturally diverse area that has become popular with families and young professionals. Heaver Estate is especially favoured by buyers, thanks to its selection of spacious Victorian homes with beautiful gardens. Tooting also has a choice of Victorian and Edwardian terraces, cottages and new build apartments, which attract young tenants to the area.
Attractive riverside developments and excellent transport links make Vauxhall a desirable London location. From parks and playgrounds to clubs and cafés, the neighbourhood has something for everyone. The properties are diverse too, ranging from one-bedroom flats to large family homes.
Whether you are entering the London property market for the first time or looking to buy a second or third home, Douglas and Gordon will guide you through the process from start to finish. Explore hundreds of homes for sale in some of London’s most up-and-coming areas to suit your lifestyle.