Find the Ideal London Apartment with Douglas & Gordon
At Douglas & Gordon, we know that everyone has their own set of requirements when looking for a London apartment or house to call their own. Our skilled property agents have developed strong relationships within the communities of London and have cultivated expert knowledge about the various London neighbourhoods. This means our agents are well placed to offer you the best advice and help you make an informed decision when choosing that perfect London apartment for rent or sale.
Each area of London has its own history and charm, and often there is more to a neighbourhood than meets the eye. Douglas & Gordon can help guide you through the differences and help you decide what it is you are looking for from renting or buying an apartment in a particular London borough.
Apartments for Young Professionals
When renting an apartment in London, there are two major factors that every young professional takes into consideration; the daily commute, and the local amenities. An apartment located in a London district with good transport links is essential for those commuters travelling to and from the City for work. A vibrant nightlife or a charming village feel provides the ideal opportunity to unwind at the end of the day or relax over the weekend.
Those who choose apartments in London’s up-and-coming areas, such as Hammersmith and Fulham in the west or Clapham or Balham in the south, enjoy easy access to excellent transport links to and from central London, and will find a great selection of local nightspots, restaurants and shops. There is a variety of conversion apartments and maisonettes available in these modern London neighbourhoods.
Areas such as Bayswater and Kensington can offer young professional Londoners a range of stylish apartments close to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. There are plenty of stucco-fronted conversion apartments in the area, offering tenants the glamour of nearby Notting Hill and Portobello Road. In Battersea Park, a number of new luxury developments are attracting young London couples and singletons to the area’s trendy riverside apartments.
Apartments for Families
It is important for a growing family in London to find a home close to good schools, with easy access to green open spaces like parks and commons. Of course, the “Nappy Valley” or “Between the Commons” areas of Battersea are one London’s districts immediately associated with families; while the property market here is dominated by houses, the area also offers plenty of long-term apartment rentals for young couples looking to make their home in a family-oriented London neighbourhood.
The Wandsworth area enjoys a reputation as one of London’s safest neighbourhoods, making an apartment here the ideal choice for those raising a family. Meanwhile, Brook Green in West London with its cosy village atmosphere, attracts London families looking to settle in a house or apartment.
Investors and First-Time Buyers
Douglas & Gordon can advise those looking to get a foothold on the London property ladder with various opportunities across London.
Balham, Putney and Southfields are south-west areas to watch, with residential and commercial regeneration projects leading to demand for local apartments. Pushing further out, Tooting and Streatham are picking up in popularity as more people moving to London, first time buyers and investors are looking for opportunities further out.
Many high-end buyers form the UK and beyond seek out luxury apartments in London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, particularly in Central London.
Chelsea, SW3 attracts discerning international clientele and the property market in nearby Knightsbridge is booming, with top-end penthouse apartments, bachelor flats and pied-à-terre’s in high demand. London’s Kensington area is also known for the high quality of its flats and boasts a selection of luxury stucco-fronted apartments, as well as Georgian and Victorian properties.
Contact Douglas & Gordon today to talk to one of our sales or lettings agents. We will assist you in every step of your search for a London apartment you’ll be proud to call home!