Although London is considered one of the best places to live in the UK, a recent Best of list has drilled down even further to reveal the exact neighbourhoods in the capital that outshine other areas.

Muddy Stilettos compiled a list of the top 260 areas to live across the UK, in collaboration with Strutt & Parker Estate Agents.

The list of fit-for-family-life locations has been put together by considering schools, commuting, amenities and culture, and surprise surprise, two London suburbs have made the cut.

North London’s Crouch End made the list, thanks to it’s “excellent independent stores, restaurants and bars”. The Muddy Stiletto team also noted the area’s Edwardian and Victorian house, and that the leafy neighbourhood even had its own lido.

Muddy Stilettos noted: “Crouch End lies in the London borough of Haringey and has an elegant, laid-back vibe more akin to a market town than a city, which is highly appealing to families. There’s an enticing amount of Indies, including shops, pubs, restaurants and bars, great schools, a couple of cinemas and lots of open, green spaces compared to some of the capital’s more ‘urban’ areas.”

The website pointed out that Alan Carr, Simon Pegg and Katherine Ryan call the neighbourhood home, and its not far from Alexandra Palace and all the music, art and cultural happenings going on there.

However with flats and terrace houses going for an averages of £517,015 and £1,181,315, you have to spend a pretty penny to set up home there.

The other London neighbourhood named one of the best places to live in the UK is East Dulwich in London’s south east, thanks to its “top schools, awesome Indies and family-sized homes galore”.

Muddy Stilettos described East Dulwich as cool, adding: “Not in a graffiti-scrawled, underground clubs and street food way, think more farmers markets, art galleries and notable restaurants.

“Things to get you in the mood to move include tree-lined Goose Green park, an enviable high street in Lordship Lane and plenty of attractive housing, some with an added splash of street art.”

Some of the highlighted restaurants and eateries include Oru, a co-working space and yoga studio with a Sri-Lankan inspired café, Japanese restaurant Yama Momo, Yard Sale for pizzas, and modern British brasserie Franklins for a treat.

The Grade-II listed art deco open air Brockwell Lido is a short bus ride away, as is The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, which is an excellent museum with gardens for children and adults.

East Dulwich is also not cheap, with the average property price being £786,042.

To read the full Best Places To Live list, visit