The Safest Boroughs in London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

When you are choosing the area that you will be moving into, there are quite a lot of things that you have to think about before you contact the man and van company to come move your boxes. The overall safety of the place that you will be spending the foreseeable future in should be on the top of your priority list. We have taken the time to gather information for some of the safest boroughs in London so that you can make an easier and informed decision on that question.

  • Kew, Richmond, TW9The safest borough in London is that of Richmond Upon Thames. Located in south west London, Richmond is home to the National Physical Laboratory, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre all of which gather the attention of flocks of tourists from all over the world. Now it is declared to be the safest place in London as well.
  • Bexley comes second on the list of the safest boroughs of London. This might come as a surprising fact to some, bearing in mind what reputation the area had just a couple of decades ago. Either way, the crime rates in the borough have dropped significantly lately, thus rendering Bexley the second safest place in London. The Grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument of Hall Palace is one of the best known attractions in Bexley, but it is no longer the sole reason to come here.
  • Sutton is often cited as being one of the best places in London to live in. Many people refer to the fact that the schools in Sutton are among the top ranking in the country, which is definitely a thing to have in mind when you have a family. The Big Society Initiative declared Sutton one of the four “vanguard areas” in 2010. The crime rates in the London Police rapports clearly show that Sutton is also the London borough with the third lowest crime rates in the capital, which is only a plus on its side in our humble opinion.
  • The former market town and crowning place for the Anglo-Saxon Kings, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames also ranks high on the chart of safest places in the capital. There are strict traditions in that respect here and it has been the case for quite a while – at least since the London aristocracy started building their countryside homes here back in the 17th and 18th century.
  • The fifth safest borough in London is that of Harrow. It is, among other things, a comfortable and nice suburb in the north western parts of the metropolis, with a thriving art and culture scene and a very strong community spirit which definitely contributes to the overall safety of the area. Curiously enough Harrow is also the most religiously diverse local authority area in the UK.

The list was prepared in accordance to the annual rapports about crime rates that are released by the London Police.