Central London

Only a privileged few are lucky enough to call Central London home. This is one of the most famous cities in the world, so naturally, living in its heart doesn’t come cheap. With house prices falling largely into the multi-million pound bracket, residents here tend to be politicians, celebrities and those born into ready-made fortunes. Read on to discover the developments that are rated as the best places to live in Central London. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Central London.

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Best places to live in Central London

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Central London from above

London’s most famous tourist attractions

Think of the classic Big Smoke postcard, and you’ve got Central London in a nutshell. The scenery here is recognised right across the globe, thanks to iconic landmarks like the House of Lords, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, plus the black taxis and scarlet-red phone boxes synonymous with England’s capital. The area is also home to some of the best-preserved Georgian mansions in the country.

Marylebone

Unsurprisingly, Central London’s amenities cater to its wealthy occupants. Expect fine dining (including a reputable clutch of Michelin-starred restaurants) designer boutiques and five-star hotels that have stood the test of time. Some of London’s most famous establishments pepper this area, such The Langham and The Landmark. As to what else is on offer? Only some of the best shopping and also dining in Central London. The fashionable W1 postcode teams period architecture with the buzz of Oxford Street and the calm of Marylebone High Street.

Millennium bridge

The City of London

In the City, or, the ‘Square Mile’, brokers close deals over brunch in high-end brasseries, and affluent shoppers hit the luxury stores of spots like One New Change. There’s an impressive rollcall of rooftop wine bars, too, offering views of St Paul’s Cathedral. Unsurprisingly, homes here come with a sizeable price tag, but are also the best places to live in Central London as deemed by our reviewers,. But if you’ve got the budget it’s all about glossy high-rises with floor-to-ceiling windows and luxury onsite fitness centres.

Thames River at sunset

Westminster’s charms

If you’re after a more traditional scene, there are olde-world pubs and shops to be discovered in Westminster, not to mention history-charting tourist attractions like Tate Britain and Churchills War Rooms. As well as this nearby, with views of Buckingham Palace, there’s peace and quiet to be had in St James’ Park; a glorious 23 hectares of meadows and walkways. Spend an afternoon here, and you can picnic on its immaculate lawns, or stop by the café for a tea.

You can find out more about living in Central London by reading reviews from residents. Click below to find out more about residents’ experiences and discover great places to rent in Central London. Also, if there’s a Central London property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

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Prime location, modern studios, amazing management – Highly recommend!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2021

The Quarters Kilburn is conveniently located along Kilburn High Road. Multiple grocery stores, banks, restaurants, retail stores, and more are within 10-min walking distance from the building. Access to public transport is not a problem – there is a bus stop in front of the building, the Overground station is a 2-min walk, the Kilburn Park tube station is a 5-min walk.

The only downside is the traffic and pedestrian noise as Kilburn High Road is a busy street. However, the building’s windows muffle the noise well.

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I have been living in the Quarters Kilburn for 3 months and my experience so far has been nothing short of pleasant. Selna (General Manager) and the rest of the team are accommodating, friendly, and quick to respond. Tenants are always informed of events (repairs, etc.) in the building. The staff delivers parcels straight to the your flat from the reception area.

The building is very secure despite being located on a busy street. The studios are roomy enough for a single tenant, and the design is modern and functional. There are washer and dryer machines on the ground floor for the tenants.

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It can get quite hot inside the studios, especially during warmer weather. Also, traffic noise can be heard from the front-facing apartments.

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

Management has been consistently quick in responding and in repairing issues in the building. They are always helpful!

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Dear Patricia,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience while staying at The Quarters Kilburn.

We are so glad to hear that management staff of the building, the design and functionality of the studios and the location are making your stay memorable.

It’s been an absolute pleasure having you as a guest at The Quarters Kilburn.

Warmest regards,

The Quarters by Bravo Team

Highly recommended

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2021

Very close to a variety of stores and to Overground/tube which makes the flat very convenient.

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The building management is very good and well organized. Maintenance team responds quickly to guest requests. The flat has a lot of storage options and it’s very comfortable for one person stay. Also the design is modern and nice. I would recommend it to my friends.

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The agent had informed me about facilities etc before I moved in.

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

Management team responded quickly to any problems I had

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Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

We are glad you would recommend The Quarters Kilburn to your friends and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed of a great building management, our efficient maintenance service and the modern design of the studio.

We take pride in making sure our guests have a wonderful stay and they find an ideal and convenient location to live.

Warmest regards,

The Quarters by Bravo Team

Nice and cosy

Verified Resident
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Review Date Nov 2021

Great area, has links to underground, and bus stops are all nearby which is very convenient. Has several grocery stores and other small but nice restaurants and cafes. Generally a nice place to stay at and is about 30 mins away from areas like Soho which is also pretty close for London. The only downside is having lots of traffic noise, which kind of makes it seem like it’s always pretty noisy inside the room, especially if you’re working from home it can be distracting.

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Building and property management is great, all requests so far have been dealt with in a timely manner and staff and maintenance team are very friendly and happy to help with any issues. The property manager Selna created a safe and cosy environment and is always there to help and answer any questions.
Overall design and facilities are good, the building is always clean and minty fresh. There’s a laundry room for the building, its clean and not too busy but resembles a university one, took a little time getting used compared to having a private washing machine.

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Standard room doesn’t have an oven, so if you like to bake or oven cook it might be needed to buy a portable one in case you need to. I knew this before moving in but turned out I need it more often than I thought.

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

All requests are dealt with right away, excepting to see if soundproofing of the window to reduce outside noise can be helped with.

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Dear Adel,

Thank you so much for your great review and constructive feedback.

We take pride in making sure that our guests have a memorable stay with us.

It is lovely to hear that the location is convenient and that you enjoy of the building facilities, design and cleanliness.

Your comments will be shared with the team as we always welcome any feedback we receive and information about the areas which we can improve in.

Thank you for staying at The Quarters Kilburn

Amazing place!

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Review Date Nov 2021

Access is good to the center (underground and overground stations are close, and bus connection is good indeed). The kilburn high street is close and many shops and restaurants are beneficial. It’s a very quiet place.

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The building management is amazing and the manager of this place is more than amazing. She is supportive and hospitable. This building is sturdy and not cold in winter. I love the bathroom in my flat most. It’s very bright.

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Nothing. You would not be disappointed.

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

They responded to me very quickly. I asked them to exchange bulbs. They did it as soon as I asked them.

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Dear JH,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience while staying at The Quarters Kilburn.

We are so glad to hear that the building manager, Selna, is amazing, supportive and hospitable and that the location of the building is great and very convenient for you.

It’s been a pleasure to accommodate you at The Quarters Kilburn.

Warmest regards,

The Quarters by Bravo Team

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