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For first time buyers looking to put down roots in the city, areas such as Sydenham offer considerably more bang for your buck whilst still remaining only a stone’s throw from all central London has to offer.

Offering a village lifestyle with easy access into the city, the area features leafy green parks, woods and green walking trails for those who like to explore the outdoors without sacrificing on amenities.

Split into Upper and Lower Sydenham, the area is a rich tapestry of old Victorian homes, post-war properties and modern builds catering to all walks of life and resulting in a vibrant multicultural community.

With a cosmopolitan high street featuring an array of independent shops, Sydenham offers buzzing coffee shops and local unique retailers including independent wine bars, craft beer, vintage shops & pubs on your doorstep. Grab lunch at the Brow and Green Brunch Kitchen in Mayow Park, before grocery shopping at one of the area’s many food markets including Sydenham market, Dulwich Farmers market or the Crystal Palace Food Market.

For those looking for a taste of culture, Sydenham Film Club is held on the last Thursday of the month, while Sydenham Arts Festival is held in July each year. The Dulwich Picture House will keep you up to date on the hottest artistic talent or take a walk to Crystal Palace Park to see the dinosaurs, explore Sydenham woods with the kids or check out the Horniman Museum and Gardens. 

There are also plenty of ways to keep fit. Facilities such as the Bridge Leisure Centre, the Sydenham Tennis Club or Crystal Palace Park's Olympic Size Swimming Pool, are all within close proximity.

For those with children, Sydenham School has just been recognised as a HPL (High Performance Learning) World Class Award School.

 Make your move to Sydenham

Crest Nicholson’s Wells Park Place, offers an idyllic collection of 46 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and townhouses at one of London's highest points, Sydenham Hill. Located just an 8-minute walk from Sydenham Hill station with trains to zone 1 in just 15 minutes, Wells Park Place is set within Sydenham Hill's leafy suburbia and within easy reach of the bustling areas of Sydenham, Dulwich and Crystal Palace.

All homes come with private outside space, allocated parking and some boast unrivalled views across London and beyond.

Crest Nicholson’s Dylon Works in Lower Sydenham is perfect for first time buyers, investors and second steppers alike. Each contemporary home comes with parking, and surrounds a beautiful communal garden to relax or socialise in. The 1, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments are located directly next to Lower Sydenham station offering a speedy commute to London Charring Cross in 23-26 minutes.

On completion, Dylon Works will provide 223 contemporary new homes to live, a new retail space, a café and a crèche for families. 

Wells Park Place prices start from £544,995 for a two-bedroom apartment & £839,995 for a three-bedroom penthouse apartment. For more information call 0203 437 0472

At Dylon Works, prices start from £479,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. To find out more information, call 0203 437 1262.