The best places to live in London for 2019 have been revealed

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The areas in London for optimum job satisfaction and overall quality of life have been revealed by The Sunday Times – but has the part of the capital you call home made the cut?

If you currently live in London and you’re on the cusp of making a move within the city, of if you are thinking of moving here for the first time, 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 2019 has revealed the best places to live in the UK by city (101 locations officially made the cut this year). And according to the annual report, these are the areas in the Big Smoke proving to be a cut above the rest right now.

The guide, now in its seventh year, considered factors including house prices, jobs, schools, close proximity to family, commute, culture and community spirit, as well as analysing the crime rate and level of air pollution in each area, before concluding on its top 10 best places to reside in the UK capital.

So, without further ado, here are the top five places to live in London for the best possible quality of life 2019.

  • 5. Blackheath

    Home to the start of the London Marathon, this pretty village in south east London comes in at number five. 

    Boasting a number of independent shops, pubs and restaurants alongside an excellent Sunday Farmer’s Market, Blackheath offers room to breathe while still offering transport links to central London. 

  • 4. Bermondsey

    SE1 may have slipped three places this year after it took the top spot in 2018, but this vibrant spot south of the river still has a lot going for it. 

    Lying just to the East of London Bridge, Bermondsey offers a variety of trendy cafés and restaurants alongside it’s mix of industrial and modern architecture.

  • 3. Belgravia

    There’s no denying it: Belgravia just sounds fancy. However, surrounded by underground links at Victoria, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner there’s more to this zone one location than the name, and with Hyde Park just to the North, there’s no shortage of green space either. 

  • 2. Battersea

    Across the river from Belgravia lies Battersea, home to a large, leafy park and a bunch of new restaurants courtesy of the development at Battersea power station. The Battersea Park Children’s Zoo and Go Ape course make this area a fun and exciting place for young families in particular. 

  • Isle of Dogs

    Coming in at number one is the only location on this list which doesn’t begin with the letter B: The Isle of Dogs. 

    Surrounded on three sides by the river, this Tower Hamlets district has a sense of community which gives it a distinct character - despite being home to both quiet, canal-side residential areas and the looming towers of Canary Wharf. 

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