Wimbledon has been named one of the 10 best places to live in London in 2020 by The Sunday Times.
The newspaper’s eagerly–awaited annual round-up of residential neighbourhoods, in association with mortgage company, Habito, has become the “definitive,” guide to where’s hot, according to The Times’ property editor, Helen Davies.
Wimbledon is, “a premium slice of town and country, nine miles from the centre of London,” says the guide, which highlights how the area skilfully combines the attractions of the Broadway – a shopping hub with big-name brands and good housing stock – with the village’s rural charm.
In Wimbledon Village, the choice of upmarket chains, such as Cath Kidston, Le Creuset and Farrow and Ball, gets a mention as do local institutions; food emporium Bayley and Sage and dog heaven, Pet Pavilion – where you can stock up on peanut butter for your furry friends.
The village’s selection of grand properties is seen as part of its appeal, as is the common with its 1000+ acres of green space for walking, cycling or horse riding. Wimbledon Park, close to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, is also listed as a local draw, for its extensive range of sports facilities – and a current petition to allow wild swimming it the lake.
Topping London’s best places to live 2020 is Victoria Park Village in Hackney. Joining it, and Wimbledon, in the top 10 are districts including Ealing, Notting Hill, Highbury and previous winner Bermondsey.
Across the UK, Altrincham in Cheshire takes the top spot – in recognition of a major turnaround from worst high street in Britain to first-class food and drink destination.
If you’re contemplating a house move, but not sure where is right for you, Helen Davies has some sound advice. “Think about everything you love and everything you hate, then make sure that you have access to the good things while minimising exposure to the bad ones.”
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