A Guide to Education in London


Live and Learn From Silkstream, Hendon

Attracting top university talent from the media savvy students, known for their attention to health, wellbeing and sustainability – Silkstream in Hendon has been gaining traction with Gen Z as it ticks all the boxes for sustainable, modern living. 

On the leafy North West border of Hampstead, the contemporary homes at Silkstream come complete with access to a suite of residents’ facilities and a number of biodiverse, signature outdoor spaces. Of particular note are the podium gardens, each inspired by a different landscape and heritage that together defines the rich natural tapestry of Britain.

London’s Top Performing Universities 

The Times, Good University Guide 2024 recently placed three London universities in the UK top ten for higher education. This process  compared 131 UK universities, judging them across a range of criteria including student satisfaction and research output.

The London School of Economics (LSE, Holborn) placed highest at fourth, while Imperial College London (South Kensington) came in at fifth, followed by University College London (UCL, Euston) which rose to sixth place. Coined the ‘powerhouse in British education’ thanks to its world-leading research, graduate prospects and commitment to sustainability, UCL was also named University of the Year. 

Fast Connections to the UK’s ‘University of the Year’

For those attending UCL – The Times, University of the Year – a home at Silkstream may appeal. Attractively balancing the requirements for space and connectivity, Silkstream presents a unique opportunity for students and young professionals looking to get on the property ladder. 

Convenient transport links can take the country’s top students from Hendon to Euston direct in just 23 minutes. 

Another hub with a worldwide reputation for both learning and research, Middlesex University is considered one of the top three modern universities in the UK by The Times. A 10-minute cycle from Silkstream, royal alumni at Middlesex University include the likes of Lady Sarah Chatto – the only daughter of the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret – who attended the university to craft her fashion credentials and career.

The local area will also be welcoming Sheffield Hallam University’s first satellite campus in 2025/26. Eagerly anticipated, the campus is expected to have an uptake of 5,000 students by 2030. 

Setting Educational Foundations 

Silkstream is also close to many top-notch primary and secondary schools, making it a perfect spot for raising a family. With a number of spacious two and three bedroom homes, families can enjoy a welcoming and safe community. 

Celebrating its 450th anniversary, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School was ranked 6th in this year’s The Times GSCE league for students having achieved 7, 8 and 9s (previously A* and A). Just a 21-minute drive from Silkstream, the GCSE success at Queen Elizabeth's arrives in the wake of an equally impressive A Level results day where 96.7% of students achieved A* - B, the 18th consecutive year in which the school has exceeded 95%. 

If you are looking to live and learn in the capital; discover the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes at Silkstream. 

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