Many residents in Battersea and Brixton have a right to feel their wishes were ignored by the EU referendum. Data published by the BBC reveals that of the 157,884 votes cast in Wandsworth, 75% were for Britain remaining in the EU.
That figure rises to 78.6% in Lambeth, where 141,924 residents made their views known.
Debate over the fall-out from Brexit, and in particular its impact on property values in Battersea and Brixton, will continue long after Britain’s departure from the EU is confirmed at some point in 2018.
Since the result of the referendum became clear on 24 June, a range of opinions have been voiced. Some property professionals are saying history teaches us that changing markets provide opportunity.
On the other hand, British Property Federation chief executive Melanie Leech says: “We now face a prolonged period of uncertainty.”
But she adds: “We may see a short-term ‘bounceback’ in transaction volumes, as those who have been waiting until the referendum is over make their move.”
Whatever the impact of the referendum on the property market between Battersea Park and Brixton – and the truth is nobody can say with any certainty what it will be – homes in the two areas of London that Eden Harper has an unrivalled knowledge of will remain in demand.
Why? Because both Battersea and Brixton have what young professionals and families demand from an area – great transport links, Ofsted-rated schools and fantastic local amenities.
But to recognise the benefits of living in an area that embraces diversity and cultures from well beyond the EU, it’s sometimes necessary to visit other parts of London.
The city has a growing number of high-rise outdoor restaurants that each offer views to rival their menus.
Here, Eden Harper picks three venues within easy reach of both Battersea and Brixton...
Bird of Smithfield
Where? 26 Smithfield Street EC1A 9LB
Offering a modern British menu in a contemporary five-floor townhouse with a lounge bar, roof terrace, restaurant and private dining, early birds can grab a bacon butty and a pastry from 7.30am.
The venue offers the option of staying all day, starting with cocktails in the basement and ending your evening on the roof terrace. But take time to sample the hand-dived scallop starters, rare breed steaks, vegetables from their own organic garden and for dessert choose between Yorkshire rhubarb jelly and custard or salted caramel, banana and coconut cake.
Where? 54 Pentonville Road N1 9HF
Claiming to have the finest roof terrace in Angel, The Castle at the top of Pentonville Road allows diners to book a table on its terrace, where a large-screen TV will be showing the summer sporting highlights. At lunchtime choose from sandwiches and salads, while daily specials, king prawns cooked in garlic and lemon butter and pan-fried hake with tomato and black olives are on offer in the evening. Don’t forget to sample the extensive wine list.
Rooftop Retreats at John Lewis
Where? 300 Oxford Street W1C 1DX
The rooftop at John Lewis on Oxford Street has been transformed and during the summer is hosting pop-up restaurants and a coffee bar, which all share the space with a garden that supplies the fruit and herbs for the bespoke cocktails. Eat and drink cocktails in the relaxing garden or take part in activities such as yoga. The food on offer includes Cornish cod, Welsh lamb, lobster, while deserts are finished off with their own rooftop honey.
Before heading off to enjoy the gastronomic delights at any of the outdoor restaurants we’ve picked out for you, here’s something to chew over...
If the UK’s upcoming notice to quit the EU is making you think about leaving Battersea or Brixton, two sets of new statistics reveal the importance of obtaining an accurate valuation of your home before putting it on the market.
Just 13,168 owners of property in London put their home up for sale between the start of 2016 and the week of 10 June. But during that same period of time 6181 property owners whose home was listed by an estate agent reduced their asking price, according to data firm Lon Res.
It takes between 11 and 15 weeks to complete a property sale in Brixton and Battersea if its valuation reflects the home’s condition and the current state of the market.
Eden Harper’s experienced property professionals have an in-depth knowledge of the housing market in and around Battersea and Brixton and are ready to provide an accurate valuation of your house or flat. For more information, get in touch with Eden Harper today. You could be surprised how much your home is worth on the open market.