Reasons to live in Nunhead, Southwark

Nunhead is an area definitely worth considering if you are looking at the investment properties Southwark has to offer. It is in a great location with some very attractive neighbours. What surprises many is that it still feels like a small village. The green and high street are the centre of the area and there is also a great community.

Young families

The area is especially popular with young families. Firstly there are highly rated primary schools here, including John Donne. People choose to live in different parts of the area to give their children the best chance to get into the top primaries. With outstanding comprehensives as well, a family can live in the area for a long time.

The second big attraction for families is the open space and greenery of Peckham Rye Park. There are 113 acres, including a formal garden, sports facilities, and also two adventure play areas. It has Green Flag status, marking it as one of the best parks in the UK.

The village atmosphere is great and there are a number of independent local businesses. There is a butcher, a baker, a greengrocer and a fishmonger that dates back to the 19th century. Alongside them are restaurants, pubs, bars, and shops. The Ivy House is famous because it is the first co-op pub in London. Locals got together to get it Listed and to buy it, ensuring it was saved from redevelopment.


A third reason families love the area is the larger homes. There are many streets of Victorian and Edwardian properties. Many remain individual homes whereas others have become flats.

Investors looking for a property that can offer attractive returns should think about Nunhead. There is good demand but not many rental properties. Therefore buy to rent could be a good option. Find a family looking at long term and you could have a steady, stable income for many years.

If you are thinking about the investment properties Southwark has to offer, Finefair can help. We have knowledge of various areas in the Borough, including Nunhead. In addition we offer the best guaranteed rent London could offer. Contact our team today to find out more about our services.