Elephant & Castle fades into Walworth, an uncelebrated district on the cusp of Zone 1. Two of the area’s sprawling council estates — the former Heygate and the Aylesbury — are at last receiving some well overdue attention in an attempt to dig this area out of the doldrums.
Along with a proposed Bakerloo line extension, the redevelopment and regeneration are attracting new home buyers to this district, where colourful, quirky East Street Market and Sir John Soane’s wonderful Church of St Peter in Liverpool Grove are among the attractions. BASE17, above, named after the area postcode, is a scheme of 140 flats on a former car park site that will be ready next year. Prices from £430,000. Call KFH on 020 3486 2250.
Nearby Park View in Brandon Street is a boutique scheme of nine apartments. Prices from £625,000. Call Caddington Blue on 020 7407 6033. Coming soon is Harvard Gardens, the latest phase of private sale homes at the Aylesbury Estate. Call L&Q on 0844 406 9800.