Hi everyone, my husband and I have been based outside of London during the pandemic which has honestly been wonderful - but we miss the city so much, and can’t wait to move back when we are due back in the office (can’t wait to go back to normality soon!). We used to be based in Fulham but we are newlyweds and trying for a baby, and SW London just ticks all the boxes for us. We have tentatively started looking at houses to buy, but we don’t know the area very well and haven’t been able to visit for obvious (COVID) reasons. It’s totally overwhelming trying to narrow down our list between BTC, Nightingale Triangle, Bellevue Village.
We’re planning on educating our children privately so don’t care about school catchments or how close to stations we are... The question I have for NVN is possibly going to rub some people the wrong way, and I apologise. But can anyone rank BTC, Nightingale Triangle and Bellevue Village on general ‘niceness’ of the area? I mean based on tidiness, traffic, types of people who live there, community feel, cute local shops (and I’m not talking about things like takeaway fast food, but rather sweet cafes, furniture stores, boutiques etc). Please don’t include house prices in the consideration at all, I really just want to know which areas/streets are the loveliest
in SW11/SW12/SW17 and which you would most love to live in if price/commute/schools weren’t a consideration
Aside from general preference between the three areas, I would also really really appreciate if anyone can tell me if there’s any roads in particular that you really love, especially if talking about BTC or Nightingale as these are larger areas than Bellevue?
(PS: To give you an idea of what we like, in an ideal world we would buy in the toast rack, but the 4m+ price tag puts it totally out of reach for us!)
Thanks so much for any insight you can provide!