Great Places in London to Move to
The ‘Big Smoke’ can be a huge attraction for all sorts of people seeking different things from life. For many, better work opportunities lure them in, whilst for others it can be the exciting, fast paced lifestyle that thrills them. However, when it comes to choosing where abouts in London to settle down and live, it’s often off the back of recommendations that people choose a place to hang their hat in the capital city.
Britannia Sandersteads have years of experience in moving people to various locations throughout London, including some of the most popular areas, such as Reigate, Epsom, Kingston upon Thames and Chelsea.
Just 50 minutes away from London (London Bridge) and five minutes from the M25, Reigate is a pretty market town that has plenty to offer. This quaint town is filled with independent shops and boutiques including women’s clothing shops, Laura Ashley and Jigsaw.
With everything you need to hand, there is an impressive array of restaurants, so you can take your pick of anything from French cuisines and curry houses, to Celebrity Chef’s Tony Tobin’s restaurant. Then there are the wine bars, pubs and tea rooms for those who fancy a daytime treat!
For those of you moving with small families, Priory Park has 200 acres of land and woodland, including tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and plenty of gardens to wander around at your leisure. There is also a small, independent cinema called, Everyman Cinema, so if you feel like catching a last-minute film, you have the option right there on your doorstep!
Home to the world’s most famous horse race, The Derby, Epsom is 15 miles south-west of central London. Many estate agents boast how the area is extremely attractive to families looking to settle down, as they can get much more house for their money here than they can in central London. From Victorian cottages to contemporary town flats and twenties detached and semi-detached houses, you can be sure to find something that ticks all your boxes.
With a range of good schools to choose from, a lively local market, shopping centre, Odeon cinema and much more, Epsom has plenty to offer. There is the outdoors to take advantage of too, with the beautiful Epsom Common to walk around – the first of the spa wells to be discovered! So, it’s safe to say Epsom has a little something for everyone.
Kingston upon Thames
With an excellent reputation, Kingston upon Thames offers a peaceful lifestyle, with the lowest crime rates in London to keep your mind at ease.
Kingston has seen an influx of young professionals over the years, which in turn, has introduced a rather lively cultural scene to the town with riverside pubs to enjoy and plenty of shopping opportunities to take advantage of for some much needed retail therapy.
One of the greenest areas of London, there are two large Royal parks as well as a few smaller greens dotted around, making it a lovely place for families to enjoy a leisurely time together.
As some of you may recognise from the famous reality TV series, Made in Chelsea, Chelsea boasts true chic style with its elegant squares, gardens and pretty three and four storey buildings.
As an on-trend town, Chelsea is the hub for each trend that has emerged in the past, from the punk revolution to the hipsters from the sixties. Now an extremely affluent area, Chelsea is home to many barristers, lawyers and aristocrats, and provides the perfect place for their families to socialise in, soaking up the high life in various salons, bars, cafes and restaurants.
If you’re relocating to London, or are looking to move out of central London to one of the surrounding boroughs, then Britannia Sandersteads can be there to help your move run as smoothly as possible. With ample experience in carrying out domestic moves throughout London, Britannia Sandersteads team are fully qualified to provide support throughout all areas of the move, including packing and loading of the removals van. For more information, please contact us today.