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8 of the best places to live in Central London

Posted on Friday, August 2, 2019

Living in central London certainly has its advantages. You’re right at the centre of things with all the attractions this amazing world capital has to offer. There’s it’s fascinating history - and the architecture to prove it - a choice of beautiful Royal Parks and more culture than you could ever dream of, right on your doorstep. Plus, you’re just a short hop by bus or tube from wherever you need to be.  

And while Central London can be a teeming metropolis, step back from the main streets and you’ll find quiet squares with an almost villagey feel.  

If you’re thinking of living in Central London, there are eight areas we think you should consider.

Living in Central London



Marylebone

Marylebone is famous for its quiet streets of majestic Georgian squares and terraces, pretty mews houses and Edwardian and Victorian mansion flats. It’s a fantastic location too, with stunning Regent’s Park at one end and the buzz of Oxford Street at the other. The area is known for its world-class restaurants, including celebrity hangout, the Chiltern Firehouse, the elegant Orrery and Royal China Club, famed for its exceptional Cantonese fare. There are plenty of great bars, pubs and coffee shops too.

And while Oxford Street and Bond Street have their appeal, Marylebone High Street has lots to offer shoppers – in the form of exclusive boutiques and charming delis.

Take a look at what we have for sale in the Marylebone area.  



St John’s Wood

St John's Wood is an affluent neighbourhood on the north west side of Regent's Park. It’s a lovely tranquil spot, characterised by attractive villa-type housing, rather than the terraces which are the norm elsewhere. There’s a high street with plenty of restaurants, bars and exclusive boutiques – or it’s a short tube ride to Bond Street. Again, you’re close to Regent’s Park as well as Little Venice with its canals and pavement cafes. Take a look at the properties we’ve got in St John’s Wood.



Maida Vale 

Right by the Regent’s Canal, Maida Vale is an area of tree-lined streets, cosy pubs and elegant Georgian and Victorian period properties. While close to the West End, Maida Vale manages to retain a truly peaceful feel, which has a lot to do with its canal-side location. Little Venice, which borders the Regent's Canal, is striking for the number of white-washed Regency properties set back from the quiet streets – or if you fancy it, you might even find a houseboat right on the canal. Interested in living in Maida Vale? Take a look at these properties.



Soho

Soho is one of London’s most famous areas, known for decades as the bohemian hangout of artists, writers and musicians. Today it’s an amazing cultural centre, with bars, restaurants and theatres, sitting alongside shops and offices. It might not seem like an obvious choice for a place to live, yet it has much to recommend it. Soho is a small with a great community feel and a strong multicultural identity.  For young professionals, keen to be at the heart of things, we think it’s one of the most underrated places to live in the capital. Want to know more about living in Soho? Take a look at our detailed Soho location page.  



Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is 213 feet high and located on the northern side of Regent's Park with stunning views across the capital. Primrose Hill has always been one of London’s most fashionable districts - lending its name to the Primrose Hill Set, who partied their way through the 1990s. With its wealth of lovely shops, restaurants and pubs, and close proximity to Regent’s Park, it’s easy to see why. If you’re thinking of moving to Primrose Hill find out more here.



Mayfair

The most expensive square on the Monopoly board, Mayfair has always had exclusive appeal. Today the district is mainly commercial; home to corporate headquarters, hedge funds and embassies. However, there remains a substantial quantity of residential property if you know where to look.

Find out more about life in Mayfair on our Location page here.


Camden

Buzzy Camden is known for its eclectic markets, lively music scene and amazing nightlife. With charming canals, period architecture and beautiful Regent’s Park, Camden is a sought-after place to live, popular with young professionals for its good mix of housing options; from grand Georgian homes to modern serviced apartments.

If you’re thinking of living in Camden check out some great properties available right now:



Fitzrovia

You'll find Fitzrovia north of Oxford Street and south of Euston Road between Tottenham Court Road and Great Portland Street. The area has a European feel, packed with cafés, bars and restaurants. It’s a working neighbourhood, but among the many creative businesses, including architects and advertising agencies, you’ll find a fine mix of Georgian homes, mews houses, mansion flats, warehouse conversions and new builds. Learn more about Fitzrovia here. 

Wherever you’d like to live in Central London, we’d love to help you find your perfect place. Contact us for a chat so we can find out more about your priorities. When it comes to living in London, we’re the experts and we’d love to pass on our expertise to you.

 

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