At a glance...
Living in Central London means living in the centre of one of the world’s most influential and important cities. London has become a truly global city with some of the most valuable and exclusive real estate in the world. With renowned historic and cultural centres, you have access to some of the best retail and restaurants in the world. Despite its seeming enormity and glittering appeal, London’s postcodes are typically split up into ‘villages’ that have a real sense of locality and community; for example, Chelsea Green, Marylebone High Street and Primrose Hill, with each village offering a totally different feel to its neighbouring village. The Prime Central London property market attracts a variety of buyers, from those looking to make a longer-term investment to global citizens looking to buy a base in London, or those attracted to the illustrious schooling options that London has to offer.
Living in Central London means that the kind of activities deemed ‘out of the ordinary’ become your everyday accustoms. From seeing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and viewing the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, to the mundane of finding a good coffee shop and restaurant within walking distance of your front door. There is a selection of wonderful museums including the V&A, the British Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery amongst others. Despite its central location, London benefits from plenty of green space, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park, and St James’s Park – Hyde Park alone boasts 142 hectares of open parkland, not forgetting the many garden squares within central London. Alternatively, if art is more your thing, The Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s countless art destinations. When it’s time to sit back there is an abundance of world class restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops in Central London catering to all tastes.
Getting around Central London couldn’t be easier, with new modes of transport being introduced whether through electric scooters, Boris bikes, Uber or the trusted black cab, with much of the immediate surroundings in perhaps surprisingly walkable distance. Public transport links are excellent, with the centre exceptionally well served by underground lines such as Central, District, Circle and Jubilee. In terms of international travel, you have London’s network of five international airports within reach, plus the Eurostar service operating from St Pancras, while the city’s multitude of major trains stations provides rail access to the rest of the UK. Needless to say, London is home to some world-renowned educational institutions, from prep schools through to leading universities – options are one thing you won’t be short of.