10 homes Within Walking Distance of a South London Park

 

Since Covid changed the way we live, being within walking distance of a park or green space has gone from being a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ for property buyers. According to a 2017 study by the World Health Organisation, urban green spaces can promote mental and physical health, alleviating stress and supporting physical activity. Urban parks are the primary source of green space for Londoners and so we’ve picked 10 homes within walking distance of a South London Park on the market right now…

1. Clapham Common

Clapham Common is one of South London’s most famous and oldest green spaces spanning between Clapham, Battersea and Balham. At the centre of its 220-acre expanse is a bandstand regenerated in 2005 to its former glory. Aside from its copious green spaces, old trees, and other flora, it is home to three ponds, two of which are used for angling, and a variety of sporting facilities including a running track, bowling green, cricket and football pitches and a skateboard venue. Clapham Common is also host to numerous music festivals including Colourscape and Eurodance and other annual events, giving it a reputation for lively summer fun.

Clapham Common  

Ashbury Road

£630,000
2 Bed | 2 Bathroom

A well-presented two-bedroom apartment with generous living spaces and a fully fitted kitchen. It also boasts its own private patio garden. The property benefits from a communal roof terrace.

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2. Elephant Park

Elephant Park is at the heart of the regeneration of Elephant and Castle and is the largest new green space to be developed in London for 70 years. Developed as a 2-acre green hub around which the regeneration of the area could be focused, the first phase of Elephant Park opened in 2017 providing residents with sweeping lawn areas, natural play spaces and retail outlets from coffee shops to street food set seamlessly along its boundary. The Park remains under development with a soon to complete landmark Pavilion centred around a London plane tree that will offer food and beverage kiosks, a function room and an immense roof terrace from which to enjoy views of the local area.

Elephant park by the park  

Heygate Street

£750,000
2 Bed | 2 Bathroom

In the heart of Elephant & Castle, this beautifully presented 771 sq.ft. two-bedroom apartment boasts a private balcony providing exceptional views across the South London skyline.

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3. Battersea Park

From London’s newest park to one of its oldest, Battersea Park has its origins in the Victorian era. Its design focuses on a large riverside promenade, ancient trees and a grand lake. Feature areas include a beautiful Old English Garden, a pretty bandstand, a large fountain, war memorial and a sub-tropical garden. For those who are more active, there are a range of sports facilities including tennis courts, all weather pitches, the Millennium Arena and even a Go Ape centre providing stunning views across Battersea from the treetops. There are also children’s play areas and Battersea Park Zoo.

Battersea Park London property  

Stevenson House, Latchmere Road

OIEO £300,000
1 Bed | 1 Bathroom

This beautifully presented ample one-bedroom apartment with wooden floors throughout and generous built-in storage sits in the heart of Battersea with access to Battersea Park in under 10 minutes.

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4. Putney Heath

Putney Heath is unlike the other parks in our list and is characterised by sprawling heathland strewn with clusters of large trees. It is popular with dog walkers and ramblers. One of the least cultivated parklands on the list, the 400-acre Putney Heath provides a natural environment with an abundance of history where you might once have witnessed Charles II running horses, a duel between Brydges and Compton or the capture of notorious highwayman Abershaw in the Green Man pub. The village green to the northeast corner of Putney Heath is home to the Roehampton Cricket Club.

Putney Heath property by the park London  

Wagtail Court

£870,000
3 Bed | 2 Bathroom

Wrapped by an expansive balcony this large penthouse apartment features high specification interiors with generous living spaces and bedrooms; all within easy reach of Putney’s transport links and the wilderness of Putney Heath.

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5. Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt Park is the flagship park of Hammersmith and Fulham. At the core of the park is the lake, a relic of the moat that surrounded the 13th century Paddenswick Manor. The Park offers a range of facilities including The Tea House and W6 Garden Centre Cafe and a range of sporting pitches and courts (tennis, football, basketball and netball). For children, there are five play areas, a paddling pool and a sandpit; in the summer a kid’s beach features.

Ravenscourt Park property near the park London  

Albion Place

OIEO £475,000
1 Bed | 1 Bathroom

This luxury one-bedroom apartment in a gated development offers generous open plan living and kitchen spaces with a large bedroom comprising built-in storage.

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6. Camberwell Green

One of the smallest parks on our list, Camberwell Green is just 2.5 acres and is set out as a formal park in the traditional London style. It contains a small play area for children and intersecting pathways with planting and lawns between.

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Camberwell Passage

OIEO £500,000
2 Bed | 1 Bathroom

This stunning two-bedroom property is part of the Camber on the Green development overlooking Camberwell Green. The apartment provides expansive high specification living spaces complemented by a large balcony overlooking the green.


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7. Norbury Park

This simple park offers large lawns with mature trees to the boundary of the space. At the middle of the park is a professional BMX bike track. There is also a children’s playground and a basketball court.

norbury park property in London  

Norbury Crescent

OIEO £650,000
4 Bed | 3 Bathroomv

This large well-maintained property offers four large bedrooms, an impressive entrance hallway, three generous reception rooms and a conservatory. Mature gardens feature. It also benefits from a detached single garage and driveway parking.


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8. Kennington Park

The remnants of Kennington Common, this public park was created in the mid-19th Century. Kennington Common was the location of the 1848 Chartist Rally as well as being famed as a platform for orators from a variety of backgrounds and causes. For cricket buffs, the park remains a must-visit as one of the earliest London cricket venues. Today, for sports and fitness enthusiasts, the park is home to a Fitness Trail, tennis courts and Astroturf pitches for football and netball as well as cricket and other grass sports pitches. The Old English Flower Garden has been caringly restored and sits at the core of Kennington Park, a beautiful area to relax and enjoy nature in the city. Perhaps this is the reason that Bee Urban chose the park as its base from which it promotes ecologically sound urban farming, in particular bee keeping. A new playground was opened in 2008 and a café also creates a hub around which residents gather.

Kensington park london property  

Clapham Road

£470,000
2 Bed | 2 Bathroom

A large two-bedroom split-level apartment with generous living spaces and a master bedroom boasting its own en-suite. The property enjoys two allocated parking spaces and is just a stone’s throw from Oval Underground Station.

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9. Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is the only Royal Park on our list and sits at the heart of the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site. Here you can stand on the Prime Meridian, the reference point for Greenwich Mean Time, explore tree lined avenues, visit stunning gardens, look to the sky from London’s only planetarium housed at The Royal Observatory, discover a wild deer park, or sample the fruits of the Queen’s Orchard. The Park also has three cafés, a children’s play park and a tennis centre. The Park is currently undergoing a significant regeneration called “Greenwich Park Revealed” which is due to complete in 2024.

London property near Greenwich Park  

Norman Road

£530,000
2 Bed | 2 Bathroom

A spacious fifth floor apartment in the new Hilton’s Wharf development, the property is designed for modern living with open plan living spaces adjoining a generous private balcony.


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10. Burgess Park

The recently transformed Burgess Park is Southwark’s largest park and offers a plethora of sporting and lifestyle facilities. With the Park Life Cafe in the middle of the park, planted gardens, a large lake and vibrant children’s play areas, there is something for everyone. Sporting facilities include a sports centre with football, rugby and cricket pitches, tennis courts, fishing, a 5km running route and a 400m professional BMX track.

Londons property near Burgess Park  

Crampton Street

£475,000
1 Bed | 1 Bathroom

This unique property sits in the Pullens Conservation area. Located on the first floor the property boasts high ceilings and other period features including fireplaces and wooden flooring.

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