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Greenwich revealed as one of London’s most sought after ‘villages’ -Smart City Rooms
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Greenwich revealed as one of London’s most sought after ‘villages’

Posted by Jenny on December 16, 2016
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Recent Zoopla research revealed that Greenwich is one of London’s most sought after ‘villages’, so it’s not a surprise that the area has seen a 57% increase in average property prices to £651,245 in the last 12 months. However, according to home.co.uk, Greenwich is one of London’s more affordable boroughs in terms of renting, with the current rental average £1,690 per month, less than the London average of £2,685.

 

The popularity of London’s so-called ‘villages’ stems from the fact they usually have plenty of green space, independent shops and restaurants, and a strong sense of community. But what makes Greenwich so special?

 

Greenwich town lies along the bank of the River Thames, south of Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, and is set on the edge of Zone 2. With two stations – Cutty Sark and Greenwich, residents enjoy quick access to Canary Wharf, Bank, and further afield.

 

As well as having good transport links, Greenwich is home to one of the largest parks in London, some of the most famous museums, and the majestic Cutty Sark – a 19th-century tea clipper that once sailed between Britain and China.

 

In Greenwich Market you can find a range of clothes, antiques, and gifts, not to mention numerous street food stalls serving up Caribbean, Italian and Vietnamese delights.

 

Popular with families and commuters, it’s no surprise that Greenwich is one of London’s most sought after areas to live.

 

Want to find out more about this southeast London gem? Check out our Greenwich area guide.

 

Or, if you’re looking for a room to rent in Greenwich, use our room search facility or get in touch with us on 020 7078 0215, or email hello@smartcityrooms.com.