This is officially the best part of London to live in

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Penelope Travers

The debate of South vs North London is one that has raged on for decades, with both sides of the river fiercely claiming their area is the coolest.

Now a new survey might have just put paid to all that, revealing what the best area of London to live in is. Are you ready for it?

And in the first place is... Clapham! Yes, thanks to its leafy and spacious common, buzzing nightlife and excellent transport links, SW4 has come up trumps.

It was found to be the perfect place to set up camp for pretty much everyone, from young professionals to families, party animals to homebodies.

Clapham Common

Clapham Common was one of the deciding factors

The City Living Survey by Time Out asked over 12,000 Londoners to rate their areas for everything from friendliness, family focus, affordability, bars and restaurants and accessibility. 

But North Londoners needn't be too disappointed, as Islington came in second in the top 20.

Check out the full list below...

  1. SW4 Clapham
  2. SW12 Balham
  3. N1 Islington
  4. E8 Hackney/Dalston
  5. E2 Bethnal Green
  6. SW2 Brixton
  7. E20 Olympic Park
  8. SW11 Battersea/Clapham Junction
  9. SW9 Stockwell
  10. SW17 Tooting
  11. N5 Highbury
  12. W10 North Kensington
  13. SE22 East Dulwich
  14. NW5 Kentish Town
  15. SE24 Herne Hill
  16. W4 Chiswick
  17. SE19 Upper Norwood
  18. W11 Notting Hill
  19. E18 Woodford
  20. NW1 Camden

Images: Thinkstock, Rex Features

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Penelope Travers

Penny Travers is a freelance writer covering anything from beauty and fashion to travel and lifestyle. She has a penchant for cheese, karaoke and shoes. Not necessarily in that order.

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