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.

4.24
Average Location Score

Excellent

48%

Very Good

34%

Average

14%

Disappointing

3%

Very Poor

2%

Best places to live in West London

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

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.

Click on the West London developments below to read reviews from the HomeViews community and to find out where are the best places to live in West London. Do you live in a residential development in West London? Leave your review here.

Reviews in West London

Write a Review

Tech West Lofts – Convenient and nice apartments

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

It is a great location in terms of transport links, acton central is only 9 minutes away and there are bus stops 2 minutes away that can get you to shepherds bush, east acton and ealing stations. There are also a lot of corner shops about a 3 minute walk away, including a post office.

Please review your development:

The design of the apartments are really nice and modern, it also has a courtyard which all residents have access to. It is really convenient that there is a bin room in the building and there is a cleaner who comes in daily to clean the reception and all communal spaces.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Try to avoid living in the flats on the ground floor, close to the bin room because of odours from the bin room.

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

They have been able to fix it, depending on the urgency of the issue, they showed up within 2-3 days

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Charter (the) Place to be

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

Charter Place is conveniently located with easy access to multiple bus routes and trains to Heathrow and central London (5 minute walk to Hounslow East station)
Apart from the many local shops where you will find a wide variety of fresh produce and spices for all cuisines, the ASDA is a short walk away, and also on the H37 bus route if you had plenty of shopping.
Across the street you will find an excellent Dental Suite (also accepting NHS patients) as well as Amin Pharmacy, both who I can highly recommend. The West Middlesex Hospital is also just a short ride on the H37 bus route.

Please review your development:

If you are looking for a trendy lifestyle apartment with good quality soft furnishings, look no further.
The facilities are great with a gym, social space, concierge, TULU rental unit, and soon, our own high end retail outlet.
Furthermore the staff are friendly, always ready with a smile, and a ‘can do’ attitude
We have been living in Charter Place for over 2 years and just find more reasons to stay.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

All the surprises were nice ones 🙂

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

Issues address swiftly and without hesitation. Staff seem to take pride in what they do for the community

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Great facilities, great design, cool living concept.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

Quite area, not too close to shops and newsagents. Been waiting on coop for over a year. Visitor parking could be improved and longer.

Please review your development:

Lovely building, great facilities, nice space and concept. Not value for money but I would say it’s affordable (per london standards) and convenient living. Love the fact it’s made me rethink socialising out of home as it’s got a roof top, bbq area, cinema and a pool table area. Tend to first ask friends to come round now rather than meet in a bar for a catch up 🙂
It’s on the central line which is 10mins walk away and a fast line into both Westfield and went end. So not too far when you need to go into central.
Property management is okay and average, not excellent. Booking system for facilities could be improved.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

None

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

During COVID was very much do it yourself and staff couldn’t come in. Now haven’t had much issues to raise as I just sort things myself.
Not a fan of the booking system. Most times I book on the portal there are no spaces for weeks. And if I need to cancel and send a message to cancel as I can’t cancel on the platform, I never get a respond so which probably explains why things are booked for weeks! Need an over haul for the booking system of facilities I think and a more self serve cancellation process.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
3
Value
3
Management
User submitted image of  Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Manager Response

Hi Fatimat

Thankyou so much for your feedback it really is appreciated!

I must say the social spaces are my favourite part of the building too, were over the moon you are enjoying using them and maybe a game of pool could be on the cards in the future!

If you do have the opportunity to come down to reception and discuss the points raised about the property management of the site and the facilities booking tool we would love hear your feedback and see what can be done to improve our service.

Thanks again for taking the time to review our services.

Clean and bright.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

The place is close to Asda and the town center and also close to bus and train routes. Traffic is slightly noisy, but it’s a main road so not all bad.

Please review your development:

The design is really good and open. Plenty of plugs and cupboards. The set up is really good and we have a closed balcony which makes a great little room as well. The furniture is all new and easy to use. The only thing is the bed is slightly too hard.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Met some of the people that are staying here and be really nice and friendly.

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

They have been used full we had slight problems at first, but where quick to answer them.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Articles about West London