West London

West London stretches from Hayes in the west to Paddington in the east. Best known for central West London it is widely regarded as one of the city’s most sophisticated expanses. It’s little wonder this place is a millionaire-magnet. West London merges charming high streets with sprawling greenery and some of the country’s most beautiful architecture. Read on to hear about some of the best places to live in West London.

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Best places to live in West London

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Mews lane in west London

Maida Vale & Warwick Avenue

Neighbours are most likely to be of the ‘rich and famous’ variety in the W9 postcode. Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale are two of the capital’s most expensive and picture-perfect neighbourhoods. The avenues here are shaded by trees and fringed by Victorian and Edwardian mansions, which look out over flawlessly-kept garden squares.

Likewise the most sought-after properties edge the Little Venice canal. This is a waterway that comes alive in the summer months.  Well-heeled residents wander down from the stucco houses and sip aperitifs on the al fresco terraces. In addition, some of London’s oldest pubs can be found in the area, too, some half-hidden in largely residential pockets. It might feel like a peaceful haven, but W9 is just a short tube journey into the heart of the West End.

Leafy districts with London links 

Well-connected West London districts like Ealing and Chiswick (Ealing alone has four stations) offer residents close proximity to Central London with a rural feel. ‘Queen of the Suburbs’ Ealing has a common that stretches for over 40 acres, and its multiple parks are the setting for year-round community events. Meanwhile, pretty Turnham Green neighbours fashionable Chiswick High Road, where there’s chic bistros and pavement cafés aplenty.

Putney bridge

West London nightlife

To the east of Chiswick you’ll find Hammersmith, which offers a varied nightlife scene. It’s not all about gigs at the famous Apollo, either – there are independent wine bars and a great line of riverside restaurants here. And next door Fulham has smart gastropubs around every corner.

Shepherds Bush – dubbed ‘SheBu’ by locals, is another big-hitter after-dark. Sandwiched between Holland Park and Acton, it’s got a little bit of everything for night-time pursuits. This is thanks to the Westfield mall and the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Likewise, there are a high concentration of pubs serving quality food and beer in areas like Brook Green. The Bird in Hand and The Havelock are local favourites.

Paddington’s transformation

Paddington is perhaps best-known as a transport hub, but there’s more to W2 than its enormous (albeit impressive) Victorian station and its surrounding offices. Arrive hungry, because the Paddington Basin in the West London area has been heavily regenerated. There is now a whole host of buzzing canalside eateries to explore. Pergola on the Roof is one of the most visited spots – a summer-time pop-up with four restaurants, two bars and space for 800+ diners. Alternatively, hit Edgware Road for Middle Eastern flavours.

Sunset over west London

Kensington sightseeing

Similarly, culture vultures (with sizeable budgets) should consider Kensington in West London. The area is home to Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum. Here, residents can spend their leisure time wandering through Kensington Gardens, browsing the boutiques of Chelsea, and chowing down on Thai delicacies in The Churchills Arms – London’s most flower-bedecked pub.

Hayes, West London

Hayes is a suburb of Outer London but considered by many to be West London. Iver to the west and Uxbridge to the north. Moreover, Southall is to the east and West Drayton is to the south. It’s in the borough of Hillingdon, 13 miles from Central London, and comes under the UB3 postcode. Hayes is really well connected. Trains from Hayes & Harlington station whisk commuters to London’s Paddington in less than 20 minutes. Once Crossrail arrives, journey times to the likes of Stratford will be dramatically improved. Furthermore, for business travel or holidays, Heathrow Airport is on the doorstep. It is only a 10-minute drive from Hayes’ centre. The M4, M40 and M25 are all close by, too.

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Excellent accomodation and service for the Best price

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Review Date Sep 2022

Good:
Everything is accessible from restaurants, shops, high street, bus station, underground, schools etc. you name it.

Bad: Not seen any living there for 3 years.

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Great Location, Excellent people and customer service, Great additional services including the gym and lounge that allowed me to work from home by staying inside the development and close to my home.
The staff including Gareth specially as well ad Lucy, Sonia, Davi and every other team member is absolutely polite and do the best to solve the issue while you are living there or even you have left.

Worth the money you pay.

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Finding out about neighbours with pets as we are not really fond of pets surrounding us.

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Very Promptly and out of hours availability of maintainance team as well as security

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Great location. The rest is terrible.

Review Date Sep 2022

Leakage in eletrict box.
Crazy neighbours jumping up and down (some secondary school kids)
Super high heating bill due to the public area is always heated even in summer.
Stolen parcel every month.

if you join the Facebook group of us you will know I’m telling the truth

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terrible house.
No privacy. You smell neighbour smoking and cooking and watching TV.
Walls are super thin.
Leakage in public area very often.
The doors are not able to be properly closed.
The management company centric say they are working on it.
But every time it’s fixed, it breaks in one week. Thus a lot of issues with stolen parcel.
If you call the metropolitant police and tell them you are Gooch house, they knew where you leave because we are famous in their system.
How do I know? I made my first 999 call in my first month here and they told me 🙂

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Heating is terribly high.
The neighbours are not the worst, but some teen are crazy.

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terrible
very slow response.
The can focus on one thing at a time. But there are so many issue going on.
Never stops heating network.
Leakage here and there in public area where the wires are.

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Non existent management but great area!

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Review Date Sep 2022

The area is great to live, with lidl, sainsburys, wilkos and ikea very close by.
Ravenscourt park is also a short walk which is great for dog owners!

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Building management is non existent… we have had to get the council involved with issues we have been facing.
There have been tenants who have been fined as the building management neglected to get the doors fixed so parcels were stolen and littered the streets.
The actual flat is lovely to live in (apart from issues we have had to get the council involved in). But the flat is probably only nice due to the fact that we do not rent directly from the building management

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Wish I would have known how awful the building management was

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Absolutely not. As mentioned, we have had to get the council involved in issues that they have ignored for several months

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Awful! Worst building ever

Review Date Sep 2022

The area is good, Hammersmith is nice place to live and the riverside is great.

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The building is just 10 years old and has seen (and still see) the longest number of issues, from water leaks, smell in the corridors, super high termostatare in the corridors during all year (in summer feels like 50 degrees), lift broken multiple times, mice’s getting in flats, continuous stealing of delivery packages in the hall, broken glass of the main door, bikes stolen multiple times… do I need to keep going??
In one word, don’t even think one second this build is good, because it’s NOT.
Stay away

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Just do not move here

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Very bad, takes ages to get something fixed.
Lift broken for multiple weeks, access to the building broken , leakages, bike stolen etc

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