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Often the best properties in London will be sold by private placement to such clients as Curzon’s, without ever coming to the open market.

With the myriad of unregulated estate agents of all sorts and sizes, all trying to sell their properties at the highest prices possible, a great deal of time, effort and market expertise is needed to find the best properties and to get to them first. In reality the sales details of many properties will be misleading. What about that underground line running underneath? Why does it seem cheap on a 41 year lease – what does that mean – how does it affect value now and in the future? And expert negotiation will often save money and as importantly will secure for you the home you want, often against stiff competition.

Initial Discussion & Brief

As a first step we meet with you to work out your specific requirements and to put your brief together. This will cover a number of points including location, property type, budget, timeframe and other matters specific to your requirements.

Research

Working to your brief and liaising closely with you, we will extensively research the market using our extensive network of property contacts including estate agents, developers, private owners and property professionals to source and then preview for you the best properties to meet your personal brief.
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Personal Property Tour

Having short-listed and previewed properties on your behalf and reviewed the same with you, we will then take you out on a personal accompanied property tour to view the selected properties.

Negotiation

Once a property has been selected we then negotiate the purchase for you on the best terms and price possible for you, the buyer.

Purchase Management

Locking the deal in quickly is best achieved by a swift exchange of contracts followed by completion. Working with your lawyers, your financial advisors and other professionals as appropriate, we hold the deal together and ensure that everything is in place thereby proactively driving your transaction through to secure the purchase. As fully qualified property professionals we are experts in this very technical and critical transactional phase.

Property Concierge, Moving & Settling-in Service

Once you have bought your property we will help you settle-in. Working with you, we will set-up all the utilities for you, including Council Tax. From our panel of professional moving companies we can help organise your move for you. We refurbish properties for clients and regularly work with architects, interior designers and builders who we are pleased to introduce. And when you move-in we will meet you, show you how everything works and our highly rated “Welcome Pack” will be there for you. We’ll help you find local gardeners, schools, nannies and leisure facilities – you’ll have our full support. Our service includes a 30-day post-move telephone support help-line.

