Though of course a huge district with many boroughs, in property terms Westminster means the pocket of property around the St James' Park area - though in truth, its spirit extends from Parliament Square, along the river almost to Pimlico, and north up Whitehall.
Of course this means a huge array of property, but in fairness, not a lot of it is up for grabs at any one time. Most of the areas notionally included above are made up of strictly controlled streets of government buildings - you can't just pitch up and put an offer in on houses on Millbank or Whitehall. And much of the rest of this area is - oddly enough - owned by huge estates with the Grosvenor Estate owning much of the area behind the beautiful Tate Britain, just one of the amazing sights (both within and without) of the area. Others include a couple of palaces and Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and all the machinery of the British government. Riverside walks are a must here, as the views are sensational.
The St James Park area and the Westminster quarter itself are however, whilst vastly desirable, possible to buy or lease in. These are buttressed by St James's Park itself - part of the glorious spread of parks that ends in Kensington Gardens far to the west - and Green Park, with the Westminster quarter actually butting up against Buckingham Palace. St James's is the world of gorgeous, expensive flats, with huge mansion blocks lording it over Green Park. There are also - very few - conversions and flats over some of the lovely shops in the area (still dazzlingly desirable). In Westminster there are fabulous mansion blocks as well with simply gigantic flats fairly commonplace. There are some purpose built blocks as well as fabulous penthouses overlooking the lovely Vincent Square to the southeast.
Everywhere here is beautiful - and any properties you might be able to buy or rent, out of this world.
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Area News for Westminster
Elephant and Castle is turning into a truly exciting location for Londoners, with significant funding helping to regenerate the area and provide a host of new opportunities for locals.
Read Article ... Published on 12th May, 2015
CityWest Homes has been given approval by housing consultancy Altair after an independent review was carried out.
Read Article ... Published on 12th May, 2015
In news that will be reassuring to the borough’s parents, students across Hammersmith and Fulham’s secondary schools have achieved the third highest crop of GCSEs in inner London, it has been announced by the Department of Education.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd February, 2015
Gunnersbury boasts a desirable location on the western outskirts of London, close to the Thames and prestigious attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd January, 2015
A new housing campaign has been launched in Westminster in a bid to encourage the government to build more social homes.
Read Article ... Published on 18th June, 2014
Westminster is an upmarket region of central London which has some of the most beautiful landmarks in the world.
Read Article ... Published on 10th June, 2014
Kensal Rise is a desirable, upmarket suburb located in the north-west area of London.
Read Article ... Published on 16th May, 2014
Pimlico is an upmarket and sophisticated area of West London, with a relaxed and contemporary feel to it.
Read Article ... Published on 1st April, 2014
Hammersmith and Fulham has been dubbed the 'borough of opportunity', after national figures revealed that health and fitness levels have led to a revival of sports and wellness projects in the region.
Read Article ... Published on 18th March, 2014
Pimlico is one of the nicer places in London to live. It is a small area of west London located in the City of Westminster.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd November, 2013
Plans have been submitted for a new state of the art, three-storey library on Luxborough Street in Marylebone, Westminster Council has confirmed.
Read Article ... Published on 17th September, 2013
When most people think of Waterloo, the first place that comes to mind is the train station, which is one of the most popular stops for commuters throughout London. Although the station is known for being jam-packed with people - especially at the beginning and end of the working day - the area itself has a much calmer feel.
Read Article ... Published on 15th July, 2013
Living in London doesn't have to mean tolerating the daily urban upheaval and hustle and bustle of the centre. The capital caters for all tastes and those living around Regents Park will uncover a more rural part of the city, with a thriving community and an easy-going lifestyle. Read on for details of what this gorgeous part of town has to offer - besides leafy tree-lined streets and a sense of traditional Ye Olde England.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd May, 2013
Households in the London borough of Westminster will save a collective £80,000 a year through a new collective energy switching scheme, implemented by the council earlier this year in order to help residents deal with spiralling utility bills.
Read Article ... Published on 20th May, 2013
Looking at the docks of Canary Wharf, you might find it difficult to believe that this was once the busiest port in the world. The waters are largely empty, with only the occasional off-shore visitor choosing to moor his boat up in South Quay, where the cranes once used to hoist cargo off of tankers now hang useless.
