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Handy for the City. Some areas gentrified
Well connected for transport with tube links to all of the city and easy access by road to the M4 and M25 motorways. There is a large shopping centre, theatres, cinema, numerous restaurants and bars. Ravenscourt Park is well maintained close to the High St and there are lovely walks and atmospheric pubs along the river. This is a diverse area with lots of conversion flats and some sought-after leafy neighbourhoods with good period properties.
Probably the best address in North London with a large stock of beautiful accommodation. Easy access to the open spaces of Hampstead Heath, many exclusive shops, lively bars and good restaurants. Good access by road to M1 and the North
In Hampton, it is around the old parish church and the train station that the best housing can be found, based around Ormond Avenue, Crescent and Drive. This area has become known as the village, and as we move away from the river and north of Broad Lane the housing stock falls in quality, although the town's penchant for sizeable gardens remain. The cheapest housing is on the new estates either side of Oak Avenue.
Hampton Wick has a limit on how much housing it can offer. One five bedroom house close to the station - with no view of the river - recently went for £2¾m. At the other end of the scale are the purpose built flats and studios on the roads heading north-west to Teddington.
Offers a variety of attractive open spaces and some of the most scenic walks in London along with a good range of housing. The town centre has improved in recent years with some good pubs and restaurants. Good transport links in and around London and good road access west.
Northwest suburb, good sized housing, gardens. Convenient for M1 giving access to North and M40 giving access to the West
Split into two distinct areas, Hayes offers a wide choice of places to live in a lovely suburban area right in the shadow of Bromley.
Hayes consists of the Ancient Village of Hayes and Surburban Hayes; whilst both are very different, they both offer great alternatives for living and housing. The high street of the ancient village is still very much that of a village. Its small stores and restaurants are very popular with locals, and this is definitely a place where locals hang out in the excellent pubs such as The George. The suburban area is of course, as its name implies, a more towny feeling district. Both parts of the town are near the station, which is one of the reasons that Hayes continues in popularity with commuters.
There are great open spaces all around - this is in the centre of the green, open part of suburban London - and golf courses and parks are easily found. The schools are another reason that people come out here; excellent schools for both sexes and all levels are found in easy reach. There are also fantastic resources, play groups and local support networks - for very young families. Hayes Common is a woody, beautiful setting.
There are great flats in the Hayes area, some in blocks but mostly in the maisonette style from conversions. The houses tend to be 20th Century, mostly from the 1930s onwards. There are plenty of semi-detached and detached houses to be found in either area of Hayes.
Green and leafy, attractive to anyone who needs to get into town quick but who wants their family to have it all, Hayes is pretty, well connected and has plenty of houses to choose from.
Northern suburb, good sized housing, gardens. Convenient for M1 giving access to North
An area that benefits from good transport links to the City and West End. The Half Moon Lane area boasts a range of excellent restaurants and Wine bars, and is convenient for local shopping.
Predominantly Victorian and in a vast range of sizes from large family houses overlooking Highbury Fields, to grand mansion blocks and smaller terraces surrounding the football ground. Flats and conversions are plentiful with several new developments around Drayton Park. Questions still remain over the proposed move of Arsenal FC from their famous Highbury home
Pleasant area, overlooks London from the North. Good quality accommodation with easy access to City and West End. Good access to M1 and North. Karl Marx buried here.
Southeastern Suburb near Lewisham. Wide range of housing. Close to open spaces of Blackeath. Quite handy for Millenium Dome.
Professional part of the city with many lawyers and accountants offices. Pied a terre type accommodation mainly.
Lovely part of town between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. Top quality accommodation handily placed for shops, restaurants, bars, clubs. Good road access to the West.
Some large council estates, notably the Hilldrop, cluster round Holloway prison, although a new gated mews development lies just east at Tabley Street.
Otherwise we are looking at 1860s villas, many now split into multi-occupancy and nonetheless pricey for that. A few mid-20th century houses break up this pattern and the further you are from Holloway Road, the more money will be changing hands. Residents' parking is in strict force here.
Honor Oak Park
Spacious northern suburb with large shopping centre. Quite handy for the City. Easy access to the North. Nearest park - Alexandra Palace
Feltham is undergoing a £20 million pound redevelopment to offer modern housing, which will compliment the collection of mid-war semis and council estates, offered in both Feltham and Hanworth. Property is reasonably cheap and proves popular with Heathrow's legions of employees. Hounslow's town centre has a number of roads of pleasant Victorian terraces of varying sizes. 1930's suburbia predominates once again on its outskirts. Aircraft noise is a factor to consider in all three areas.
Later Victorian and Edwardian mansion blocks can be found with the Haberdasher and Provost Estates. More unpopular Sixties estates can be avoided around Chart and Fanshaw Streets. Hackney Council have long been amenable to live/work leases and this has benefited Hoxton with its myriad warehouse and factory conversions. The Chocolate Factory, Gainsborough Studios and the Canal Building are among the most famous. New flats have sought to exploit Hoxton's sudden popularity, most of them close to Hoxton Square itself.