North West London

A Guide to Living in 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, and the new homes have drawn those seeking everything from a more affordable lifestyle to village-like credentials and reputable schools.

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’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 is 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. Its quiet, spotless streets are peppered with elegant pavement cafés and expensive clothing boutiques, and family days out come courtesy of London Zoo, Primrose Hill and the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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.

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Everything on your doorstep.

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Movies, we got it. Restaurants, we got it. Entertainment, we got it. Sport, we got it. Everything is within a stones throw, days out are easy. There’s always free activities from kids clubs to ping pong.

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The building is a focal point of Wembley (Olympic) Way. You benefit from peacefulness most of the year-round whilst having the joy of people watching on event days, taking in the atmosphere and culture.

Sitting onto of an underground parking lot and built in gym. You don’t have to have to battle the elements to go to the shops or get a workout in.

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How amazing and fast the area would be built up (restaurants ect).

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

I would like a local doctors and more running trails.

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Great place – safe, cozy and close to everything you might need

The property is located in a very good area with plenty of supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury, M&S food, Aldi etc., a lot of shops and great transport links (the overground station is 2 minutes away from the building and the underground is 5 minutes away).

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I think we all agree that the best part related to the property is Selna, the manager 😄 She is one of the most helpful and efficient persons I have ever seen. Everything went so smooth and professional starting from her showing me the property through a video call (as I was not in the country) and explaining me literally everything, to actually moving in. We had a great communication throughout the whole renting process and she answered and explained me every single thing I asked.
Regarding the property, it is a really great place for me as a student, as it is located in a good area with great transport links, the studio is modern and equipped with everything I need and the security of the property is a major plus as you can only access it with individual cards and there are CCTVs everywhere.
Another really great thing about this place is that if there are any repairs that your studio needs, you just email the maintenance team and they resolve it almost immediately.
I have been living here for a month and I already feel like home!

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Regarding the property there was no important thing that I wish I’d known.

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

I wouldn’t change anything. Everything was even better than expected.

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Hello,

What a wonderful 5 star review, thank you!

We’re so pleased to learn that you’re enjoying the services provided by our team at The Quarters Swiss Cottage. Selna and the The Quarters Kilburn management team will be thrilled to hear this lovely review!

Thank you for being a valued guest and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay.

Warmest Regards,

The Quarters Team

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Great development with modern facilities

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During events and matches, the supermarkets and restaurants in the area get really busy. It is almost impossible to shop or get a table at a restaurant!

Some developments like Landsby West don’t have a gym however other developments like Alto have it.

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The design, fittings and fixtures of TIPI are great. All appliances are either Siemens or Samsung. There are no heating/drainage issues which is rare in London!

The concierge are super friendly and always available 24×7. Any problems get resolved soon and smoothly.

The best part of the development is the wooden flooring, modern bathrooms and co-working spaces which are great for students or those who are self employed.

Also, rent includes all bills so there is no hassle of getting your own internet or managing electricity etc bills.

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Parking is expensive and the local yellow car park is cheaper than parking in the building for guests.

What is the best feature of your home:

The wooden flooring, rain shower and nice big balcony!

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Great Flat, amazing flexibility

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Loved the great vibe of the area, didn’t like how busy the area was during the games.

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Amazing design, excellent location and the facilities are outstanding. The events provided by Tipi free of charge was a lovely additional benefit. The management team were great at handling parcels and any problems that arose during the rental period.

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How busy the area can get.

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They were very swift, everything got sorted within a day.

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