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5 best areas to live in London near a park

May 8, 2018

Are you looking to move to London or elsewhere in London to try to be nearer to some green spaces? Check out some areas of London we’d recommend if you want to be close to a park. You can have the best of both worlds, with the bustle of Central London and the serenity of a local park both on your doorstep.


Camden is a great area to explore and to live. The thriving town offers a diverse range of street food and odd bits at the market, there are great bars, restaurants and comedy clubs and there’s the well-known ‘Round House’ if you’re a fan of live music. Just ten minutes’ walk, though, and you’ll find yourself taking in incredible London skyline views from the top of Primrose Hill or having a peek into London Zoo from Regent’s Park. This is a gorgeous park to wander around, to feel like you’re in the heart of the countryside.

Average price for a 2 bedroom flat in Camden is £592pw.

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Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green is a great spot, putting you ten minutes on the bus from Shoreditch in one direction and ten minutes in the other direction to the gorgeous Victoria Park. The park offers a large outer track, and Chinese gardens, aswell as access onto the Regent’s Canal, giving you plenty of places to explore on a weekend. Victoria Park Village, next to the park, offers plenty of eateries and pubs after you’ve tired yourself out in the park too! In the summer, there are a number of visiting festivals, including Lovebox, All Points East, Citadel and Creamfields. As a cheeky bonus, Bethnal Green sits on the Central Line, getting you to Tottenham Court Road or Westfields Stratford in around 15 minutes too.

Average price for a 2 bedroom flat in Bethnal Green is £475pw.

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Clapham has a reputation which proceeds it, as a great area for people moving to London. The area offers easy access to Central London on the Northern Line and a lively atmosphere, with plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you entertained. The area also has the lovely Clapham Common, a large expanse offering many exercise classes and a Park Run to local residents. If you fancy more of a wander, you can head down Northcote Road towards Battersea and head over to Battersea Park too. The area is great for those first moving to London – offering a bit of peace away from the city but an environment where you can make friends and socialise easily.

Average price for a 2 bedroom flat in Clapham is £479pw.

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Brixton is a great area with a lot of personality. The town is bustling 24/7 – with the markets in full swing during the day and the clubs and pubs packed in the evenings. Brixton offers a variety of cultures – it’s an area which is never boring! If you want to be a little away from the bustle, towards Herne Hill is Brockwell Lido and Park. This area is a little quieter, perfect for those looking for somewhere to play sports or relax with friends at the weekend – whilst being close enough to the busy Brixton.

Average price for a 2 bedroom flat in Brixton is £469pw.

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Forest Gate

If you fancy experiencing East London life, Forest Gate is a great option. Sat right outside Stratford, Forest Gate is close to Westfields shopping centre, local bars, restaurants and amenities. Forest Gate is on the train line in to Liverpool Street and close to the tube options at Stratford. As well as this, Forest Gate sits close to the Olympic Park and Wanstead Flats – both lovely green spaces to explore. The Olympic Park is a great space to discover, and you can easily jump onto the canal path here and head up towards Walthamstow.

Average price for a 2 bedroom flat in Forest Gate is £328pw.

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