Best Areas to Live: West London
This week we’re focusing on West London, the final destination on our guide to the best areas to live throughout London. Home to some of the most beautiful and affluent postcodes in the capital city, West London is a vibrant and thriving area home to more than 1.5 million people across its seven boroughs. West London offers a diverse range of areas, whether you’re looking for a creative scene, delicious dining, or somewhere with natural beauty. Although this side of the capital is mainly associated with the inner affluent districts, there are many attractive suburbs too, so there’s something to suit every budget.
Read our guide to the top areas to live in West London, to help you narrow down your search for your next buy-to-let property.
Notting Hill perfectly combines the class and culture of West London with a bohemian flair and a multicultural vibe. What was once a poor neighbour to Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill has flourished over the last 50 years and can now be considered one of the most expensive areas in London to live in. It’s home to Portobello Market, one of the most well-known markets in the UK and it’s the location of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, so you’re never short of anything to see or do. Find out more about what’s going on in Notting Hill here. A mix of Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian and modern architecture line the leafy streets however, the area is seeing more and more new developments providing more diverse architecture and revitalising ageing estates.
Known as the home of the rich and famous, Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most desirable areas in West London. There’s much more to this area than its museums and royal heritage; it’s home to an array of luxury boutiques and fine-ding restaurants as well as plenty of green parks. Whilst the transport links may not be the best, you’ll never be short of things to see and do in the area, with King’s Road at the centre of the action with buzzing bars and trendy cafes. The area is popular with couples and young professionals, but there are also excellent schools, which makes it desirable for families as well. Most of the properties on the market are period homes including Victorian cottages and Georgian terraces however, as demand increases, more modern apartments are becoming available. Find out everything you need to know about life in Kensington and Chelsea here.
Considered one of the more affordable areas to live in West London, Shepherd’s Bush is popular with young couples and families alike thanks to its old-fashioned charm and diverse range of properties, from modern converted flats to charming period homes. With a diverse local culture, plenty of markets and the enormous Westfield Shopping Centre complex, Shepherd’s Bush has a lot to offer. With some of the best travel connections in all of London, several top-performing schools and the recent regeneration allowing for an exciting number of new property developments, cocktails bars and restaurants to open, this could be the ideal location for your next buy-to-let property. Find out more here about life in Shepherd’s Bush.
Once an industrial area, Fulham is now one of the most sought-after areas to live in London. Just a mile west of some more affluent areas, savvy buyers are swapping their Chelsea postcodes for more spacious homes in Fulham. It’s not just the large gardens and more square footage tempting families to move; schools are constantly improving; the green spaces are benefitting from significant restoration projects and the convenient transport links afford easy access to Central London. With a residential neighbourhood vibe, on-trend boutiques and a reputable bar and dining scene, it’s clear to see why Fulham has been named as the best place in West London to live, and 3rd in the Best Places to Live in London overall.
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