Hampstead, (Northern Line) is located 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Charing Cross . A rich community traditionally of Bohemian types and today of professionals including from the world of media and the arts, writers, bankers, solicitors and business people. Very international and very much a village feel. Hampstead Heath’s 800 acres is nearby Hampstead and has some of the most wonderful views over the capital. The bulk of Hampstead Village is made up of Georgian and Victorian houses. A vibrant, sophisticated and engaging neighbourhood. Hampstead: Northern Line Highgate, (Northern Line) is an area of North London on the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath. Highgate faces Hampstead over the Heath and features predominantly Georgian and Victorian architecture and has retained much of its old-world charm. Highgate is also well served for both independent and state schools. Kenwood House (opera) is nearby. Highgate: Northern Line. Islington (Northern, Victoria Tube Lines) is located just a short distance to the north of the City, 2.5miles (4km) from Charing Cross. It is well known for its terraces of flat-fronted Georgian houses set around garden squares. Popular with City workers, the professions and politicians (long time home to Tony Blair in his early premiership days) and the arts community.  A lively and fun area focused on vibrant Upper Street. A limited supply of good housing stock.  The neighbourhood includes Screen on the Green cinema, the Almeida theatre and Camden Passage antiques market.   	Northern Line [Angel] & Victoria Line [Highbury & Islington], Eurostar [Kings Cross/St Pancras], excellent buses. Canary Wharf (London Docklands) -  Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in northeast and southeast London. The docks were formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port. They have now been redeveloped principally for commercial and residential use. Canary Wharf is the commercial heart of London Docklands and is, in its own right, a major London global business centre, focused primarily on the banking and finance sector where it rivals the City. Hi-tech and strongly commuter focused during the working week, the area is becoming increasingly balanced as a “new” residential centre as well. Historic warehouse and state-of-the-art modern apartment living is well established and the area which has some outstanding historic riverside pubs, open green areas and is rich in history.  The O2 arena is located here. There are some stunning riverside and penthouse apartment developments in this very exciting 21st century location.  	Communications are excellent. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the fast Jubilee Line running to Canary Wharf, less than 12 minutes from the City. Importantly City International Airport connecting to Europe and beyond is minutes away. Greenwich, a district of south London, in the London Borough of Greenwich, is best known for its maritime history and as giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. Home to the famous clipper, Cutty Sark. Greenwich is bordered by Deptford to the west; the former industrial centre of the Greenwich Peninsula, and the residential area of Westcombe Park to the east; the river Thames to the north, (looking on to the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf); and the A2 and Blackheath common to the south. An ever increasingly popular residential location, far removed from West London, however excellent for Canary Wharf and all roads south and east to the Channel ports and Eurostar at Ashford. Greenwich: Dockland Light Railway; National Rail. Excellent road connections to the south. Clapham is best known for its vast green space Clapham Common, its vibrant high street and the village like atmosphere of its historic Old Town together with the area's vibrant nightlife, open air concerts and excellent bus, underground tube and train links. Clapham is renowned for its highly cosmopolitan population and is home to many affluent politically liberal residents including actors, writers, intellectuals and artists as well as a significant number of bankers, city workers, young university graduates and students.  A very good supply of housing across all locations and many excellent schools.  	Clapham Common, Clapham South, Clapham North: Northern Line; Clapham Junction: Mainline (excellent and only 5 minutes from Waterloo). Excellent access for the City. Battersea, (and Battersea Park on the south bank of the river, directly across from Chelsea), is the traditional focal point of this stylish south of the river neighbourhood. Battersea and south-west London has always been popular with young couples and families. Northcote Road is the central community point, with its many excellent bars, restaurants, boutiques and charming specialist shops in the wider, modern Battersea we know today. Towards Clapham Common and in to the café and bar culture of Lavender Hill and Battersea Rise, the landscape is dominated by terraces of Victorian houses, with several school conversions offering loft-style living and many excellent smaller family homes. Local iconic riverside developments include Montevetro (Richard Rogers) and Albion Riverside (Norman Foster).     	Excellent overland trains to Waterloo from Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common or Clapham (Clapham South, North & Common: Northern Line). City of London, Clerkenwell & Shoreditch - London’s financial district is often referred to as the “City” or the Square Mile. It is just over one square mile (1.12 sq mi/2.90 km2) in area and has been London’s commercial heartland going back to the Middle Ages, Dark Ages (Tower of London) and to early Roman settlements. Rich in historic and ultra-modern architecture, today contemporary living permeates throughout. There are many increasingly lively and well established “niche” communities with their chic wine bars, cafes and restaurants.  Clerkenwell (north) is popular for its loft-style apartments.  Shoreditch (east) for its bars and thriving late-night scene.  Others modern living alcoves include Smithfields (London’s meat market), Spittalfields (Liverpool Street area) and “Silicon Roundabout” (Old Street area).  	Excellent transport includes London City Airport (Europe and beyond), many mainline stations (Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, Waterloo, London Bridge, Kings Cross/St Pancras) and a huge number of tube stations focused traditionally on Bank (as in Bank of England) (Central, District, Circle, Northern, Jubilee Tube Lines & Docklands Light Railway). Wandsworth, situated 4.6 miles (7.4 km) south-west of central London, is a well-to-do area of large Victorian houses bordered by the west side of Wandsworth Common. Set back from the river, Wandsworth Common, at the top of East Hill, containing an area known locally as 'the Toast Rack' that has some of the most expensive townhouses in London. Parts of Wandsworth are known as 'Nappy Valley' due to the larger numbers of middle-class, affluent families. It has good schooling, with plenty of green space, quick and easy access to the City and a good supply of well-maintained family houses. Wandsworth Town, Wandsworth Common: Mainline stations both giving excellent access to Waterloo. Putney, (East Putney, Putney Bridge [District Line/British Rail to Waterloo], is an affluent and popular location for families and young professionals commuting into central London.  