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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We love living at Fizzy Hayes !

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Review Date Apr 2021

We have officially done a year and Fizzy Hayes and well it has been amazing! Not only are we situated right by the train station (so we can hop on a train and go anywhere) but we have an array of great shops and takeaways just on our doorstep! We have no troubles living here and have felt safe and secure in our development.

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Our flat is just perfect! We opted for the full finished package (beds, sofa, 2tables, chairs and tv sideboard, cupboard and side tables) and we did not regret it! It made moving in a breeze and they are of high quality. I was also really impressed with the kitchen and laundry equipment, again they are of high quality. Our flat balcony is the perfect size and what was great was we were allowed to Jazz it up with grass and bamboo.
At fizzyhayes there are three communal gardens, one of which is on the roof top which we love and so do our little dog. During the pandemic it was great to have these area as it gave us a chance to interact with our neighbours and we didn’t feel so isolated. (We also love the new addition of the bench swing!)
The fizzy staff are also amazing! Any issues or questions and they deal with it straight away. There office door is always open even if it is for a quick chat! They also put on some great event for free! We loved the lockdown party they put on to bring up our sprites during lockdown! We enjoyed partying from our balcony. They also drop sweet treats off in our letter box during special occasions which is such a nice thought. They always go the extra mile!
We look forward to many more years here at Fizzy Hayes!

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I wish I had known about Fizzyhayes earlier! We spent a long time looking for the perfect place to live that we’re happy to have pets!

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

Like I’ve mentioned before any problems are dealt with straight away but to be fair we haven’t had anything to complain about!

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Pleasant, Quite and comfortable/affordable place to Stay in.

Review Date Mar 2021

Shops like LIDL, Tesco and ASDA are good. Bus and Train stations are nearby and always available with no complaints on commute. I have not had any complaint on anti-social behavior and all good

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Kids Play area/fun activities in terrace will help. (Nothing Major)
Lift (UP/DOWN Markers) in ground floor will help (Nothing Major)

We lived in behere Hayes in 2019 for 8 months and i had to leave to India and now i’m back again in 2021.

Even though i had other options nearby Hayes Station, because of the nicest staff members like Akash & Eddie, We wanted to be back in behere again.

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I was made aware of all important stuff and have no complaints.

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

Bedrooms with Lock and again Nothing Major and no complaints.

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Thank you for your review, we’re glad to have you back!

Best in building management team

Review Date Mar 2021

I do like living in this street as it’s close to a lot of shops and doctors and train stations etc the one thing that is very annoying is that he parking issues. Apparently whoever developed this building didn’t want to be involved in the government parking scheme where the residents could buy day passes for parking for guest and that really made me mad as that shouldn’t have been their choice.

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The design is very nice, the big open space but the best thing about this building is the management team that works in the building. I currently live in one of the shared ownership flats and I can’t honestly say I don’t know what we would have done without Kash and his team. Not only are they very friendly but extremely helpful whenever we have had an issue, which isn’t even part of their job and also with how busy they all are. Having lived here for for nearly 4 years, I have always known how busy they all are but having been on Matt leave and then working from home, I have seen just how busy they all are which is makes it even more amazing, how lovely and helpful they all are. They definitely make a difference to living here. They definitely deserve praise and a raise

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Probably about the parking for guests

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

That is wasn’t part owned by network homes and by be here homes instead

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Thank you for your comments about our management team, we really appreciate it!
With regards to the parking issues we will take that feedback on board and apologise this has been an issue for you.

Faultless service and quality!

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Review Date Mar 2021

Perfect for the commute into London. 5 min walk to the train station where the next train to arrive is never a long wait. Will be even better once the new cross rail line begins.
Plenty of local shops for your general food shop.

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My wife and I lived at be here Hayes for 2 years and I can genuinely say that our experience has been faultless.
The quality of the flats exceeded our expectation and the furniture provided is of a high standard.
We used both the on site parking and bike store facilities and both were safe and secure.
The roof terrace is a lovely escape from the flat and provides an area to wind down or even entertain friends.
The property management team are so helpful and supportive. From the moment we moved in we felt that they were always on hand to answer any questions or provide advice when required. They held regular events so that the residents can meet each other and it really added to the community feel of the development. During the covid pandemic lockdown the team kept in regular contact with updates and even held exercise events which was honestly such a morale boost for all.
In a nutshell Akash and his team made our stay effortless and one we will always remember.
Thank you!

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Not the fault of be here Hayes but we did not receive an electricity bill for the first year and then received all at once with a back payment. So I would say maybe a list of all the suppliers we should be expecting a bill from so we can chase if we do not hear anything.

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If I had to pick one thing I would say more storage in the flat, but that is me being really picky.

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Thank you for that lovely review and great feedback about the management team, they really appreciate it!

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