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Spotlight on Brockley

Brockley is one of south London’s ’villages’, and was one of the ‘exclusive’ Victorian suburban neighbours. It has some lovely properties, ranging from large villas to terraced houses.

The neighbourhood is six miles south-east of central London, bordered by New Cross, Lewisham, Catford and Nunhead.

With the opening of the Overground in 2012, it has fantastic transport links, taking just ten minutes to London Bridge with direct routes through to Docklands and Highbury & Islington.

It has a ‘villagey’ feel even today, and is described as a secret gem. It is home to the annual Brockley Max festival, with outdoor cinema, theatre and arts events, and the 2018 festival programme is soon to be published. There's a strong community spirit, and in 2011 the local library reopened after a campaign by local residents.

The Rivoli Ballroom is one of the last remaining intact 1950s-style ballrooms left in London, having first opened in July 1913. It is fitted with a sprung Maple dance floor, so you can dance the night away with no sore feet!

It's always worth a visit to Brockley Market, the award-winning weekly food market.

You can get wonderful views across London from the top of nearby Telegraph Hill Park.

Brockley has good schools and open spaces, including the interesting Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries. There are also independent cafes and shops, and some local restaurants, making it a great place for families.

There are two conservation areas. The Brockley conservation area is home to large, detached Victorian houses in tree-lined roads, as well as Arts & Crafts-style homes around Hilly Fields park and some small terraced cottages.

St John’s conservation area is mainly streets of flat-fronted early Victorian houses.

The average price for property in Brockley (@Zoopla) was at £549,674 in April 2018. This is a rise of 4.10% in the last three months (since January 2018) and rise of 6.51% since 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in Brockley sold for an average of £402,606 and terraced houses for £650,744, according to current Zoopla estimates.

There is a new development in Malpas Road SE4, due for completion in May 2018, where you can pick up a 4-bedroom architect-designed townhouse for £825,000.

A 4-bedroom end of terrace Victorian house will set you back about £899,950.

If you are looking to rent, a 1-bedroom flat will be about £1,177 per month, 2-bedrooms are £1,475 and 3-bedrooms £2,063 (https://www.home.co.uk/for_rent/brockley/current_rents?location=brockley).

Brockley Station itself is in Zone 2, although nearby Crofton Park would be a cheaper commuting option in Zone 3.

It is in the London Borough of Lewisham and residents will pay council tax (Band C)for 2018/19 at £1,331.65​.

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Photo courtesy @brockleymarket 





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