- Area Guides
Acton Area Guide
When the old South Acton Estate gave way to a smart new residential quarter, developers weren't just shooting in the dark. A new transport scheme is set to galvanise London, changing the way commuters and visitors travel through the capital. Named Crossrail, this new rail route will link west and east London via high-speed trains that are set to pass under the very heart of the capital.
Beaufort Park Area Guide
As the gentrification of the capital reaches near Olympian intensity, Northwest London seems determined not to be left behind and Beaufort Park is a prime example of this bullish attitude. A ground-breaking development with a string of industry accolades to its name....
Bermondsey Area Guide
Accommodation in Bermondsey has been given a boost by developers, keen to find imaginative solutions to increased demand for flats to rent in London. This is the South London neighbourhood that directly faces the City at Tower Bridge and parts of it are therefore well within jogging and cycling distance for most health-conscious corporate workers.
Canary Wharf Area Guide
As the Olympic Games heave into view, London braces itself for an unprecedented influx of visitors all wanting to catch a view of the best of the Capital. One thing that they will not fail to miss as they shuttle between stadiums and attractions is the architectural explosion that has taken place on the....
Chiswick Area Guide
Renting accommodation in relaxed, leafy Chiswick, places residents in a sweet spot between an eclectic high street, a scenic riverbank and an historic garden suburb. Georgian mansions, Victorian houses (inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement) and inspired new developments
City Area Guide
Nicknamed the "Square Mile" or just called the City for short, this concentration of ancient streets house the centre of trade and finance in Europe with only New York City acknowledged as the other serious contender for global influence. Astronomical sums are won and lost every day on the trading....
Clapham Area Guide
Affluent young professionals have always coveted this south western corner of London for its Victorian terraces, massive green spaces and established cafe culture. The fact that after settling down and starting families, they decided to stay in the area has given rise to the phenomenon known as "Nappy Valley" as wealthy young mums continually shape the local economy.
Colindale Area Guide
A growing number of corporate professionals in London are looking at rental properties in NW9 as, after decades in the doldrums, Colindale is finally making use of its biggest asset: space. Disused airfields, defunct training centres and closed factories are all being repurposed and revamped, in order to attract cost-conscious tenants.
Dartmouth Park Area Guide
Situated on the slopes of Highgate Hill, Dartmouth Park is the kind of small Zone 2 location that is much sought after by corporate professionals looking for apartments to rent in London. Transport options are centred almost exclusively around the Northern Line Tube stops of Tufnell Park and Archway which helps the area maintain its quiet, secluded atmosphere.
Ealing Area Guide
A more than average share of parkland and tree-lined streets make Ealing an ideal base for tenants seeking to combine the advantages of London living with countryside charm. Reassuringly solid detached Victorian houses with large gardens, plenty of transport options and...
Greenwich Area Guide
Many London districts claim to have perfected that oh-so-elusive historic and trendy double act, but Greenwich is one of the few areas that pulls off the look with effortless panache. A Thames shoreline that gently slopes upwards to a genuinely stunning green space...
Greenwich Borders Area Guide
The areas situated immediately behind the Greenwich peninsula may lack riverside views, but they share similar amenities and travel connections. When the powers that be decided to terminate the new DLR train network at Lewisham, they opened up an area that was historically attractive, yet somewhat off the radar.
Hampstead Area Guide
It is hard to believe that the tree-lined slopes of this exclusive hilltop village in north west London are just half a dozen Tube stops from the heart of the capital, yet the unrivalled views of the city centre that Hampstead enjoys from across the eponymous Heath are made possible only by this very closeness....
Highgate Area Guide
The only other district that can lay claim to a share of the famous north London heath with Hampstead is Highgate. The two areas also share a local newspaper, exquisite architecture and a selection of celebrity residents. Like its neighbour Highgate as the name suggests sits aloof from....
Hoxton Area Guide
Where creatives lead, commerce is sure to follow. This is an axiom that has always applied to modern London and it is particularly true of Hoxton. Once a neglected light industrial zone in the N1 postcode, this trendy area near Old Street Tube station was invaded by hipsters over a decade ago.
