10 Best Places To Live In South West London


If there’s one thing South West London offers in abundance, it’s variety. From sporty Putney and leafy Wimbledon to buzzing Clapham and diverse Tooting, there’s plenty on offer in this popular corner of the capital. We take a closer look at the best places to live in South West London, according to resident reviews of new homes.

This Top 10 list is based on HomeViews reviews by verified residents. As with all our guides, developments with a higher number of reviews – or more recent reviews – are ranked higher to reflect consistency and transparency.

Top 10 new homes developments in South West LondonBelow you’ll find the 10 highest-rated new developments on HomeViews. These include properties to rent and buy, at a wide variety of price points. As always, these rankings are determined purely by the scores verified residents give as part of their reviews.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Our top development for South West London is Kingston East by Fairview New Homes. It features a range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom duplexes. Residents have access to a landscaped podium courtyard at the heart of the development. Kingston East is located on the popular Kingston Road and is only a short-distance away from New Malden train station with direct links to London Waterloo in under 25 minutes.

Read reviews and details of Kingston East, KT3

MyLo, by Greystar, is a collection of premium rental apartments located in zone 1 & 2 locations across London. Each MyLo location is pet friendly and offers onsite amenities together with a professional landlord service, by Greystar. Situated in south west London, MyLo at Nine Elms has a collection of one, two, three-bedroom apartments and […] Read reviews and details of MyLo at Nine Elms, SW8

Embassy Gardens takes the third spot in our list. This mixed-use EcoWorld and Ballymore development features luxury apartments and commercial units designed by HAL Architects and Sir Terry Farrell CBE. It enjoys a prime setting within the waterfront Nine Elms district, close to the new US Embassy. In addition, the site is walkable from Vauxhall, Battersea and the in-construction Nine Elms stations. Likewise, it is close to the Southbank Centre and London Bridge.

Read reviews and details of Embassy Gardens, SW8

In fourth place is the steadily rising Coda, one of the newest developments in the area, delivered by Avanton. It’s located next to the Thames in Battersea and is also home to the Royal Academy of Dance. Not only is it a smart addition to the Battersea skyline, the stylishness of the design is present all the way through the development and through the communal facilities (including gym, lounge and dedicated home working spaces) and individual homes.

Read reviews and details of Coda, SW11

Also working its way up our rankings is Uncle Stockwell, a reliable favourite for South West London residents. Stockwell is an excellent example of South West London’s overall accessibililty and variety. Uncle Stockwell itself is a superb rental-only development that combines a great range of facilities (gym, concierge, laundry and more) with caring, friendly staff who regularly get glowing reports from our reviewers.

Read reviews and details of Uncle Stockwell, SW8

Emerald Gardens by Taylor Wimpey is a development comprising 170 apartments with one-three bedroom configurations available. It’s been steadily climbing our rankings and now hits fifth place. Located only moments away from the River Thames, the development is less than a 20-minute walk from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. There are also convenient transport links, with Kew Gardens station only a 10-minute walk away, offering connections to various Overground services.

Read reviews and details of Emerald Gardens, TW9

Seventh place in our top 10 goes to London Square Putney – another improvement reflecting our residents’ reviews. This new build development in popular Putney was developed by London Square and designed by signature architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. It comprises one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses and has an excellent location positioned between Putney Mainline and East Putney stations, just a short walk away from Putney High Street on popular Upper Richmond Road.

Read reviews and details of London Square Putney, SW15

Taking the eighth spot in our top South West London developments is Clapham’s Wingate Square. This residential development, designed by Gerald Eve Architects and comprising 170 two-bedroom homes, lies right in the heart of Clapham Junction. Situated equidistant between Clapham Common and Clapham High Street Underground stations, residents can reach Central London easily via the Northern line.

Read reviews and details of Wingate Square, SW4

Nine Elms, a development by Barratt Homes is a new residential, cultural and business quarter. 648 homes are located within the space, comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The development is adjacent to Vauxhall Underground, bus and rail station, offering rapid access to Oxford Circus via the Victoria line and Waterloo via the Overground. Our reviewers voted it into eighth place.

Read reviews and details of Nine Elms Point, SW8

Taking 10th place, Junction House is a residential development by Taylor Wimpey that offers a selection of 93 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in York Gardens, Battersea. The development is just 110m from Clapham Junction Station, which offers trains to routes from London’s South and South-West termini, Victoria and Waterloo in less than 10 minutes, as well as a whole scope of local amenities available on the High Street.

Read reviews and details of Junction House, SW11

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South West London areas‘There’s something for everyone’ is a phrase that’s casually thrown around in property markets. In the case of South West London though, it’s actually true. The likes of Brixton and Clapham are bright, culturally vibrant areas with a diverse range of entertainment options and amenities. Meanwhile, the likes of Wandsworth and Richmond-upon-Thames offer that elusive sense of tranquillity that’s not easy to find in London.

Whatever your preferences in home styles and sizes, whatever your budget, whatever you want out of life in the capital, there will be a South West London area that’s right for you.

Living in South West LondonDepending on where you are in this varied quarter of the capital, your lifestyle might be hectic or serene. You can plunge into busy high streets and thumping nightlife, or enjoy peaceful evening strolls in leafy suburbs. South West London really does have it all.

What unifies the South West London living experience is accessibility. It’s well-served by Tube and bus routes, and this will only improve under proposed TfL expansion plans. Another common factor is the excellent food scene that is only getting stronger and more diverse.

What to do in South West LondonThe first thing to enjoy in South West London is its wide open green spaces. From the simply stunning botanical beauty on display at Kew Gardens to the teeming deer running through Richmond Park, South West London is a haven for nature-based adventures.

In addition to its open green space, the sweep of the Thames is an open invitation to cycling enthusiasts. South West London’s many scenic trails and parks are also a major draw.

Another of South West London’s biggest draws is its vibrant food scene. It’s actually hard to know where to start when you have this much choice. The many riverside pubs offer outstanding casual bites with drinks, while gastropubs abound further south, or why not try sensational street food in Brixton and Clapham, or even Little Korea in New Malden?

Property prices for South West LondonSouth West London is a pricey part of London in which to hunt for property. In the 12 months to January 2023, the average house price for the area stood at £1,002,924, according to Zoopla. This places South West London prices significantly higher than the London average of £750,729.

You can find out more and explore all of South West London’s best-rated new developments in our full area guide below.

There’s been a huge resurgence in South West London’s property scene of late, namely because this is an area of the capital with so much potential. The term ‘something for everyone’ is thrown around wildly, but in South West London’s case it’s actually justified. Read more about South West London

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