Top 10 places to live in West London

Richmond Bridge with rowing boats in the foreground

Where are the best places to live in West London? We let the residents decide. Residents of West London’s boroughs have rated their developments to give us a shortlist of the highest-rated new homes in the region. Are you looking for the best flats to buy or rent in West London? Make sure these 10 are on your shortlist.

10 best places to live in West London

West London includes a number of areas undergoing significant development. As London expands, more peripheral areas such as Hounslow and Hayes are seeing major investment, alongside Acton, Brentford and White City.

Verified residents have rated the developments below as the best available in the region. This includes new West London homes to rent and to buy, offering something for everyone!

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here, Apo
4.66 (178 reviews) 4.66 (178 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of be:here Hayes, UB3

At the top of the pile in West London is be:here Hayes, a rental-only residential development comprising 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It offers commercial units including restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. In addition, the development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport.

Read reviews and details of be:here Hayes, UB3

2. Apo Kew Bridge, TW8

4.35 (50 reviews) 4.35 (50 reviews)
Area guide to Brentford
Image of Apo Kew Bridge, TW8

Jumping up to second, Apo Kew Bridge is a Build to Rent development in Brentford. It is located adjacent to Kew Bridge station and is a short walk to Gunnersbury Park and Kew Gardens. In addition, residents benefit from an on-site residents’ gym, ‘The Local,’ a residents lounge and a co-working space. The Local opens out onto one of the three private roof terraces. Apo Kew Bridge offers well-being studios and meeting rooms for private hire. As well as this, residents can enjoy free Wi-Fi and a deposit free option. Similarly, there is a resident host who is on-site seven days a week.

Read reviews and details of Apo Kew Bridge, TW8

3. AWOL at One West Point – Rental Only, W3

4.24 (14 reviews) 4.24 (14 reviews)
Area guide to Acton
Image of AWOL at One West Point – Rental Only, W3

AWOL at One West Point takes third place. One West Point is a collection of new build apartments located in Acton. The development provides a 24-hour concierge, a private dining suite, private bar, restaurant and food hall, and a coffee shop. Resident facilities also include a yoga mediation and holistic suite, a fully equipped gymnasium, a private screening room, doggy day care facilities and a children’s soft play retreat.

Read reviews and details of AWOL at One West Point – Rental Only, W3

4. Atrium Point, UB6

Sovereign Network Group
4.06 (96 reviews) 4.06 (96 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of Atrium Point, UB6

Taking fourth place in the best places to live in West London, it’s Atrium Point. This rental development is by Network Homes, situated on Sudbury Hill in the former ‘Kellogg Tower’ building, which was originally constructed as headquarters for IBM (and known as ‘The Big Blue’ in the 1960s). The development features a range of 263 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments for rent, with facilities including an on-site concierge service, a gym, communal areas and a roof terrace. Sudbury Hill Harrow station is just a quarter of a mile away.

Read reviews and details of Atrium Point, UB6

5. Verdo Kew Bridge, TW8

EcoWorld London
3.86 (15 reviews) 3.86 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Brentford
Image of Verdo Kew Bridge, TW8

A new entry to the list in sixth, Verdo Kew Bridge by EcoWorld is a residential development surrounded by parks, the tropical gardens of Kew and the River Thames. Verdo Kew Bridge is comprised of a collection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. With the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Village and Chiswick close by – plus good rail and road connections, the location is desirable.

Read reviews and details of Verdo Kew Bridge, TW8

6. Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

3.81 (83 reviews) 3.81 (83 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

Taking sixth in the top 10 for West London is Tillermans at Greenford Quay. A development by Greystar, this Built to Rent has 379 residential units. Located in Ealing, the development is in-between Greenford, Sudbury Hill and Sudbury Hill Harrow stations, which have connections to the Piccadilly and Central lines as well as Chiltern Railways and GWR services.

Read reviews and details of Tillermans at Greenford Quay, UB6

7. Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay, UB6

3.84 (28 reviews) 3.84 (28 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay, UB6

Another new entry into West London’s rankings, Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay is a development by Greystar. Compromising of 251 brand new studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments to rent. As well as this Residents benefit from enviable amenities. A gym, dining room, cinema, lounge, meeting rooms, children’s play area, and rooftop terrace.

