There are plenty of great places in London to live and choosing the right one will be influenced by a variety of factors. For those looking to live somewhere with a bit of glamour, we’ve put together a list of some of the best areas in the capital to live. It was hard to limit the list as there are so many great options in London but here is a good place to start your exploration.
Chelsea used to be a centre for the counterculture of the 1960s frequented by bands like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Now it is one of the most desirable and exclusive areas of London and is well known for its mansion blocks, pretty squares, and red brick terraces. There are a wide variety of property types available to cater for all needs so take a look at Chelsea rentals to find the perfect one for you whether it is a new home, mansion, flat, or mews house. There is an impressive line-up of restaurants, cafes, and pubs in the area catering to the tastes of the residents and all budgets. Shoppers are spoiled for choice with the amazing options on the Kings Road, the Farmers Market on Sydney Street, and nearby Sloane Square. You can find a variety of Chelsea rentals in the perimeters of all of these fantastic areas.
It doesn’t come cheap but Holland Park is one of the prettiest parts of London to live in. Some of the capitals most glamorous residents live in its huge houses and stucco mansions amongst the tall leafy tree-lined streets. Holland Park Avenue used to be a main Roman road through a forest and the area is still full of gardens and parks that are well maintained. There are a number of shopping and dining options nearby including The Ledbury, a two Michelin starred restaurant.
This area contains more millionaires than any other in the UK, in what they call locally Hampstead Village. So, if you feel the need to hobnob with the well-heeled then this is the area for you. One of its key draws is the large, rolling green space of Hampstead Heath which makes you feel like you are deep in a forest rather than in the city. The park also has fantastic views from Parliament Hill of the London skyline. Hampstead itself is full of independent restaurants and cafes, listed buildings, museums, churches, and theatres – everything you could possibly ever need right on the doorstep.
Richmond was founded by Henry VII in the 16th Century when he built Richmond Palace. This quiet suburban area is not only glamorous but it is also one of London’s safest places to live. Located on the banks of the Thames gives Richmond a rural feeling and it is blessed with plenty of green spaces and lovely views of London. Nature lovers will enjoy living close of to Kew Gardens and the huge parkland area of Richmond Park. The area is full of lively shops, restaurants, and cafes, and Hampton Court Palace is also located nearby for those who want to feel like royalty.