The pretty London suburb named the best place to live in the city

London is arguably one of the best cities in the world, but certain suburbs within the capital outshine the rest.

One suburb in south-west London has been named the best place to live in the city thanks to its gorgeous green spaces and wealth of independent shops.

Teddington in the borough of Richmond was chosen by The Times to hold the prestigious title of best suburb to live in London for 2021, and it’s easy to see why.

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The publication praises Teddington for its variety of shopping opportunities, pointing out that while other parts of the city have seen shops closing, here the “list of independents has only grown in 2021”.

The Teddington bridge is used by pedestrians and cyclists to cross the river Thames

For those living in the leafy suburb, there is something for everyone including gorgeous and varied spots of nature.

Visitors to the area will find many joggers and walkers soaking up the gorgeous outdoor spaces, such as the 1,000-acre stretch of Bushy Park.

According to The Times, Teddington “nails the sweet spot between practical and aspirational”.

Teddington Richmond
The stunning homes in the neighbourhood ooze sophistication
(Image: James Mayer)

Teddington’s well connected transport links are also a big factor in its position as the best place to live in London.

The Times noted the area’s “frequent services to Clapham Junction and Waterloo (from 35 minutes)”, while “the M3 and M25 aren’t far away, and Heathrow airport is about a 20-minute drive”.

The publication adds: “There’s no main road through Teddington, adding to its rural charm.”

Property prices in the area are understandably quite high, with an average house price of £830,558 over the past year, according to Rightmove.

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The majority of property sales in Teddington over the last year were reportedly terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £863,442.

Flats sold for an average of £452,812, while semi-detached properties averaged at £1,110,710.

Overall, property prices in Teddington over the last year were 10 per cent up on the previous year and 10 percent up on the 2018 peak of £751,772.

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