We are expecting our first baby.
We currently live quite centrally but want to move to a baby friendly area where we can meet other new parents and do activities suitable for both adults and babies. I'm planning to stay home for a year. Since none of our friends have babies yet, I'm a bit worried about feeling lonely and isolated so the "finding new friends" aspect is important.
What are some good areas that would offer:
- nice, walkable and green area with parks and easy access to amenities such as shops and gyms
- socializing with other young parents - clubs, yoga, etc
- safe and not shabby but not too posh either: we make decent money in the tech industry but are pretty low key, don't like the idea of spending 10 quid for artisan bread and turmeric latte and want to buy second hand baby stuff rather than designer...
-accessible from central London:. We work at London Bridge and Angel. It would also be nice if our friends were not put off from visiting (that is, if we keep any after having a baby!).
I'm thinking Clapham, Herne Hill, Richmond or similar areas could be good. Husband loves Hampstead heath but it seems a bit too posh?