London is the capital and most populous city of England with a population of over 8.5million. Its existence on the River Thames dates back to Roman Times and its architecture is a true hybrid of the subsequent fashions and trends. It is a leading global city and it benefits from world-class education system (including 43 universities), a highly accomplished art and entertainment scene and fantastic shopping.
London is one of the world’s leading financial centres and is also strong in healthcare, media, professional services, research and development and commerce. It is also considered a world culture capital making it a popular tourist destination and the world’s most visited city. It has a superb transport network including the oldest underground railway network in the world.
CBRE has produced specific areas guides for locations which you may be considering investing in . Our London team, have an insider’s knowledge, having worked and lived in these areas for years and so they know all the hidden gems.
Wapping is one of London’s more traditional areas, it offers an eclectic mix of warehouse conversions, riverside pubs and restaurants and historic landmarks. Situated on the north bank of the Thames much of the property is water fronted and offers spectacular views over the river towards south London.
When buying a property in Bloomsbury, you’ll notice the flow of Victorian terrace houses that sit alongside gorgeous Georgian townhouses, Edwardian mansion blocks and modern apartments.
The area includes some of London’s greatest museums and universities. Properties in Bloomsbury are popular with domestic and international academics, lawyers and doctors.
The City of London is the historic centre of commerce, which still holds its position as a globally renowned heart of finance, but is also an established residential area boasting some of the most impressive homes in London.
Covent Garden is London’s entertainment district; it is home to the Royal Opera House, theatres including the Palladium and Theatre Royal, and countless bars and restaurants, all focused on the iconic Piazza.
The London Docklands, commonly reffered to as Canary Wharf, is situated in the east of London. It has an exciting history as one of the world’s busiest docks and has endured a huge regeneration project in the last 30 years. Properties in the London Docklands are now desired the world over.
The architecture is unlike most London areas, as it has been designed from scratch, helping it become a buzzing business centre. Residential properties continue to be developed in the Docklands as the location boasts great sights, excellent shops and activities to enjoy.
Fitzrovia is home to London’s creative industries, who love the laid back atmosphere of the quiet streets. With an eclectic restaurant scene and beautiful residential streets, the area is a hidden gem.
Fulham is one of the best connected residential areas in the capital. It's a short commute away from the City and West End, but boasts a suburban, village-feel that is ideal for young professionals and families.
As one of London’s key commercial and employment centres, Hammersmith offers a large variety of residential property including: mansion blocks and terraces, many of which have now been converted into apartments, Victorian houses and large river fronted Georgian Houses.
The heart of traditional London, Mayfair is still one of the most highly prized addresses in the capital. Surrounded by world class restaurants and bars, and the most exclusive shops on Bond Street, property in Mayfair is desired the world over.
Nine Elms is situated on the south bank of the river Thames, it is currently undergoing huge regeneration and will offer many new homes, business and leisure facilities. Buying property in Nine Elms offers a unique investment opportunity in London’s most important regeneration project in decades.
Soho is the buzzing 24 hour place Londoners go to enjoy themselves. It is also home to some of the capital’s best homes, tucked away in hidden pockets, offering luxury and lifestyle combined.
South of the river, the atmosphere is relaxed and bohemian. You're never far from quirky eateries, fascinating art galleries and concert halls, and have access to high speed transport to any part of the capital. The Southbank is establishing itself has a highly desirable residential location.