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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Top Rated Developments in North West London

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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Good place, nice facilities, a bit of smelly from smoking and cooking.

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Review Date Nov 2020

Close to tube station, Tesco and Sainsbury’s at walking distance. Even a couple of pubs nearby.

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Great gym and spa included in the development. Parking garage for some flats. Management was quick to respond to requests. Cleaning of public spaces could be done more often, it appears to be once a week. Nice design of the area, there is a comunal garden inside the building and a public park.

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You get 4 credits per week for the gym during the coronavirus.

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

Didn’t have any issues so far but they were very helpful when asked about some information.

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Thank you for your valued feedback, particularly related to the local facilities for residents as well as the design of the development. 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

Good place to live

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Review Date Nov 2020

Like convenience, shops in front, close to station

Dislike lack of green space

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Moved here 2 months ago. Really like the design of the flat and feel of the area. The flats are quite well build too with enough lighting.

The management staff is also nice and polite with good on-site facilities – the gym and pool are really nice. though the service charge is really high.

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Service charge increases every year, and lack of concierge

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

Better heat insulation for the winter, and concierge service not available

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Thank you for your valued feedback, particularly related to the design of your home as well as the service provided to you by the Estate Management Team. 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

Very Friendly Team and Lovely Short Term Rent

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Review Date Nov 2020

Kilburn is a lovely area. A short walk can take you to various parks, and is a short commute to Euston.

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The development is closely located to many transport links and shops. The rooms are spacious for 1 person stay and ideal for individuals who have a packed schedule and are looking for a quiet and comfortable place to return to.

The building management team are very friendly and helpful.

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The presentation given during the viewing was very thorough.

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

The building management team responded swiftly to all the problems or issues I had raised.

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Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review.

We’re delighted to hear that you rate your living experience at The Quarters Kilburn so highly. Our on-site management team is pleased with your comments regarding the cleanliness and maintenance of the property, as well as the excellent customer service.

Warmest regards,

The Quarters Team

Amazing studios in Kilburn high road

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Review Date Nov 2020

An amazing location with easy access to almost 4 train stations and numerous bus stops.Kilburn high Road shops has everything you need starting from groceries to fashion.boots, sainsburys,tesco,primark,clarks,tkmax,specsavers,world foods,restaurants,postoffice,cafes,salons,takeaways, pubs,name it..you have it all in walkable distance.

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Lived for 3 years in Quarters apartments and was very sad when i have to move,though
I was moving to my own flat.Such was the care the management provided .Selna and her team are superstars.Always available for queries.lovey reception team,Nuno, Radu, lovelymaintenance support.

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I miss kilburn high road and my stay at Quarters.

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

Selna and her team has consistently been available for any issues that has arised.one most important thing I must mention is the cleaning staff and how clean they keep the property.

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Hello Indu,

Thank you so much for leaving us this lovely review.

It’s great to learn that you’re having a great time at The Quarters Kilburn. Your comments regarding the on-site customer service, property location, amenities, etc., are great.

Thank you for staying at The Quarters.

Warmest regards,

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