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TBS in the Financial Times – Edgeware Road lives on the edge of gentrification

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Knight Frank
London and Country specialist property buying agents
16 Nov 2018  |   Thea Carroll

In 2003 when the Spectator wrote a piece about Edgware Rd it sent its foreign editor – it has been known in the past as ‘Little Beirut’ or ‘Little Cairo’. When compared with its Marylebone and Mayfair neighbours the Edgware Rd stretch has lagged behind. Thea Carroll says; “Reputationally it’s about as bad as it can get for a Prime Central London Road.” However it’s an area ripe for development. Marble Arch Place, a development by Almacantar, will help made the area ‘a destination’ says Thea. Some think that it could even become the new Pavilion Road or Elizabeth Street over time. For those looking to invest now, Thea says that it has a ‘lower price per sq ft’ than its neighbours – Marylebone for example is three times higher.

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