The best London areas: Mayfair, Belgravia, Regent’s Park
Mayfair is an area in central London and has a reputation of a truly fashionable district since mid 17th century, when many royal and wealthy families, such as Grosvenor family moved to Mayfair. Nowadays, some of the streets are named in honor to this family. This area is located by edge of Hyde Park, Green Park and three famous streets such as Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Piccadilly Street surround this area.
Many of the most powerful people used to walk and are walking now at the elegant streets, beautiful parks, gardens and squares of Mayfair. The most luxurious and exclusive hotels are based on Park Lane street in Mayfair, such as The Dorchester, Hilton, Intercontinental, Sheraton and others.
It should be pointed and that not only residential property is popular among investors, but also commercial, for example, the purchase or rent of the office, hotel or place for the restaurant or club. Just to clarify, Mayfair is the only area where all the most prestigious, luxury and member clubs and restaurants are located. The world-known famous restaurants like Nobu, Cipriani, Hakkasan, La Petit Maison are also located in Mayfair.
One of the streets that everybody knows is Bond Street. All the designer brands have their stores on Bond Street. This street is the best and favorite place for shopping among tourists and London residents.
The district is now half commercial, with many offices in converted houses and new buildings, including major corporate headquarters such as BBC, a concentration of hedge funds, the large us consulate taking up all the west side of Grosvenor Square, Rolls-Royce Plc. company, Gulf Oil and many others.
Many of the foreign investors prefer to buy or rent a house or a flat especially in the heart of London – Mayfair to enjoy all the facilities this area offers.
Belgravia is a district of west London in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This area lies mostly to the South-West of Buckingham Palace and is approximately bounded by Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Pimlico, Hyde Park and Mayfair.
As one of London’s most fashionable residential areas, Belgravia is home to some of the finest property in the world. Belgravia is beautifully characterized by its grand squares, stately mansions and elegant terraces of pearl white stucco houses of the 1820s. Belgravia is truly an exceptional location, as you may find not only residential villas with gardens, flowers and trees, but also some small designer stores where you can find amazing cocktail dresses or shoes.
Eaton Street is one of the most prestigious addresses in London. Many famous people prefer to buy a flat or a house there, as this is one of the very few streets that is very wide, compare to others. Well-known actress and writer Joan Collins, singer and songwriter Sarah Brightman, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber are just a few residents of this magnificent place.
Undoubtedly, Regent’s Park can be called the most beautiful central park in London. It lies partly in City of Westminster and Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes used to live in the flat.
This park offers a wide variety of activities such as football and rugby pitches, woodland, stunning collection of beautiful gardens and terrific variety of wildlife, the visible of which is the birdlife. All those facilities make the nearby houses and flats to be very popular and many investors buy the super-prime property in this area.
One of the examples is the Cornwall Terrace where the house was on sale recently for £100 millions. This was amazing mansion with 11 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, SPA, swimming pool, gym, garage and had a wonderful view from the windows to Regent’s Park. Those kinds of properties are always high valued because of their central location, park view and size.
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