Best places to live in Zone 2

Published Aug 23, 2019 – 3 mins read

Where are the best places to live in Zone 2?

Many places within Zone 2 are widely regarded as Central London though they are often leafier and village-like.

For those wanting to get a little more property for their money whilst still being close to the action, Zone 2 might be the perfect place to buy a home.

The most desirable postcodes within Zone 2 London have well-established property markets often meaning they are a safer bet when seeking good potential for capital growth over properties in the outer zones.

It also means that properties are more sought after, there is a steady demand for correctly priced property resulting in competition to secure the best homes.

We’ve conducted many searches on the behalf of clients who wish to live just outside of Zone 1 and have compiled a list of a number of locations which we would suggest considering.

Best places to live in zone 2

Fulham, SW6

Fulham has three stations within Zone 2; Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway on the District Line and Imperial Wharf for the London Overground.

Properties around Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway are largely period homes, including houses, mansion blocks, buildings converted into apartments and purpose built maisonettes.

Fulham has many amenities including boutique shops, many popular places to eat and drink – it is a very social area, with several gyms and members clubs along with various chain stores.


The Imperial Wharf area of Fulham is a collection of new properties surrounding the Imperial Wharf Overground station.

Residents don’t have to travel far to reach the local amenities with many located in the lower part of the buildings.

On the other side of the railway line is Chelsea Harbour, similarly to Imperial Wharf the area has seen much new development and regeneration in recent years.

St Johns Wood, NW8

St Johns Wood is a prestigious area in north London, just outside of central London with Regents Park its southern tip, the most exclusive properties here are very sought after and rarely become available to buy.

Property ranges from low-built villas to apartments in modern developments.

Families are attracted to the area for the local schools and professionals enjoy the excellent transport connections in the form of the Jubilee Line at St John’s Wood Station.

The high street has various shops, restaurants, bars and delicatessens, there is also the Wellington Private Hospital, Lord’s Cricket Ground and of course Abbey Road Studio in St Johns Wood.

St Johns Wood

Wapping, E1W

Wapping in East London is a highly desirable place to live.

Well located for transport to quickly reach the City and Canary Wharf, City airport is also only 6 miles away.

Located along the River Thames, Wapping High Street is largely filled with residential buildings.

The marina at St Katherine’s Docks has a selection of places to eat and drink and St Thomas More Square has a Waitrose and gym.

Many of the properties in Wapping boast impressive views along the river, properties on higher floors often have far reaching views across London.


Hammersmith, W6

Hammersmith, in west London, is within the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham; Fulham borders Hammersmith to the south of the area.

The transport connections in Hammersmith are excellent, they include the Piccadilly Line, District Line, Circle Line and Hammersmith & City line.  There are also many bus routes running through Hammersmith.

The most desirable places to live in Hammersmith are Brackenbury Village, around Ravenscourt Park and along the river.

There are many shops and restaurants located on and around King Street, which is the main area for shopping, with several popular pubs on the river and in Brackenbury Village.

Hammersmith is popular with families for the excellent schools both state run and independent, and for professionals, the transport connections make commuting to any part of London relatively easy.

Whilst Hammersmith can be very busy there are some peaceful residential pockets in which many exclusive properties are located – St Peter’s Square is an example of such a place.


Clapham, SW4

The Clapham area, which centres around Clapham Common, is a popular place to live in London’s Zone 2, there are several underground stations; Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South all on the Northern Line and Clapham High Street which is on the London Overground.

The property surrounding the common is particularly sought after, as are properties located in the Clapham Old Town area.

Nearer to Clapham South tube station Abbeville Village is also a popular place to live within the Clapham area.

There are several desirable pockets of residential property from which residents can enjoy a village atmosphere and the local boutique shops and eateries.

Clapham high street is never far away from a wider range of places to shop, eat and drink.

Appealing to both young professionals and families alike, Clapham is a very popular place to live in Zone 2.


Find a place to live in zone 2

There are many other wonderful places to live in London’s transport Zone 2 if you’d like help decided the best location for your next property purchase our London property finders would be delighted to help.

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