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The Best Areas to Live in West London – W Postcodes

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West London is a diverse area, with many sought-after residential areas. In general, the areas closest to the city centre are the most expensive, but if you venture slightly further out, you can find more affordable properties. We’ve outlined the best areas to live in West London so that you can make an informed decision about which area will suit you best.
 

Kensington & Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most desirable areas in London, known as the home of the rich and famous. There’s plenty to see and do in the region, with King’s Road being the hub of Chelsea. There, you’ll find buzzing bars and trendy cafes. The area is popular with couples and young professionals, but there are also excellent schools which makes it desirable for families as well.

Most of the properties on the market in Chelsea are period homes, including Victorian cottages and Georgian terraces, although there are also modern apartments available. Popular areas to buy a house in Chelsea include King’s Road, Sloane Square and West Brompton.
 

Notting Hill

An attractive and affluent area of London, Notting Hill is one of the most expensive areas in London. Once a district with a sordid past, it’s now a thriving and fashionable part of the city, drawing in people who are attracted to its bohemian flair and multicultural vibe.

Notting Hill is home to Portobello Road Market, one of the most well-known markets in the UK which draws thousands of tourists every week, and it’s also the location of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, which is one of the largest street festivals in Europe.
 

Fulham

Fulham sits between Chelsea and Putney, just under 4 miles south-west of Charing Cross. Once an industrial area, it’s now one of the most sought-after parts of London. The area is jam-packed with picture-perfect, tree-lined streets, meaning living in Fulham is at the top of many first-time buyer’s wish lists. The majority of properties here are Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, although you’ll also find some Georgian properties in the area.

Fulham is on the District Line, meaning there are good transport links into the city centre, with a choice of three stops in Fulham: Parsons Green, Putney Bridge and Fulham Broadway. The area also has a strong bus service, with four bus routes serving Fulham.
 

Hammersmith

With a beautiful riverside setting, Hammersmith is a lovely area in which to buy a property. The population of Hammersmith is diverse, with everyone from young families to professionals choosing to make this area their home. If you like the idea of living in Hammersmith, you’ll find a range of properties to choose from including terraced houses and modern apartments.

Hammersmith is also a hub for commerce, and is home to the head offices of international businesses like Disney, Coca-Cola and L’Oreal, meaning the area is bustling during the week with workers. It’s a well-connected part of the city, which is served by four tube lines: District, Circle, Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City, making it a quick and easy commute into the city centre.
 

Chiswick

Chiswick offers the perfect compromise for those who want to be near everything the city has to offer, but don’t want to live right in the centre of it all. This area has a lovely, village feel with a great community atmosphere, and it’s popular with young families who love living in Chiswick for the highly-rated schools.

Properties in Chiswick are mostly detached houses from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, although there are also modern apartments. Chiswick is served by the District line on the tube, and its proximity to the M4 and M25 make it an ideal location for those who’d prefer to drive. It’s also only 20 minutes to Heathrow Airport by car.
 
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