Whatever reason we have for moving home we want to be sure that we make the correct choice on where we move to. The London region itself is vast so it can be hard to narrow a choice down, so why not first take a look at the SE postcode region. Also known as the South Eastern postcode district, it covers most of the Boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich, as well as parts of the Boroughs of Lambeth, Bexley and Bromley.
It was one of London's original postcode areas that was established in 1857 and has expanded greatly throughout time. From being just one encompassing area it was expanded to be twenty-eight smaller areas spanning from SE1 to SE28, alongside non-geographic postcodes SE1P and SE99 that are used for direct marketing and PO boxes.
SE12 itself covers Lee, Grove Park, Chinbrook, Horn Park and parts of Hither Green, Eltham and Blackheath. All of these areas are in the Boroughs of Lewisham or Greenwich and all have the post town address of LONDON. SE12 is bordered by SE3, SE6, SE9, SE13 and part of the Kent region, meaning that Blackheath, Catford, Eltham, Lewisham, Canterbury, Bromley and more are close. House prices here are about average for the London area. Flats cost roughly £155,000, £190,000 and £275,000 for one, two and three bedrooms correspondingly and houses range from about £156,000 for a single room up to approximately £312,000 for three bedrooms and increase to around £781,000 for six bedrooms. Studio apartments cost in the region of £194,000.
There is a good range of homes to choose from in the area including terraced and semi-detached houses, flats high tower blocks, the Victorian Corbett Estate and more. There is a growing diversity in the area with the population of minorities continuing to grow. There are many open spaces in the SE12 area including Chunbrook meadows that is full of footpaths, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, children's play area and the River Quaggy runs through here. Mounstfield Park, Manor House Gardens and Manor Park are other local green areas. Churches are very common here, with many spread out through each part of the district, with some examples being St. Swithun's, St. Augustine's, Jubilee International and Burnt Ash Methodist Church.
Sport teams and organisations in the area include Cray Valley Paper Mills F., Blackheath Cricket Club, Blackheath fencing Club and there is a major athletics and kite flying scenes in Blackheath. Transport is very strong here, with many bus services and railway stations allowing easy travel in, out and around the London region.
What the SE12 area is really known for is it's notable residents. These include Bishop Desmond Tutu, watchmaker John Arnold, musicians Boy George, Kate Bush, Steve Peregin Took, Louise Redknapp and Alan White, actors Bob Hope and Jude Law, comedians Frankie Howard and Max Wall, author Edith Nesbit, publisher Stanley Unwin, philosopher Karl Marx, footballers Gavin Peacock and Billy Bonds and banker Sir Francis Baring.
If you want to be the next citizen of the SE12 area then you should get in touch with Man and Van immediately. As a top removal firm we will be able to handle every aspect of your move. Call us on 020 3743 9354 and we will give you advice, tell you all about our services and provide a free
. no commitment quote. Once parking space has been booked with Lewisham
Councils our team will be there to handle all of your packing, large furniture removals, transport and vehicles, storage and more. We won't rest until your move is complete so get in touch now.