Looking for London properties for sale? Undecided on which of London’s areas is right for you? Over the coming weeks, we’ll be focusing on what we think are London’s best neighbourhoods. Forget Chelsea and Primrose Hill. We’ve decided to put the spotlight on London’s best neighbourhoods for living, which means areas with character, great transport links and amenities.
So, Elephant & Castle. Really? We’re not pulling your leg! Anyone in search of London properties for sale should certainly check out Elephant & Castle and Walworth. The Guardian recently highlighted it as one to watch, thanks to its excellent boozers, great eateries and reasonable house prices.
In some ways, Elephant & Castle has had a bad rap. Talk to people who actually live there and many tell of a place which has an incredibly strong sense of community, lively street markets and hidden gems.
Here, we take a look at homes for sale in Elephant & Castle, identify the area’s amenities and take a look at transport links.
What’s so Great About Elephant & Castle?
Located in south east London, Elephant & Castle is an area which is in the throes of regeneration. However, it’s resisted being taken over completely and still retains a distinctive edge. Yes, there are deprived areas here but Bayswater and Paddington have those as well and both are still regarded as desirable places to live. Look past the ugly roundabout and precinct and as the Guardian so rightly points out, you’ll find a high street relatively free from identikit chain stores and coffee shops. If you want individuality, you’ll get it here.
Add good schools, great Colombian cafes and a buzzing dance centre into the mix and you’ve got a pretty attractive area.
Properties for sale in Elephant & Castle suit those in search of an area of central London with relatively reasonable house prices and an area with residents prepared to say hello on the street and help each other out.
The area is home to red brick houses and a high number of Victorian terraces. There are new build apartments, period conversions and warehouse apartments in developments such as The Jam Factory to consider as well.
Homes for sale in Elephant & Castle range from two bedroom ex-local authority flats priced at around £235,000 to Victorian terraces for £400,000 and modern houses priced at around £350,000. You’ll also find two bedroom period conversions from £220,000. A two bedroom flat in a modern development on Crampton Street costs around £340,000.
At the top end of the price spectrum, there are three bedroom penthouses in Strata, Walworth, for a cool £1million.
Flats for sale in Elephant & Castle benefit from good transport links. Buy or rent here and you will be able to access the Northern and Bakerloo lines. There are fast and regular overground trains to Blackfriars and St Pancras. You can be at either in 20 minutes.
Check the My Homes Unlimited listings for flats for sale in Elephant & Castle.