The best property hotspots south London has to offer

If you're looking to buy a property in London this year, there are plenty of bustling areas to choose from, especially in south London. Whether you have your perfect dream home in mind or want to be pleasantly surprised, here are some key areas south of the river to bear in mind when you begin your search.

Peckham
If you crave the middle ground between the rush of quirky Brixton and the refined village-feel of Dulwich (but at a reasonable price), then Peckham is one of our top picks. The SE15 area is a great location for transport and provides all of the personality, local amenities and attractions that south London has to offer.
Average flat price: £400,000 - £450,000
Average house price: £700,000 - £750,000
Average overall property value: £450,00 - £500,000

Blackheath
Fancy boutiques and outdoor café tables give Blackheath the air of a prosperous small country village. This area is highly sought-after by families who wish for a more relaxed space, a strong sense of community and top-performing schools. The conservatoire, meanwhile, a purpose-built cultural complex and vibrant local institution, offers a range of activities for children and adults.
Average flat price: £450,000 - £500,000
Average house price: £1,000,000 - £1,500,000
Average overall property value: £600,000 - £650,000

East Dulwich
This location contains one of the most fascinating and varied shopping streets in south London, with a new comprehensive school being built on the Dulwich hospital site and a Picturehouse cinema on Lordship Lane that rivals Brixton's Ritzy cinema. With many great local amenities and a strong sense of community in this area, the majority of residents stay here for the long-term.
Average flat price: £450,000 - £500,000
Average house price: £900,000 - £950,000
Average overall property value: £600,000 - £650,000

Greenwich
Known as the place where east meets west, Greenwich in south east London boasts some of the capital's best architectural and cultural highlights, welcoming waves of tourists every year to mingle within an active community. While Greenwich could be seen as quieter than other areas, there is still plenty to do. After taking in the stunning view of the Thames, feel free to check out the fascinating museums and thriving markets.
Average flat price: £450,000 - £500,000
Average house price: £1,000,000 - £1,500,000
Average overall property value: £550,000 - £600,000

Honor Oak
With the arrival of the Overground linking to Hoxton and Shoreditch, good schools and a hilly landscape with spectacular views over the city, the south east neighbourhood of Honor Oak is increasingly popular among young families priced out of more expensive areas like Clapham and Balham. Neighbouring Honor Oak, Forest Hill is home to one of the most eccentric and child-friendly museums, the Horniman, as well as a swimming pool and leisure centre.
Average flat price: £400,000 - £450,000
Average house price: £850,000 - £900,000
Average overall property value: £500,000 - £550,000

Nunhead
Situated between East Dulwich and Peckham, south east London neighbourhood Nunhead revolves around its tucked away high-street, which is home to independent fishmongers, bakers and butchers. There has recently been some renovation in the area; the greenery has been transformed with new planting and seating while shop fronts have been improved - making Nunhead one of south east London's best kept secret locations.
Average flat price: £400,000 - £450,000
Average house price: £800,000 - £850,000
Average overall property value: £550,000 - £600,000

Wherever you decide to buy your next home, we at Roy Brooks are here to help with every step of the way. For more information about buying or selling a home in south London, please contact us on 020 8299 3021.
We also offer a free instant online valuation so you can see how much your property could be worth on the current market.