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Bermondsey named as one of the best places to live in Britain in new guide

Bermondsey has once again been named as one of the best places in the live in Britain according to a guide by national newspaper The Sunday Times.

The Best Places to Live 2019 rankings, which are due to be published in full on Sunday, names Bermondsey as being among the top ten places to live in London.

Judges praised it as having a “warehouse vibe that feels cool and historic.”

The Southwark location was the only place to stay in the London top ten, but dropped off the top London spot which it claimed last year.

The guide, carried out in conjunction with mortgage broker Habito, also revealed average house prices in the areas profiled.

A starter home in Bermondsey costs an average of £638,530, a ‘mid-market’ home an average of £691,300 and a top-of-the-range home nearly £1.5million, according to the survey.

Crystal Palace and Blackheath were also named in the top ten places to live in London, with the Isle of Dogs landing the top spot for the capital.

The “unheralded corner of Docklands” took the prize because of its good transport links and relatively affordable prices for Zone 2, said the judges.

Nationally, York in North Yorkshire was named as the best place to live in Britain.

Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor said: “Finding our very own best place to live now feels more important than ever, for our wellbeing and wealth, happiness and health.

“This year we were looking for community spirit along with convenience and culture.

“There is so much going on around the country, and so many great places that the choice was a hard one.”

101 locations were named as ‘best’ places to live across the North and Northeast, Midlands, Northern Ireland, Southeast, Wales, Southwest, East, London, Scotland and the Northwest.

Daniel Hegarty, Founder and CEO at Habito added: “”London remains a comparatively expensive place to buy, but there are many reasons, beyond price, why people in the city live where they live.”

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  1. That is not ‘An old aerial view image of Bermondsey with the former Peek Frean factory (section in colour)’. It is a current aerial view in black and white with the proposed but recently rejected planning application superimposed in colour

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