Property investment London: 19 development hotspots for future growth

We take a look at 19 zones undergoing major redevelopment works on a scale that makes them well worth a look for anyone considering property investment in London. These regional beneficiaries of the wider London Plan are neighbourhoods set to benefit well into the future from significant regeneration projects already underway or imminent.

Whether you’re a professional property investor or are simply looking to invest wisely in your new home, these 19 areas should be on your shortlist. Billions of pounds will be pouring into these neighbourhoods in the next 10-20 years. So why not get ahead of the curve and set yourself up for healthy capital growth in the future?

19 hotspots for property investment in London:

Central London

King’s Cross

Famous for the King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations, this heritage-heavy hub has been redesigned over recent years by Allies and Morrison and Poprhyrios Associates. The initial stages of their masterplan included changing the historic Granary into an arts university and converting transit sheds into retail spaces, with Argent Group Plc keeping long-term ownership of the site. Approaching completion, the growth of King’s Cross has recently attracted the likes of Google, who plan to place their headquarters here. With so much commercial appeal and employment nearby, it’s the perfect location for buying or investing.

Developed by the Camden Collection, XY Apartments is a scheme on York Way, one of the arterial roads into King’s Cross from north London. Residents are equidistant between Camden station’s vibrant centre and King’s Cross’s six tube lines, intercity trains and the Eurostar. The development is made up of 273 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Read reviews and details of XY Apartments, NW1

North London

Tottenham Hale

Major regeneration works are underway in Tottenham Hale. 2,000 new homes will be completed under the joint venture Argent Related, alongside offices, shops, cafes, a revamped station and new town centre. The area benefits from Victoria line services into central London, as well as proximity to the green open spaces around the River Lea and Walthamstow Wetlands. Well worth considering for London property investors and home buyers alike.

4.47 (38 reviews)
4.47 (38 reviews)

Hale Works is a mixed-use development in Tottenham Hale, and forms the final component of an eleven-phase regeneration of the area. Developer Anthology London is working with award-winning architect Hawkins/Brown on the project. Once complete, the development will comprise studios, apartments and commercial units. The development is within close proximity to Tottenham Hale station and Tottenham Marshes.

Read reviews and details of Hale Works, N17

Meridian Water

With a new railway station that opened in June 2019, Meridian Water is set for substantial growth in the coming years. Although most Londoners won’t have heard of it, the local council has plans to put this area on the map. £6 billion of investment over the next 20 years aims to create 10,000 new homes within the 210-acre regeneration zone located between Tottenham and the Lee Valley Regional Park. If Crossrail2 gets the go-ahead, Meridian Water station is also expected to be added to the line.

North East London


The rejuvenation of E17 started some time ago with the mass exodus of hip east Londoners priced out of Hackney and Stoke Newington to the south. Developers soon cottoned on and large areas of this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood have seen new homes appearing alongside the Victorian and Edwardian terraces. Walthamstow’s time as London Borough of Culture in 2019 brought a further boost, and the area’s climb in popularity seems sure to continue.

3.79 (13 reviews)
3.79 (13 reviews)

A mixed-use redevelopment by Solum, Walthamstow Gateway features 79 apartments ranging from one to two-bedroom apartments in a 12-storey building. Located adjacent to Walthamstow Central station, the development has access to rail services via the Overground and the Victoria line. As well as, access to the centre of Walthamstow with its large shopping centre. Read reviews and details of Walthamstow Gateway, E17

East London

Barking and Dagenham

In July 2020, plans were approved to build London’s largest film studios in Dagenham. The project joins a raft of redevelopment across the borough often listed as the cheapest place to buy property in London. Planners Be First have set the goal of 50,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs to be created in the next 20 years, making this a very interesting prospect for property investment in London.

3.72 (26 reviews)
3.72 (26 reviews)

Barking Central is a joint venture development between Redrow Homes and Galliard Homes. It comprises of 272 one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bed homes. In addition, the development is conveniently located in the centre of Barking. Barking station is also in close proximity. Residents have access to a variety of Underground, Overground and National Rail […] Read reviews and details of Barking Central, IG11

Tower Hamlets

Nestled in London’s traditional East End, Tower Hamlets is set to undergo a £500m multi-phase regeneration scheme, dubbed Blackwall Reach. Half of the planned 1,500 new homes will be affordable, and residents will benefit from a range of community amenities and enhanced green spaces. The project, overseen by the Swan Housing Association, should be completed by 2025.

This new-build development by Telford Homes is situated in Bow, London. It offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a handful of ‘sky villas’. These are a mixture of two and three-bedroom duplex apartments. Bow Garden Square is within close proximity to Mile End Tube station (for the District line) and Devons Road DLR, granting easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.

