What's top of your wish list for a London home?
Good schools, great transport links?
Perhaps you put living space or the number of bedrooms first.
For many eager buyers in the capital, outdoor space is a must-have - but sadly it either comes at a premium only achievable for those with large budgets or is simply too small.
Although there are central London properties for sale with gardens, roof gardens or balconies, most buyers looking for substantial outdoor space should look outside of zones one and two and search in the suburbs.
There are still great properties to be found with superb outdoor space and we've picked out our top five homes currently on the market and outlined why the areas are so great and how buyers can get back into the city...
Houses for sale in London with gardens
Four-bedroom house, Thames Ditton
Thames Ditton is just south of Hampton Court Park on the River Thames and hugely popular with families due to its superb schools and links into London.
Just 17 miles south west of central London, direct trains from Thames Ditton station into London Waterloo take around 35 minutes.
It's garden is a great entertaining space and the property offers a large family living space.
Five-bedroom house, Ealing
Lovers of period charm are often willing to compromise on outdoor space in order to secure their dream Victorian or Edwardian home.
But in the case of this substantial five-bedroom property in Ealing, there is no need.
The stunning rear extension that is home to a modern kitchen diner backs on to a large garden with entertaining space.
Just west of Ealing Common, this property available for sale through Martin & Co Ealing is only a short walk across the green space to the Underground station bearing the same name, offering connections via the Piccadilly and District Lines.
Ealing is only eight miles west of Charing Cross and is a great option for buyers seeking large period properties close to the bright lights of West London.
Sitting just south of Chiswick and the River Thames, East Sheen is located in the affluent borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Nearby Mortlake station offers rail services to London Waterloo in around 24 minutes, meaning a relatively easy commute into central London.
And not only that, the area also offers great properties with amazing gardens - like this large six-bedroom property on Clare Lawn Avenue, a 15-minute walk to Mortlake station.
The Georgian-style property, on the market with Martin & Co Twickenham, has been lovingly extended to provide a stunning open plan kitchen diner with bi-fold doors on to a large south-facing garden with patio area.
Six-bedroom house, Forest Hill
Why have a garden when you can have an entire park?
That's what this superb six-bedroom house in Forest Hill offers - or at least a share of it.
The property on Duncombe Hill backs on to private parkland complete with a tennis court and was built in the 1990s behind electric gates.
It also offers plenty of internal space across four floors.
Forest Hill is in Lewisham, South London in zone three. Southern Railways offers services into London Bridge in 26 minutes, while the London Overground also runs from Forest Hill station.
This property is on the market with Martin & Co Crystal Palace - get in touch with the office if you'de like to book a viewing.
Flats for sale in London with gardens
Two-bedroom flat, Chelsea
Flats and apartments with gardens, particularly in zones one and two, are pretty hard to come by.
So, flat hunters generally need to look to the outer city limits if outdoor space is high on their wish list.
Close to the nightlife of Fulham Broadway and King's Road, Earls Court tube station is only 300 metres away, while West Brompton station runs Overgound services.
If you are look for a property in London, take a look at Martin & Co's available properties or get in touch with your local branch.