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South London is one of the fastest growing areas in the UK. From the busy Vauxhall Station and vibrant Brixton to the very upmarket Clapham and the emerging sophistaction of Streatham - Oliver Burn covers it all.

Brixton Watch the video

The London area of Brixton lies to the south of the River Thames, near the district of Dulwich and has a unique history, stretching back a thousand years.
The earliest surviving traces of human activity in the area are the lines of two Roman roads, Clapham Road (A3) and Brixton Rd (A23), with the A3 being the more important, linking the City of London with the port of Chichester. More

Clapham Watch the video

Originally called Clappeham, the name is derived from the Saxon meaning "village on the hill".
As first the plague, and then the Great Fire forced Londoners to leave The City, this area of south London was where many of them chose to re-locate. By the early 18th century, Clapham was already a popular residential suburb. Many of the residents were wealthy and so many of the houses that were built were elegant town houses. More

Crystal Palace Watch the video

Crystal Palace bears a historic site and a famous landmark close to the international athletic stadium and national sports centre. A new leisure complex is planned, alongside a review of sports facilities and the restoration of park land to benefit local people as well as talented sports men and women. More

Herne Hill Watch the video

Herne Hill is the district of south-east London that lies just north of Dulwich. The name is said to have come from the herons that once frequented the local river. More

Streatham Watch the video

Streatham is the leafy suburb of south Lambeth and the name, dating from Saxon times, means "the dwellings by the street". Easily accessible to The City, many of London's wealthy merchants and traders chose to settle on this busy thoroughfare. As a result several large mansions were built in the district. For the same reason today, Streatham is definitely 'one to watch', for property buyers and business investors alike. More