Read reviews and details of Bow Garden Square, E14

South East London

Greenwich Peninsula

London architect Allies and Morrison has already enjoyed great success with its schemes for the Stratford Olympic Park and Argent King’s Cross development. Greenwich Peninsula looks certain to continue its run of good form. An entire new neighbourhood, the Peninsula will include a Design District that will become home for 1,800 creatives, as well as a succession of new developments like the recently-completed Upper Riverside that is already receiving rave reviews on HomeViews.

The recently-completed No.5 Upper Riverside is located within the wider Greenwich Peninsula development. Click through to the development page to see live listings of properties starting from £450,000. Residents have access to a variety of facilities, including swimming pool, gym, spa and cinema room. North Greenwich station is only a seven minute walk away, offering swift connections through to Canary Wharf, Stratford and beyond.

Read reviews and details of No.5 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10


Developer Peabody is implementing a 30-year plan for Thamesmead that includes repairing existing properties, as well as building thousands of new homes. A new boating and sailing club is planned, while Help to Buy units will be available as part of a selection of apartments and town houses.

Royal Arsenal Riverside is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and luxury suites and penthouses. The development is located in West Thamesmead, in a prime location on the River Thames. Furthermore, residents benefit from convenient transport links, including National Rail services from Woolwich Arsenal, the DLR and the on-site Thames Clipper riverboat services.

Read reviews and details of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Canada Water

Southwark Council has partnered with British Land to create the Canada Water Masterplan, which is currently underway. Covering a 53 acre area, the £3.3bn masterplan includes the creation of a new town centre and 3,000 new homes in Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays over the next 15 years. Canada Water station benefits from being at the intersection between the Overground and Jubilee line, offering outstanding connections from its Zone 2 location.

Marine Wharf West is a residential development from The Berkeley Group, in the Surrey Quays area of London Docklands. Apartments here are separated by landscaped grounds, and they’re close to the River Thames and London’s largest working marina – South Dock. London City Airport, Surrey Quays station and the Thames Clipper riverbus services are all […] Read reviews and details of Marine Wharf West, SE16

Old Kent Road

Southwark Council also has major plans to develop Old Kent Road, a 3-mile thoroughfare that passes through the borough. The council’s vision is backed by a 20-year investment budget that will target its business, arts and cultural sectors. This will include up to 20,000 new homes alongside schools, parks, and community spaces. All this will also be served by the upcoming Bakerloo line extension.

434 Old Kent Road, or Milestone House, is a mixed-use development on Old Kent Road in South East London. The property is made up of commercial space on the ground floor and residential apartments above, and there’s a communal courtyard area and garden for residents behind the property. South Bermondsey railway station and Bermondsey Underground station are both less than a mile from the property.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at 434 Old Kent Road Private Rental, SE1

South London


Croydon’s £5.2bn regeneration programme has already attracted plenty of property investment as buyers are attracted to the areas’s low prices and swift commutes into central London. Although the £1.4bn Westfield shopping centre has suffered years of setbacks and delays, the developer has signalled its commitment to the project that is hoped to bring further regeneration to this still-growing suburb.

4.14 (32 reviews)
4.14 (32 reviews)

Saffron Square is a huge, 43-storey development from the Berkeley Group. Currently the tallest building in Croydon, its distinctive purple and red façade pierces the skyline and is close to both East and West Croydon stations for transport into and around London. Read reviews and details of Saffron Square, CR0

Nine Elms

Anyone riding a train south from Victoria will have witnessed the massive regeneration taking place in the Nine Elms area around Battersea Power Station. The 227-hectare development area spans across Wandsworth and Lambeth, with two new Northern line stations opening in 2021 to cater to new residents. Public spaces and outdoor areas are being developed as part of 42 separate projects supported by significant investment into this central riverside district.

Embassy Gardens is a mixed-use EcoWorld and Ballymore development, featuring luxury apartments and commercial units and designed by HAL Architects and Sir Terry Farrell CBE. It’s got a prime setting in the waterfront Nine Elms district, close to the River Thames and the US Embassy. In addition, the site is walkable from Vauxhall, Battersea and […] Read reviews and details of Embassy Gardens, SW8

Elephant & Castle

Identified as an Opportunity Area in the London Plan, Elephant & Castle could see 5,000 new homes by 2041. It will also be included on the Cycleway 4 transport route that will run between Tower Bridge and Greenwich. Part of the Central London Growth Corridor, the area is already beginning its development efforts, including the upcoming Roots in the Sky 1.4-acre urban forest office building.