Read Article ... Published on 29th April, 2013
"I like it in the city when two worlds collide. You get the people and the government. Everybody taking different sides." So sang Adele in her hit song Hometown Glory. The superstar could well have been singing about Westminster, often considered the melting pot of central London where people of all colours, creeds and occupations head to on a daily basis. For this is where the vast majority of London landmarks are situated - from the Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. Of course, with such prestigious properties on the list, you might already be wondering if you can possibly afford a home in Westminster. Fortunately, the area has a thriving residential population. Provided you don't choose a property with a name prefaced by the word 'Westminster', you should be fine. Take a look at our handy guide below to see if this is the area for you.
Read Article ... Published on 26th April, 2013
Central London living isn't for everyone and there will be those who yearn for a quiet village life within easy reach of the capital. Does this sound like you? Then check out Hampstead, an affluent area of London known for its intellectual, liberal and artistic associations. To say that Hampstead is expensive is a bit like saying the north pole is a bit nippy and you should take a scarf. The area is home to the largest concentration of millionaires in London. But as Jessie J said, "forget about the price tag" - this gorgeous area is worth it. Read on for more information about this stunning area that manages to be both stunningly beautiful and very accessible.
Read Article ... Published on 25th April, 2013
Acquiring your perfect abode in central London can present a number of difficulties and disadvantages. The hustle and bustle of Westminster might be quite appealing for some but others may prefer to be somewhere a little quieter and a bit more removed.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd April, 2013
Finding housing in London can be a challenging experience. While the capital's many boroughs and districts offer a wide variety of choice and all-year-round availability, you might find yourself utterly overwhelmed by what's on offer. Even once you find that potential abode that includes enough rooms and a big enough garden within that price range - which is likely to be fairly hefty in London - you might then struggle to match it to a particular school, bus route or other service necessary to your everyday life.
Read Article ... Published on 26th March, 2013
Central London attracts people from all walks of life and Marble Arch is no exception. Home to some of the most expensive houses in the city along with one of the most pricey streets - Park Lane - it's absolutely perfect, location-wise.
Read Article ... Published on 21st March, 2013
How do you solve a problem like Paddington? With a vast regeneration project, that's how. This district of London was, until recently, much maligned by estate agents and potential residents alike, although a massive restoration effort is thankfully - and rightfully - condemning its murky reputation to the past.
Read Article ... Published on 20th March, 2013
Residents of the London borough of Westminster can be reassured that they will be looked after in their old age should they develop dementia, with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to assist those with the illness.
Read Article ... Published on 15th March, 2013
Thirty years ago, anyone saying they wanted to live in the London borough of Soho would have received a funny look from any respectful member of society. Known for its sex shops and seedy districts, properties were not exactly in high demand.
Read Article ... Published on 21st February, 2013
Residents in the London borough of Westminster will notice a much more responsive service from their council over the course of this year, with the implementation of new IT systems throughout the authority.
Read Article ... Published on 8th February, 2013
With house prices in some of the capital's property hotspots continuing to rise as values across the rest of the country stagnate, it is hardly surprising that property to rent in London is in high demand.
Read Article ... Published on 8th January, 2013
The cost of buying a home in London is higher than ever following a seven per cent increase in property prices in the capital over the last year.
Read Article ... Published on 29th November, 2012
Situated in Southwark on the south side of the Thames, Borough is a cosmopolitan area in the heart of London, and is a favourite destination for those who enjoy delicious food.
Read Article ... Published on 9th November, 2012
Plans to redevelop Elizabeth House, a building near Waterloo station, have been put forward to Lambeth Council's planning committee.
Read Article ... Published on 6th November, 2012
Read Article ... Published on 17th October, 2012
Located to the north-west of the centre of the capital, the Regency Park area is a prime location in London.
Read Article ... Published on 17th October, 2012
Westminster City Council has approved plans to build a £17 million public sports centre in the Queen's Park area by consolidating two existing facilities.
Read Article ... Published on 21st September, 2012
It has always been an attractive borough for wealthy young professionals and affluent families, but the appeal of property to rent in Kensington and Chelsea could grow even further now that new figures have shown it is the only part of the London that hasn't seen an increase in its population.
Read Article ... Published on 17th August, 2012
Plans have been approved that will see Marylebone Library get a new permanent location.
Read Article ... Published on 18th July, 2012
Plans have been announced that will see a new shopping district created in Victoria, Westminster.
Read Article ... Published on 17th July, 2012
The district of Paddington is located within the borough of Westminster and offers plenty of sites for people to enjoy.
Read Article ... Published on 17th July, 2012
Kilburn is an area that a lot of people would be happy to live in.
Read Article ... Published on 11th July, 2012
Over £1 million is to be spent by Westminster Council cleaning up the area ahead of the Olympic Games.
Read Article ... Published on 9th July, 2012
Westbourne Green in Westminster is to benefit from a massive regeneration scheme.
