Chelsea is now well known as an exclusive and desirable area of London. The 19th Century architecture is characterised by red –brick terraces and mansion blocks surrounding pretty garden squares. Popular addresses include, Sloane Avenue, The Boltons, and Park Walk which links Fulham Road to King’s Road. There is a wide range of property available in Chelsea; whether you are looking for a handsome mansion flat, a new home overlooking the river, a mews house or an imposing, detached mansion.
Kensington has a vibrant and eclectic mix of residents from all over the world. The local community is mainly made up or UK and European nationals together with residents from Russia, the Middle East and Asia. It has some of the best prime developments in Central London, all with concierge service and secure parking. When it comes to shopping, Kensington High Street has every high street brand you can think of, with popular parks, museums and shops in easy reach and a crowd of hotels nearby.
Knightsbridge today is famous not only for its luxurious residential property but also its affluent department stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, the big name fashion designers that can be found on Sloane Street, Beauchamp Place, and Walton Street. There is a wealth of superb restaurants, with fine establishments boasting cuisines rich in culture and diversity from around the globe. In addition, the area has seen the emergence of new super prime apartment buildings, such as One Hyde Park, The Knightsbridge and 10 Lancelot Place, providing new levels of service as prime residential and hotel living fusion.
Marylebone/Oxford Street Homes
Despite being in central London, Marylebone is known for being an area of calm and serenity. The heart of it is found around Marylebone High Street which is overflowing with charming coffee shops, eateries and boutiques. Let's not forget Selfridges, located on Oxford Street. The vast green open spaces of Regent’s Park and Hyde Park are nearby. The area is a highly sought-after village, due to the amazing properties and attractions on offer targeting families, young professionals and students. Students are attracted because universities such as the University of Westminster, Regent’s University, LSE and UCL are close by.
Mayfair is known for its elegant period conversions, post-war apartments and grand town houses. Lateral space is particularly prized in Mayfair, with such apartments fetching premium prices in the local market. Freehold townhouses and outside space are rare and thus greatly sought after. Mount Street is the jewel in Mayfair’s crown. Being a very high net-worth area, it attracts a very healthy mix of UK-based purchasers, coupled with a wide variety of overseas nationalities. Popular venues include Sexy Fish on Berkeley Square, Scott’s, Nobu, Hakassan, Roka, and Novikov.
Other Areas Homes
The Paddington area is home to a diverse collection of residents of all nationalities and age groups, due to its friendly, cosmopolitan vibe. Whether looking for a grand home, or the perfect London pied-a-terre, often people are attracted to the great community atmosphere and easy access into the City from Paddington Station. It houses modern apartments, popular with students and young professionals. Nearby gym facilities include Virgin Active in Merchant Square and Nuffield Health in Sheldon Square. Paddington Mainline Station links central London with the south west of England and provides a large number of National Rail services, with destinations all over the UK.
South Kensington Homes
South Kensington is home to some of London's best museums: the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Handsome stucco villa-style houses border communal gardens and leafy squares, while red-brick mansion blocks house huge apartments with impressive floor to ceiling height. Its residents are a cosmopolitan mix of professionals, families and students. The recently pedestrianised area surrounding the tube station is lined with fantastic restaurants and cafes, and has become a destination in its own right. South Kensington is also home to Imperial College London - one of the top ranking universities in the world.
St John’s Wood/Regent's Park Homes
St John’s Wood benefits from its proximity to Regent’s Park; the leafy area is largely free from tourist attractions, hotels and the general hustle and bustle of the city, making it attractive for families and children. It has a diverse range of properties available, whether you are looking for stylish, low-built villas or apartment complexes with communal leisure facilities. The charming high street is home to a variety of fine restaurants, cafes and trendy boutiques. Largely home to families, celebrities and professionals, the area houses a significant American expat community due to its proximity to the American School in London.
Vauxhall/Nine Elms Homes
Nine Elms is Europe’s largest regeneration zone and its renaissance has transformed the area into ultra-modern destination offering the very latest in comfort, luxury and amenities, as well as becoming a nascent cultural, political and business hub. The banks of the river are flanked by modern steel and glass structures, capturing river views and offering underground parking, gyms, pools and concierge services. Battersea Park is surrounded by turn of the century mansion blocks and stunning villas with park views.
Victoria and neighbouring Westminster are incredibly vibrant areas with trendy cafés and bars, and excellent transport links. Architecturally, the area varies between historical grandeur and striking modern developments, such as Nova, Kings Gate, Abell & Cleland and 55VS. These have added further stunning modern architecture to London's skyline. Westminster is London's political, cultural and historical centre