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

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

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

Reviews in Central London

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Fantastic Kings Cross living

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Review Date Jun 2022

We love our apartment and the whole development at Kings Cross finding it an uplifting and vibrant place

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The cultural opportunities on-site and in the surrounding area are many, there is a fantastic market at weekends, a large Waitrose on site and many excellent eateries on-site and nearby. Add to this the outstanding transport links as well all that central London has to offer, making this a difficult to beat package

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The concierge service has surpassed our expectation with their helpfulness

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Building management have been helpful as have residents meetings with management

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you enjoy living at King’s Cross and benefit from the many amenities and transport links in the neighbourhood.

Good place without parking

Review Date Jun 2022

The problem is that there is no parking. I have to park one or two miles away from my home. Its very exhausting.

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I didn’t know anything before I moved in am new to these town
The problem is that there is no parking. I have to park one or two miles away from my home. Its very exhausting. If you would help avoid my parking problem will be good and there needs to be shops around.

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I didn’t know anything before I moved in am new to these town

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Great location but very poor quality of services by Network Homes

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Review Date May 2022

Great location, close to parks, good public transport.

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The biggest issue with the development is Network Homes itself. They are unreliable, don’t take responsibility. There are no proper financials where the money goes, how it’s spent. They cannot draw up annual accounts !!! They are disorganised.

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How unreliable Network Homes are and how poor quality of services they provide. I wouldn’t award any contract to them and I would never buy a property under Network Homes management. You cannot trust them.

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We have collectively raised many issues – most remain outstanding without resolution. Network Homes doesn’t take responsibilities and passes through inadequate quality of work to owners.

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Great development. Horrible management company

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Review Date May 2022

Very close to train Station and within very quick journey to some fanatsic places in London such as Notting Hill and Westbourne. Needs a few more local amenities but overall a good location.

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Building and property management is beyond a joke. I think they are criminals really. Charging large amounts of money for service charge and randomly adding on thousands of pounds to the charge without sharing accounts or showing a shred of evidence.

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They can charge whatever they want for service charge and not share why they slap you with random bills. Some have been as high as £700. Simply to live in my own home.

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They are illegally charging huge sums of money. Dont listen to the requests of the tenants. Poor customer service. Stugfle to resolve the simplest of issues. Incompetent..

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