Thinking of moving to Central London? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Central London has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
Being at the heart of England’s capital city, buying in Central London is by no means cheap:
- Most expensive property: £280m
- Average house price in Central London: £1,369,097
- Cheapest property: £75,000 houseboat.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
Central London is a hotchpotch of property types and people, with landed properties standing alongside social housing. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for savvy investors, whether you are looking to:
- Live in or let a modest family home
- Invest in a corporate let, or,
- Buy an HMO (house of multiple occupation) where you can let to students studying at one of the many prestigious colleges and universities in the area.
- London is the world's leading financial centre for international business and commerce
- Over 400,000 people are employed in the City (nearly a 25% increase from 2009-2014)
- £15billion is being invested in a new transport system - Crossrail - which is due to open in 2018.
Location and Transport 🚌
Great transport links include:
- Major railway stations linking you to all parts of the country
- London City Airport
- The Underground, docklands light railway and the London River Bus service .
- There are many state (secondary and primary) schools and approximately 10 private schools in Central London
- There are Roman Catholic and Church of England state schools as well as those of no religious character
- The University of London is the second largest university by number of full-time students in the UK
- For budding performers, the Sylvia Young Theatre School (where home grown talents include many of the Eastenders cast, Denise van Outen, and Spice Girl Emma Bunton) is nearby
- Another key university is the London School of Economics and Politics.
London is full of landmarks. For starters, how about:
- Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
- The London Eye
- Buckingham Palace
Central London has plenty of areas of green space such as Hyde Park and Green Park as well as lots of little ‘squares’ (e.g. Lincoln’s Inn Fields) where you can enjoy the fresh air.
For shoppers, there are the world famous Carnaby, Bond and Oxford Streets and plenty of markets where you grab a bargain or something unusual.
Plus with museums and other attractions, there is plenty to keep everyone amused, no matter what their age.
Finally, did you know that ….
- John Keats was born in Moorgate, The City of London, in 1795 and was known as the “Cockney Poet”?
- 1980’s new romantic group Spandau Ballet have a Heritage Award (a plaque) on the wall of The Blitz Club on London’s Great Queen Street, to commemorate them performing their first live show in December 1979?
- Karl Marx, the German philosopher and revolutionary socialist, is buried in Highgate Cemetery – just on the outskirts of Central London?