Overview

Southfields, nestled within Zone 3 of London’s sprawling metropolis, transforms each summer into a tennis enthusiast’s paradise, thanks to the proximity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Beyond the Wimbledon fortnight, Southfields offers a serene, village-like ambiance, characterized by its leafy avenues, diverse local businesses, and a strong sense of community. This neighborhood effortlessly marries accessibility to London’s heart with the peaceful charm of suburban living, making it an appealing choice for families and young professionals alike.

Historical Footnotes

  • Southfields Station annually transforms in celebration of Wimbledon, showcasing creative thematic decorations.
  • The Fazl Mosque, London’s first mosque, marks a significant cultural landmark within the community.
  • The literary legacy of George Eliot and the historical significance of the Battle of Turnham Green further enrich Southfields’ cultural tapestry.

Architectural Highlights

From the inception of Southfields’ development in the late 19th century, the area known as ‘The Grid’ has defined its residential landscape, featuring predominantly Edwardian terraces. Noteworthy is the Art Nouveau Frame Foods baby food factory, now repurposed into apartments, illustrating the area’s architectural evolution. Properties range from the historic Victorian and Edwardian to contemporary flats in developments like Dickens Yard, catering to varied preferences and lifestyles.

Culinary and Social Hub

Culinary Delights

Southfields prides itself on a diverse dining scene from the beloved Olive Garden and Thai Girder to modern staples like Franco Manca.

Pubs and Bars

The area boasts award-winning gastropubs such as The Earl Spencer, alongside traditional spots like The Old Fields, perfect for a classic pub experience.

Cultural and Recreational Venues

  • The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Southfields Theatre Group offer cultural enrichment and entertainment options.
  • The Questors Theatre and OPEN Ealing further contribute to the area’s vibrant arts scene.

Daily Conveniences and Shopping

  • From antiques at 243 Decorative Antiques to French delicacies at Chanteroy, Southfields caters to niche and everyday shopping needs alike.
  • The Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre and local farmers’ markets provide a comprehensive retail experience, underscoring the area’s blend of convenience and community.

Green Spaces

Southfields is surrounded by extensive greenery, from the sprawling Wimbledon Common to the more intimate settings of King George’s Park and Wimbledon Park, offering recreational activities for all ages.

 

Development and Connectivity

Recent property developments like luxury apartments signal ongoing growth, while Crossrail’s anticipated arrival has heightened interest in Southfields.

Transportation

Southfields’ excellent District Line connectivity, along with nearby rail services and comprehensive bus routes, ensures easy access to central London and beyond.

Educational Landscape

Southfields’ educational offerings are robust, featuring well-regarded schools such as Albemarle Primary and Southfields Academy. The area’s commitment to quality education is reflected in the variety of both state and private institutions within and around its confines, catering to a diverse community.

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Customer Reviews

Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
K T
K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
Wrapping up our time with the London Relocation team and it could not have been a better experience. From the get go, Sascha was super responsive to our initial inquiry, detailed, thorough and kind on our prelim and follow up calls, and on the viewing day Mel was amazing as well and such a great advocate for us when visiting the different units. We managed to secure the flat of our dreams and thanks to the help of the entire team who managed the go between with the leasing agent, the multi step process to rent was super smooth and clear. Never having rented in the UK before, my husband and I are certain that if left to our own devices, this would have been a challenging and painful experience and we're both so glad to have had the guidance from the entire London Relocation team the entire way through. We cannot recommend them enough to anyone and everyone, especially if you're new to renting in the UK.

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