From redeveloped industrial docklands to traditional London villages, living on The River Thames offers something for everyone. Sixth in our Riverside Living series, we talk to Simon Williams, sales manager of KFH’s Battersea Park branch about life in SW11.
Bricks and mortar
There is a great range of property available in SW11. As well as period mansion flats, Victorian houses and converted flats, there is more affordable ex local authority housing, as well as modern riverside apartments.
Typically, we see a lot of parents investing in houses for their children, second home owners looking for riverside pieds à terre, and residents from Fulham and Chelsea looking either to downsize or get greater value for their money. Most of the residents who sell with us are upsizing within Battersea or leaving London altogether in order to have more space for their growing families.
Where to go
Battersea Square is a great foodie destination with restaurants aplenty, including Gordon Ramsay’s London House, Mazar and Queenswood. There is also an abundance of local pubs and bars, including The Draft House, a Sam Brooks brewery, the infamous Bunga Bunga and The Latchmere.
Battersea Park, in fare zone 2, offers ten trains an hour to London Victoria, and round the corner is Queenstown Road, which offers commuters easy access to Vauxhall and London Waterloo.
The market at a glance
The dust is starting to settle post referendum, and we are starting to see a busier market as buyers are lured back by realistically priced homes and lower interest rates.
Early next year I expect we’ll see property prices increase. As well as the backlog of buyers who didn’t buy this summer, the shortage of property currently available and the enduring popularity of Battersea Park all signify that we’ll be experiencing a strong 2017. Looking further ahead, the current development of the Power Station and Nine Elms, coupled with the Northern line extension planned for 2020, will give Battersea a further boost.