Our Top 4 Family-Friendly Places to Live in London
If you’re relocating to London, knowing which neighbourhood to choose can be overwhelming, particularly if you have a family. Choosing the right area to live with children is especially important to get the right balance of lifestyle, schools and commuting – as well as finding a home you love!
One of London’s most picturesque locations, the draw here is the green open space of Hampstead Heath with views of the distant city skyline, perfect for summer picnics.
It is also where you will find some of the largest homes in London, most are detached with off road parking and gardens – all being minutes from the lovely coffee shops, deli’s and boutique shops on Hampstead High Street.
With a defined village-feel, cobbled leafy streets, a towpath which stretches for miles along the river Thames and the iconic Richmond Park which spans 2500 acres – this London borough gives residents a sense of the country life whilst being mere minutes from central London.
Quaint period cottages and townhouses surround Richmond green and there is no shortage of independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a family-friendly community it’s no surprise it’s one of our favourites.
For more information about Richmond have a look at our spotlight blog; Spotlight on: Richmond upon Thames – Executive Relocation +
This leafy suburb proves that living on the edges of London doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the best that the city has to offer. It’s a beautiful town with a village feel and has plenty of green areas — the opposite of what you might expect from a city.
Chiswick House is a particular highlight, with its gorgeous gardens making it the perfect place to take the dog, and the kids, for a walk.
It also has all the amenities you could want, with outstanding schools, plenty of shops and homely, welcoming pubs and eateries, yet its excellent travel links mean the excitement of central London is just a short train ride away.
One of London’s wealthiest areas, Kensington is situated just to the west of central London. Its is brimming with beautiful architecture, pretty mews houses, grand Victorian and Edwardian terraces and luxury developments.
It has a bustling high street and is close to the green open spaces of Hyde Park, Primrose Hill and Kensington Gardens – and of course Kensington Palace which opens for visits.
Schools are of a very high standard and it is home to many of the top performing state schools in London, as well as a selection of private schools to choose from too.
Kensington has access to two tube stations – South Kensington and Gloucester Road – which take you into the centre of London in as little as 10 minutes.
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Naomi Gleeson – Managing Director