West London is a vibrant area of London that boasts a charming culture with a cosmopolitan feel. This region also hosts some of the best attractions and places to go in the city, including a vast array of shops, attractions, parks and riverside bars. Not forgetting that it is also home to the famous West End, which is known for hosting some of the most prolific theatre shows and musicals in the world. Here is our guide to 4 of the best places to live in the area.
This upstream reach of the Thames is an area rich in history and leafy suburbs, with plenty of quirky and interesting features. 18th century villas stand alongside the original 19th century garden suburb, creating a very desirable place to live both then and now. St James has developed beautiful new homes and communities such as Brewery Gate alongside the River Crane, and the Thames-side Fitzroy Gate featuring beautiful homes and apartments in a historic setting. With Richmond Park nearby and fast public transport into town, Twickenham really is one of London's most desirable boroughs.
The most famous gardens in the UK, Kew provided the inspiration for the Heritage Walk development at Kew bridge, both for its interiors and the landscaping. Apartments face onto gardens and courtyards to create a uniquely green and beautiful setting, with the added delight of the stunning palace and gardens nearby. This area also offers other historic and cultural attractions such as the London Museum of Water and Steam, and several grand manors and gardens from different periods.
Named after the 1908 festival of white pavilions, this area of west London once also hosted the Olympics and was the iconic home of the BBC Television Centre. Today it's undergoing a renaissance, with thousands of new homes, green spaces, and a university campus. White City Living is the latest part of this development, offering apartments and penthouses amid eight acres of landscaping and parkland. Residents of this new community have the advantage of Europe's largest shopping centre on their doorstep, namely Westfield, as well as transport links that can take you to Oxford Circus in 15 minutes.
This once industrial area occupies a loop of the Thames in southwest London, home to two football clubs, and several exclusive sporting clubs, including polo and tennis. Once the Underground reached the area in the late 19th century, it quickly became the desirable real estate hotspot, first for industry but now for living spaces. Fulham Reach is one of the latest developments in this sought-after area, giving residents a beautiful waterside address with central London on their doorstep.
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