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Revealed: the London neighbourhood where everyone wants to live

The view over London from Hampstead Heath in autumn.
Kendra Bean

Sod Stoke Newington, bollocks to Balham: a new study has revealed the most desirable London neighbourhood, and it’s a pretty trad choice. Property company Life Residential asked 1,000 Londoners where they’d most like to live, if money was no object. The number one answer was lovely old Hampstead, with its massive heath and excellent pubs. Richmond came in second place, suggesting that green space is the thing Londoners dream about above all else.

Chelsea, Kensington and Mayfair completed the very sedate and genteel top five. For our part, we recently picked Hackney Central as the best bit of London to live, work and hang out in. But maybe we’re just secretly pining for leafy suburbs and the sleepy streets of west London.

No wonder Hampstead residents are campaigning for independence.

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Comments

3 comments
Santa D

Nah, Forest Hill and borders (Catford, Sydenham, Penge, Beckenham) in SE London. Great views, great parks, real neighbourhoods and property less than half the price. Price of a 1 bed flat in Hampstead buys you a freehold house over here - with a garden.

Hilde F

NO, Hampstead.....i know what i'm talking about....

Jie Z

@Santa D the transport in forest hill area is quite bad.