16 March 2018
Bermondsey has overtaken Peckham to top a prestigious list of the best places to live in London.
The south-east London district was revealed as the capital’s most desirable location by the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2018.
Clapton, Herne Hill and Richmond were also among a total of ten London locations named by the guide as the best places to live in the UK this year.
“Bermondsey’s ranking as the best place to live in London reflects the rise of an area that epitomises the modern urban good life,” writes the guide.
“Its residents are typically young, affluent and often reside in photogenic lofts in converted warehouses, while railway arches are fast being converted into galleries, bars and restaurants.”
The area, home to Millwall FC, Southwark Park and the White Cube gallery, comes with a high price high tag. The average starter home costs £700,000 while family homes can be above £6,000,000.
Bermondsey’s convenient location close to the City and the Thames, as well as its vibrant food and culture scene, were lauded by the guide.
The 10 best places to live in London 2018 Bermondsey