Read Article ... Published on 27th June, 2012
Camden has led the way in terms of regional house price rises in London over the course of this month, new figures have revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 18th June, 2012
The property price gap across different boroughs of London is continuing to widen significantly, new research has revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 8th June, 2012
A speech and language therapy team in Westminster are using cooking to help kids progress with their verbal communication skills.
Read Article ... Published on 31st May, 2012
A series of Olympic-themed concerts are to be held at Hyde Park.
Read Article ... Published on 15th May, 2012
Big regeneration plans have been unveiled for the Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street area in London.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd April, 2012
People purchasing residential property in London are willing to pay a significant premium for houses close to public transport links, new research has revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 19th April, 2012
A sports centre in Queen's Park, Westminster, is going to be redeveloped.
Read Article ... Published on 19th March, 2012
A two-day celebration at Hyde Park will be held to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which may be of interest to those seeking property to rent in Westminster.
Read Article ... Published on 7th March, 2012
People occupying flats to rent in Westminster could be set to see improvements to the historic Old Marylebone Town Hall under new council plans.
Read Article ... Published on 21st February, 2012
Demand for flats to rent in South Kensington could be set to rise following the official opening of the revamped and redeveloped Exhibition Road area.
Read Article ... Published on 2nd February, 2012
People seeking flats to rent in Fitzrovia will find it to be an area that provides a diverse and fascinating mix of places to go and things to do, as well as an interesting cultural history.
Read Article ... Published on 27th January, 2012
People seeking flats to rent in Hillingdon will see the area representing London in the prestigious Britain in Bloom 2012 competition.
Read Article ... Published on 25th January, 2012
People occupying flats to rent in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster will soon have access to free wi-fi across the region thanks to a landmark deal with communications company O2.
Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2012
People occupying flats to rent in Westminster are to benefit from a new approach to street markings that aim to make the area's roads a safer place to be.
Read Article ... Published on 4th January, 2012
People occupying flats to rent in Westminster are to benefit from a greater selection of specialist books at their local libraries, thanks to a donation from actor Simon Callow.
Read Article ... Published on 28th December, 2011
People occupying flats to rent in Tower Hamlets are being called upon to offer their support for a campaign by the local authority to have the borough officially recognised as a city.
Read Article ... Published on 8th December, 2011
Local authorities are calling on the opinions of those occupying flats to rent in Westminster to shape the future of its city management plan.
Read Article ... Published on 28th November, 2011
People looking for property to rent in London have heard how the 2012 Olympic Games will leave a "lasting legacy" in the capital.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd October, 2011
Smack-bang in the heart of London, Westminster is steeped in history and one of the most sought-after locations for people looking to rent or buy property in the capital.
Read Article ... Published on 26th August, 2011
Access to Parliament Square is to be improved, people living in property to rent in the London borough of Westminster have learned.
Read Article ... Published on 15th June, 2011
Located in west London in the postcode district SW3, Chelsea is in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea and bounded to the south by the River Thames.
Read Article ... Published on 13th June, 2011
Residents living in property to rent in the London borough of Havering are gearing up for the Hornchurch Festival of Arts & Heritage, which is due to begin May 28th.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd May, 2011
Those living in property to rent in the London borough of Westminster are being invited to attend drop-in sessions about the road closures that will take place in their area during the 2012 Olympic Games.
Read Article ... Published on 18th May, 2011
Residents living in property to rent in the London borough of Westminster are being asked to voice their opinions on proposals to combine the services of three local councils.
Read Article ... Published on 15th March, 2011
Children's centres and leisure centres will not be closed in Westminster after the Budget this year, the council has confirmed.
Read Article ... Published on 4th March, 2011
Probably most famous for its prestigious school, Harrow is a suburb situated in the north-west of London in the borough of the same name. The area was highlighted in mayor Boris Johnson's London Plan, which suggests a number of ways in which new home and jobs can be created in the area, helping to boost the fortunes of the capital.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd February, 2011
People living in property to rent in the London borough of Tower Hamlets are being urged to inform their local council about any cultural events they have planned for next year.
Read Article ... Published on 16th February, 2011
The six boroughs included on the route for the Olympic cycling road races have been confirmed, which may offer a new reason to find property to rent in London.
Read Article ... Published on 11th February, 2011
Maida Vale, located in west London's City of Westminster, is an attractive and affluent residential district situated between Kilburn and St John's Wood. The area is bordered by Maida Vale Road in the north-east, Kilburn Park Road in the north-west, Shirland Road and Blomfield Road to the south-west and Maida Avenue and the Regent's Canal in the south.
