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The top family areas in London, Zone 3

The best family areas in London zone 3

Simply London presents its favourite top three family quarters, a little more remote than the heart of Central London, but well connected to central London, and with a “village” atmosphere.

With properties located in zone 1 & 2 often inaccessible due to the market price of rental properties, these areas are excellent options to combine affordability and access to Central London.

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St Albans: London’s number one commuter town

St Albans

. Located just 21 miles from the heart of the capital in leafy Hertfordshire, this historic city has it all – from the schools, restaurants, cafés and lively arts scene that can be found on its attractive streets, to the verdant countryside, nature reserves and waterways that surround it. 

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Crouch End: an urban village with an artistic twist

Crouch End for Wikipedia

Rather than being overrun by tourists and the high street chocked with chain stores, Crouch End has managed to retain a unique community charm thanks to this semi-seclusion. You’ll find young professionals rubbing shoulders with bohemian types – actors are ten a penny around here – in its relaxed leafy surroundings.

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The five best parks for families in London

Best family parks London

London is punctuated by more green space than most other world capitals – from its bustling centre to its suburban edge. With space such a premium, families that move here will find themselves gravitating to these pockets of leafy calm in their spare time.

With so many fabulous parks of all sizes to choose from throughout London, picking our favourite five wasn’t easy.

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East Dulwich: relaxed residential living with an urban edge

East Dulwich

This south-east London gem is intriguingly sandwiched between Middle England-esque Dulwich Village and urban cool Peckham. The best bits of these two juxtaposed areas have clearly rubbed off on East Dulwich, which skilfully combines the former’s leafy calm with the latter’s vibrant diversity.

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Denmark Hill: the hidden gem of South London

Denmark Hill

Surrounded by some of south London’s most vibrant areas, Denmark Hill is an oasis of residential calm, where large period properties stand alongside their contemporary neighbours. 

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The best places to live in London as a Young Professional

The 6 best places to live in London as a Young Professional

There are so many options for young professionals when choosing where to live in London. Throughout the city there are pockets of areas where young professionals like to rent, attracted by new and cool restaurants, cafes and bars as well as green spaces and good transport links for a relatively affordable price. We have rounded up our 6 favourite areas for young professionals looking to rent in London. 

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Hampstead in North London

Hampstead

Hampstead is one of the well-known areas of London, not just amongst residents of the City, but also from expats looking to move to a family-oriented, elegant area.

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Richmond-Upon-Thames: Living riverside

Richmond

If you are hoping to live in London with your family, but the extortionate prices of central London scare you, Richmond-Upon-Thames could be the perfect solution.

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The top five areas to live in London

London Mews

To say London is a truly global city is an understatement: 8.1 million people from over 270 nationalities reside within its 600 square miles of wonderful space. This wealth of diversity and opportunity poses one – rather marvellous – problem for anyone moving there: with so many different areas to choose from, deciding where you want to live can be tricky – the term “spoilt for choice” springs to mind.

Thankfully, the kind people at The Sunday Times have released their Best Places to Live in London Guide 2019. They’ve considered factors including house prices, jobs, schools, commute, culture, community spirit, and crime rate, to help you find the best possible quality of life in the capital.

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