The Best in Near-London Living

London is a vibrant city with a great deal to offer; from the incredible culture and entertainment, to the unrivalled career opportunities. 

The city’s charms can be readily enjoyed by residents of the many beautiful towns and villages that are in easy reach of the capital. 

Here’s a helpful guide to the very best in near-London living.


The best in near London living Surrey

Well known as one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, Surrey is an ideal location for someone who wants the flexibility to commute into the city during the week but enjoy a more rural lifestyle at home.

There’s plenty to do here too, from beautiful walks enjoying the countryside to visiting the stunning RHS Garden Wisley or getting up close and personal with iconic local animals at the British Wildlife Centre, while there’s also more high octane adventures to be had at Thorpe Park.


A quaint town with excellent transport connections into London, our Lumina development of spacious and light-filled one and two bedroom apartments makes for an ideal home, not least because of its proximity to the train station.


An idyllic village on the edge of the Weald, Cranleigh is also home to our Leighwood Fields neighbourhood of 3 and 4 bed properties. Surrounded by green space and part of a thriving community with outstanding schools, it’s a perfect new family location.


The best in near London living Buckinghamshire

Another of the classic home counties, Buckinghamshire has a mixture of big towns like Milton Keynes and High Wycombe along with tranquil countryside villages set amongst areas of outstanding natural beauty and national parks. With so much green space, it’s a great location for outdoor activities as well as historic places to visit like Bletchley Park and Hughenden Manor.

There’s also lots to do for families, like visiting the epic Snozone indoor ski centre, checking out the miniature delights of Bekonscot Model Village or finding out more about the history of computers at the National Museum of Computing.

High Wycombe

A thriving market town surrounded by countryside, High Wycombe is the perfect combination of urban and rural to act as a base away from London. Abbey Barn Park is set amongst ancient woodlands and offers 1 and 2 bed apartments in a luxury development just outside of the town centre and only 26 minutes away from London Marylebone by train.



A county full of wonder and magic (it’s where the Star Wars and Harry Potter movies were filmed - at Elstree studios) though you won’t need an X-Wing or a broomstick to commute into London from here with excellent road and rail connections. It’s a county with several large towns like St Albans, Watford, Hertford and Stevenage but also the kind of sleepy villages that exemplify the home counties.

There’s also plenty to keep busy with in Hertfordshire, including the Paradise Wildlife Park where you can see tigers, snow leopards, camels, zebras, meerkats, sloths and more. There’s also lots of history here including the De Havilland Aircraft Museum and Berkhamsted Castle, though the county’s best known tourist attraction right now has to be the Harry Potter Studios Tour.


Possibly one of the best known commuter town around London thanks to its amazing road and rail connections, Watford has much more than just its location going for it and The Arches is a great place to live with a mixture of stylish and contemporary apartments alongside prime outside space.


Coming soon, alongside the banks of the beautiful River Lea, Hertford Locks will offer spacious 3 and 4 bed townhouses with gardens, making them ideal for families looking for a great commuter home with easy access to London.


The best in near London living Berkshire

A county with Royal connections galore, not least because it’s the home of Windsor Castle, where the Queen spends most of her time these days and host of several major Royal events over the last few years. It’s also where you can find Eton College, Ascot Racecourse and Heston Blumenthal’s famous restaurant The Fat Duck, amongst many other famous locations.

There’s plenty to do in and around the iconic British landscape of Berkshire, from visiting Royal locations to enjoying the fun and thrills of LEGOLAND, with woodlands and forests to explore and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Home to the famous racecourse and Royal Ascot, there’s much more going on in and around this town, including our Sunninghill Square development of houses and coach houses inspired by Victorian architecture just outside the quaint village of Sunninghill.


Reading is a busy commuter town but you can enjoy all the benefits of that with the peaceful village life of Green Park Village just minutes away from the centre of town. Inspired by New England houses and apartments and with a Market Square and new primary school, it’s the perfect family location.


The best in near London living Kent

Kent has long been a popular county for Londoners looking to live a little further out from town, or just for a day trip to the golden sands of Margate. Today it’s also a prime location for commuting into the capital thanks to extensive rail networks that make it easy to enjoy the slower pace of life while still being able to get into the heart of London quickly, while Dover offers easy connections to Europe and beyond.

It’s a county full of famous British scenery, from Dover’s white cliffs to its many castles, while cities and towns like Canterbury and Royal Tunbridge Wells have plenty of activities to delight the whole family, along with lots of history.

Paddock Wood

With a train station that gets you into London Bridge in just 41 minutes, Paddock Wood is surrounded by beautiful countryside and Foal Hurst Green sits on the edge of Foal Hurst Wood with a collection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses and 2 bed apartments offering a great commuter location.

Royal Tunbridge Wells

A spa town that drew wealthy visitors from London for centuries, it’s now a great location for countryside living with connections to the capital. Hollyfields offers a stunning collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 2 bed coach houses and 3 and 4 bed family homes, making it perfect for a wide range of commuters.