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Buyers and tenants alike are attracted to these leafy South West London neighbourhoods.

Wimbledon is best known for being home to one of the world’s biggest summer sporting events, but the leafy London village became a desirable location to live well before the championships began in 1877.

From the early 17th century, Wimbledon appealed to wealthy families relocating from the City in search of a quieter, less urban lifestyle. The catalyst for real change began with the opening of the train station in 1838 and transport links were further improved by the extension of the District Line in 1889.

This increased demand for property in the area, particularly large houses, triggered a Victorian building boom with many grand houses and
terraces being built along the roads running outwards from the Village. Once this demand slowed after the Second World War, many of these houses were split into flats.

Source : Savills

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