Leafy and leisurely, smart and prosperous, Wimbledon is the countryside in London, with a charming village centre and a vast, wonderful common that stretches to Putney Vale.
Houses and luxury apartments bordering this semi-wooded expanse command the highest prices. New developments are quite rare and tend to be small infill schemes or one-off houses, making Wimbledon Hill Park, a scheme of 82 homes in 19 acres of grounds, somewhat special. The walled estate, formerly Atkinson Morley Hospital, has a mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles. The luxury interiors would not be out of place in Chelsea or Kensington, and residents can make use of concierge services, gym and residents’ club. Show homes are open for viewing. Prices from £1.15 million. Call Berkeley Homes on 020 8003 6139.
Nearby Marryat Place, pictured, has six substantial semis, up to 3,534sq ft, with a double-height entrance atrium and huge open-plan super-rooms opening onto a garden. Prices from £2.8 million. Call Berkeley Homes on 020 3697 9330.