Inner-city hipsters may dismiss it as the land of the living dead, but suburbia is attracting a growing number of home hunters priced out of central London who are searching for new-build property.
Sidcup is less than 12 miles from Charing Cross, making for a quick commute to the West End. Sidcup High Street has recently had a facelift, while spirited locals have successfully campaigned for a Watirose.
Park View, pictured, is a new scheme of 25 homes. Two-bedroom apartments cost from £335,000, and three-bedroom houses are priced up to £475,000. Call developer Hill on 0808 178 9063.