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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Great place and people

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Review Date Jun 2024

The location is very convenient for in/out of town commute by train – it takes 30 minutes to central London and the same time to country-side, great bus links, too. Both bus and train stations are on the doorstep. There is a small Sainsbury’s and some take-out food outlets just across the road. Easy walk to Chiswick for nice coffee shops, cute flower stalls, and markets. Riverside is perfect for runners (it is not too crowded like in other parts of London) and it is also such a pretty walk.

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The Development itself is well designed – big floor-to-ceiling windows, modern plumbing (not 2 taps for hot / cold water like in some older properties), enough sockets and USB ports, enough elevators (I never had a delay during rush hours). Management team are all very friendly and engaging, they were all so helpful with my move, and made me feel very welcome.

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Access by a car, and postcodes puzzle – I had a few issues registering my new address, it was not recognized precisely by some service providers.

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I have only had one issue with my lock, and it was dealt with and resolved immediately.

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Modern building with great management

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Review Date Jun 2024

Central location with 15 mins to get to Paddington via the Lizzy Line. Noisy near the Train station but very quiet once you step in the building. My flat is super modern like new build.

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The management staff are great and very helpful. This modern building is kept immaculate . Any maintenance issue are resolved swiftly by the team with great amount of communication. Plenty of lovely residents in this building support by constant resident party where we get to know new and catch up with neighbours. Ha & Kiran is good always welcome and answer my question

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This is pet friendly building
I wish there are more parking space around

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The building has a great community feel and is secure with staff on site to assist when needed. Always feel well looked after here and the staff make great effort to make you comfortable as well as keeping you informed of any updates with no hesitation

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Great location with brilliant property manager

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Review Date Jun 2024

Very central with co-op just a minutes walk from the building. 5 mins walk to the Hayes and Harlington station. Even though it is central once you walk in the building everything seem quiet.

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I loving the building. Modern, very community friendly. Always super clean. The cleaner done a brilliant job here.

Love the coffee machine in the co working space. Fizzy has just done the co working space up as well so modern. The 10th floor rooftop garden is amazing with sun loungers and table with parasol cover so nice especially in the summer, i can see I am going to use it regularly. Been told the gym for residents to use coming soon which is a BONUS.

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Nothing. Ha even listened to my input regarding resident events. I love it here.

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Any issues raise get deal with almost straight away

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The Best property in Hayes!

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Review Date Jun 2024

The area is very well connected with the Elizabeth line just at a walkable distance. The street is very well lit and very safe to walk around. It has great connectivity to Heathrow as we as Central London. There’s a Co-op in the next building, a Tesco Express near the station and a huge Asda nearby. The bins are collected regularly and is fairly a clean area.

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This is the best residential building in Hayes. It offers many communal gardens in the property and a Co-working space which is amazingly well-decorated, and has free Wi-fi in there. The roof-top garden is the best part of the property with a spectacular view from the 10th floor where you can go anytime you want! The company offers on-site maintenance which gives you peace of mind. The apartment itself is of great quality and has been maintained with high standards. It’s insulated very well and plus you don’t even hear the trains (we are very close to the tracks). We have a huge size balcony where you can enjoy the view and relax with a cup of coffee. The property is professionally managed by the team who is always available in the office (located in the property itself). They are very kind and always happy to help us out. I am very thankful to Sajid who has been very helpful throughout our tenancy. He is very professional & knowledgeable. I would totally recommend this place.

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There is nothing that I wish to have known before moving in, as I already had a thorough understanding about the property and the apartment.

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I once had an issue with my ventilation system and the maintenance tech wasn’t around, so Sajid from the on-site team quickly came down to my apartment and sorted it out for me, instead of pushing my request to the next day. They are very helpful and kind, and they resolve issues very quickly and efficiently.

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