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Elephant & Castle: one of London’s best neighbourhoods for first-time buyers

If you’re in the market to buy your first property in London, you’re probably wondering which parts of the city and which types of property are right for you. Park & Sayer is a development of apartments curated for living well, in the heart of a revitalised Elephant & Castle – part of Southwark Borough which regularly appears on lists of the best places for first time buyers in London. Here are just a few of the reasons why. 


Minimal maintenance 

If you’re a first-time buyer, there’s a good chance you’re looking for a first time home that’s low maintenance; a place that looks after itself that you can simply make your own and enjoy the space. 

Every apartment at Park & Sayer is finished to a high specification, complete with brand new white goods, quality flooring and built to some of the highest standards in the new-home industry. A first home that causes you minimal hassle, one of the biggest benefits of purchasing a UK new build. 


More efficient homes

In 2022, we’re more environmentally conscious than ever before. Another benefit for a first-time buyer looking for a new build property is its energy efficiency when compared to an older property. And there is no doubting the energy efficiency of our flats at Park & Sayer

The other benefit of energy efficiency, is of course lower running costs – something that’s especially important if you’re a first time buyer who’s been saving hard to get on the London property ladder. 


An evolving area

When researching the best places for first time buyers in London, you’re likely to have seen the Borough of Southwark pop up. Park & Sayer is located within Elephant Park, an area of regeneration within Elephant and Castle that continues to evolve. 

When we say evolve, we refer to the new homes, restaurants, green spaces, bars, cafes, shops, activities and clubs that are continuing to pop up. Why is this good for a first time buyer? Your day to day will never be boring with so many options and living in an area of regeneration is often a good protection for your investment. 


Green space

Whether you’re a first time buyer or a seasoned property owner – when you’re researching where to buy property within a large city like London, you have to take into account where your nearest green space is. 

Green spaces are vitally good for our health and wellbeing. Having an accessible green space nearby within which you can take a moment to enjoy fresh air and abundant nature is key to living well. 

Park & Sayer is right beside Elephant Park, the newest green space to be brought to London’s Zone 1 – it really is right on your doorstep. So, whether your apartment looks out over the tree canopy to rolling green lawns or you step out into it each morning to enjoy nature, you’ll reap the benefits regardless. 


Well connected

The connectivity of an area in the long term can have an effect on how happy you are in the neighbourhood you’ve chosen. Is my commute fairly short and cost effective? Can I get to my friends’ neighbourhoods or favourite social spots easily? 

Park & Sayer is a four-minute walk from Elephant & Castle Station, which gives you access to London Underground and Thameslink services. This means the West End, the City and Canary Wharf are all within a 15 minute journey. 

Elephant Park’s location in London’s Zone 1 also means that in the warmer summer months, you’ll be amazed at where you can reach in just 30 minutes by foot – London Bridge, the Southbank Centre and even the Tate Britain across the river. 

If you’re continuing your research on best places for first time buyers in London, be sure to take a look at our Buyer’s Guide which brings together lots of information about our developments across London.