Homes that are the most sought after in Chiswick, Shepherd’s Bush or Hammersmith are often located on or near to the most exclusive addresses in West London.
These locations would all feature in a round up of the best places to live in West London but for the purpose of this blog, we’re highlighting some of the most exclusive roads and neighbourhoods in the area and the reasons why living there is quite such a desirable prospect.
It is important to keep in mind homes in these locations rarely become available on the open market, instead often being sold discreetly, with vendors selling off market. There properties will also often hold a scarcity value.
The most exclusive places to live in Hammersmith
Living in Hammersmith has become more desirable over the years, with the area becoming a more up-and-coming destination. From Wingate Road to The Upper Mall, we outline the most exclusive places to live in Hammersmith and the many reasons why they are such a sought-after area.
Running along the western edge of Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Square is lined with fine houses. Nearby Ravenscourt Gardens and Ravenscourt Park Roads are also some of the most exclusive addresses in West London. Many of these beautiful period homes enjoy leafy views over the park, others simply benefit from having the vast expanse within moments of their front door. Many of these homes enjoy good plot sizes too meaning people living in Ravenscourt Park benefit from generous gardens and have a sense of space and serenity whilst being well-connected.
The Upper Mall in W6 is a stretch that runs along the River Thames with homes enjoying direct, unspoilt river views – they offer front row seats for the annual Cambridge versus Oxford boat race! These, mostly period, properties are highly desirable places to live and unlike most roads, there are only houses on one side of Upper Mall as they face the river, pushing the exclusivity factor higher.
On the other side of Brackenbury Village is Hammersmith Grove and its tall townhouses, often with drives to the front. Whilst some of the properties along Hammersmith Grove have been converted to apartments or are purpose built, the houses dotted along the road are truly special. And with Hammersmith station, Lyric Square and King Street to one end and Westfield Shopping centre, Shepherd’s Bush Market and the Goldhawk Road at the other, residents really can enjoy being within easy reach of the action.
Perhaps one of the most photographed roads in London, and definitely one of the most recognisable images of West London – Wingate Road and its pastel-coloured homes are infamous, and rarely available to buy. These homes are not only pretty on the outside but many are immaculate internally too. However, buyers or renters will be lucky to secure a property on Wingate Road with them rarely available to let or buy, less than one a year in fact.
St Peter’s Square
St Peter’s Square is a beautiful garden square in W6, near to the Chiswick border and is absolutely one of the most exclusive places to live in West London. The garden square is surrounded by glorious Grade II Listed stucco fronted houses. Some of the houses have a rear annex and off-street parking. Few places in West London boast such stunning architecture together with excellent connectivity and local amenities, being positioned just off King Street.
Learn more about living in St Peter’s Square.
The most exclusive addresses in Shepherd’s Bush W12
Situated between Chiswick and Holland Park, Shepherd’s Bush has seen much change as it is increasingly gentrified, with million-pound investments taking place, and has become a desirable place to live in Shepherd’s Bush. From White City Living to Ashchurch Park Villa, we outline the prime locations in Shepherd’s Bush.
Rylett Road is a treelined street with charming period homes on either side, and is one of our top recommendations when considering where to live in Shepherd’s Bush. These semi-detached properties boast excellent proportions inside and out. With Ravenscourt Park to the south and the shops and eateries of Askew Village a few minutes’ walk away, these homes are not only wonderful places to live but are exceptionally well located to make the most of living in W12.
Rylett Crescent, which connects with Rylett Road, is another of the most exclusive addresses in West London, with homes rarely becoming available to buy. Where Rylett Road is incredibly uniform in the style and size of property, Rylett Crescent has a variety of home types, sizes and ages. Predominantly period, ranging from terraced to detached and with a row of bungalows too. Rylett Crescent meets the corner of Wendell Park at its most southern point.
Ashchurch Park Villas
One of the most sought after residential streets in West London, Ashchurch Park Villas is adjacent to Ravenscourt Park and near to Askew Village. From wonderful double-fronted period villas with generous gardens to the front and back, to similarly architecturally beautiful semi detached period homes – Ashchurch Park Villas is the location of many exclusive homes in W12.
Running from Rylett Road and along the top of Ashchurch Park Villas, it’s of little surprise that Ashchurch Terrace is one of the most exclusive addresses in West London and creates part of this web of highly sought after streets in W12.
White City Living
A newer addition to the most exclusive addresses in West London, White City Living is a contemporary development in White City, positioned next to Westfield Shopping Centre, White City House and BBC studios. Set within 8 acres of parks and gardens, next door to world-class retail and just a short distance from Holland Park, Kensington and Notting Hill. This development in the north eastern tip of W12 sets a new standard for modern city living.
Learn more about living in White City.
The most exclusive addresses in Chiswick
Those living in Chiswick would often say it is one of the best places to live in West London. From Chiswick Mall to Queens Annes Gardens, we outline some of the most exclusive addresses in Chiswick.
The location of some of the most expensive properties in the country, Chiswick Mall is absolutely one of the most exclusive addresses in West London. Chiswick Mall runs along the banks of the River Thames, to the west of the aforementioned Upper Mall in Hammersmith. Many of these period homes not only enjoy direct river views, and views of Chiswick Eyot, but also incredibly generous gardens to the rear. Ranging from graded and listed Georgian properties to more modern homes, it’s a truly unique place to live.
The generously proportioned homes on Homefield Road in Chiswick are some of the most sought after in W4. These largely 5 and 6 bedroom homes often have off-street parking to the front and enjoy large gardens to the rear, all whilst being located on a quiet residential road. Of course, another benefit of living in the area is that The Hogarth Health Club is at the northern tip of the road.
Queen Annes Gardens
In the heart of the desirable Bedford Park area, Queen Annes Gardens is a particularly leafy and peaceful corner of Chiswick in which to reside. Of course, all the roads in Bedford Park are some of the most exclusive addresses in West London. With houses across Bedford Park rarely becoming available to buy, in fact in Queen Annes Gardens for example no sale has been recorded for several years.
Its proximity to Turnham Green Terrace and relative tranquillity are just some of the factors that make living in Bedford Park a desirable prospect for house hunters and a sought-after place to live in W4.
Grove Park Gardens
Striking the perfect balance, close to the River Thames, within a short walk of Chiswick House and Gardens, benefitting from the amenities and excellent schools found in both Grove Park and Strand on the Green, Grove Park Gardens is happily one of the most exclusive places to live in Chiswick. Nearby Hartington Road and Grove Park Road are the location of similarly sought-after homes that rarely become available to buy.
Best places to live in West London
West London has many exclusive addresses, and as localised estate agents we have predominantly focused on the exclusive streets within our core patch – there are many more incredibly desirable homes across W4, W6 and W12 that we would be happy to discuss further.
If you’re considering selling, letting or moving to West London and would like to discuss your plans with a professional, please do get in touch.