London’s parks provide an oasis of peace and nature in the midst of the city’s hubbub – no wonder we all want to live near them.
London is host to some beautiful parks and many, such as Regent’s Park, were created in the 1800s to attract the aristocracy, who were used to sprawling acres of green, to the city.
From Hampstead Heath’s magnificent views to the 650 free roaming deer in Richmond a stroll through the park is a chance to step back from the frantic pace of London life and take stock.
Research from Rentonomy London shows that there is a direct relation between rent prices and proximity to parks in zones 1, 2 and 3. The average rent for a property less than half a kilometer away from a park is £400. Rents for properties up to 1km away were a significant 25% lower.
The top 5 most expensive parks to live near are:
1. Eaton Square, SW1 – £1011 avg. weekly rent
2. Hyde Park, W2 – £1003 avg. weekly rent
3. Berkeley Square, SW1 – £996 avg. weekly rent
4. Hans Place, SW1 – £980 avg. weekly rent
5. Belgrave Square, SW1 – £978 avg. weekly rent
Dolphin Square is set in three and a half acres of private landscaped gardens with a riverside tennis court and a short walk from gorgeous Battersea Park. Rents start at £300 per week and are inclusive of 24 hour security, water, heating and cable TV.