Space for a young couple – and their car – at Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside

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London Evening standard reveals “where to buy a property in London 2016”, interviewing a first-time buyer at Hendon Waterside.

David Spittles, the London Evening Standard’s property correspondent “reveal[s] the top spots to watch” this year, with “new super-suburbs in the north-west”, at the top of his list. Alex Christou, a 25 year old first-time buyer at Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside, tells the Evening Standard more about this “up-and-coming part of the capital”.

Spittles states that “north-west London is witnessing a new era of railway improvement”, creating fast train links to central London. One such spot is West Hendon, where Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside development is situated. The development is located in Zone 3, close to Hendon Rail station, which provides a direct link to Kings Cross in less than 20 minutes and also has services to Brighton and Gatwick Airport. Hendon Central Underground station, on the Northern line is a 15 minute walk, linking to Bank and the West End in under half an hour.

This was a key factor for Alex Christou, who works for UBS in Liverpool Street, when he recently purchased his first home – a two-bedroom apartment at Hendon Waterside. Explaining to Spittles that he cherry-picked Hendon Waterside as “it takes me about half an hour to get to work”.

Alex also decided to buy a car parking space with his apartment as the development is situated in close proximity to the M1 motorway and the M25 is under 15 minutes away. The A5, which is also nearby, runs straight into Central London and it’s around 16 minutes to Marble Arch.

Alex exclaimed to Spittles: “I didn’t think it was possible to live in London and own a property next to a lake, and I certainly didn’t expect to see one from my balcony.” Hendon Waterside is set over thirty acres of land being developed to include over 2,000 homes, parks and local amenities set within beautiful and green surroundings.

West Hendon’s transformation, along with the multi-million-pound rejuvenation of nearby Brent Cross and Cricklewood, will a vibrant new urban quarter, only a short distance from central London. Spittles has said that Brent Cross and Crinklewood is an “area [to] watch”, thanks to the range of new homes, schools, parks and new Thameslink station.

Follow the link for the full Where to buy a property in London in 2016 article on homesandproperty.co.uk