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The Best Areas to Live in London

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We have broken our guide down into the main postcode areas of London:

Best Areas to Live in Central London – WC and EC postcodes
If you’re thinking of living in London, there are some great areas to choose from in the centre of the city. We’ve highlighted five of the best for those who want to live right in the heart of the action.

Best Areas to Live in North London – N postcodes
Whether you like to be right in the heart of the action with buzzing bars and cafes, or you prefer a quieter pace of life, there’s something to suit everyone in North London. There’s also an area for every budget, with some hefty price tag areas and other much more affordable areas.

Best Areas to Live in North West London – NW postcodes
The north-west part of the city is often considered to be one of the best places to live in London thanks to the amount of space that’s often attached to properties here. Whilst in other areas, there’s no escaping the fact that you live in the UK’s biggest city, in North West London, it can feel like you live a rural life in the countryside – without giving up any of the benefits of city living!

Best Areas to Live in West London – W postcodes
West London is a diverse area, with many sought-after residential areas. In general, the areas closest to the city centre are the most expensive, but if you venture slightly further out, you can find more affordable properties. We’ve outlined the best areas to live in West London so that you can make an informed decision about which area will suit you best.

Best Areas to Live in South West London – SW postcodes
South of the Thames, south west London balances the best of city living with the serenity and small-town feeling that comes with buying a house slightly outside of the centre of it all. Read on to find out our favourite areas to live in SW London.

Best Areas to Live in South East London – SE postcodes
If you’re thinking of moving south of the river, there’s a lot to love in south east London. It can be difficult to know where to base yourself, so we’ve outlined some of the best areas to live in the south east.

Best Areas to Live in East London – E postcodes
East London is a bustling area with plenty of things to see and do. Whether you’re looking to be right in the heart of the action in one of the recently regenerated areas in the region, like Hackney, or would prefer the relaxed residential feel of Stratford, there’s something for everyone in East London.

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