With the city on the verge of a resurgence this summer as Covid restrictions relax, many of us may be thinking about getting on with our lives.
One such step is of course moving. Regardless of whether you are buying or renting a property, it is important to know where the up and coming parts of the capital are located.
With that in mind, we asked Foxtons real estate agents which London neighborhood they think will be one of the most desirable places to visit.
Located in south London between Brixton, Peckham and Streatham, Dulwich is fast becoming one of the hottest locations in London. Real estate prices have risen by over 50 percent in the past year.
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Even so, Dulwich is of great value compared to more central areas. Foxtons informed us that a house with two beds and garden space costs £ 650,000 compared to £ 800,000 in Clapham.
The average rent in Dulwich, at just £ 439 per week, is over 20 percent below the London average, according to Foxtons.
Dulwich has a village atmosphere and is ideal for young families. Here you will find numerous independent boutiques, restaurants and gastropubs.
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Originally built as a school and church in 1882, East Dulwich Picture House is a beautiful independent movie theater that regularly shows cult classics as well as new films with special daytime screenings for babies and toddlers.
North Cross Road has a wonderful street market every Saturday and you can find everything from fresh food to art, jewelry and even furniture.
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The area is also home to England’s oldest art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, with some incredible exhibits including one of the best collections of old masters in the country.
In the heart of the neighborhood is Dulwich Park, which offers an easily accessible green space with facilities such as a boating lake, bike rental, and sports fields and areas to play.
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If you’re looking to commute to central London, you can’t pick a better location. London Bridge and Victoria are just 13 minutes by tube from West Dulwich Station and Blackfriars is four minutes away.
So if you’re planning a move anytime soon, Dulwich must be worth a look as prices in the area look like they’re only going to keep rising.
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