Top 5 Places to Live in Nine Elms


Nine Elms is a strip of London in the south bank of the Thames which includes Vauxhall to the east and parts of Battersea to the west. For a very long time, the area exemplified London’s industrial hangover. Now, however, the whole area is reborn as an outpost of prime central London, with major new investment capital pouring in. If you want to live in Nine Elms, our list of top-ranked developments can give you a headstart on your search.

At the heart of the regeneration is the new US Embassy which is relocated to Nine Elms from its previous site on Grosvenor Square in Mayfair. So great is the extent of the transformation that the area now has two new tube stations. These both sit on a new branch of the Northern Line connecting into Kennington. The Northern line extension (NLE), including ‘Battersea Power Station’ and ‘Nine Elms’, stations opened in September 2021.

5 best places to live in Nine Elms

So, where are the best new build developments in Nine Elms? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific new build homes. Here’s the inside scoop from the people who know Nine Elms best.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

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The top-rated new build development in Nine Elms is MyLo, by Greystar. MyLo at Nine Elms has a collection of one, two, three-bedroom apartments and also, penthouses; all with their own private winter garden or outside space. Residents’ at MyLo at Nine Elms have access to a private gym, lounge, private hire dining space and communal roof gardens. Vauxhall station is only a 7-minute walk away with quick links via the Victoria line.

Read reviews and details of MyLo at Nine Elms, SW8

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In second we have Embassy Gardens which is a mixed-use EcoWorld and Ballymore development, featuring luxury apartments and commercial units and designed by HAL Architects and Sir Terry Farrell CBE. This development has already made a big splash due to its prime setting right on the waterfront, close to the River Thames and the US Embassy. In addition, the site is walkable from Vauxhall, Battersea and Nine Elms tube stations. Likewise, it is close to the Southbank Centre and London Bridge.

Read reviews and details of Embassy Gardens, SW8

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Uncle Stockwell takes third place in Nine Elms. This residential development by UNCLE is in the heart Stockwell, and features a collection of stylish studios overlooking Larkhall Park. A rental-only property, Uncle Stockwell is close to Stockwell tube station (on the Victoria line) and Wandsworth Town station (for Overground and Southeastern National Rail links).

Read reviews and details of Uncle Stockwell, SW8

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In fourth is Nine Elms Point, a development by Barratt Homes that incorporates a whole new residential, cultural and business quarter. 648 homes are located within the space, ranging from one to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The development is adjacent to Vauxhall Underground, bus and rail station, offering rapid access to Oxford Circus via the Victoria Line and Waterloo via the Overground.

Read reviews and details of Nine Elms Point, SW8

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In fifth place it’s Vauxhall Sky Gardens, a Frasers Property mixed-use development comprising 239 residential one and two-bed apartments spanning over 36 storeys. Commuters benefit from its close proximity to the transport hub at Vauxhall that carry Underground and Overground services into the city and beyond, multitude of bus services and boat transport via the Thames!

Read reviews and details of Vauxhall Sky Gardens, SW8

Is Nine Elms safe?

Nine Elms is repeatedly ranked as having a crime rate that is average for London. Recent years have seen violent crimes decline, while other areas of safety (traffic safety, fire, streetlight maintenance, etc) show improvement.

While Nine Elms does not have a perfect record, the investment pouring into the area is having a transformational effect on overall safety levels over time.

What are the best places to live in Nine Elms?

Nine Elms’ most exclusive properties are located on the banks of the Thames and along Nine Elms Lane, where there’s a wealth of towering new luxury developments. The new development at Battersea Power Station gives buyers the chance to live in one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Additionally, to the west of the area, residents have the advantage of being just moments from Battersea Park, one of the area’s most scenic, peaceful and serene parks.

What are Nine Elms property prices like?

Much of Nine Elms comes with a hefty price tag these days, due to the many luxury developments being built here. At the time of writing (December 2022), Nine Elms property prices stood at an average of around £770,000. This is according to the latest update on Zoopla. It places property in Nine Elms just above the London average of £741,000.

Has Nine Elms got everything you’re looking for in your ideal London location? If you want to find out more about living in Nine Elms, you can check out our area guide by clicking the link below. From there you’ll also be able to find all the best new build developments to buy and rent in Nine Elms.

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Welcome to Nine Elms, London’s most Cinderella-like transformation story to date. Covering a massive 227 hectares, this huge venture breathed new life into a South London riverside district. Infrastructure, transport, offices, education, entertainment, parks and thousands of new-build homes ; it’s all part of Read more about Nine Elms

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