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London Suburb Safety

 

Key
Rent £ = Cheap. £££££ = Expensive
Transport 1 = Great.  5 = Poor
Safety 1 = Safe.  5 = Unsafe
Nightlife 1 = Great.  5 = Poor

Suburb Location Safety Price Nightlife Transport Comments
Notting Hill West 1 ££££ 2 2 beautiful streets & houses, fashionable but expensive. 
Marble Arch West 1 ££££ 3 1 expensive, quiet inner city living.
West Kensington West 1 ££££ 3 2 beautiful streets & houses, fashionable but expensive.
South Kensington South West 1 ££££ 3 2 beautiful streets & houses, fashionable but expensive.
St Johns Wood North West 1 ££££ 4 2 A beautiful, expensive suburb, popular with diplomats.
Warwick Avenue North West 1 ££££ 4 2 beautiful, expensive suburb. Walk to Notting Hill & Little Venice.
Bayswater West 1 ££££ 4 2 expensive, quiet inner city living.
Lancaster Gate West 1 ££££ 4 2 expensive, quiet inner city living.
Queensway West 1 ££££ 4 2 expensive, quiet inner city living.
Holborn Central 1 £££££ 2 1 Central location, few accomodation options.
Sloane Square South West 1 £££££ 2 2 For the rich & famous, expensive and central.
Chancery Lane Central 1 £££££ 3 1 A busy business area, but some nice inner city side streets.
Knightsbridge Central 1 £££££ 3 1 For the rich & famous, expensive and central.
Docklands South East 1 £££££ 3 2 Expensive central apartments,concrete & modern, bit lifeless in weekends.
Neasden North West 2 £ 5 4 quiet, cheap suburb.
Ealing Broadway West 2 ££ 3 3 A fair way to Central London but a nice suburb with bars & pubs.
Ealing Common West 2 ££ 3 3 A fair way to Central London but a nice suburb with bars & pubs.
Dollis Hill North West 2 ££ 5 4 quiet, cheap suburb.
Finchley Rd North West 2 £££ 3 3 Fairly central suburb, with the O2 Shopping Centre. Good tube line.
Chiswick Park West 2 £££ 3 3 A quiet leafy suburb with some upmarket bars & pubs. Close to Heathrow.
East Putney South West 2 £££ 3 4 A nice area with some good pubs and bars.
Parsons Green South West 2 £££ 3 3 A nice area with some good pubs and bars.
Putney Bridge South West 2 £££ 3 1 Great bars and clubs, and well priced. Hassle free train to Central London
Wimbledon South West 2 £££ 3 1 Great bars and clubs, and well priced. Hassle free train to Central London
Swiss Cottage North West 2 £££ 4 3 Fairly central suburb, with the O2 Shopping Centre. Good tube line.
Tuffnell Park North 2 £££ 4 3 quiet, fairly cheap suburb.
Turnham Green West 2 £££ 4 3 A quiet leafy suburb.
Aldgate Central 2 £££ 4 2 Inner city living, close to the bars of Old Street.
Kew Gardens South West 2 £££ 4 3 An expensive leafy suburb, a long commute.
Tottenham Court Rd Central 2 ££££ 1 1 Inner city living on the doorstep of Soho.
Richmond South West 2 ££££ 2 1 Expensive, on the river. Parklands & a village feel. Train to Central London.
West Hampstead North West 2 ££££ 3 1 Fairly expensive suburb, with excellent overland train to central London.
Earls Court West 2 ££££ 3 1 Good tube links, these suburbs are fairly expensive, with good pubs and bars. 
High St Kensington West 2 ££££ 3 2 beautiful streets & houses, fashionable but expensive.
Kensington Olympia West 2 ££££ 3 3 beautiful streets & houses, fashionable but expensive.
West Brompton South West 2 ££££ 3 2 Leafy suburb with great pubs and bars, reasonably priced & fairly central.
London Bridge South 2 ££££ 3 1 Central on banks of Thames, some great warehouses, but expensive
Victoria South 2 ££££ 3 1 expensive living, but central location close to the Thames. 
Waterloo South 2 ££££ 3 1 expensive living, but central location close to the Thames. 
Greenwich Village South East 2 ££££ 3 3 a great spot, with cafes & a village feel, close to the river & parkland. 
North Greenwich South East 2 ££££ 3 3 a great spot, with cafes & a village feel, close to the river & parkland. 
Maida Vale North West 2 ££££ 4 2 beautiful, expensive suburb. Walk to Notting Hill & Little Venice.
Hampstead North 2 ££££ 4 3 An affluent suburb, it is safe and quiet, with beautiful parklands.
Farringdon Central 2 £££££ 2 1 Great inner city living, quiet but expensive. Walk to Central London
Liverpool St Central 2 £££££ 2 1 Walk to the CBD. Great nightlife, fairly expensive & less green than West.
Russel Square Central 2 £££££ 2 1 Great inner city living, quiet but expensive. Walk to Central London
Hyde Park Corner Central 2 £££££ 3 1 For the rich & famous, expensive and central.
Canary Wharf South East 2 £££££ 3 2 Expensive central apartments,concrete & modern, bit lifeless in weekends.
