7 Top reasons to live in West London
When it comes to living in London – and we’re a little biased – but in our humble opinion, the west is the best!
From the world-class architecture to the leafy green parks and open areas, the variety of shows and events in the summer to the restaurants and shops that are a staple of life year-round, there is plenty to enjoy. Having conducted many residential and commercial removals in Hampstead, along with other local neighbourhoods like Notting Hill, Fulham and St John’s Wood, we’ve discovered these places have plenty to offer local residents. We’ve rounded up just a few of our favourite things about this part of town…
- Notting Hill Carnival. This energetic annual event brings colourful costumes, music and dance to life throughout the streets of West London, and attracts a million visitors each year, making it one of the world’s most well-attended street festivals.
- Portobello Market. Vibrant houses line the streets on which you’ll find Portobello Market, the UK’s largest antiques market held weekly. Over 1,000 dealers flock to man stalls and sell collectables, antiques and other items of interest in this iconic market. We offer affordable antiques & fine arts removals in Notting Hill, so if you purchase anything from a stall here, you can take it with you when your move.
- Electric Cinema. One of the oldest working movie theatres in the country, Electric Cinema first opened doors to moviegoers in 1910. After undergoing refurbishment it reopened in 2001, providing a unique cinematic experience in the heart of Notting Hill.
- Westfield mall. A day of rain is of no consequence in West London, as there’s plenty to enjoy with a walk through the Westfield Mall. Home to over 250 shops, there is also a cinema, restaurants and a kid’s area in this expansive shopping centre.
- Green parks and walking trails. Whether you want to let your dog run free in the park, play with the kids on swings or take a stroll alongside the Thames before lunch at your favourite pub, there are a number of idyllic spots in this part of the city. Richmond Park, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are all easily reachable by public transit or car, and there are a number of smaller nearby parks available too.
- Kew Gardens. Located in south-west London, Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to a number of iconic gardens and landscaping, as well as special seasonal events throughout the year.
- Architecture. There are a number of historic Edwardian and Georgian houses found in areas like Hampstead and Fulham, but over the past decade, a number of new homes have been developed, including bespoke designs that really stand apart from the crowd. Not only does this mean ample luxury living space, but it also makes for interesting building-spotting when out for walks in the area.
In addition to offering local moving services, we also provide complementary services such as self-storage in Notting Hill, so whether you’re moving permanently or just for a little while, we can help take care of your effects.
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