For anyone looking to live somewhere with green spaces, museums and markets that also has quick commute links into central London then Lewisham is the place to be.

The borough as a whole has 20 train stations, linking residents inside and outside of London through Thameslink, Southern Rail, Southeastern Rail and DLR services.

A journey into central London from Lewisham takes 25 minutes which makes it popular for people who need to commute into the city for work.

On top of that, Lewisham was named one of the happiest boroughs in south east London in data from the Office of National Statistics.

People were asked to rate their life satisfaction, happiness, and anxiety levels out of 10 and Lewisham scored 7.48 overall, tying it with Lewisham as the happiest in south east London.

But the borough has a lot to offer outside of just a short commute – something the people of Lewisham love is the green space available.

Lewisham has 16 parks in total, so residents are never short of somewhere to go for a wander and get some fresh air when they need it.

One of the most popular spots is Beckenham Place Park which has a playground, a lake and even a BMX track.

The council regularly runs events at the park such as health walks, farmers markets and vintage fairs.

Something else that makes Lewisham an appealing place to live is the places to shop.

There are lots of independent businesses and restaurants, Blackheath and Hither Green in particular are great areas for these.

Food markets can also be found across Lewisham, for example there is Catford food market, Brockley market, Lewisham food market and Lewisham open market.

At the weekend when you are looking for something fun to do there are plenty of spots to visit in Lewisham.

For anyone who fancies watching a film, Catford Mews has a brilliant cinema.

It also has a comedy club which runs regular shows if you are looking for an evening of laughter.

Another way to spend your free time is to head to Broadway Theatre in Catford where music performances, plays and comedy shows are all put on stage.

For something more educational to do, residents can head to the Horniman Museum which has collections of anthropology and musical instruments, an aquarium, a butterfly house and a natural history collection.

There is also the Migration Museum which explores how the movement of people to and from the UK across the ages has made us who we are.

While it has been temporarily closed, the museum reopens on Thursday, March 7.

Lewisham is one of the cheaper parts of London for people to live in, however it cannot escape soaring London house prices.

According to Rightmove, the average price of properties purchased in Lewisham over the last year is £577,902.