Read reviews and details of Lyons Dock at Greenford Quay, UB6

8. Homesgate Place, UB3

Barratt Homes
4.68 (12 reviews) 4.68 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of Homesgate Place, UB3

In eighth place is this Barratt Homes development, Homesgate Place. It comprises 183 residential dwellings with a range of one and two-bedroom apartments and studios alongside a mix of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom houses. The development is a 7-minute walk away from Barra Hall Park and a 19-minute walk away from Hayes & Harlington station.

Read reviews and details of Homesgate Place, UB3

9. Jefferson House at Parkwest, UB7

4.41 (12 reviews) 4.41 (12 reviews)
Area guide to West London
Image of Jefferson House at Parkwest, UB7

Taking ninth place in West London is Jefferson House. The development offers rental apartments within the exclusive Parkwest development in West Drayton. The development offers a 24 hour concierge service and gym.

Read reviews and details of Jefferson House at Parkwest, UB7

10. So Resi Greenford, UB6

Metropolitan Thames Valley
4.64 (6 reviews) 4.64 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Ealing
Image of So Resi Greenford, UB6

Finishing off our list of the top 10 places to live in West London, it’s So Resi Greenford. The development offers 84 shared ownership properties. Each of these homes – most with balconies and en-suites are ideally located in the west London neighbourhood of Greenford, this collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments are just moments from Greenford Underground station and within easy reach of transport links.

Read reviews and details of So Resi Greenford, UB6

What counts as West London?

Tropical greenhouse at Kew Gardens
The Victorian Temperate House at Kew Gardens

West London is a large and informally-defined area offering a wide range of different neighbourhoods and boroughs. West London traditionally West London covers the area to the west of Kensington & Chelsea. Starting at the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to the east and stretching out to Hillingdon and Hounslow in the west, West London reaches up to the northerly tip of Harrow and down to the southerly tip of Richmond-upon-Thames.

The area offers a variety of price points for property hunters. As you’d expect, prices tend to fall as you move outwards away from more central areas. However, West London locations in zones 3 and 4 like Richmond, Kew and Chiswick still command high prices. This is because they offer easy access to Central London along with beautiful properties in prestigious neighbourhoods.

Locations on the outer edge of West London and beyond are set to benefit substantially from the (eventual) opening of the Elizabeth line. The new line runs through Ealing and Hillingdon before leaving London. From there, it heads west through South Bucks and Slough to terminate at Reading.

Hammersmith Bridge at dusk
Hammersmith Bridge, which (when open) connects Barnes with Hammersmith

Outer West London stops such as Hayes, Southall and Hanwell have already seen major redevelopment in anticipation of the new services running directly into Central London. (Read our recent article Crossrail towns for Londoners escaping westwards for more details).

West London postcodes

As well as the obvious ‘W’ prefix postcodes, West London also includes many ‘SW’, ‘UB’, ‘HA’ and ‘TW’ prefix postcodes. For example, Fulham covers the SW6 postcode. However, it is generally considered to fall within West London rather than the South West.

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What is West London known for?

The West Stand at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground in Fulham (image: Vespa125125CFC)

West London is perhaps best known for its prosperous, leafy suburbs, such as Fulham, Chiswick, Ealing and parts of Notting Hill, Maida Vale and Richmond-upon-Thames. Heathrow Airport, located in the borough of Hillingdon, is one of the region’s largest employers. The University of West London also has a major impact on the area, with 47,000 students in attendance.

The Hammersmith Apollo is one of London’s premier concert venues, while Shepherds Bush is the location for one of the city’s two Westfield shopping centres. Hammersmith & Fulham boasts three top football clubs: Chelsea F.C, Fulham F.C. and Queens Park Rangers, while Brentford’s business park is home to a large number of corporate headquarters for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, BskyB and Allianz.

Is West London safe?

Much of West London is a very safe place to live. Richmond is the London area with the lowest crime rate of all, according to the most recent police figures from the Metropolitan Police. Meanwhile, Westminster is often cited as the London borough with the highest overall crime rate. However, this is mainly due to the large number of tourists targeted by thieves.

If you’re interested in finding out more about life in West London, take a look at our guide to the area below. From there you can also find listings for both sales and rental properties available in the region.

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