Read Article ... Published on 31st January, 2011
Support is being offered to people in flats to rent in the London borough of Hillingdon who want to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style.
Read Article ... Published on 24th January, 2011
Residents of flats to rent in the London borough of Westminster have been honoured for their contributions to their community.
Read Article ... Published on 21st January, 2011
Those seeking property to rent in the City of Westminster will find, should they complete a deal for a place to live, they are located close to some of the finest spas London has to offer.
Read Article ... Published on 13th January, 2011
Those with families seeking property to rent in the London Borough of Southwark may be encouraged by news that the borough led the way for improvements in school GCSE results last year.
Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2011
Those who like watching cricket may wish to seek property to rent in the City of Westminster, which includes Lords Cricket Ground.
Read Article ... Published on 7th January, 2011
Those who want to visit the best sushi bars in London may find getting property to rent in the City of Westminster leaves them very close to one of the top outlets.
Read Article ... Published on 6th January, 2011
Those seeking property to rent in the City of Westminster may be among those who enjoy cycling, as new figures from Transport for London (TFL) have shown the mayor's cycle hire scheme has enjoyed the greatest take-up in the area.
Read Article ... Published on 5th January, 2011
Those seeking properties to rent in London may be interested in a claim that Westminster Abbey provides a place "for ordinary folk to find solace and to show faith".
Read Article ... Published on 31st December, 2010
Individuals may be swayed to explore flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea by the results of a new survey showing life expectancy in the London borough is the highest in the UK.
Read Article ... Published on 30th December, 2010
Those who enjoy eating out may have an extra reason to seek flats to rent in Westminster as a venue near Covent Garden has been hailed as the best steak house in London.
Read Article ... Published on 21st December, 2010
More people may look for flats to rent in London as it has been revealed that homes in the capital are getting more expensive.
Read Article ... Published on 28th July, 2010
People looking for property to rent in central London are being told that market for buyers is busy, but that the cost of purchasing remains up near the heights of three years ago.
Read Article ... Published on 6th July, 2010
New figures have revealed that house prices in the UK have increased over June.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd June, 2010
People looking for property to rent in London are being told demand from potential tenants is likely to remain high for the foreseeable future.
Read Article ... Published on 28th May, 2010
Lords' Cricket Ground could be a step closer in its plans to make the site a popular attraction for cricket fans and residents alike.
Read Article ... Published on 16th April, 2010
London mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to reduce levels of pollution in the capital over the next five years.
Read Article ... Published on 1st April, 2010
A vision to bring Regent Street's shopping district into the 21st century image of London has been commended at an awards ceremony.
Read Article ... Published on 31st March, 2010
The middle to high end of the property market is currently doing better than the first-time buyer market, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 12th March, 2010
Read Article ... Published on 27th October, 2009
The average asking price for a prime London property has increased at its fastest rate for 18 months, new research has revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd October, 2009
Some university students are paying £500 a week on property to rent in London, a newspaper has revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 28th September, 2009
People looking for property to rent in Islington may be pleased to hear that the government is awarding it with at least £200,000 to go towards making the Archway area greener and more energy efficient.
Read Article ... Published on 7th September, 2009
The planning applications committee at Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) council has rejected plans to build new student properties at the Nomis Studios site in the borough's Sinclair Road.
Read Article ... Published on 18th August, 2009
A total of three per cent of homeowners in the UK are boosting their incomes by renting out flats to lodgers, it has emerged.
Read Article ... Published on 12th August, 2009
Tenants taking property for rent in Westminster could find they have a high-profile new neighbour in the coming weeks.
Read Article ... Published on 22nd July, 2009
Landlords have been given some guidance on some of the best places to buy property to rent in London.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd July, 2009
Regeneration and improvement were two of the key issues leader of Westminster city council Colin Barrow discussed during a speech last week at the unveiling of the Marble Arch improvements project.
Read Article ... Published on 29th June, 2009
Westminster city council hopes that then introduction of a new street market will help prompt local people into spending time shopping in the local area.
Read Article ... Published on 19th June, 2009
Tenant demand for flats to rent in London continues to grow and shows no sign of abating, according to new research.
Read Article ... Published on 27th May, 2009
Flat hunters may have another reason to choose property to rent in Westminster.
Read Article ... Published on 21st May, 2009
Read Article ... Published on 18th May, 2009
A boost in funding for tourism efforts has been announced by London mayor Boris Johnson.
