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Best areas to live in London for families

London isn’t always considered a family-friendly city to live in, but there are actually plenty of areas in London that are perfect for families with children. Whether you already have children and are looking to move or are thinking about starting a family, here are our top picks of the best areas for families in London.


Greenwich is filled with history and is a beautiful place to bring up children. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area, including the Naval College, the Royal Observatory, a good selection of museums as well as many markets to explore. Greenwich also offers a good number of good schools, such as the Harris Academy, which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in every category by Ofsted. The DLR also runs through Greenwich, making it easy for those working in Canary Wharf or The City.

We currently have a stunning two-bedroom apartment available in the popular Enderby Wharf development, in the heart of Greenwich.


Blackheath is probably one of London’s prettiest and most welcoming neighbourhoods for families. Filled with many independent shops, restaurants and bars, it truly feels like a village, moments away from the hustle and bustle of London. In Blackheath you’ll find a baker, florist, butcher, and a farmers market – the ideal place to spend your weekends with your children. And even though there’s no tube, you can still get to work in the City or Canary Wharf in around 20 minutes. There are some good schools in the area, such as John Ball and All Saints being popular primary school choices while Blackheath High School also has a current pass rate of 100% for A levels, with 69% of those grades being A*, A, or B.

We currently have a stunning three-bedroom apartment available in the sought-after Graystone House development, in the heart of Blackheath.

Crystal Palace

Close to the city centre, Crystal Palace is an ideal place to live in for families as house prices are still relatively low compared to other areas of the capital. With a large park as well as trendy independent shops and bars, Crystal Palace is one of the best places in the capital for great weekend strolls with your family. There are also many good schools in Crystal Palace such as Paxton in Woodland Road that has been judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. There is no tube in Crystal Palace, but you’ll find several train stations in the area that will take you directly to the centre of London.

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