Window Shutters in South London From Shutters Factory
South London is one of the most diverse areas of the capital. Parts of Lambeth and Southwark are close to the city’s centre, while the semi-rural boroughs of Bromley, Richmond and Sutton have the countryside almost on their doorsteps.
Here Shutters Factory, who can supply window shutters to all parts of south London, look at the capital’s southern boroughs.
Bexley is a borough in south-east London that has a population of around a quarter of a million. Its main towns are Sidcup, Erith, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Welling and Old Bexley. With below-average house prices (for London) and more than 100 parks, the borough is an attractive place to live.
Bromley is the most south-easterly of all the London boroughs and also the name of the main town in the area. Other notable towns include Beckenham, Orpington, Penge and Hayes, but a large part of the area is in the Metropolitan Green Belt.
According to a RightMove survey, Bromley is one the happiest places to live in London, second only to Richmond. It has a diverse range of property types, including Georgian homes, Victorian buildings, small cottages, modern apartments and a few new developments where larger homes have since been converted into flats. Terraced homes are the single most numerous type of home.
The south London borough of Croydon is also named after its largest town. Known as the ‘Gateway to the South’ (from Central London) it also lays claim to having ‘the largest office space in the south-east’ due to the number high-rise buildings, particularly office blocks, which dominate the skyline.
Croydon’s Vision 2020 is a large regeneration project now under way. This scheme will see thousands of new homes, shops and business premises built.
And if you are interested in shutters and live in Croydon, we also have a stand in the Costco store in Imperial Way, where you can find out more about our range of products.
Greenwich isn’t just a London borough, it is also a royal one, and is famous for being the location of the prime meridian, that runs through the Greenwich Observatory – the starting point from which all time is calculated around the world. The borough is also home to the National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark. Towns in the area include Greenwich itself, Charlton, Woolwich and Eltham, all of which contain a wide range of property types.
Kingston-upon-Thames, to give it its full title, is also a royal borough. Along with the town of Kingston, the borough also contains the major population centres of Surbiton, Chessington, New Malden and Tolworth.
House hunters can choose from almost every property style, from Victorian and Edwardian period homes to riverside flats. The borough also has plenty of places to relax – it’s home to Hampton Court Palace, and parts of Richmond Park and Bushy Park.
Lambeth is a long, thin borough in central southern London, containing the towns of Streatham, Brixton, Vauxhall, Clapham and West Norwood. Despite its relatively small size, it still boasts a population of more than 300,000.
The borough’s northernmost tip also includes the South Bank of the Thames, which includes the arts complex of the same name, the London Eye and National Theatre. House prices are relatively affordable by London terms, and with excellent transport links and the cosmopolitan social scene, it is a popular area for young professionals.
Lewisham is the main town of the borough of the same name that also includes Blackheath, Deptford, Southend (not to be confused with the Essex resort) and Sydenham. The area is more affordable than many areas of London, with plenty of Victorian and Georgian family homes in the more affluent Forest Hill and Blackheath, and more affordable apartments and modern properties in Deptford and Catford.
The borough of Merton in south-west London contains Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon, home to the famous tennis championships (pictured) which means a large influx of visitors every June and July. Properties in the area contrast from large grand townhouses in Wimbledon to Victorian terraces in Colliers Wood. New builds are also beginning to spring up, particularly in Southfields and Wimbledon.
Richmond is a town in south-west London (population just over 20,000) that is part of the London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, which is the only one to straddle both sides of the River Thames. Places in the borough include Barnes, Mortlake, Teddington and Twickenham.
As for places of interest, Kew Gardens, and parts of Bushy Park and Richmond Park all fall within its boundaries. The borough has a wide range of properties, from historic terraced houses to smart riverside apartments and large family homes.
Southwark is a borough in central London just south of the Thames, that includes the districts of Kennington, Dulwich, Peckham and Bermondsey. Attractions here include the Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre and the Shard.
There is a varied housing stock in Southwark, with the younger generation attracted to the smaller apartments found in London Bridge and Peckham, while families can find more detached and semi-detached homes in the southern end of the borough.
Sutton is both the name of the southern London borough and its main town. Due to the proximity of the Surrey Downs, there’s plenty of countryside and excellent views within easy reach. The area is popular with families because there are plenty of detached and semi-detached homes in the borough, as well as four Conservation Areas that are full of Victorian properties.
The main centres of population in the south-western borough of Wandsworth are Battersea, Putney, Tooting and Wandsworth Town. The area between Wandsworth Common and Clapham Common has been dubbed ‘Nappy Valley’ due to the number of affluent families flocking to the neighbourhood.
Detached properties in Balham and riverside apartments in Battersea are among the most expensive in the borough, while more affordable properties can be found in Earlsfield, Roehampton, and Tooting.
Window Shutters in South London Supplied by Shutters Factory
The Shutters Factory can supply different types of shutters in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.
Even though each area has its own distinct character and different types of homes, we can supply quality wooden shutters to any kind of property – from the security of solid and full-length shutters to the flexibility offered by our tier-on-tier and café-style varieties.
And don’t worry if you’ve got some unusual windows because we can also supply shaped shutters too.
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