Bring out the bunting: 10 London homes for sale on private and no-through roads — perfect for a street party
No-through roads are an unlikely hot topic at the moment, and not just because they make a good stage for a Coronation street party.
Growing restrictions on car use in the capital include controversial Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, or LTNs, which employ a slew of infrastructure tweaks to divert traffic away from residential areas.
One tool in the councillor’s arsenal is the sealing-off of certain streets — either via physical barriers, or with cameras that allow residents with permits to pass without penalty.
The driver’s dead end is of course nothing new — cul-de-sacs are a town-planning tool synonymous with suburban London, while some of the capital’s most sought-after real estate is hidden away on cobbled mews and private roads.
As parties are eagerly planned on street Whatsapp groups across London, we’ve selected some of the best homes on no-through roads for sale now.
This terraced 1930s home is tucked away in a cul-de-sac near Ainslie Wood, a five acre patch of precious ancient woodland. It has two reception rooms, two bedrooms — including one with a dressing room — and a sleek studio in the back garden.
Churchill Estates, 020 3835 2295
Finsbury Park, N4
One of three apartments within a smart Victorian conversion, this renovated three-bedroom garden flat comes with a share of the freehold. Wilberforce Road sits within a network of no-through roads near the station, so it’s a quiet spot with surprisingly good connections.
Brickworks, 020 3834 7985
This grand, wisteria-clad Georgian townhouse is sited on a private road facing Greenwich Park. There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms across 3,000 square feet of living space — all of it carefully maintained — plus a large secluded garden with smart landscaping.
Hamptons, 020 3834 8736
South Ealing, W5
A modern terraced house with three bedrooms, an integrated garage and a sunny south-facing garden. South Ealing station is moments away, as are two open green spaces and a range of local shops and resturants on South Ealing Road. It’s available with no onward chain.
Russell Collins, 020 3840 3943
Notting Hill, W11
This picture-perfect mews house is located on a cobbled no-through road in the Pembridge Conservation Area, so little risk of a major development going up nearby. There are two bedrooms upstairs, but almost all of the ground floor is given over to the airy 43-foot reception.
Inigo, 020 3909 6732
A one-bedroom flat with separate kitchen on the ground floor of a low-rise block in the heart of leafy Highbury. The open green space of Highbury Fields is a few minutes’ away, and Highbury & Islington station is within walking distance for the Victoria line and Overground.
Winkworth, 020 3869 5757
Brixton Hill, SW2
A handsome six-bedroom Victorian house with original floorboards and cornicing on a private road set back from Brixton Hill , well-placed for Brockwell Park and its lido. Crittall-style doors in the kitchen lead onto a lush — but relatively low-maintenance — rear garden.
The Modern House, 020 3834 8558
Cambridge Heath, E2
A slick two-bedroom flat in an imposing new warehouse-style block on Regent’s Canal, close to the Overground, Broadway Market and London Fields. It benefits from a small private balcony, but the real draw is the communal roof terrace.
Dexters, 020 7247 2440
West Norwood, SE27
Tucked away but handy for the station, this two-bedroom cottage has a separate kitchen, a loft room and a patio garden. It’s within easy reach of the heart of West Norwood, with its local shops, cafes and Picturehouse cinema.
EO Estate Agents, 020 3834 7886
A deceptively spacious modern terrace with two bedrooms, a separate kitchen and rear garden that has direct access onto woodland from the garden gate. Between Greenwhich and Bromley, Mottingham is under the radar but has good access to green space.
jdm Estate Agents, 020 3835 3726