A Guide to Living in Southall
As well as being a budding area for young families to place a foot on the property ladder, Southall is a superb choice for commuters and investors alike looking for new homes in London.
We take a closer look at this location bursting with vibrancy, culture and charm, to find out just what the largely suburban district of West London has to offer its residents.
Property prices in Southall
Diverse architecture and property types can be found throughout the district, and those looking for properties to buy in Southall will find the average house price in Southall is £398,504.
The area is benefiting from major regeneration plans, including improved transport links (Crossrail), retail, streets, public spaces and schools. Over time, this will increase the market value of the area, increasing the price of properties for sale.
Things to do in Southall
Southall’s main ethnic sub-group is Punjabi, and Sikhism is the principal religion. Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabina is one of the largest Sikh temples outside India. In fact, Southall has been a South Asian hub since 1950, often referred to as “little India”. It even featured in the 2002 hit blockbuster ‘Bend it like Beckham’.
Southall’s streets bustle with activity from the thriving local economy. Southall Market on High Street sells produce spices, jewellery and antiques while eateries along The Broadway offer samosas, dosas and sweets such as jalebis.
For sporting fans, Wembley Stadium, home of the England national football team, is just under eight miles from Southall.
The main shopping area is along Southall Broadway on Uxbridge Road. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll most likely find it among the wide spectrum of colourful clothing shops, jewellers, market stalls and grocers.
When it comes to dining out locally, Southall’s residents are well catered for. There’s a huge range of places to eat and drink, particularly Punjabi, South Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan restaurants.
Residents of Southall enjoy cycling or walking along the beautiful towpath of the Grand Union Canal, and Jubilee Gardens are great for kids as well as relaxing and enjoying nature.
Schools in Southall
There are numerous popular school choices to consider for those living in Southall. Three Bridges Primary School, Dairy Meadow Primary School and North Primary School are all good primary schools located within close proximity to the centre of Southall.
Awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted, Drayton Manor High School is a mixed institution in Hanwell that admits pupils aged 11-19, and Featherstone High School — which also achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating — is a mixed academy specialising in science and sports that has just over 1600 pupils aged 11-18.
Southall is undoubtedly a great location for students, with many taking advantage of its fast and direct connections into the West End. Near Bond Street station, The University of Westminster is easily accessible by train from Southall.
Southall transport links
Those living in Southall benefit from excellent connectivity: With its great position within Zone 4 of London’s transport network, Southall is very well connected by train, rail, bus and motorway links to the centre of the capital and beyond to its outskirts.
From Southall station, passengers can reach Heathrow airport in just 10 minutes, and it’s 15 minutes by train into central London.
The neighbourhood is flanked by Heathrow Airport towards the south-west, and Central London towards the east — both accessible with the fast transport services on offer from the town centre.
Located on the doorstep of two key motorways – the M25 and M4 – Southall residents can expect to join the gateway to the rest of the UK in no time at all.
So, Is Southall a Good Place to Live?
London Estate Agents will often describe what it is like to live in Southall as a “melting pot of culture”. With plenty of things to do in Southall, it is both a bustling commuter hotspot and a promising area for young families to place a foot on the property ladder. So, in our opinion yes, Southall is a great place to live.