- Transport Connectivity: Having great transport infrastructure is sometimes a bit of a dubious accolade. This writer has often had to remind property developers that being easily able to escape an area isn't always a fantastic selling point. That said we all need to get to work or to college or to the shops. Canary Wharf station will take you to Bond Street station in the heart of the West End in 18 minutes and you don't have to change lines.
- Shops Galore: At the heart if Canary Wharf is One Canada Place, the tallest building in the UK,...
One of the best things about London is the abundance of green space. There is a good reason for this that stems back to Britain's past. Unlike France, where the countryside was considered uncivilised and the realm of peasants, it was very much the place of choice for the British aristocracy. So much so that when George IV tried to attract the high and mighty to London, he had to create country estates in the middle of the city. This is how the large country houses in Regents Park came to be there. Here are some interesting tit bits about some of our favourite green London...
If you've just moved to London and you're missing the rolling country hills or you're just tired of the concrete urban sprawl then don't fret! Here we have listed a variety of activities that will make you feel right back amongst the lush green English pastures.
- A Sunday pub lunch: There maybe hundreds of pubs in London but choose wisely and you could easily think you're relaxing in the garden of an idyllic country pub. Although far too many to list here, if you fancy a proper English hoppy brew and some classic but classy pub grub, then you won't go far wrong with our top...
London's parks have long provided Londoners with unique oases of peace amidst the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. Many of them, such as Regents Park were created in the 1800's to attract the aristocracy to the city, who generally preferred the countryside. Other parks like Hampstead Heath are just reserved areas where no development has ever taken place, which explains why standing in the middle makes you forget you're in London.
In the analysis, we wanted to see if there was a direct relationship between proximity to the nearest park and levels of rent for two-bedroom...
Our last article on parks looked at the most expensive parks to live near in London. Following a glorious bank holiday weekend and with summer within touching distance, we now wanted to look at where the best parks are that mere mortals might actually be able to afford to live within walking distance of.
A while ago Time Out did a great piece on London's best local parks and we decided to use this as a starting point. In their own words...