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Ten family-sized homes for sale in London for less than £600k — without having to go beyond Zone 2

The best three-bedroom homes in Zone 2 for £600k or less (ES)
The best three-bedroom homes in Zone 2 for £600k or less (ES)

From Camden to Camberwell, Hackney Wick to Hammersmith, many of London’s best-loved neighbourhoods fall within Zone 2.

It used to be a second child that would send young families into the suburbs, but for many the more pressing need is a second home office.

The good news is that you may well be able to wangle a few extra years in your original patch with a savvy move that expertly balances location, budget and extra space.

We’ve rounded up 10 of the best three-bedroom homes on the market now, from a Camberwell end-of-terrace to a spacious apartment overlooking South Dock Marina – all priced under £600,000.

Battersea, SW11

£560,000

Granfield Street, SW11 (Lanigan Estates)
Granfield Street, SW11 (Lanigan Estates)

This well-maintained maisonette in a low-rise block near the river and high street, has a second WC and a Juliette balcony in the living room.

Lanigan Estates, 020 3909 6742

Chalk Farm, NW1

£575,000

Ferdinand Street, NW11 (Olivers Town)
Ferdinand Street, NW11 (Olivers Town)

A bright, chain-free flat on the third floor of an attractive block on the border with Camden. It’s within walking distance of three stations, plus Regents Park.

Olivers Town, 020 3879 5571

Surrey Quays, SE16

£500,000

Baltic Quay, SE16 (Urban Patchwork)
Baltic Quay, SE16 (Urban Patchwork)

Overlooking South Dock Marina, this generous apartment has more than 1,000 sq ft of living space, plus underground parking and a share of freehold.

Urban Patchwork, 020 3840 3593

Camberwell, SE5

£596,000

Lilford Road, SE5 (Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward)
Lilford Road, SE5 (Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward)

This recently refurbed Victorian house, close to the train line, has with two bathrooms, a garden and no onward chain. It’s ten minutes to Loughborough Junction.

Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, 020 8131 2497

Barons Court, W14

£499,999

Talgarth Road, W14 (Keller Williams)
Talgarth Road, W14 (Keller Williams)

A ground floor apartment in a smart mansion block close to Baron’s Court station and The Queen’s Club. Note that it has 63 year lease and there is some modernisation needed.

Keller Williams, 020 3835 2573

Deptford, SE8

£550,000

Warwickshire Path, SE8 (Strickland & Co)
Warwickshire Path, SE8 (Strickland & Co)

This well-proportioned family home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac close to New Cross and Deptford stations. There is no onward chain but some cosmetic updates are required.

Strickland & Co, 020 3907 2956

Willesden Junction, NW10

£499,950

Nightingale Road, NW10 (Loporto Brown)
Nightingale Road, NW10 (Loporto Brown)

A spacious ground floor flat within a Victorian conversion that has an appealing walled garden. It’s handy for Tube and Overground connections from Willesden Junction.

Loporto Browne, 020 3657 3364

Kilburn, NW6

£530,000

Birchington Road, NW6 (Foxtons)
Birchington Road, NW6 (Foxtons)

This top floor flat sits within a period conversion behind Kilburn High Road, close to West Hampstead and Maida Vale. It has a separate kitchen and neutral interiors.

Foxtons, 020 3840 3570

Bow, E3

£575,000

Medway Road, E3 (Peach Properties)
Medway Road, E3 (Peach Properties)

This three-storey house has unrivalled access to green space at Victoria and Mile End parks, plus solid oak flooring throughout. It’s being sold without an onward chain.

Peach Properties, 020 3907 2613

Walworth, SE17

£475,000

Penrose Street, SE17 (The Modern House)
Penrose Street, SE17 (The Modern House)

A cheery apartment on the ground floor of a low-rise block sandwiched between Kennington and Burgess Parks. It has a separate kitchen, a balcony and a handy external store.

The Modern House, 020 3834 8558