W2 London postcode: Residents rate their streets

A street in Paddington in the W2 London postcode

What is W2, London really like? HomeViews Streets helps you see behind the hype by collecting in-depth reviews from people living in postcodes across the Capital. Wondering if the nightlife is first-class or if the area is more for families? Not sure about the commute? What’s there to do on your doorstep? Our reviewers have got you covered!

What London borough is W2?

W2 is the postcode district in West London that includes Paddington, Bayswater, Hyde Park, Westbourne Green, Notting Hill, and part of Little Venice. The Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea local authorities run the area.

What zone is W2 in?

The W2 London postcode sits within Zone 1, with part of it reaching into Zone 2. Neighbouring areas include Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue (W9), St John’s Wood (NW8) and Camden Town and Regent’s Park (NW1) to the north. Marylebone, Mayfair, and Soho (W1) lie to the east. Find Belgravia, Pimlico, and Westminster (SW1) to the southeast and South Kensington (SW7) to the south. Kensington (W8) is southwest of the postcode, with Holland Park and Notting Hill (W11) to the west.

Is London W2 a good place to live?

Unsure if you’ll fit into W2’s community? HomeViews Streets is here to help. Our reviewers come from all walks of life and together provide a broad overview of their area. We give locals key categories to rate out of five, such as transport, amenities, and community. Reviewers also share honest explanations to justify their ratings – often the answers you need can be found in the detail!

See some informative examples below. Need to know more? Just click on the HomeViews button and you’ll be taken to our dedicated hub, where plenty more awaits. To see all the content available, simply leave a review of your street.

W2, London resident reviews

“Beautiful Little Venice in the heart of London”

HomeViews Area Guides

See the area guides on related areas below for HomeViews insights about W2 and surrounding regions. These pages include the top-rated new homes in those areas and reviews by residents.

West London

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 Read more about West London

Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is up there with the capital’s most affluent areas. It commands top market prices, but its residents can call some of the UK’s most beautiful buildings home. Structures here range from elegant Victorian townhouses, characterised by stepped Read more about Kensington and Chelsea


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. Read more about Westminster

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