4.59 (86 reviews)
4.59 (86 reviews)

Elephant Central by Get Living is located in the heart of London’s Elephant & Castle. In zone 1, it has great connections to the City, and lies within walking distance to London Bridge and the South Bank. There’s a mix of one to three-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses available fully furnished. All are pet friendly and come with superfast WiFi included. Also, residents have access to a club, lounge, and kitchen as well as a sky courtyard.

Read reviews and details of Elephant Central, SE1

West London

London Olympia

London’s ageing exhibition centre Olympia and its surroundings are set to be transformed with a £1bn plan for a new arts, entertainment, events and creative business quarter. Heatherwick Studio – responsible for the Coal Drops Yard redevelopment design, as well as the 2012 Olympic torch and Routemaster bus design – is set to be involved in the scheme. It is hoped the new venture will bring an extra £9m of consumer spending into the borough. It should also attract London property investors keen for a slice of the action.

375 Kensington High Street is a residential development from St Edwards. Comprising of 530 apartments spread over seven mansion blocks, it won Best London Home in the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014. The development is on the junction of Kensington High Street and Warwick Road, close to famous London landmarks such as Harrods, Kensington Palace […] Read reviews and details of 375 Kensington High Street, W14


The Brentford Project is a 12-acre regeneration scheme by Ballymore. It includes a revived high street, new retail sites and attractive riverside residential developments. Companies like GSK, Sky and Sega are already headquartered in the area, making it an attractive prospect for new businesses. Residents will also benefit from proximity to Brentford Gallery, situated on the tiny Johnsons Island in the River Brent.

1.57 (3 reviews)
1.57 (3 reviews)

Apt Parkview is a development by Apt Living, which features 292 residential units with a range of one and tw0-bedroom  smart apartments. Located in Brentford, the development is adjacent to Gunnersbury Park and is only a 7-minute walk away from Kew Bridge station with links to South Western Railway services. Read reviews and details of Apt Parkview , TW8

White City

The development of the historic Television Centre building lies at the heart of the wider White City redevelopment plan. Having Westfield shopping centre on the doorstep further boosts the appeal of the area. White City Place now offers outstanding office and retail space, while new campuses in the area for Imperial College and the Royal College of Arts also promise a major investment boost to this exciting west London hotspot.

3.58 (27 reviews)
3.58 (27 reviews)

A mixed development from Stanhope, the Television Centre comprises of one, two and three-bedroom residential units, offices, television studios and independent restaurants. Located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the nearest Underground stations are White City and Wood Lane. Read reviews and details of Television Centre, W12

North West London


With £1.5 billion already having been invested in Wembley since 2002, the transformation of this north-west London area is hardly a new story. However, the scale of the regeneration that continues to take place in and around Wembley means it’s still hard to ignore. Tipi has made a major impact on the Wembley Park area with its rental developments Ferrum, AlamedaLandsby, Alto and Montana & Dakota, while Wembley’s ambitious target of 11,500 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and 30,000 sq m of retail space makes it one of the hottest development zones in Europe.

4.31 (33 reviews)
4.31 (33 reviews)

NOW SOLD OUT! Anthology Wembley Parade is located in one of North-West London’s most international neighbourhoods. It features a collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes and sits right by Wealdstone Brook. Additionally, the rest of the city is within easy reach thanks to the nearby stations at Wembley Park and Wembley Central. Wembley […] Read reviews and details of Wembley Parade, HA9

Brent Cross

The Brent Cross Cricklewood Masterplan is another giant redevelopment project for north west London. This $4.5bn scheme includes the regeneration of Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the creation of 6,700 new homes. Argent Related is again involved in the Brent Cross South town centre development that will include those homes, while the shopping centre is being developed by Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments. Nearby Colindale has also seen significant development in recent years and is likely to benefit from the transformation of Brent Cross to the south.

4.14 (151 reviews)
4.14 (151 reviews)

Colindale Gardens is a mixed-use development in the heart of North West London. It features a large range of studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and duplexes. Additionally, there are a range of three and four-bedroom townhouses alongside cafes, restaurants, retail facilities, a residents-only gym and a concierge service. Colindale Underground station is the […] Read reviews and details of Colindale Gardens, NW9

…and one to watch: Waterloo

Plans are underway to develop the huge Elizabeth House building right next to the main entrance to London Waterloo station. Proposals include support for an extra 11,000 jobs in the area and further improvements to make the South Bank area an even more appealing place to live and work.

Belvedere Gardens is a residential development by Braeburn Estates. Situated in Southbank Place, it features 67 apartments across 20 floors. In addition, residents have access to the onsite health club and spa. As well as this, the development is only moments away from Waterloo station. Read reviews and details of Belvedere Gardens, SE1

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