Chelsea is one of the most sought after and affluent areas known for the smart boutiques & high-end restaurants lining busy King's Road. With a variation of beautiful period architecture from red brick mansion blocks to white stucco fronted houses, this area is second to none. The kings Road has always been famous for its high end retail, cafes and restaurants all centralised from well-known Sloane SquareThe National Army Museum traces British army history from the 1600s to the present, while the Saatchi Gallery displays contemporary art in the Duke of York's headquarters. The red-coated retired soldiers known as the Chelsea Pensioners run guided tours of their residence, the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Knightsbridge holds a certain degree stature as it can be seen as a hub for the high end fashion industry with the infamous Harrods Store and some of the world’s most well-known brand names on your door step, the buildings are grand in their size and beauty with some fantastic garden squares and mansion blocks overlooking Hyde Park and finally the record breaking One Hyde Park development.
Fulham is an upmarket residential area known for trendy shopping streets like King’s Road and Fulham Road, which have chic boutiques, home-goods stores, and posh delis. Popular brunch cafes and relaxed pubs give the Parsons Green area a village atmosphere. The riverside Fulham Palace is a centuries-old former bishops’ residence featuring architectural styles from Tudor to Georgian amid landscaped gardens. Fulham and Parson's Green connect to Chelsea and offer many lovely homes at a more affordable price.
A fast-transforming district, Nine Elms is home to the regenerated Battersea Power Station, which offers chic riverside dining and bars, plus pop-up food markets. A wide promenade traces the Thames river embankment, and stalls at the wholesale New Covent Garden Market are piled high with fruit, vegetables, and flowers. The area’s modern developments include stylish apartment buildings and the U.S. Embassy.
Battersea in recent years has seen a real increase in demand for buyers or renters similar to what happened in Fulham some years ago, Battersea is a great place to live with plenty to get up to whether it is eating, drinking or taking a walk on the common or in Battersea Park, the property is mainly Victorian bay fronted houses with plenty of them split in to affordable apartments for first time buyers or rental investors. Battersea has great transport with Clapham Junction station taking you almost anywhere in and outside of London.
When it comes to property in Mayfair it is almost second to none with some of the world’s most sought after property, Mayfair is the land of the Rich and Famous there is a undeniable vibrant feel to the area with some of the best restaurants and retail you can get your hands on. Once you have lived in Mayfair it can be difficult to leave.
Belgravia is aesthetically one of London’s most eye pleasing towns, the buildings are grand in their size and stature with a common theme of white stucco, however you can also find some charming mews houses tucked in-between the squares and streets. Eaton Square is probably the most expensive property you can get your hands on in Prime Central London but if your budget stretches you that far it is a no brainer.
South Kensington has always had a wide spread demographic of residents, with the French Lysee and Imperial college bring huge demand to the area. There are a lot of hidden gems in South Kensington with tucked away mews Houses and you can find some of the larger lateral mansion flats heading up toward The Royal Albert Hall. There has always been a big food and drink culture with an abundance of local restaurants and bars as well as some of your more well-known chains, Transport links are brilliant with regular busses and tubes in and out of central London.
An affluent district of leafy residential streets, St John’s Wood is known for Lord’s Cricket Ground, the headquarters of English cricket and a venue for domestic and international matches. The Beatles made many recordings at Abbey Road Studios and fans use the crosswalk outside to recreate the iconic album cover for photo ops. Boutique stores and chic eateries dot St John’s Wood High Street.
Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. It occupies high ground in north-west Inner London, administratively split between the City of Westminster and the Borough of Camden (and historically between Marylebone and Saint Pancras parishes). In addition to its large central parkland and ornamental lake, it contains various structures and organizations both public and private, generally on its periphery, including Regent's University and London Zoo.
Notting Hill is a vibrant, trendy area, with casual cafes lining bohemian Portobello Road, famed for its busy market selling antiques and vintage fashion. High-end restaurants and upscale boutiques cluster around Westbourne Grove, while the Electric Cinema welcomes filmgoers with posh armchairs. Huge crowds celebrate the annual Notting Hill Carnival, whose parades and calypso music reflect the area’s Caribbean roots.
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