Imperial Wharf Area Guide
There was a time when a riverside view in this part of London meant a few tethered barges and a handful of bored seagulls but developments like Imperial Wharf have turn this impression right round. With careful and considerate planning, St George have turned this stretch of the Thames into a vibrant conglomeration of luxury residences
Kensington Area Guide
Moving west along the southern edge of Hyde Park takes you past the gilded rotunda of the Royal Albert Hall and into the exquisitely appointed neighbourhood of Kensington. From Kensington Palace to Holland House, it's prime real estate all the way and the main shopping artery that follows in this direction is bursting with designer fashion
Kew Area Guide
As the river Thames approaches London, it suddenly heads North at Richmond before making a gracefully corrective right turn at Kew. This has resulted in a beautifully lush peninsula that, in Georgian times, was a magnet for kings, nobility and the burgeoning professional classes.
Knightsbridge Area Guide
Knightsbridge is a serious contender in any global super prime league table that one would care to refer to; the very name conjuring up images of wealth, privilege and luxury. Never having known hard times or even blips in the residential property market, it lends a certain air of assurance....
Nine Elms Area Guide
Renting an apartment in Nine Elms is fast becoming a desirable option for corporate professionals in London. Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms Point, St George's Wharf and Battersea Power Station are all hot new property developments that have kickstarted the regeneration of three kilometres of Thames riverside in SW8.
Notting Hill Gate Area Guide
Renting a home in Notting Hill Gate is to live at the centre of all that is hip, trendy and beautiful in London. A brand new residential development named Portobello Square has seen this district take a certain shape and focus that encompasses fashionable eateries, eclectic shops and great transport links.
Shoreditch Area Guide
Galleries, design studios, internet start-ups and ironic "drinking dens" all comfortably exist together in Shoreditch. The London epicentre of all that is cool and hip in the capital seems to be able to effortlessly work this maze of Dickensian streets to its full advantage.
Southbank Area Guide
Until an inspired and long overdue spate of investment, the south bank of the River Thames had lagged behind the north in terms of infrastructure and transport links. Its shallow banks had made it ideal for all manner of industries but as those declined, the area fell into neglect and disrepair.
St John's Wood Area Guide
Tucked away at the top left hand corner of Regent's Park, St. John's Wood is thus protected from bustling Camden which lies to the east while the stately Lord's cricket ground shields it from the ever so slightly more downmarket environs of Maida Vale in the west. Up to the 19th century in London....
Stratford Area Guide
Having hit the ground running in 2012, Stratford is the London regeneration scheme that was deemed "too big to fail". From the space age leisure facilities of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Village to the mega-mall of Westfield Stratford - one of the largest mixed-use regeneration ventures ever undertaken in London, the area continues to exceed expectations.
Tooting Area Guide
Apartments to rent in Tooting SW17 come with many of the same advantages offered by similar properties in Balham or Clapham. Open green spaces, lovely Victorian terraces and close proximity to the Northern line Tube are all features that Tooting shares with its neighbours.
Vauxhall Area Guide
From neglected rail/road junction to "Knightsbridge-on-Thames" in the space of a couple of years? This is the ambitious aim of the latest spate of urban regeneration that is making waves on the southern shore of the river. As a source of desirable accommodation, the River Thames is...
West Hampstead Area Guide
The stunning red brick terraces that are typical of this area contribute greatly to its air of well-heeled attractiveness and are a veritable magnet for young professionals and media high-flyers. Consisting of a cluster of smart streets off the main artery that is West End Lane....
Westminster Area Guide
Westminster, SW1 is the home of some of the most famous buildings and structures in the UK and the perfect residential location in London. This is where the oldest elected government in the world has its offices located, just along Whitehall from Trafalgar Square to the River Thames, and set back from a grand boulevard containing statues and memorials of past imperial glories.
- Beaufort Park
- Blackheath and Kidbrooke
- Canary Wharf
- Dartmouth Park
- Earl's Court
- Greenwich Borders
- Hyde Park
- Imperial Wharf
- Kew Borders
- Nine Elms
- Notting Hill Gate
- St John's Wood
- Surrey Quays
- West Hampstead