The 5 best places to live in London have been revealed

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The best places to live in London have been revealed – but has your area made the cut?

If you’re on the cusp of making a move within the city, then you might want to consider these places first before signing on the dotted line.

That’s because the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2018 has revealed the areas in the Big Smoke that are proving to be a cut above the rest right now.

The guide considered factors including jobs, schools, culture and community spirit before concluding on its top 10.

“Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll make,” said Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home Editor.

“There is much to celebrate, and Britain is scattered with thriving towns and villages, cool cities and suburbs, though people may be surprised how many traditional favourites haven’t made the cut in 2018.”

Take a look at the top scoring places for 2018:

5. Herne Hill

Community spirit was among the factors that saw Herne Hill make the cut. 

4. Furzedown

Not only is Furzedown more affordable than Balham, but it’s “less gritty than Streatham, with leafy side streets and a vibrant community spirit.”

3. Fulham

Fulham’s rich food and culture offerings make it a good place to live. 

2. Clapton

Coming in at a close second, it had to be Clapton. The east area of London is seriously hip. Enough said. 

1. Bermondsey 

From its buzzing food places and culture, Bermondsey has a lot to offer which is why it scooped the top spot from Peckham.

“Bermondsey’s ranking as the best place to live in London reflects the rise of an area that epitomises the modern urban good life,” writes the guide.

“Its residents are typically young, affluent and often reside in photogenic lofts in converted warehouses, while railway arches are fast being converted into galleries, bars and restaurants.”

For the full top 10 list, visit The Times

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