Central London

A Guide to Living in 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.

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.

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.

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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Top Rated Developments in Central London

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Be careful buying at this property – threats, abuse and dishonesty by property management company at Dance Square

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Great central location, close to the City

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Be careful when buying property from Mount Anvil and in particular at this location (or any others managed by Silvertown Properties). Mount Anvil transferred freehold to Dance Square flats to a shell company which awarded contracts to members of Residents’ Association and refuse to allow residents transfer property to one another.

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That the freehold would be transferred by Mount Anvil to a property management company where the owner and his fellow directors engage in dishonest practices, threatens and abuses residents through his lawyers and seeks to unjustly enrich himself at the expense of the residents.

What is the best feature of your home:

Location, great transport links, communal garden, nearby restaurants

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Quiet Place

For a young professional the price for rent a bit high and gym membership is extremely expensive

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It is a quiet and safe place if you are a first Timer in London. Great garden.Very good transport links to get around London. All the facilities are good.no road noise from central London. Everyone who lives here is nice

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

The actual price of the rent as there were additional charges like the gym pricing the telephone landline cost

What is the best feature of your home:

It is in a quiet and safe place. I feel sequure and protected

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Peaceful

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Quite peaceful, isolated rom the fast and loud wild life in London. Feels quite safe in the evenings as well.

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The development itself has many facilities within it, its shopping arcade, relaxing spots in its garden, and even just the constant maintenance. It does not require occupants to even leave Dolphin Square. I would have maybe make mild changes in the cleaning services because as a student I feel like it is quite expensive for just an hour of cleaning.

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Honestly everything has been great as expected so there really has not been anything I have been disappointed with.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The kictken space is too small could be bigger but not to bad

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Interesting

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What i like about the area us that it is close to central London so the transport links make it very convenient. One thing i dont like about the area is that it does not have big supermarkets.

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Although the building is very old it is still in excellent condition. Also in my opinion the building quality is of an exceptional standard. The facilities offered by the building are very modern and also in my view it is very rare to find such a large garden space in London.

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One thing i wish i had known before i moved in was that they dont have a dishwasher in the kitchen.

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The building management has responded quite well to any of my issues raised.

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