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A Complete Guide to Living in Hackbridge

28th April 2020

Hackbridge is a leafy suburb in the London Borough of Sutton, offering all the benefits of proximity to the capital yet close by to expansive parks. This combined with the distinctive town centres Hackbridge offers residents a peaceful but vibrant lifestyle.  

Where is Hackbridge located?

Hackbridge is in the London Borough of Sutton, approximately two miles north-east of Sutton itself and is just under nine miles from central London. Nestled between the banks of the River Wandle and Beddington Park, Hackbridge provides residents with the best of both worlds, connectivity to central London and other key local employment nodes such as Sutton, Croydon, Wimbledon and also being located in one of the capital’s greenest boroughs with 89 parks and green spaces within its boundaries.

The London Borough of Sutton is in south London and forms part of ‘Outer London’. It borders the London Borough of Croydon to the east, the London Borough of Merton to the north, and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames to the north-west; it also borders the Surrey boroughs of Epsom and Ewell, and Reigate and Banstead to the west and south respectively.

Living in Hackbridge

Hackbridge is better known for being home to the ground-breaking Beddington Zero Energy Development. Better known to locals as BedZED, this eco-friendly residential community features solar panels and other carbon-neutral sustainability features such as re-usable rainwater channels. Alongside the ambitions to become the UK’s most sustainable suburb, Hackbridge is currently amidst several major redevelopment schemes which are set to change to transform this leafy suburb into a new residential destination in Sutton.

Residents of Hackbridge not only have one of the largest green spaces in the borough, Beddington Park, right on their doorstep, but they benefit from excellent transport links. Hackbridge railway station provides regular train services into London Victoria, Clapham Junction, London Blackfriars, Farringdon, Wimbledon, Sutton and further afield destinations such as St Albans and Luton. There are also several London bus routes serving Hackbridge and other destinations such as Tooting, Morden and Carshalton.  

Moving to Hackbridge

The rental and sales market in Hackbridge is on the up, largely due to the various regeneration schemes on-going in the area. House prices in Sutton over the past five years have increased by 24.06%, according to the latest house price figures from Zoopla[1] and this trend is set to continue. The demand for rental properties in Hackbridge been driven and supported by several key local employers being within easy access of Hackbridge, such as the Royal Marsden Hospital, St Helier’s Hospital, as well as the excellent connectivity to central London.

If you are interested into moving to Hackbridge, River Wandle Apartments would be ideal, as this new development is due to complete in Summer 2020. Alternatively, we do have two large residential developments in Sutton Town Centre, Charlotte House and Tavernelle House, with apartments available to rent. Contact our London office on +44(0)20 35519900 or by completing the below contact form.


[1] https://www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/browse/hackbridge/?q=Hackbridge

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