Canada Water South East 2 £££££ 4 2 Expensive central apartments,concrete & modern, bit lifeless in weekends.
Wembley North West 3 £ 3 4 cheap suburb, a long commute to Central London.
Leytonstone North East 3 £ 3 4 popular with South Africans, cheap spot. 
Southfields South West 3 £ 4 4 A long slow tube line, but fairly cheap suburb close to Wimbledon.
Cricklewood North West 3 ££ 3 2 Cheap suburb with excellent overland train to central London. 
Willesden Green North West 3 ££ 3 3 quiet, cheap suburb, popular with young travellers. Some good pubs.
Chalk Farm North 3 ££ 3 3 Up the Rd from Camden Town, a quieter alternative to Camden.
Holloway Rd North East 3 ££ 3 3 cheaper alternative to Angel but slightly dodgier and less central.
Tottenham North East 3 ££ 3 3 A cheaper but less desirable alternative to Angel and Highbury.
Acton Town West 3 ££ 3 3 Cheap with plenty of traveller house shares & kiwi/Aussie bars 
West Acton West 3 ££ 3 3 Cheap with plenty of traveller house shares & kiwi/Aussie bars 
Oval South 3 ££ 3 3 Central, fairly cheap, but state housing.
Tooting Bec South 3 ££ 3 5 A cheaper, quieter alternative to Clapham, poor commute. 
Tooting Broadway South 3 ££ 3 5 A cheaper, quieter alternative to Clapham, poor commute. 
Clapham Junction South 3 £££ 1 1 Great bars and clubs, and well priced. Hassle free train to Central London
Hammersmith West 3 £££ 2 3 Popular with travellers, good transport links & a range of Aussie/kiwi bars.
Shepards Bush West 3 £££ 2 3 Popular with travellers, good transport links & a range of Aussie/kiwi bars.
Kilburn North West 3 £££ 3 3 cheap suburb, popular with young travellers. Some good pubs.
Finchley North 3 £££ 3 3 Quiet northern suburb.
Caledonian Rd North East 3 £££ 3 3 Cheaper than Highbury, slightly edgier feel. 
Highbury North East 3 £££ 3 3 cheaper alternative to Angel but slightly dodgier and less central.
East Acton West 3 £££ 3 3 Cheap with plenty of traveller house shares & kiwi/Aussie bars 
Ladbroke Grove West 3 £££ 3 3 A cheaper (less picturesque & convenient) alternative to Notting Hill.
North Acton West 3 £££ 3 3 Cheap with plenty of traveller house shares & kiwi/Aussie bars 
Paddington West 3 £££ 3 1 Central and busy spot. 
Cannonbury East 3 £££ 3 2 Cheaper alternative to Angel, central with good transport links & pubs.
Fulham South West 3 £££ 3 2 Leafy suburb with great pubs and bars, reasonably priced & fairly central.
Balham South 3 £££ 3 2 Cheaper, quieter alternative to Clapham, train service to Central London. 
Borough South East 3 £££ 3 3 Famous with the Borough markets, a central spot.
Queens Park North West 3 £££ 4 3 strong Jaimaican community.
Westbourne Park North West 3 £££ 4 3 Cheap suburb, close to Portabello Rd.
Kennington South 3 £££ 4 2 Central, fairly cheap, but state housing.
Pimlico South 3 £££ 4 3 Fairly central and close to the Thames.
Angel North East 3 ££££ 1 2 Great bars, clubs, pubs & restaurants. Central, with good transport links.
Old Street East 3 ££££ 1 2 Walk to the CBD. Great nightlife, fairly expensive & less green than West.
Shoreditch East 3 ££££ 1 2 Great bars, clubs, pubs & restaurants. Central, with good transport links.
Clapham Common South 3 ££££ 1 4 Great bars, clubs & restaurants & a big park. Popular with young Londoners.
Goodge St Central 3 ££££ 2 1 Inner city living on the doorstep of Soho.
Edgeware Rd West 3 ££££ 3 2 Walking distance to Oxford Street, with some good restaurants.
Clapham South South 3 ££££ 3 5 Great bars, clubs & restaurants & a big park. Popular with young Londoners.
Hackney  North East 4 £ 4 3 Rough suburb. 
Brixton South 4 ££ 1 2 Good live music venues & clubs, cheap, quick tube service, high crime rate.
Willesden Junction North West 4 ££ 4 2 edgy suburb.
Elephant & Castle South 4 ££ 4 3 Edgy, has a lot of state housing blocks & high crime rate. 
Lambeth North South 4 ££ 4 3 Edgy, has a lot of state housing blocks & high crime rate. 
Stockwell South 4 ££ 4 3 Central, but edgy, has a lot of state housing blocks & high crime rate. 
Camden Town North 4 £££ 2 3 Popular with punks, rockers, goths & more. Great bars, live music & markets. 
Kings Cross North 4 £££ 2 2 Inner city, noisy & edgy at night with street prostitution.
Kentish Town North 4 £££ 3 3 Can be edgy at night. 
Clapham North South 4 £££ 3 4 Central, but edgy, has a lot of state housing blocks & high crime rate. 
Harlesden North West 5 £ 4 3 notorious as an edgy suburb, with high crime. 

   

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