We pick out 10 sleek flats that prove you don't have to spend big to find a stylish London property. From Ealing to Beckton, this selection of ideal starter homes across the capital combines great locations with attractive interiors ready for buyers to put their stamp on.
Manor Park Parade, Blackheath, SE13
1 bedroom flat | £240,000
Conveniently located between Blackheath and Lewisham stations, this newly-refurbished apartment oozes class and sophistication. Sage green kitchen units with slate grey worktops and clean white tiling provides a refined palette for the reception room, while neutral shades dominate in the bathroom, entrance hall and bedroom.
Kingfisher Street, Beckton, E6
1 bedroom flat | £255,000
With property prices more than 45% below the London average, Beckton offers some great value homes. This immaculate apartment is located in a peaceful neighbourhood and offers swift travel links into Canary Wharf via the nearby Royal Albert DLR station.
Harvey Court, Walthamstow, E17
1 bedroom flat | £299,995
This attractive flat in a private development is ideally placed for easy access to both Walthamstow Central and Queens Road stations, offering connections to the Overground network and the Victoria line southwards through Highbury & Islington. A modern kitchen and bright reception space provide warm and inviting living space, while the allocated parking and communal gardens further add to its appeal.
Hastings Road, Canning Town, E16
1 bedroom flat | 299,999
This pristine flat is being offered chain-free by its current owner, who bought the property from new only four years ago and has maintained it with great care. Interiors offer a high standard of finish throughout, including the beautiful kitchen and modern bathroom, plus the west-facing private balcony is ideal for for sunny summer evenings.
Kent House Road, Sydenham, SE26
1 bedroom flat | £300,000
This period conversion maisonette features a spacious reception and kitchen area, along with access through to the communal garden to the rear of the property. The double bedroom to the front of the property also offers plenty of space, with natural light flooding into the room from the large window overlooking the garden.
Clare House, Ealing, W7
1 bedroom flat | £280,000
Generously-sized bedroom and reception areas are complemented by a good-sized kitchen with ample worktop space. The purpose-built block offers private gated parking to the rear, and is moments from Hanwell Station – soon to be providing fast Crossrail connections into central London.
Harry Close, Croydon, CR0
1 bedroom flat | £260,000
Croydon continues to attract homebuyers looking for superb value properties with outstanding commuter links into London. This contemporary apartment is set on the second floor of a modern development and boasts bright interiors, residents' parking and a private terrace.
Peckham High Street, Peckham, SE15
1 bedroom flat | £275,000
Peckham continues to benefit from its meteoric rise in popularity, and this smart one-bedroom flat is located right in the heart of this diverse and creative area. Benefitting from its third-floor location, the property is bright and smartly decorated, with well-proportioned rooms and Juliet balcony to the double bedroom.
London Road, Guildford, GU1
1 bedroom flat | £275,000
Heading slightly further afield, Guildford is a great option for Londoners wanting to escape city life and enjoy a quick commute into work. This second floor flat within a grand gated development offers plenty of space and light, with large communal gardens and generously-sized rooms.
Uxbridge Road, Hampton, TW12
1 bedroom flat | £299,950
All the amenities of Hampton Hill High Street are moments away from this ground floor one-bedroom apartment in Hampton. Twickenham, Teddington, Richmond and Kingston are all also within easy reach, while the property itself is a modern and stylish home with an excellent finish.
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