West End

Discover the vibrant hotspot on the city's doorstep

Famous for being where a small fictional bear from Peru was found, Paddington is perched on the edge of central London and despite a huge and ongoing regeneration scheme of apartments and offices, maintains a great sense of community. Best of all, it's easy to walk to work into the West End. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

Diary of an estate agent: West End

August might be our quiet season but we still have plenty of viewings and offers including off-market apartments, a hi-tech flat perfect for a gadget geek and two lucky children who get a flat each in Covent Garden near their respective colleges.

Where to buy in Zone 4: the best-value areas

Some Zone 4 areas have already become pricey thanks to their speedy commuting times. But there is still value to be found, as 10 of the cheapest areas around its stations have average house prices under £301,000 - and come with the added bonus of good transport links.

Property area guide to Herne Hill

Families are keen to put down roots in this area that's just four miles from the West End. Plus a free film festival in May and Herne Hill Music Festival in September and October means that there is something for Londoners of all ages... VIEW OUR FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Diary of an estate agent: West End rentals

Helping an overseas landlord refurbish a London rental is not all that has kept me busy this week. One of my tenants needs to be reminded of the property do’s and don’ts when a toilet becomes blocked with wet wipes...

Take a virtual tour of One Blackfriars

A new viewing gallery in Berkeley Square allows you to study specification details and floor plans and even get simulated views from particular apartments.

Five Crossrail districts set to soar

Nowhere along Crossrail’s route will the new train service’s impact be more marked than around its southern spur, from Whitechapel to Abbey Wood in south-east London.

Five things to do in June

From pop-up shops in the heart of the West End to New Designers 2012 at Islington, here’s our round-up of the best design events happening in London this month