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Acton Area Guide

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.

Barnes Area Guide

Barnes Area Guide

Barnes SW15 is an area of London that hasn't allowed its pristine views of the Thames to be over commercialised and is therefore an attractive option for those wishing to rent near the river and still be in touch with the West End.

Battersea Area Guide

Battersea Area Guide

As London's property boom peaked, attempts to re-brand this picturesque South London district affectively known as "South Chelsea" caused eyebrows to be raised amongst even the most gung-ho members of the industry.

Beaufort Park Area Guide

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

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.

Blackheath and Kidbrooke Area Guide

Blackheath and Kidbrooke Area Guide

The advent of the Docklands Light Railway not only provided a handy route to Canary Wharf, but also relieved the pressure on the overground route into London Bridge.

Canary Wharf Area Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Earl's Court Area Guide

Earl's Court Area Guide

Earl's Court has several beautiful private gardens, squares and some of the most expensive real estate in London. This area links central London to the suburbs and contains two of the UK's premier exhibition venues...

Edgware Area Guide

Edgware Area Guide

Commuting into Central London from the edge of the Underground map may seem daunting, but corporates and city professionals are starting to seriously consider Edgware as a viable area to rent a property.

Fulham Area Guide

Fulham Area Guide

The Fulham area is known for its notable antique shops, auction rooms and designer studios as well as being the location of a good range of top-rated restaurants and gastro pubs.

Greenwich Area Guide

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

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.

Hammersmith Area Guide

Hammersmith Area Guide

Well within the reach of Central London, Hammersmith's handy position in Zone 2 makes it popular with professional tenants, wealthy students and families alike.

Hampstead Area Guide

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....

Highbury Area Guide

Highbury Area Guide

The N5 district that stretches from Highbury Fields to the former home of Arsenal Football Club has become an attractive alternative to Islington among young professionals, eager to take advantage of the convenient transport facilities...

Highgate Area Guide

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

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.

Hyde Park Area Guide

Hyde Park Area Guide

The only thing Hyde Park seems to lack in terms of London aesthetics seems to be a view of the River Thames. Yet who needs that, when you have an elongated body of water of rare beauty in the form of the famous Serpentine Lake

Imperial Wharf Area Guide

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

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

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.

Kew Borders Area Guide

Kew Borders Area Guide

Situated at the point where Brentford meets Chiswick, Kew Borders has the kind of idyllic atmosphere that makes Central London seem much further away than the 30 minute train ride from nearby Kew Bridge station.

Knightsbridge Area Guide

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

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

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.

Paddington Area Guide

Paddington Area Guide

Previously known as a busy railway hub, Paddington has recently taken advantage of another London transportation feature in order to boost its profile as a desirable residential quarter.

Shoreditch Area Guide

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

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

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

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.

Surrey Quays Area Guide

Surrey Quays Area Guide

No more an overlooked neighbour of the much acclaimed Docklands miracle makeover, Surrey Quays is busy fashioning its own distinct identity.

Tooting Area Guide

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

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...

Wapping Area Guide

Wapping Area Guide

Lying in the shadow of the famed Tower Bridge, Wapping was the original London "Docklands" for it was here, in the 18th Century, that the idea of a secure area for unloading ships started to develop.

West Hampstead Area Guide

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 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.

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