The West End is a diverse area covering Kings Cross, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Holborn and Soho.
Historically it has been world renowned for its literary heritage, its theatrical fame and the luxury properties that have lined its squares and streets. First developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, the West End offers a fascinating mix of Georgian houses and conversions, Victorian mansion blocks, mews and more modern social housing schemes.
Property in Covent Garden is hugely popular due to the fantastic penthouses and apartments on offer here, perfectly located near world famous shops, restaurants and bars. Property in Soho has a very different history, but now has massively regenerated into a vibrant and young place to live, combining bohemian living with contemporary apartments, in close proximity to a multitude of media companies. Property in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia is famous for mansion blocks, such as Bedford Court Mansions, and townhouses, but given the presence of UCL here it is little surprise to know that huge swathes of the area are popular with students. This makes the most of mansion block flats and ex-local authority property, with Bloomsbury much sought after for international student housing in London. The areas surrounding this student accommodation is unsurprisingly full of upmarket chain restaurants and gastro-pubs, such as those in the Brunswick Centre.
The areas in which the West End office sees the most demand is for Lambs Conduit Street in WC1, Charlotte Street in W1 and in and around Seven Dials in Covent Garden . However in recent years the regeneration of property in Kings Cross has caught the headlines, with extensive redevelopment of the area surrounding the station. St Pancras Chambers are stunning apartments and the nearby townhouses are popular, but Kings Cross is known for its mix of old and new and the new developments such as Albion Yard and Regents Quarter attract many buyers to the area.
Stirling Ackroyd is the leading estate agents in the West End, and covers property in WC1, WC2, W1 and SW1, offering sales and rentals in Covent Garden, Soho, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, Kings Cross and Holborn. If you are looking to move please contact our local office on Bury Place.
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