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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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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Review Date Oct 2020

You have West Brompton tube station literally 2 min walk and also north end roar which is full of shops and fresh food market

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I love the modern design of the building it’s very insulated so keeps very warm durning winter I barely need to put the heating on because how warm the place itself is. Also all modern furniture inside I didn’t really need to decorate much because was so well done

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I just wish I could purchase one of these apartments I never want to move out

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The communal gym spa and pool Is incredible also I love the triple glaze window once they are closed you can’t hear no sound at all from outside

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Excellent overall!

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Review Date Oct 2020

Incredible transport links direct to Paddington and soon to be near a Crossrail location. Very close to a standard high street with all the necessities and close to superstores like Asda and Tesco.

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We LOVE the design of our apartment. It is a blank canvas that you can so easily make your own and we love the layout and the subtle storage space available. There’s a communal garden that’s very peaceful and a lovely outdoor lounge area that has WiFi. Not to mention an additional roof garden with exciting views of the area. The building is managed very well and communal areas cleaned often. Any repairs that you need looking at can be submitted via the Fizzy app which is helpful and efficient. Overall, we fell in love with the modern vibe of Fizzy and the totally reasonable prices.

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It may sound silly, but for some reason no matter which way we enter our details for food deliveries from Uber Eats, the driver never ends up close to our location at all and we need to direct them by phone. I also was happy to find that there is excellent and super secure bicycle storage in the parking garage. I also cannot express enough how spacious and useful our private balcony is.

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We would prefer that repairs of things like the lift would be repaired sooner as it seems to stop functioning every couple of weeks but we understand that the speed of this resolution is not solely down to the landlord but has other factors affecting it.

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Fizzy living review

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Review Date Oct 2020

I like the new addition of the nest climbing area next to the building. And also that the fizzy premise is located near the town close to all the supermarkets located in the town. The main plus side about this area is that the train station is nearby (6 min walk).

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The design aspect of Fizzy is original, unique and fresh and has its own specific style. Facilities such as a built in camera for the intercom is extremely useful and provides good security so you know whom your letting in. Building management is outstanding since window cleaners come regularly. Plus. Recently pigeon spikes were installed after a number of pigeons were crowding up windows and balconies. I’ve had no problems with property management as on rare occasions the heating would sometimes not work however the plumbers would arrive in advance. Recently. Sprinklers were also tested in individual flats to ensure the safety of tenants.

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I wish I knew how to operate the thermostat for the central heating as when I first moved in I had issues when trying to use the central heating and how to control it.

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The best feature of my home would be the Intercom which has a built in display which displays the camera outside and inside the Main lobby on ground floor. This is a great security feature as you know whom your letting in. and also the MVHR which keeps moisture out when having a shower.

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Great development in West Ealing

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Review Date Oct 2020

like: cheap supermarkets and gyms
dislike: it’s a relatively rough area, but it has been improving a lot in recent years

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the development is brand new and as such has very nice isolation form noise and outside temperature. All appliances are brand new, walls freshly painted etc. Overall quality is excellent. The layout of the flats is good providing good storage space..

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the flat can get quite hot in the summer, even with windows open

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the bathroom looks. modern and has a rainforest shower

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