Brentford

West London’s Brentford is a historic county town in Middlesex; within the London Borough of Hounslow and part of Greater London since the Sixties. The town is found where the River Brent and the Thames meet, some eight miles from Charing Cross. An alternative to riverfront hotspots, Brentford has all the appeal of a cosmopolitan waterside hub without a hefty price tag. The aforementioned river duo flows into the Grand Union Canal; lined with historical pubs and cheerful family-run cafes, it’s just the place for weekend strolls. Read on to discover the developments that are rated as the best places to live in Brentford and to see reviews from residents who own or rent in Brentford.

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Best places to live in Brentford

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Brentford development

Brentford has a mix of charming period properties – most notably from the Georgian and Victorian eras. In recent years, a multi-billion-pound transformation has welcomed a huge choice of developments to the area, along with new shops, restaurants and an all-new stadium for Brentford FC.

Those seeking a waterfront spot should consider renting at Brentford Lock West, an award-winning collection of one to three-bedroom apartments with a contemporary, industrial look and feel. This development has been rated as one of the best places to live in Brentford. Property giant St James, meanwhile, has catered to residents who want a rural outlook in a central location. Its Kew Bridge West development enjoys a privileged location between the famous Kew Gardens and Syon Park. Also nearby is Gunnersbury Park, a leafy expanse home to listed mansions and the annual Lovebox festival. Residents at Apt Living’s ultra-modern Apt Gunnersbury Park enjoy the best view of this one – this colossal development is home to 292 units. For something more intimate, there’s St JamesHeritage Walk, which features 74 luxury suites.

I really do feel safe in this building. My favourite thing about my apartment is the massive windows – we get a lot of sunshine.” – Anon, verified resident at Brentford Lock West

I like living here, as the flat and the buildings themselves are designed really well, and the placement of the flats is really great, as it’s really convenient for work as it’s so well connected around here.” – Bazbantom, private tenant at Brentford Lock West

The development is very spacious. Nice place to walk around and admire the greenery. The property is nice and family friendly, schools are also nearby which is great for couples with children. Petrol station which is literally great for people with cars.” – Anonymous, private tenant at Kew Bridge West

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Travel around Brentford and beyond

This Zone 4 postcode is a brilliant springboard. Brentford railway station has direct trains to Waterloo, with a journey time of just 30 minutes. Northfields, South Ealing and Boston Manor tube stations are all on the Piccadilly line, and serve up easy access to major capital districts such as Covent Garden, Leicester Square and King’s Cross. Those commuting by road will love Barratt London’s Great West Quarter – just a stone’s throw from the M4 and A4 and rated as one of the best places to live in Brentford.

“Renting the apartment with massive balcony from July and love everything about that estate. It’s safe, quiet and clean! Also, we do have private gym, not the biggest one but still we can use it with our home fob only. Moreover, location and transport is very good. Kew Bridge, Brentford, South Ealing and Gunnersbury Station is literally 10 minutes away from the Estate.” – Karolina S, private tenant at Great West Quarter

Jetting off by air for business or pleasure? Then Heathrow Airport is just over a 15-minute drive away via the Great West Road

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Shopping & culture

The Watermans Arts Centre is a multi-purpose site down by the waterfront. Head here for theatre, cinema and exhibitions. Its Friday night cabaret performances are highly recommended, as are its children’s workshops. In addition to this, there’s Johnson Island, an exclusive neighbourhood for creatives. There are bi-annual open events where you can view the work of the photographers, artists and sculptors.

Brentford Market dates back to 1306, and it reopened as a new and improved community space in 2013. Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, the stalls overflow with fresh and affordable local produce. Stock up on meat and vegetables for your Sunday roast. Or pop down to sample spectacular street food – from mouth-watering pies to delectable chocolate truffles, there’s a brilliant variety on offer. Check out the official website for info on who’s-who of the traders each week.

For high street and designer names, Westfield Shepherds Bush is less than a 20-minute drive away.

You can find out more about living in Brentford by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to discover the top rated places to rent in Brentford. If there’s a Brentford property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Brentford

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The design of the room is fair enough but still got many things can be improved.

Review Date Oct 2021

The good thing is a Tesco Extra within around 10 mins walk which we thought it’s convenience. However the bad thing is there aren’t many restaurants nearby and we have to take 20mins bus to go to Centre if we would like to eat outside.

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The design of the room is fair enough but still got many things can be improved.
And the facilities is not very good as the property management claim that it’s comes with a gym room and club house before we rent the flat but after the gym room is closed all the time.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I would have knew more about the location and the transportation before I moved in.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The building management reply the email quickly and they try to fix the problem as soon as possible.

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Very nice areas to explore within 30mins walk.

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Review Date Oct 2021

Good: Great fully equipped flats, good layouts and decent space. Easy access, bike storage facility. Management team is responsive and helpful.
Bad: Can feel isolated without a car, no local shops close by. Far from central London. Some tenants can be noisy, having parties etc

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Great all inclusive fully equipped flats, good layouts and decent space. Easy access, bike storage facility.
Can feel isolated without a car, no local shops close by. Community amenities being built. Very nice areas to explore within 30mins walk. Management team is responsive and helpful.

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There have been cases of noisy parties due to some student tenants

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Responsive, efficient and solving any issues that arise

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A new experience

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Review Date Oct 2021

Pros, easy parking, lots of open green spaces, beutiful canal near by for walking. large superstores near by like curry’s, Cons, few public transport, far away from central London.

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The flat is very spacious and it’s newly built. It’s the largest flat that I have lived in London. All the appliances are morden and the internet is decent. The building manger is friendly and helpful, she respond to my problems and try to solve them quickly. The only thing I don’t like, it’s the sounds proof in the building.

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If you need to commute to central London daily, it’s not that convenient but you do get a lot more space.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

internet wasn’t working, I received an substitute router from the management for use until the engineer come and fix the problem.

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A smart and unique choice for top-notch quality.

Review Date Sep 2021

Brentford High Street is located within very reasonable walking-distance and offers a wide range of diverse restaurants, local vendors, grocery options and invaluable walking trails alongside the canals. Bus and train stations are also in close proximity to the development, with key lines leading to numerous main points and areas of London.

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The buildings are well-maintained and the flats are smart in design. From a value perspective, the accommodation proves to be very the best of options, with quality implementation evident across the entire development and management services. Additionally, the top floor penthouses have a phenomenal view of the skyline and, consequently, allow for plentiful natural light to enter the flats.

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Light bulbs are a tad tricky to replace due to an additional layer under the main bulb.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

All issues and queries were addressed effectively and efficiently.

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