Live the West London life
Whether you’re drawn in by the local attractions, open spaces, or the lure of spending your days enjoying the street side cafe culture, buying a new home in West London can come with an element of prestige and plenty of excitement. There’s even more to get excited about thanks to offers such as our Movemaker scheme, where we’ll pay the estate agents fees due when you sell your existing home.
Things to see and do in West London
There’s plenty of variety to be found across West London, making it a great place to live no matter how you love to spend your time. Pick out unique vintage items at Portobello Road Market, indulge in fine wine and dining in Shepherd’s Bush, party at Notting Hill Carnival or sip riverside drinks before a show at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Head to Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing for a spot of culture at the historic building’s gallery, or to Oxygen Freejumping’s trampoline park in Acton for a completely different experience. From afternoons relaxing in Kensington Gardens or exercising in Hyde Park, you can also take the dog around Ealing Common or Horsenden Hill’s Paradise Fields.
West London’s array of top schools is one of the reasons the area’s so popular. It has a slew of primary schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted, including Fielding Primary in Ealing, Hanwell’s Brentside Primary and Ark Priory Primary in Acton. Miles Coverdale Primary in Shepherd’s Bush and Notting Hill’s Colville Primary are also in the education board’s top category.
There’s no let-up at secondary level, thanks to outstanding options like Elthorne Park High School in Hanwell, Greenford’s Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Featherstone High in Southall. Kensington Aldridge Academy, Holland Park School and Paddington Academy in Maida Vale are all among West London’s top secondary choices too.
West London transport links
Whether you’re getting around on the Tube, train or bus, simply walking or cycling are popular ways to travel in West London. You may enjoy great access to the London Underground services on the Central, District and Piccadilly lines, depending on where you live, with the latter providing you with a direct route to Heathrow Airport.
The West London property scene
House prices in West London are approximately double the average across the rest of the capital, showing what a desirable place to live this is. New homes in West London don’t last long, so you’ll need to be quick to snap up beautiful properties like the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments you can find along Western Avenue in Acton.Offers such as the government’s London Help to Buy scheme can help to get you moving as quickly as possible. With this, you could buy a new home with just a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage.