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23-01-2013 09:42 PM

Honor Oak Park

London has many “nappy valley” suburbs that act as magnets for middle-class young families, and Honor Oak Park is rapidly joining the list. The area has affordable family homes which are drawing in flat-owners from central London attracted by the 1930s houses on the Kersey Estate — a three-bedroom terrace costs £425,000 to £450,000 — or the area’s well-preserved Victorian homes. A two-bedroom cottage would cost from £350,000, or you could opt for a four-bedroom period house from £500,000.

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Ben Nicol, sales manager at Robert Stanford estate agents, particularly recommends Gabriel Street, with its Victorian bay-fronted red brick terraced houses priced from £550,000 to £600,000.

Families also love the area because of its open space — One Tree Hill is a pretty wooded park, and it is also an easy walk to the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Overground services to the Docklands take only 15 minutes, and the area is perfect for City workers as trains to London Bridge take 12 minutes.

The high street is small but rather lovely, with a selection of delis, cafés and independent shops. Indian restaurant Babur is award-winning, and there is an excellent tapas bar.

One of the key reasons parents move to the area is for its junior schools — Fairlawn Primary, rated outstanding by Ofsted, is regarded as a particularly good catch. For seniors, Forest Hill School (boys) and Sydenham School (girls) are both rated “good” by the Government’s schools’ inspector.

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24-01-2013 09:37 AM

Anyone know why it's called the Kersey Estate?

Did you know there's a blue plaque for Spike Milligan in there?

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