The first thing you’ll notice on your London neighborhood map is that the city is massive. Although it might look quaint and charming on the postcards, there is no getting away from the fact that this is a huge city. Saying that you live in London is a little like saying that you live in New York. There is a big difference between living in Manhattan and living in Queens. If you have recently moved to London or are moving to London then you might want to take a look at the city from an area by area basis on your London neighborhood map to try to learn more about the way that London is structured and where you might want to live based on your preferences.
From urban jungle to suburban green belt, London has it all. There are many suburbs in London that have been made famous by the many films that have been made in and about London, so it might be wise to start with some of the better known places.
Everyone remembers the leafy verdant park and the quaint English bookstore where Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts fell in love, but what is it like to live in Notting Hill which is one of the trendiest areas of London? Firstly, you’re going to have to fork out quite a lot of money for the privilege of moving to London and living in this suburb. Not only is it trendy, but it is one of the most expensive suburbs on your London neighborhood map. One of the joys of living in the area though is that the suburb has retained its village atmosphere as well as its artistic charm and market style. It is a community of people, many of whom are artists and the suburb of Notting Hill stretches from Kensington all the way to Holland Park.
It has always been a bubbly artistic community, but since it was popularized in the film of the same name, it has become a prime real estate location for the upwardly mobile. Famous for the Portobello Market, where you can find absolutely everything and anything, from the cute to the truly bizarre. The homes in this suburb are larger than normal, although many of them have been divided and renovated so that they are now small flats and apartments. With prices for homes that range upwards of £2000 you might wonder if it is worth it to live here when you can find something a short distance away for less than half the price. Take a look at this modern, refurbished 2 bedroom flat for rent in Ladbroke Grove at a very reasonable £375 per week.
Living in Notting Hill is definitely worth it. It is one of the most unspoiled areas of London and you feel as if you are living in a leafy green forest. Notting Hill gives such an appearance of space and peace amid the bustle of this large city, that if you can splash out on one of the houses or apartment rentals in Notting Hill, after a bit of research with your London neighborhood map, you’ll be in for a movie star experience.
We keep stressing the value of educating yourself on the London property market before you start searching for a home: In fact, it’s one of the first things we’ll do for you, whether you use our services or not. The property market in London is unique, nothing like the rental market in the US or Canada and can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are moving from abroad. That said, once you have found a property, you’ll see that other details of your relocation tend to fall into place quickly.
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