Focus on: Wimbledon

Wimbledon has become one the most popular places to live in London, with Wimbledon Village being near the top of the tree. Easy transport links make it ideal for those who want quick access to the city, whilst reaping the benefits of a quieter suburban life. On the fast train, you can expect to be in Waterloo in 16 minutes, with services coming every five minutes or so.

Aesthetically beautiful, with the picturesque greenery of the common, the Village has an abundance of popular period properties. A variety of fashionable boutiques restaurants and bars guarantee that Wimbledon has plenty to offer those living in the area. It has always been known for its good schools, making it popular among families. Despite the economic situation, Wimbledon serves as a solid investment; the shortage of houses available on the market ensures that demand remains high and prices continue to increase.

Dominique Pasqua, head of Knight Frank Wimbledon says, “The market for properties in the Wimbledon area remains active for attractive, well priced properties. In Wimbledon Village, prices range from £650 per sqft to £1,100 per sqft for the best houses on the best roads.”

Fairlawns, SW19
Price: £895,000-£1.85m

Various units are available in this Grade II listed development. Original features have been preserved and it comes with under-floor heating and air-conditioning throughout. High ceilings give a light and airy feel, whilst reception rooms overlook the gardens. Contact Foxtons New Homes on foxtons.co.uk or 020 7973 2020.

Somerset Road, SW19
Price: £2.35m

Constructed from concrete and steel, this property stands as a stark contrast to traditional houses in the area. Large windows with solid wood framing and aluminium external cladding make this a striking property. Audio-visual systems are installed throughout, with air-conditioning and top of the range appliances. The master bedroom suite occupies the entire second floor with a honed marble bathroom and a spacious balcony. Two large reception rooms help make up the ground floor, with the rear opening onto the terrace and garden, overlooking the prestigious all England Lawn Tennis Club. Contact Knight Frank on knightfrank.co.uk or 020 8946 0026.

Marryat Road, SW19
Price: £6.85m

Located in the Village, this detached Edwardian house is situated on one of the most popular roads in the area. Having been extended on the ground floor, this house serves as the ideal place for entertaining. The open plan kitchen/breakfast room has glass exteriors and a striking vaulted glass roof. This large orangery opens onto the patio and lawn allowing light to flood through the house. The master bedroom has a dressing room and a vast en-suite bathroom, with a further four bedrooms on the first and second floor. It comes with off-street parking, a garage and a large enclosed garden. Contact Knight Frank on knightfrank.co.uk or 020 8946 0026.

Lancaster Gardens, SW19
Price: £7.4m

Rare among houses in Wimbledon, this property has a whole acre of land. The family residence also has a hard tennis court and a heated swimming pool, with four double bedrooms and one master bedroom suite. State of the art appliances and a spacious open plan kitchen overlooking the garden make this house ideal for entertaining. A fully functioning gym will prove popular, as will the gated carriage drive with parking for four cars. A wealth of mature trees and shrubbery make up the picturesque garden with an ornamental lake and Japanese bridge and fountain. Contact Knight Frank on knightfrank.co.uk or 020 8946 0026.

Cromwell Road, SW19
Price: £1.3m

Period character and contemporary living find harmony in this Victorian semi-detached property that would be well suited as a family home. Divided over three floors, this property offers five bedrooms, three reception rooms and bi-folding doors from the dining room that open up onto the garden. The loft has been extended into a master bedroom, creating a wonderfully striking space, with an en-suite bathroom attached. Double fronted red brick with white windows make this house as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical. Contact Ellisons on ellisons.co.uk or 020 8944 9494.

Milton Road, SW19
Price: £535,000

This property is great for those looking around the £500,000 mark. This charming well-presented terraced house is situated in the Poets area of Wimbledon, close to the transport links: great for those who want to live in Wimbledon without paying too much of a premium. It has three-double bedrooms, which include a master bedroom with en-suite. Rooms are finished with wooden flooring in the lounge and stone worktops in the kitchen. A large family bathroom and enclosed garden make this great for families. Contact Ellisons on ellisons.co.uk or 020 8944 9494.