Our series on London’s best neighbourhoods continues with a look at properties to rent in SE24. Over the past few months, we’ve been taking a look at the areas of London which offer value for money, character, excellent amenities and good transport links. Home to Herne Hill and Dulwich Village, SE24 is leafy, very Victorian and largely self-contained.
Here, we take a look at properties to rent in SE24, identify the area’s amenities and transport links.
What’s so great about SE24?
So, why should you seriously consider properties to rent in SE24? After all, it’s not exactly in the heart of the capital. But that’s the whole point. Living in Herne Hill is attractive to those in search of affordable accommodation within a desirable area which blends easy access to the capital with gorgeous green spaces.
It’s a place from which to escape the big smoke without actually fully leaving it and facing a time-consuming commute. Live here and you’ll have access to excellent leisure facilities, including the Lido on Dulwich Road and Herne Hill Stadium, a cutting-edge running arena. You’ve also got festival favourite Brockwell Park, one of London’s finest open spaces.
Properties to rent in SE24 appeal mainly to the capital’s 30 and 40-somethings. Clapham’s bars and restaurants are within easy reach and social animals have some excellent old school boozers to choose from in Herne Hill itself. The shopping is perfectly adequate and if you want flagship stores and wider choice, there are plenty of fast and frequent bus and rail services to the West End.
Housing Stock and Monthly Rentals
If you want glossy new loft apartments and riverside flats, head for Surrey Quays and other recently redeveloped areas. Properties to rent in SE24 tend to be either period conversions or 1930s semis. Herne Hill is renowned for its Victorian and Edwardian terraces, semis and villas, and also purpose-built thirties’ mansion blocks. You will also find some mid-20th century ex-local authority high rise blocks, but in the main part, it’s period central.
As ever, how much you pay in rent depends on exactly what you want.
For example, ex-local authority properties to rent in SE24 can be as inexpensive as £800pcm. Two bedroom flats in purpose-built, low-rise blocks tend to be let out for around £1,000pcm.
If you want a swanky one bedroom apartment on Norwood Road however, you can expect to pay £1,250pcm for the privilege. Wyneham Road is a little cheaper, with one beds available to let for £1,100pcm.
Head over to West Dulwich and you’ll find spacious, three bedroom maisonettes to let for around £1,500pcm.
Perhaps the only down side to properties to rent in SE24 is the glaring lack of tube stations. Having said that, the rail and bus services are good enough to make an absence of Underground stations. Rent here and you’ll enjoy easy access to one or more of the following overground railway stations: North Dulwich, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill and East Dulwich. Services run to Battersea, Blackfriars, Elephant, London Bridge, Mitcham and Victoria. Brixton is the nearest tube station.
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