Effra Parade, SW2

5 bedroom house for sale


  • Five double bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Private South-East facing garden
  • Victorian terraced house
  • Potential to extend STPP
  • Moments to Brockwell Park
  • Within a ten-minute walk to both Brixton and Herne Hill
  • Victoria Line and Thameslink
  • Freehold
  • Chain-free

Property details

Keating Estates are proud to present to market a charming five double bedroom, three storey house with a South-East facing garden on the popular Effra Parade, a stone’s throw from Brockwell Park with the amenities of both Brixton and Herne Hill a comfortable ten-minute walking distance away.

This lovely home is brimming with characterful features from the moment you step through the door into the entrance hallway boasting an attractive floral tiled floor and arched cornicing. To the front of the property a double reception room forms the heart of the home, boasting high ceilings and wooden floorboards plus two original fireplaces this sizeable room has generous proportions in which to lounge, dine and entertain. The dine-in kitchen is set to the rear, boasting ample storage with dual aspect windows and a country style charm creating a bright yet homely room in which to cook. Overlooking the garden through large pane French doors, there is space for a kitchen table, enjoy dining whilst relishing leafy views. Precedent has been set on the road should the new purchaser wish to seek the necessary permissions to extend into the side return, further expanding this already well-proportioned family kitchen and further increasing the footprint of this appealing home.

French glass doors from the dining area flow seamlessly into the private garden, surrounded by trees and shrubbery this South-East facing suntrap feels delightfully secluded, ideal for escaping the bustle of the city. Laid to paving and lawn this pretty garden offers the perfect transition to outdoor entertaining, complete with a handy shed.

To the first floor sit three double bedrooms, the principal bedroom is particularly large, spanning the width of the home and boasting Victorian charm including sash windows dressed with shutters and a feature fireplace. The other two doubles on this floor also have attractive fireplaces and are set to the rear overlooking the garden below. A soothingly neutral family bathroom facilitates the bedrooms on this floor, a luxurious and contemporary space equipped with a large bathtub with overhead shower.

Occupying the second floor are two further double bedrooms, of similar size to the principal bedroom below one is especially generous, with striking exposed brickwork and a lofty ‘London butterfly’ ceiling. Remarkably well-presented the bathroom on this floor offers an opulent spa-like environment with double sinks and a bathtub set below a feature wall, ideal for a relaxing soak in the bubbles.

As locations go, it is terrific. Effra Parade is a very quiet residential, neighbourly street which is family friendly with a nursery and kids art school at the end of the road. Brockwell Park (lauded as London's best outdoor space by locals with its amazing lido among its myriad attractions) on your doorstep and a large Sainsbury’s is within a minute’s walk. Various cafes, pubs and restaurants, such as Maremma, the Khan’s of Brixton, The Hootenanny and Naughty Piglets are also all a short walk away. Both Brixton and Herne Hill are a ten-minute walk away. Herne Hill has a village charm, farmers market, eclectic array of shops and pubs and access to the Thameslink trains. Brixton is first stop on the Victoria line, with the famous Brixton Village serving an array of culinary delights, the Ritzy Cinema and Upstairs private members club just a few of the entertainment spots on offer. This fantastic home will appeal to purchasers considering moving to both of these in-demand areas.

Chain-free. Freehold.

EPC rating: D (60)

Floor plan


Front door to work

An estimate of the journey times to popular London destinations, using the first fast train after 8am.

  • Victoria 20 mins
  • South Bank 25 mins
  • London Bridge 26 mins
  • The City 28 mins
  • Canary Wharf 39 mins


0.4 mi / 9 mins walk

Route & info

4 trains direct to Victoria per hour and 4 to Orpington via Herne Hill

Herne Hill

0.5 mi / 10 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2. First Capital Connect services to Victoria, Blackfriars and Wimbledon.


0.6 mi / 12 mins walk

Route & info

Victoria Line services every three mins (approx) to Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central.

Loughborough Junction

0.8 mi / 17 mins walk

Route & info

Trains north to Blackfriars (8 mins), Farrindon (15 mins) and Kings Cross/St Pancras (18 mins) and beyond up to north west London every 10 mins at rush hour.

North Dulwich

1.2 mi / 27 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2. Southern services to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, West Croydon and Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace.


1.3 mi / 27 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, Northern Line and Victoria Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes on the Morden to Barnet/Edgeware, Northern Line (approx) and Via Victoria on the Brixton to Walhamstow Central, Victoria Line.

Clapham North

1.4 mi / 30 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)

Clapham High Street

1.4 mi / 32 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2 Overground line between Highbury and Islington and Clapham Junction with trains every 5 minutes (approx). Limited service of Southeastern trains to Victoria too.

Denmark Hill

1.5 mi / 33 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, this station enjoys Overground, Southern, Southeastern services to, amongst others, Highbury and Islington via Canada Water, Victoria, Blackfriars, Clapham Junction, West Croydon and Sevenoaks.

East Dulwich

1.9 mi / 42 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2. Southern services to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, West Croydon and Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace. 

Herne Hill area highlights

From the colourful parade of shops that lines it pedestrianised centre, to its long-standing pubs, much-loved restaurants and renowned weekly market, Herne Hill is teeming with independent businesses and its devoted local community works hard to retain its unique charm. There are several outstanding schools and connections are great, with regular trains from Herne Hill station going to London Victoria, Blackfriars and Wimbledon. It’s crowning glory is Brockwell Park, one of the most beautiful parks in London, and its Art Deco lido and café, which are popular all year round.

Herne Hill area guide

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