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The 10 London neighbourhoods with the best quality of life

10. Battersea, SW11 — £855,433 ($1,147,944)

10. Battersea, SW11 — £855,433 ($1,147,944)

Battersea ranked best for the quality of its local schools. It's also home to Battersea Park, a 200-acre green space on the south bank of the Thames.

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9. Earl's Court, SW5 — £1,292,597 ($1,735,744)

9. Earl's Court, SW5 — £1,292,597 ($1,735,744)

Earl's Court is known for its transport connections, and proximity to open space — it's just a short walk away from Holland Park.

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8. Parson's Green, SW6 — £1,044,184 ($1,402,167)

8. Parson's Green, SW6 — £1,044,184 ($1,402,167)

Parson's Green has a number of Ofsted-approved schools in the neighbourhood and is a rapidly developing area, rated highly for its level of building activity.

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7. Hampstead, NW3 — £1,296,364 ($1,740,803)

7. Hampstead, NW3 — £1,296,364 ($1,740,803)

One of the prettiest parts of London, Hampstead is known for its ample open space — Hampstead Heath covers 320 hectares of land. The area also has plenty of good schools, as well as restaurants, bars, and shops.

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6. Barnsbury, N1 — £778,409 ($1,045,275)

6. Barnsbury, N1 — £778,409 ($1,045,275)

Barnsbury's high quality schools, development activity, and proximity to open green space makes it a desirable place to live for families.

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5. Paddington, W2 — £1,313,016 ($1,763,164)

5. Paddington, W2 — £1,313,016 ($1,763,164)

Paddington scored best for its transport accessibility and closeness to green spaces, with a number of parks and gardens in the area.

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4. King's Cross, N1C — £778,409 ($1,045,275)

4. King's Cross, N1C — £778,409 ($1,045,275)

In recent years, King's Cross has become a hip area to live in London thanks to the renovation of Granary Square, which is home to trendy restaurants and bars.

Unsurprisingly, the neighbourhood ranked highest for its excellent transport connections, not only within London but also nationally — and internationally, with the Eurostar terminals of St. Pancras just a short walk away.

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3. Clapham, SW4 — £761,625 ($1,022,737)

3. Clapham, SW4 — £761,625 ($1,022,737)

Clapham ranked well thanks to the area's high quality schools, closeness to green spaces — such as Clapham Common — and excellent transport connections.

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2. Shepherd's Bush, W12 — £685,215 ($920,131)

2. Shepherd's Bush, W12 — £685,215 ($920,131)

Shepherd's Bush scored highest for its proximity to open space and development activity, as a quickly growing area. There are also plenty of shops in the area where residents can pick up groceries.

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1. Bermondsey, SE1 — £784,679 ($1,053,694)

1. Bermondsey, SE1 — £784,679 ($1,053,694)

Bermondsey ranked in first place thanks to its many transport connections and high volume of development activity in the area.

"Bermondsey has risen rapidly over the last few years to become a hotspot for families and professionals, winning on the desirability factor due to combined affordability and access to all the things that make life easier, including that elusive London village feel," Louisa Brodie, Head of Search and Acquisitions at Banda Property, who commissioned the research, said in a press release.

It's also a relatively more affordable place to live. "House prices have seen 49% growth in the last five years, but it remains good value compared with its counterparts north of the river," Brodie said.

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