North West London

If fuss-free London transport links and masses of greenery are big draws, then living in North West London will certainly appeal. Property developers have been concentrating on this slice of the city more heavily in recent years. The new homes have drawn those seeking everything from a more affordable lifestyle to village-like credentials and reputable schools. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in North West London. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in North West London.

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Best places to live in North West London

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

Colindale from above

Multi-cultural Colindale

Take Colindale, as an example. The up-and-coming NW9 postcode is home to a number of residential developments; which are largely huddled around the area’s namesake tube station. It’s on the Northern line and, from here, commuters are transported to King’s Cross in just over 20 minutes, and into the heart of the West End in half an hour. Road links are worth shouting about, too. The A41 and M1 are right on the doorstep. It’s just a short drive along the former to Brent Cross, best-known for its mammoth shopping centre. It neighbours the North Circular and was actually the country’s first enclosed mall.

Transport props aside, Colindale is a wonderfully diverse part of North West London. With tandoori restaurants sharing space with Chinese medicine shops and an enormous Asian street food market.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath’s ancient acres

Move a short distance south-east and there’s Hampstead. A haven with a hamlet feel, brimming with immaculate cafés and quality gastropubs; and tucked among the much-loved (and well-trodden) ancient acres of Hampstead Heath. Sprawling across a massive 320 hectares, this is as close as it gets to countryside living in a London postcode. Discover woodlands and ponds teeming with wildlife, children’s play areas and Parliament Hill; one of London’s best viewpoints and picnic spots.

Attractions in St John’s Wood

Further south we have glamorous St John’s Wood, set just to the east of edgy duo Kilburn and Queen’s Park. NW8 offers a slower pace of life and is wonderfully devoid of tourists. The quiet, spotless streets are full of elegant pavement cafés and expensive clothing boutiques, and family days out come courtesy of London Zoo, Primrose Hill and the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

River with Houses in the background

Live music and markets in Camden

Neighbours Camden & Kentish Town are arguably the most talked-about areas in North West London – largely down to an impeccable live music scene. Long-standing establishments such as The Forum, Koko and The Roundhouse have welcomed stars such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Madonna to get the crowds going, so if it’s lively nights out you’re after, you’ll feel right at home here.

Camden Market is just as celebrated as the area’s acoustics and needs little introduction. Whether it’s neon-soaked clubwear or Indonesian street food on the shopping list, you’ll find it in one of its eclectic bazaars, which are characterised by five ‘zones’: The Stables, Buck Street, Electric Ballroom, Inverness Street and Camden Lock. Kentish Town, meanwhile, serves up a more sedate shopping scene. Admittedly, it’s less of an open-air theatre, but its curious book stores and charity shops are not to be sniffed at.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in North West London. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

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RMG is transforming a good development in a terrible living experience

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Review Date May 2021

It’s well located, and quality of the flats is good. It’s close to Colindale underground and have few options for food and shops.

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Even though St. George built a good development, RMG, the company that manages it, is terrible. They overcharge on Service Charge and doesn’t explain why. The contract is written in a way that doesn’t give residents the chance to dispute these additional charges.

Also, bike thefts are recurrent and RMG takes no accountability for the bikes stolen from the bike store inside the development. If you store your bike in the balcony, they fine you. It’s like RMG supports bike thefts in the development.

When I had a leakage in my flat, RMG provided guidance that damaged the flat and took no responsibility for it. And they ignored my emails and phone calls.

Really disappointed with the unethical service RMG provides. On Facebook, you can find many groups that describe the terrible services they provide in this and other developments. Will never buy a flat again without knowing the company that manages it.

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The company that manages the development. RMG is the most unethical development management company I have ever heard of.

What is the best feature of your home:

Location is good, due to easy access to the Northen line.

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Great experience

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Review Date May 2021

It’s very convenient with lots of facilities around including cafes, gyms and supermarkets. Transport is very accessible and the scenery is great.

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I’m very pleased with the service and management at Beaufort park. The customer service team is extremely professional, in particular Ms Rachelle Harper and Ms Yiru Chen who were tremendously helpful during the process of moving into the property.

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The hallways were dimmer than expected – it can be difficult opening the door since not enough illumination is provided.

What is the best feature of your home:

Bright room and bathroom is tidy and clean. Whole room is very concise.

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A happy resident

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Review Date May 2021

Living in Beaufort Park has made my life easier and more comfortable. The design of the flat and the range of the facilities inside the flat is perfect. The quality of the residents is very important to me, diversity and respectful people are living here. I am a happy resident. Local shops are very comfortable to reach. The whole area is clean outside and inside. Public transport is easy to reach. Parking is available for visitors. Bin collection is very organised. Anti social behaviour is tackled quickly. Traffic noise is normal.

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The design is modern in and out with great management and 24 hours availability of concierge. They respect the residents and respond quickly to any concerns. The facilities of the recycling and bike storage are an advantage.property management is perfect.

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The bike store, the reuse and recycling room, and the in floor bin

What is the best feature of your home:

Modern, clean, quiet, parking, in floor bin, and a big flat

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Thank you for your valued feedback, we are delighted to read that you’re enjoying living at Beaufort Park. If you require any further assistance, please contact RMG on 0208 205 6555 or St George Customer Service on 0208 457 4242

A great community vibe at Beaufort Park

Review Date May 2021

It’s lovely living in Beaufort Park as it provides a sense of community with a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Even the restaurants/cafe’s all reflect the diversity of the community which is fantastic. The park square is super peaceful and is always looking maintained, which attracts a lot of passers by. Parking for residents is great as its secure and is only accessible through your fob. Parking around the area requires visitor permits or pay and display so is quite flexible if you are driving. Otherwise, the tube station is a 10 min walk if that. There is always hustle and bustle and it’s a great development to be in.

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The design is immaculate, with 5* hotel vibes in the lobby, and then the actual apartment floors is great. Building and property management is awesome especially for someone like me who tends to forget about annual checks on meters, fire alarms etc. The management teams will keep you updated on all aspects of the development even if it’s not your building. I love this as it serves as a reminder to keep my own checks on things. The interiors of the apartments are always designed to a great finish and I’m very lucky to live here.

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The view from the balcony for me is looking at the internal garden and other surrounding apartments. The apartments are quite close so I feel like I have to close my curtains most of the time as neighbours can easily look in. It would have been great to have those glass barriers or walls on the sides of the balconies so I can have some privacy.

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My best feature of my home is my kitchen with all the things I need already added for me.

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Thank you for your valued feedback. We are delighted to read that you’re enjoying living at Beaufort Park so much. If you require any further assistance, please contact RMG on 0208 205 6555 or St George Customer Service on 0208 457 4242

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