When looking at buying or renting property in London, safety is an important consideration for anyone. London, as with any big city throughout the world, has its good areas and not so good areas. Research is paramount – you don’t want to end up in an area of London with high crime rates and feel unsafe in your new home or apartment. So lets have a look at the safest places to live in London.
The safest places to live in London tend to be the south of the city. And it is no surprise that these areas tend to be greener with more open space and are less densely populated.
So lets take a look at the top 4 safest places to live in London, south of the city.
Topping our list of the safest places to live in London is Richmond. This beautiful town on the Thames has more of a village feel to it and is a popular spot for those who like chilling in the pubs and cafes by the river or watching cricket on the green. The enormous Richmond Park is a playground for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts. And regular sightings of herds of deer give the feeling of country living. Richmond has the lowest crime rate in London.
Crime rate: 54 crimes per 1000 citizens (figures from MoveBubble)
Bexley is now considered one of the safest places to live in London. With its leafy roads and country feel, the town is always close to the top of ‘best places to live in London.’ Bexley underwent a great deal of regeneration in the 1930s and 40s and is popular for families due to the top rated schools in the area. Transport links are good and the homes are affordable.
Crime rate: 57 crimes per 1000 citizens
3. Kingston Upon Thames
Third on the list of safest places to live in London is Kingston Upon Thames. Not too dissimilar to Richmond with plenty of space and greenery, as well as quick transport links into Central London. Shopaholics will know Kingston well due to its numerous retail outlets and it is also a great place for a night out with a number of top bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the town.
Crime rate: 56 crimes per 1000 citizens
Forth on the list of safest places to live in London is Sutton. Probably not a suburb of the capital that springs to mind when looking at the safest places to live in London, but its up there. Sutton is popular for young families, who enjoy the kid friendly activities and numerous parks in the area. The transport links and shopping are excellent and there is plenty of affordable housing to look at.
Crime rates: 57 crimes per 1000 citizens
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