homes for sale in south london

Southern comfort: Homes for sale in south London 

14 Dec 2023|By Anna Solomon

Whether you’re a born and bred south Londoner, or wondering where to up sticks and put down roots, the areas of S, SW and SE are home to some truly fantastic property

Stretching from the leafy environs of Richmond and Twickenham, through the upscale neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Fulham, as well as trendy Brixton and Camberwell, and to the more easterly quarters of Peckham and Dulwich, South London plays host to its fair share of beautiful prime property.

As well as a slew of lovely areas full of even lovelier homes, also to be found south of the river are institutions such as the Imperial War Museum, the Design Museum and, of course, Bankside and all of the cultural fixtures that come with it. Here you’ll also find lesser-known gems such as White Cube in Bermondsey and The Horniman in East Dulwich. Eat well at Maltby Street and Borough Markets and drink well at Franks in Peckham; green spaces are in no short supply, either, with the likes of Crystal Palace Park, Telegraph Hill and Greenwich Park all situated in south London. All in all, you could do a lot worse for a base from which to experience the city.

So, whether you’re thinking Brixton or Bromley, read on for eight compelling reasons to move to south London now.

The Doulton, SW1

This Albert Embankment development takes its name from its past life as a Royal Doulton manufacturing site. The 28-home collection, which comprises three whole-floor penthouses, 25 two- and three-bedroom apartments, and 3,312 square feet of commercial space, blends its legacy with contemporary design and modern amenities such as a yoga and Pilates studio, an infra sauna, treatment rooms, an ice plunge pool, an experience shower and more. The building’s Thameside location also means coveted views of landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. 

Prices start from £3,900,000 million, thedoulton.uk

St Georges Road, TW1

Twickenham is the place for Londoners who want a taste of suburban life while retaining access to the inner boroughs. This home fits the brief – an original Arts and Craft property, it looks to the untrained eye like a country pile with its vast size, numerous conservatories and mock Tudor beams (it was built in the late 19th century). The ground floor at St Georges Road offers an array of formal and open-plan reception areas, while six bedrooms and three bathrooms are housed upstairs.

£6,500,000, knightfrank.com

Clapham Common West Side, SW4 

Located opposite the expansive green space that is Clapham Common, this double-fronted, semi-detached home is the result of two years’ worth of renovation and is therefore in perfect condition. During this time the entire house, apart from the front façade, was taken down, and the layout completely redesigned, a new basement dug out, and new floors put in. The result is effortlessly modern, yet comfortable and cosy.

£5,500,000, knightfrank.com

Triptych Bankside, SE1

The two residential towers and 169 apartments – plus 68,000 square feet of commercial, retail and cultural space – that make up the Triptych development are immediately eye-catching for their curved edges and soft lines. Inside, the three-bedroom sub-penthouse apartment boasts a large private terrace, air conditioning throughout, and engineered oak flooring, as well as a desirable situation just moments away from the Southbank.

£4,945,000, struttandparker.com

Sky Collection at Thames City, SW8

The first homes within Thames City’s Sky Collection have now launched. The bespoke residences – located on the premium floors of a 53-storey building in up-and-coming Nine Elms – have been kitted out by quintessentially British studio Harrods Interior Design. Residents enjoy exclusive access to the 1974 Club, which entails use of amenities akin to those of a five-star hotel, including London’s largest private swimming pools, a bespoke wellness centre and a fitness suite equipped with Technogym machines.

Prices start from £6,636,000, thamescity.com

Church Road, TW11

This home, nestled in the riverside haven of Teddington, used to be a working men’s club so, naturally, inside it blends this history with modern living. You enter into an open-concept area with high ceilings, and a mezzanine level is accessed via a curved staircase. In other areas, however, the composition is decidedly homely – the zoned sunken garden can be accessed from a number of rooms, and the principal bedroom boasts a vaulted ceiling, a designer en suite and a dressing room.

Guide price: £3,750,000, savills.com

Vardens Road, SW11

You enter this five-bedroom home via a hallway featuring original stained glass and hardwood flooring. To the left, the double reception room boasts twin gas fireplaces, a huge bay window and French doors opening onto a sun terrace, and high ceilings and ornate beading recur throughout. Meanwhile, the open-plan kitchen is fitted with sleek cabinetry, a central island and an Aga and, in keeping with the family-friendly theme, there is a charming snug located off it as well.

Guide price: £3,750,000, savills.com

Graphite Square, SE11

This architecturally-bold mixed-use scheme, which centres around four main components of brick, steel, glass and plants, is located just moments from the River Thames and Vauxhall tube station. The 161 one- to three-bed apartments will enjoy features such as underfloor heating, wine coolers, and glass splashbacks. The penthouses, meanwhile, are pretty special, with chevron-engineered timber flooring, free-standing baths and tap sets, and feature lights.

Prices start from £876,250, graphitesquare.uk

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