Located in the Borough of Sutton, Hackbridge is a leafy green suburb that sits just eight miles away from the south of Charing Cross. The area takes its name from the Hack Bridge that is a bridge over the River Wandle. Owing to its open green spaces, excellent transport connections and a variety of property options, it is one of the favourite suburb locations amongst the young professionals working in London. Whether you look for a stroll through open green space or a park, play your favourite sports, plan an outing with your friends in a nearby café or shops for those in need of a retail therapy.
Hackbridge – At a glance
Nestled between the River Wandle and Beddington Park and offering all the benefits of proximity to London without leaving expansive green spaces out of sight – Hackbridge offers the best of both worlds. Hackbridge is renowned for Beddington Zero Energy Development also known as BedZED, the eco-friendly residential community boasts solar panels and other sustainability features. Besides being one of the most sustainable suburbs in the UK, there is a lot of redevelopment work going in the area that will transform this leafy suburb into a new residential destination.
Properties in Hackbridge
Hackbridge has a reputation of green suburb with easy access to Central London and other key areas like Wimbledon and Croydon. Though the area boasts a wide variety of architectural styles but most of the houses are Edwardian and Victorian Cottages on Hackbridge Green. The area also boasts some semi-detached houses, terrace houses and flats from the late 60s.
Barratt Homes presents a new project adjacent to Hackbridge Station called New Mill Quarter. It is a residential project comprising of 440 new homes that are categorized into one and two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom houses.
Transportation in Hackbridge
Hackbridge station is from where locals can travel to the capital. Located in Zone 4, the area is well-served by both Southern and Thameslink line, from where London Victoria is at 25 minutes. One can reach Clapham Junction through Thameslink and reach Blackfriars in 32 minutes. The trams also serve the area and the nearest Tramlink stop to Hackbridge is at Mitcham Junction – from where, trams go to Wimbledon and Croydon. Buses also serve Hackbridge with London bus routes linking it to Tooting, Morden and Carshalton. London Gatwick is just 40 minutes away from Hackbridge.
Restaurants in Hackbridge
Hackbridge and Sutton have a large number of cuisine options through a number of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars. Several big chains have branches in and around the area along with local and boutique eateries. The area has a number of decent pubs and bars. Greyhound is a family-friendly option with menu that has everything for everyone along with views of Carshalton Ponds and abundant wildlife. The hotel is located in Grade II listed building taking the visitors down the history. Other options include The Grange – a place with a global fusion menu and Red Lion – a lovely pub with extensive menu for every member of the family.
Shopping in Hackbridge
Most of the locals visit Sutton to meet their shopping needs but there are commercial projects planned to improve local retail offerings as part of the regeneration project. Sutton offers a variety of independent shops and businesses including jewellery shops, home furnishing items, clothing and household utensils. Two shopping centres are there in Sutton – Times Square and St Nicholas Shopping Centre and then there is Sainsbury’s in the high street. Nearby areas such as Kingston, Croydon and Wimbledon also have a range of independent shops and branded stores to meet locals shopping requirements.