These delightful, if modest, homes now cost seven-figure sums, and the wider area is losing its rough edges with new hubs such as Portobello Dock, a canalside “campus” of design studios, bars and eateries.
Taylor Wimpey has launched a 133-apartment scheme on this patch. Called The Ladbroke Grove, pictured, it is a more affordable Zone 2 address in an increasingly fashionable part of west London. Prices from £495,000. Call 020 3053 0734.