Notting Hill attracts tourists from all over the world. And no wonder. This well-heeled part of town famed for its stunning stucco villas, also has a strong dose of ‘cool’. The lively Carnival is held in August each year (we’ll be writing about that next month) and there are many quirky shops that the area’s noted for. There’s also Portobello Market on Saturdays! Here’s a look at five very SPECIAL
So, the weekend has landed. Just because you’ve worked hard all week, doesn’t mean it’s time to stay in, don the slippers and plant yourself firmly in front of the Goggle box. Remember, you live in LONDON, a city made up of vibrant places to eat, drink and dance the night away. London is a city so full of culture, pity the poor surburbanite in comparison. Stuck with only one decent pub and a night
The cost of property in Prime London such as Kensington, Chelsea and Notting Hill, rose by 12.9 percent last year. Three-bedroom properties were particularly popular, increasing in price by 19 percent to £1.6 million since April 2013. This is the equivalent of £5,120 a week, or eight times the median salary for Londoners.Research showed that the cost of homes in upmarket London areas rose by 4.3 p
The number of buyers paying more than £1 million for a home or buy-to-let investment is up by 61 percent in the last year, according to statistics. In the upmarket Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the figures are even higher. The average property there sells for £1.24 million. Some 33 homes are bought for over £1 million everyday in England and Wales - with the numbers in January showing t
It’s August and guess what that means? Yes; you got it. Hot sweaty transport, London packed with tourists and the furious counting down of days until holiday time in hopefully a sunny spot. However, it also means that it’s Carnival Time! When Notting Hill comes alive with crazy dancing, bombastic rhythm and delicious food stalls. However, for the novice it can be a little overwhelming – particular
There’s nothing like a bit of ‘culture’ to get yourself going in the day (before tucking into a delicious lunch or dinner of course). Luckily The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is packed with museums – it’s not known as ‘museum central’ for nothing you know! This is why it’s such an attractive destination for both tourists and locals alike – there’s always something to explore, something
This relaxing bike-ride will take you from Ladbroke Grove (where you can pick up a Barclays Bike) to the little park – Rosmead Gardens – famous for featuring in box office hit Notting Hill, in 1999. The next stop, the Standard reports, is Holland Park and Kyoto Garden; created for the 1991 London Festival of Japan. Off to Hyde Park next and over the Serpentine Bridge. The route finishes in Chelsea
South Kensington is a highly sought-after part of town – and no wonder. Situated within the district of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it contains the most unique property in the world. There are also internationally renowned museums, amazing boutiques and world-famous department stores - as well as beautiful parks such as Kensington Gardens. In briefThe original layout of South Kensingt
The benefits of the London property market is being felt in towns such as Brighton and Windsor, data shows. Land Registry figures demonstrates that prices in London rose at their fastest monthly rate since records began in 1995 and have reached an average cost of £435,034. Across England and Wales prices have also risen by some 6.7 percent over the last year. There has been a particularly sharp ri
The popular Coronet Cinema is set to become a new fringe theatre venue called: “The Print Room”, which will move from its current premises just a few streets away. The theatre will launch its new season this autumn in the cinema’s second screening room, which will be converted into a new 100-seat theatre. Meanwhile, the larger room will stay as a cinema managed by The Print Room artistic team. The
Notting Hill is one of London’s most popular tourist spots – and no wonder. Fascinating history, stunning houses, beautiful people – what’s not to like? It’s just got that special something that makes it a key property haven for those based in both the UK and abroad.Apart from the range of top restaurants, glamorous clubs and attractive boutiques, there are also many cultural things to do and see
Pop star Katy B and electronic duo Chase and Status will be performing at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival. Other bands set to play include Metalheadz, Basement Jaxx, Jess Glynne and Ms Dynamite. The event runs over the Sunday and Monday of the Bank Holiday weekend and is popular with Londoners and tourists alike. Singer/songwriter Katy B has even released a new track before her performance at th
Kensington and Chelsea is the UK’s priciest area, with the highest cost per square metre of £10,854. Stanley in County Durham came out bottom of all the towns surveyed in the UK – with property going for just £818 per metre squared. This means that the average price per square metre in Kensington and Chelsea is more than 13 times that in Stanley. The report shows that the top 20 most expensive are
A buoyant UK economy and employment market triggered an increase in the prime lettings market in London during the first six months of the year.The Central London market saw growth of 2.9 percent in the first half, compared to falls of 1.9 percent over 2013. Rents have increased by 3.4 percent for houses, in comparison to 0.9 percent for flats over the quarter. International tenants are flocking t
The portion of buyers of London housing from the Eurozone has soared to 14.5 percent in the seven months to the end of July – up from 11.4 percent in 2013. This is due to increasing insecurity in the Eurozone – with Italy, the third largest economy in the zone – falling back into recession as the financial sector disintegrates. France is also suffering from the strangulation of red tape and unreso
Sandersons are proving we’re the estate agency of choice when it comes to providing high-quality, specialist services for big investors. A major high street bank has now approached us to advise their premier account holders regarding buy-to-let opportunities in Prime London – and we’re delighted to take them up on the offer.The bank invited Sandersons to work alongside their top clients and is lea
After five years of hard work and sheer dedication, here at Sandersons we’re proud to announce our arrival on the high street. The ever-growing demand for our services and high-end brand, ensures we’ll slot comfortably between the independent, yet exclusive retailers along the Holland Park Avenue, including the famous Lidgate’s Butchers; which has grown a strong reputation in the area over the las
One of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, Portobello Road Market is well known for its fabulous vintage clothes, antiques stalls and vibrant atmosphere. The market’s divided up into distinctive sections – such as the fashion section and the second hand goods section - and is very busy every Saturday, as thousands of people clamour to snap up the bargains on offer.However, not many
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