Westminster

You’ll spot scenes of Westminster on most London postcards, and it’s little wonder. After all, this place hosts riverside icons like the House of Lords, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Not to mention the black taxis and scarlet phone boxes synonymous with England’s capital. Some of the country’s best-preserved Georgian mansions can be found in its neighbourhoods, too, sitting pretty in the quiet, leafy streets of Maida Vale and Belgravia. Also, let’s not forget the glittering lights of the West End, the best place to catch dinner and a show. Read on to read reviews from residents living in some of the best places to live in Westminster.

Westminster’s famous landmarks

Despite its modest eight or so square miles, this slice of Central London positively packs in the tourist attractions. Walking tours run all year round, charting thousands of years of history to the delight of millions of visitors. Favourite stop-offs include the Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Cathedral and the Florence Nightingale Museum.

Art fans from all over flock to the Tate Britain on Westminster’s Millbank. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of British art, and residents of Berkeley’s Abell & Cleland development can count it as a neighbour. These stunning apartments were designed by award-winning architecture and interiors studio, Project Orange, and are tucked among landscaped grounds close-by.

There is also, Buckingham Palace, Britain’s most famous landmark of all needs little introduction. Those in-the-know avoid the awestruck crowds in its immediate vicinity, and admire it in the peace and quiet of neighbouring St James’ Park – a glorious 23 hectares of meadows and walkways.

Westminster residents

Naturally, living near the Queen is a privilege that doesn’t come cheap. With home prices here falling largely into the multimillion pound bracket, residents tend to be politicians, celebrities and those born into fortunes.

Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace is Westminster Quarter, a collection of luxury apartments by Taylor Wimpey Central London spread over three different sites on Monck Street. There are 90 design-led units here, housed across three properties – 73 Great Peter Street, 1 Chadwick Street and Ashley House.

 

While some new developments strive to stand out both in height and appearance, the eight-storey Westminster Quarter quietly slots into its prestigious SW1 neighbourhood – a chic and classy addition to the streetscape. And on closer inspection its intricate brickwork façade, which looked to local architecture as its inspiration, adds further depth and interest to the building.” – HomeViews Property Pro

 

Development in Victoria

The central Victoria neighbourhood is undergoing extensive regeneration. Once a cluster of tired office blocks, developers have breathed new life into the area with a shedload of contemporary apartments. A plethora of new bars, restaurants and stores have followed suit.

Right opposite Victoria Station, The Nova Building is turning heads. This Land Securities scheme features an ultra-modern exterior, complete with a pink angular front. Rated as one of the best places to live in Westminster, scroll down to read reviews from residents who rent in Westminster.

 

It offers up a wealth of luxury shopping and fine dining, including the likes of Aster by DandD London to Rail House Cafe by Adam White. Residents will also enjoy first-class amenities like a 24-hour concierge service, a private residents’ lounge, gym facilities, a cinema and a business centre. There’s also secure underground parking available for a fee of £85,000. Topping everything off, figuratively and literally, is the ninth floor roof garden and terrace, which affords residents views over the palace’s gardens and the capital’s cityscape. ” – HomeViews Property Pro on The Nova Building

 

Kings Gate is an alternative another Westminster base by Land Securities. This one’s got a prime spot on Victoria Street, and overlooks the Royal Parks and Westminster Cathedral. Its 100 private apartments have been designed by Patrick Lynch, Millier and Spinocchia Freund.

High-end living

Westminster’s local amenities tend to cater to the wealthy occupants. Expect top schools, members-only clubs, fine dining – including a reputable clutch of Michelin-starred restaurants – and designer boutiques. Bond Street, in particular, offers some of the biggest names in fashion. Chanel, Cartier and Dolce all have flagship stores here. Westminster is also the place to dip in and out of London’s finest establishments, like Harrods, Sotheby’s and The Ritz.

Soho & Covent Garden

It’s not all grandeur and glamour, though. Edgy Soho offers a great mix of laid-back bars, restaurants and live music venues, while Covent Garden is alive with quirky street performers and bohemian market stalls. For high street names like Zara and Topshop, there’s no beating Oxford Street. As well as this, traditional selections such olde-world shops and pubs are to be found in St James’s.

Read more about living in Westminster. Click on the developments below for reviews from residents living in some of the best places to live in Westminster. Alternatively, do you own or rent in Westminster? Click here to leave your review. 

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Review Date Apr 2020

I like the fact it’s very safe and secure however one thing I do find disturbing is the cars on the motorway outside my window as it can effect my sleeping sometimes. However apart from that I’m quiet happy with everything else

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One thing I was really excited to see when first moving in was the cycle/bike room where I was able to lock my bike and ensure it was safe at all times. When first moving in I didn’t actually own a bike however finding out about the cycle room encouraged me to want to get one and keep fit.

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Specifically being told that only virgin media is usable and not other broadbands such as sky and so on.

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Quiet Place

Review Date Sep 2019

For a young professional the price for rent a bit high and gym membership is extremely expensive

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It is a quiet and safe place if you are a first Timer in London. Great garden.Very good transport links to get around London. All the facilities are good.no road noise from central London. Everyone who lives here is nice

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The actual price of the rent as there were additional charges like the gym pricing the telephone landline cost

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It is in a quiet and safe place. I feel sequure and protected

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Peaceful

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Review Date Sep 2019

Quite peaceful, isolated rom the fast and loud wild life in London. Feels quite safe in the evenings as well.

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The development itself has many facilities within it, its shopping arcade, relaxing spots in its garden, and even just the constant maintenance. It does not require occupants to even leave Dolphin Square. I would have maybe make mild changes in the cleaning services because as a student I feel like it is quite expensive for just an hour of cleaning.

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Honestly everything has been great as expected so there really has not been anything I have been disappointed with.

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The kictken space is too small could be bigger but not to bad

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Review Date Sep 2019

What i like about the area us that it is close to central London so the transport links make it very convenient. One thing i dont like about the area is that it does not have big supermarkets.

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Although the building is very old it is still in excellent condition. Also in my opinion the building quality is of an exceptional standard. The facilities offered by the building are very modern and also in my view it is very rare to find such a large garden space in London.

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One thing i wish i had known before i moved in was that they dont have a dishwasher in the kitchen.

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The building management has responded quite well to any of my issues raised.

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