Live the North West London life
Whether you’re looking to be close to the action in Camden or you’ve got your sights set on the greenery and space on offer in places like Ruislip, North West London has a lot to offer all kinds of tastes and requirements. Wherever you want to be, make sure you check out our latest offers to see if you could benefit from something like our stress-busting Movemaker scheme.
Things to see and do in North West London
A big part of North West London’s appeal is the increasingly green scenery you get as you move away from Central London. This is best shown by the stunning Colne Valley Regional Park, where you can lose yourself in nature over 43 square miles of pretty rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Ideal for walks, bike rides and picnics in the park, you’ll also find Ruislip Woods nearby and Ruislip Lido, a wonderful place to go for a dip on a warm afternoon.
With an array of excellent local parks to visit offering everything from kids’ playgrounds to sports and leisure facilities, heading back towards the heart of London you’ll come across the world renowned Wembley Stadium. Whether you’re interested in the football or the music, continue to Camden with its vibrant markets and Hampstead Heath, and visit top class cultural draws like the British Museum and the British Library.
There’s a huge number of excellent schools in this part of London, including Camden’s Holy Trinity and Saint Silas CofE and Kentish Town CofE. Both outstanding primaries according to Ofsted, the same honour applies to Oakington Manor Primary in Brent, St Anselm’s Catholic Primary in Harrow and Ruislip’s Whiteheath Infant and Nursery School.
Children in Ruislip can continue their education at the outstanding Ruislip High School, while Harrow’s Whitmore High is also in the education board’s top band. Likewise Wembley High Technology College, the Camden School for Girls and Harrow’s Whitmore High School.
North West London transport links
The London Underground was primarily focused on the north bank of the Thames when it was first built, meaning North West London is well served by the Tube. This is even the case in outer spots like Ruislip, Uxbridge and Pinner, with services from the latter to Euston Square, for example, taking just over half an hour. There are lots of rail and bus services to make the most of too, while there’s also great access to the M25 and Heathrow Airport, depending on where you live.
The North West London property scene
With some hugely desirable places to live both close to the centre of London and on the outskirts, house prices in North West London are higher than the average across the rest of the capital. That isn’t to say you can’t find great homes for reasonable prices though.
From spectacular waterside apartments in Hendon to spacious family homes in Mill Hill and everything in between, buying a new home in North West London can be more affordable than you think. This is particularly the case when you take up an offer like the London Help to Buy scheme, where the Government provides you with a 40% equity loan to buy your new home.