Walworth in postcode SE17 is so close to the West End that it gets into the large print pages of the A-Z. Remarkably, it has been an unloved district, mainly because of the area’s gritty council estates.
But there are some period gems such as Sutherland Square, which has Victorian houses, and perceptions of the area are beginning to change as streets smarten up on the back of regeneration at nearby Elephant & Castle. Park View on Brandon Street is a boutique scheme of nine apartments. Prices from £400,000 to £999,950. Call Caddington Blue on 020 7407 6033.
Another reason to invest here is the redevelopment of the giant Aylesbury Estate, which is yielding new homes for sale. Harvard Gardens, the next phase, launches next month. Call L&Q on 0844 406 9800.