London can be a noisy, smelly and busy place. Or, it can be green, peaceful and even beautiful. It all depends where you choose to live. The suburb doesn’t matter so much as whether you’re on a tree-lined lane tucked away from busy roads or next to a park. These canal-side new developments would be ideal.
Your apartment would be a true sanctuary away from the city bustle. Local residents even go fishing and boating. Not so sure I would eat the fish, but at least you can do what you love.