The Sunday Times has revealed the best place to live in London in 2023, putting an end to some of those online debates.
North London area Crouch End beat the likes of Kings Cross, Notting Hill, Beckenham and Hackney to be crowned the best place to live in the capital.
Despite not having a tube station, judges praised the “lively suburb” for its “creative edge and friendly neighbours”.
“It’s all about the green spaces and the independent shops in this lively north London suburb,” said Helen Davies, the editor of Best Places to Live 2023.
“There’s a vibrant market-town feel to the streets that radiate out from the clock tower, where you’ll find dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants. The grand Victorian and Edwardian houses draw in plenty of celebrities, there are parks galore, two cinemas, sports clubs and a swimming pool.”
“Best of all, there’s a friendliness here that’s often absent in the capital – people say hello to each other on the street.”
As well as revealing the best place to live in the capital, the Sunday Times also named Wadhurst – an east Sussex town with less than 5,000 people – as the best place to live in the UK. Judges said the small market town offers “pretty much everything needed for modern life in miniature”.
Judges also selected a winner for each English region, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
You can find the list of winners for each region below and for more information on Best Places To Live 2023, click here.
Scotland – Dunkeld, Perthshire
Wales – Ruthin, Denbighshire
Northern Ireland – Donaghadee, Co Down
East of England – Saffron Walden, Essex
Midlands – Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
North and North East England – Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
North West England – Liverpool
South East England – Chichester, West Sussex
South West England – Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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