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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Decent place to live in.

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Review Date Jan 2021

It’s been my second year and it’s been good to be here. No doubt every place is not perfect. There are certain things that fizzy management needs to work on. For eg: many unknown people trying to get into the premises, parcels do go missing and many druggists in and around the premises which could be dangerous at some point of time.

It’s a good area just a few mins walk to the station. With good transportation facilities as well lots of shops and restaurants at a walkable distance.

It can’t be ignored lot of construction going at the surrounding area which at times is annoying coz of the noise in the mornings specially if you had a late night.

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Where as designs and facilities I would say it’s all well planned. Good construction design, it’s been nice and attractive. Cleaning and maintenance has been taken good care of. The building management team who are in the premises are approachable and helpful.

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As said earlier I didn’t know it’s a good hide out for druggists. It’s not they are around on a daily basis but they are around quite often which I hope I knew before moving in.

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I guess everything seems to be good. Well designed. Good branded appliances and good view

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Lion Wharf Review

Review Date Jan 2021

I really like this area as it’s near the shops and its easy to access.

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The bud design is absolutely brilliant just like the facilities too.The building is usually cleans and smells good so i would give the building management a 9/10 as the cleaner comes every so often.The landlord also makes sure everything is allright.

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I absolutely love this building as the community is also very nice.

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The landlord is a nice lad i have not had any problems so far.

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Avoid this place, it is all a lie

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Review Date Jan 2021

Very dangerous neighbourhood and the Fizzy complex has no security at all. Drug dealers and users often around.

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When you see it for the first time, you find cute and good, by the time you are living there, you realise how poor and cheap it all is. Flooring is is really bad quality, furniture and so is the flat in general.
The building has no secure at all, anyone can get in and in many situations people invaded the building to use drugs, to drink and parcels went missing. As it is pet friendly place, residents are often irresponsible and easily you can see dog poo around the gardens and playground.
Attention towards hot water and heating charge – Extremely overpriced and no proper control or bill.
Management is horrible and lazy, honestly the worst and flats are extremely overpriced.
It is everything about money, on the contrary of it sounds they don’t care about you at all, all that matters is money. “Reinventing Renting” is a lie, they are a business very badly managed.

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There is no good things about this place and I wish I knew beforehand that was so dangerous and unsafe.

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Very bad management, many times they ignore you and do not sort issues. Even toilet floods were ignored by them. Often they manage it in a way that it is your fault and your issue to be resolved, while it is not.

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Manager Response

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It’s important to make Bob’s aware of any issues as soon as possible so that some form of action can take place. Whether this be owners not picking up after their dogs or issues in your own apartment. We have received no recent reports of people invading the building as you have mentioned. It is not very clear if you are talking about Fizzy or the area of Hayes in general where you do not feel secure. Nevertheless, we will make sure to pass this feedback onto the team so improvements can be made where necessary. Many thanks, Fizzy Management.

Great place to live!

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Review Date Jan 2021

Hayes is not the greatest place to live, but the development is close to the train station (5 min walk) and is a good area to live in if you want to commute into London.
Windsor is a short drive away and there’s also Stockley Park which is nice for a walk.

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The development is great. The design is modern and our apartment is bright and airy- the large windows let in a lot of light which is great. We needed an unfurnished apartment but the one we wanted came furnished- Fizzy were really helpful and unfurnished it for us. The neighbours are friendly too.

Some technical issues with the garage door, but building/property management do keep tenants in the loop when arranging for it to be fixed.

When we’ve had an issue with our apartment in the past, building/property management have tried to sort the issue out within 48hrs (non urgent issue).

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There’s a lot of development (new flats/cinema etc) going on in Hayes at the moment- I wish I had known more about it.

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Building management respond quickly to issues raised.

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