Living in London gives you all the perks of being close to a city – excellent transport links and shops, amenities and eateries on your doorstep. But sometimes it’s nice to feel like home is somewhere a little quieter with more of a community feel. So, explore these five gorgeous villages in London you should look to live near if you fancy a village feel.
Victoria Park Village
Sat just above Victoria Park, on the border of Tower Hamlets and Hackney is the lovely Victoria Park Village. With a good selection of pubs, eateries, coffee shops and independent gift shops, this tranquil town has everything you want from a small village, from Sunday Roasts, to pub quizzes to Afternoon Tea. Perfect for whiling away the weekends, this is just the place to live if you want greenery and pub gardens a plenty.
Average price for a 2 bedroom property in Tower Hamlets is £463pw.
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Clapham Old Town
A short five minutes walk from Clapham Common Underground Station is the Old Town, a village-like area of cobbled streets and pubs with fairy lights. With plenty of bars and eateries within the area and even a library which has been turned into a theatre, this is a relaxed area in which to live. With the common and the popular shopping street of Northcote Road within easy walking distance, this is a relaxed area.
Average price for a 2 bedroom property in Clapham is £449pw.
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South London is home to Dulwich Village, a family friendly area, offering many local businesses, good schools and community activity. There’s plenty to do and plenty of tranquil parks and areas to escape to when needed. With good transport links back into London via rail or the Overground, it’s easy to commute from, making this a great location that suits all your needs.
Average price for a 2 bedroom property in Dulwich is £463pw.
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In the heart of leafy Fulham, Munster Village is a little off the beaten track. It is closest to the District Line but that’s a welcome compromise when you wander the village’s bustling delis and local pubs. You’re also close to Bishop’s Park and the independent businesses which line the high street in main Fulham. A lovely area which offers a welcome respite from Central London, Munster Village is a lovely area to live.
Average price for a 2 bedroom property in Fulham is £511pw.
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Hampstead Heath Village
In a stunning area of large Victorian terraces sits Hampstead Heath Village. Nestled close to Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath, this is a peaceful area with plenty of parkland to wander or to enjoy outdoor pursuits. The village itself offers plenty of local businesses, restaurants and activities for families. This is a calm, smart area in which to live.
Average price for a 2 bedroom property in Hampstead Heath is £553pw.
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