Hi Coralie – I’ll add a plug for my neighbourhood, Brackenbury Village, in Hammersmith. We’ve lived here for 14 years, raising 3 girls, and really love it. We walk or cycle everywhere, the area has fantastic schools (primary, secondary, state, private), great restaurants, cafes and shops, and we’re only a few minutes from Ravenscourt Park and the Thames. Beyond all that, though, we love the community feel and the fact that neighbours know each other and look out for each other.
Interestingly, since I’m posting on Life After London, living in Brackenbury is the reason we didn’t leave London. We thought about it as our oldest daughter was about to start secondary school but decided that Brackenbury gave us all a good mix of city and country-style living.