Teddington has been named the best place to live in London, as experts praised the suburban area for its high street that "nails the sweet spot."

The area, located in Richmond Upon Thames, has been announced as the top regional winner by The Sunday Times. 

Judges praised Teddington for its businesses, transport links and its scenic views and green spaces.

The list is assessed by factors including; schools, air quality, transport and broadband speeds to culture, green spaces and the health of the high street. 

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Helen Davies, The Times and Sunday Times Property Editor said: “This guide has never been so important. The pandemic has taught us just how much we rely on our homes, our communities and our surroundings. 

“Our focus for this year has been community, countryside and convenience. It hasn’t been a year for big cities or small villages.

"Instead it is small towns that have shone: big enough to have everything you need within walking distance and small enough for everyone to feel connected.

“In London, the commerce and culture that brings life to the capital have been off the agenda this year.

"So instead of buzzy city-centre locations, our choices are all about working from home in leafy suburbs with immaculate parks, friendly local shops and close-knit communities - proving that you don’t flee the city completely to enjoy some of the benefits of village life.” 

Speaking about Teddington being selected as the regional winner, the judges said: “A high street that nails the sweet spot between practical and aspirational and unbeatable options for daily exercise beside the Thames or in Bushy Park make this our favourite corner of London.” 

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The judges were also impressed with the wide choice of schools and the frequent train services to Clapham Junction and Waterloo.

They also praised the way that businesses have adapted to the pandemic as well as the selection of much loved independent shops such as the award-winning Good Wine Shop, the Teddington Cheese Shop selling 130 varieties online and Teddington Essentials and Teddington Hardware which "meet every practical need". 

They also recommended a visit to the Woodland Gardens, where you can grab a tea from The Pheasantry cafe, stroll through the bluebells and feel the hope. 

Teddington's average house price is £685,000, while the average rental price is £1,475 pcm.

Other places in London that were named in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2021 include; Muswell Hill, Nunhead, Primrose Hill, Walthamstow and Winchmore Hill.

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