Read Article ... Published on 27th April, 2009
Over £17 million is to be provided by the government to help London boroughs meet challenges presented by the recession, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 25th February, 2009
A new wireless service has been launched by BT, allowing Londoners to access a range of information.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd February, 2009
Work is set to begin on one of the biggest station redevelopments ever undertaken in central London.
Read Article ... Published on 6th January, 2009
Transport for London (TfL) has announced the completion of the Westminster Bridge conservation project.
Read Article ... Published on 23rd December, 2008
A major regeneration project in Croydon is continuing with the selection of four finalists to redesign the borough's centre.
Read Article ... Published on 16th December, 2008
London residents could be set to see a reduction in alcohol-related problems as a result of new funding.
Read Article ... Published on 11th December, 2008
Trials of a system aimed at making it easier for people in the City of Westminster to find their way around are to be extended.
Read Article ... Published on 25th November, 2008
Schools in the London boroughs of Westminster, Bromley, Barnet, Camden and Southwark have been praised for their provision of excellent education over the last 15 years.
Read Article ... Published on 21st November, 2008
London boroughs have been urged to take steps to reduce emissions by encouraging the use of environmentally-friendly cars.
Read Article ... Published on 7th November, 2008
London mayor Boris Johnson has announced that there will be a traffic-free day for Christmas shopping.
Read Article ... Published on 6th November, 2008
Crossrail has agreed a £230 million funding deal with the British Airports Authority (BAA) to help develop the service.
Read Article ... Published on 4th November, 2008
House prices in the prime central London market has nosedived at a record rate, new figures have indicated.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd November, 2008
Men and women in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea live the longest of any authority in Britain, new figures have revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 31st October, 2008
Transport for London (TfL) has advertised the contract for the tender to carry out work around Tottenham Court Road tube station for the Crossrail project.
Read Article ... Published on 28th October, 2008
A councillor in the City of Westminster has said he is pleased the borough is to get its first new street market in 50 years.
Read Article ... Published on 20th October, 2008
Those fancying a meal with a view while renting a house or flat in London will be able to do so in style when a new restaurant is opened in the city in 2012.
Read Article ... Published on 15th October, 2008
A consultation set up by London mayor Boris Johnson may lead to the scrapping of the westward extension area of the congestion charging zone.
Read Article ... Published on 6th October, 2008
The population of London has increased substantially faster than the rest of the country over the past decade, it has been stated.
Read Article ... Published on 29th September, 2008
London mayor Boris Johnson has taken a ride on the first underground train to get air conditioning.
Read Article ... Published on 25th September, 2008
An Indian restaurant in Covent Garden has been given the prestigious London Restaurant Award 2008.
Read Article ... Published on 4th September, 2008
More than 70 per cent of Londoners believe that the 2012 Olympic Games will be beneficial to the city, a survey has shown.
Read Article ... Published on 4th September, 2008
The Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames has the lowest crime rate in London, new police technology has revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 3rd September, 2008
The slump in Britain's housing market has caught up with perhaps London's most illustrious property, it has been revealed.
Read Article ... Published on 2nd September, 2008
Those living in Westminster, the City and Kensington and Chelsea have topped a survey of the most physically attractive.
Read Article ... Published on 7th August, 2008
In more bad news from the property market, new figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) show that housing transactions are at an all-time low.
Read Article ... Published on 15th July, 2008
A new £140 million property development scheme slated for the London Borough of Croydon has been approved.
Read Article ... Published on 18th June, 2008
Increasing numbers of Londoners are adopting healthy lifestyles by replacing their motor vehicles with bicycles.
Read Article ... Published on 11th June, 2008
Prime houses and flats for sale in London have not been harmed by the property downturn, new research has indicated.
Read Article ... Published on 12th May, 2008
Greek shipping tycoon Achilleas Kallakis has won approval for his bid to develop a St James' Park office block into luxury apartments.
Read Article ... Published on 17th March, 2008
Central London's most famous shopping district is to receive a £40 million facelift ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games, it has emerged.
Read Article ... Published on 13th March, 2008
Signs of cooling in the housing market have been identified by Rics, but the exorbitant costs of the London market remain largely untouched.
Read Article ... Published on 11th March, 2008
Panoramic views of London that have been enjoyed for centuries by England's ruling monarchs are to be preserved, according to the Evening Standard.
Read Article ... Published on 14th February, 2008
A new sports centre and educational hub have been granted financial backing and will soon be changing the face of an already popular London area.
Read Article ... Published on 31st January, 2008
According to the Times Online, the central London area of Fitzrovia defies the London trend and is both commercial and residential – making it a great place to rent or buy a home.
Read Article ... Published on 11th January, 2008