Guide to living in
London is blessed with unconventional levels of green space considering its density and urbanisation. Myatt’s Fields is a good example of this, centred around a park; the area has a lot of residential property and is experiencing high levels of gentrification.
The park itself has won a green flag award and after receiving lottery funding in 2010, it has been redeveloped into one of South London’s most attractive and appealing parks. Tennis courts, a bandstand and a playground are just some of the attractions that await, not to mention the seasonal bedding displays!
“Victorian terraces make up a lot of the landscape with some particularly eye catching houses around Myatt’s Fields Park”
The regeneration of the area doesn’t stop there, at Myatt’s Fields North there are currently over 300 new homes being built as well as large proportions of the existing property being redeveloped and modernised.
Although the area is largely residential, the surrounding areas of Brixton and Denmark Hill have more than their fair share of cultural and retail opportunities. Of particular interest is Coldharbour Lane, running all the way from Camberwell into Brixton, this famous road has a fantastic selection of pubs, restaurants and shops.
Affordable property in the area can be found in the form of large villas converted into flats. Additionally, Victorian terraces make up a lot of the landscape with some particularly eye catching houses around Myatt’s Fields Park.
Honest Burgers on Coldharbour Lane is a fast food institution. With a simple but effective menu of burgers, the team at Honest always deliver. Just a short walk away, the Dogstar, one of the first pubs to act as a club, has a vibrant music scene and is open to the early hours most nights of the week.
The Greenhouse at Myatt’s Fields Park supports numerous local food growing projects. Offering horticultural education and support, the Greenhouse gives locals the opportunity to get their fingers green whilst growing fruit and veg with the rest of the community.
Nearby Brixton has services on the Victoria Line and conventional National Rail services between Orpington and London Victoria. The closest train station to Myatt’s Fields is Loughborough Junction, serving Bedford, Sutton and Beckenham Junction.