The attractions of Putney for families are the good-sized properties, numerous excellent schools and easy access to the surrounding open spaces of Putney Heath, Barnes and Wimbledon Victorian terraces still dominate the area and spread towards Richmond and Wandsworth. Putney High Street is well equipped with plenty of shops, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and bars.  There are wonderful walks alongside the river and large open green spaces. There have been a number of recent high-quality riverside developments, including portered apartments with river views Chiswick, is a large and diverse suburb, some areas buzzing and others with old world, quiet charm. The core is around Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green Terrace with its shops, coffee bars and trendy restaurants. It is very much a London village with its own distinctive flavour and local specialities. The Chiswick Mall area is of note with its almost completely unspoiled terrace of Georgian houses with gardens running down to the river and views over to Barnes and Hammersmith Bridge.  	Grove Park: British Rail to Waterloo; Turnham Green: District Line. Fast road access to Heathrow Airport. Richmond, part of the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, located 8.2 miles (13.2 km) west-southwest of central London, is an expansive, leafy and very desirable suburb. The mainly Georgian town of Richmond is a picturesque and very popular with families, professionals and media types. With beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres and galleries the town centre is busy, up-scale and diverse. Richmond Park, is the largest of the Royal Parks. Schools are plentiful and are some of the best in the country; the American and German schools are both within easy reach. If you want to live near London, but not in the country, it is ideal.  	Richmond: District Line; British Rail to the City. By road Heathrow Airport is within easy access. Kew, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London, is best known for being the location of the Royal Botanic Gardens (now a World Heritage Site). Other points of interest include Kew Palace and The National Archives (previously known as the Public Record Office). Kew village refers to several parades of shops adjoining Kew Gardens station. It contains a mixture of independent retailers, several restaurants, including the well-reviewed The Glasshouse, and numerous cafes. Most of Kew developed in the late 19th century, following the arrival of the District Line of the Underground, and is characterised by large detached or semi-detached houses. Architecturally, Kew has plenty to offer. It is a popular residential area because of its transport links and proximity to Kew Gardens. Kew: District Line; National Rail Barnes, located around 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west south-west of central London in a loop of the River Thames, with Hammersmith Bridge at the north end,  is one of the true London villages. It used to be known for its population of well-to-do artists and writers but now the preponderance of City money has pushed up prices beyond those of Putney and Wandsworth. Barnes has a number of 18th and 19th century buildings of exceptional quality, and is often noted for its historic village area centred on the pond, forming the Barnes Village conservation area. The most popular houses in Barnes continue to be the large villas along Castelnau and Londsdale Road some which back on to the Wetlands centre. The schools within Barnes itself are St Paul's, Collet Court and the Harrodian. Barnes is also home to the Swedish school.  	Barnes Common, Barnes Bridge: Mainline stations to Waterloo; Hammersmith: Piccadilly, District, Circle & Hammersmith Tube Lines. By road easy access to Heathrow Airport. Shepherds Bush (Central Line), situated 4.9 miles (7.9 km) west of central London, is the operational home of the BBC, and has always been a good, if slightly mixed, west London residential fringe location.  The hugely successful and new Westfield Shopping Centre (Europe’s largest urban shopping mall), is leading to the substantial improvement on the area as a whole. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, all contain a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. There has always been very good and high quality residential “nooks” such as Brook Green (St Pauls Girls School), leading down to Chiswick to the west.    	Good transport: Shepherds Bush (Central, London Overground), Shepherds Bush Market, Goldhawk Road, Wood Lane [BBC] (Circle, Hammersmith & City Tube Lines). Excellent road connections including west to Heathrow Airport. Primrose Hill (Northern Line), 2.5 miles (4km) north-west Charing Cross, is a delightful gem of a London village, very popular with London’s Thespian and arts scene as well as with bankers, stockbrokers, business leaders and professionals. Good quality housing stock with mainly mid-Victorian terraced houses, painted in a variety of colours (Chalcott Square). There is an element of social housing which ensures a wider social mix, not unlike Notting Hill. As well as the open spaces of Primrose Hill itself, Regent’s Park is also on the doorstep. Delightful local shops, nooks, cafes and restaurants.   	Northern Line: Chalk Farm. Fulham, located 3.7 miles (6.0 km) south west of Charing Cross, is situated in between Putney and Chelsea.  Fulham is a large and quite diverse area, home to both Chelsea and Fulham Football Clubs. There are two sides to Fulham. The largest houses and the greenest parks lie to the south of the New Kings Road on the Peterborough Estate. These are good-sized family houses clearly built for the well-to-do middle classes. The area to the north of Parsons Green and off the Fulham Road have some delightful roads with excellent family homes. An increasing number of lovely cafes, boutique and good quality neighbourhood shops have established themselves in this ever increasingly popular family and professional neighbourhood.  	Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green, Putney Bridge: District Line. Hammersmith, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames,  is one of west London's key transport hubs (focused on Hammersmith Broadway) and commercial and employment centres.  It is home to several multinational company offices including Disney and Coca-Cola. It is bordered by Shepherds Bush to the north, West Kensington to the east, Fulham to the south and Chiswick to the west, and is linked by Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes in the southwest. Hammersmith is really a collection of smaller neighbourhoods.  These vary in price and style of houses and include Georgian houses looking over towards Barnes. Ravenscourt Park and the Brackenbury Village have good housing stock heading up to Shepherds Bush. For larger houses closer to Kensington there is Brook Green (St Pauls Girls School) with large detached and semi-detached houses of 3,000 to 4,000 square feet.  	Hammersmith: Piccadilly, District, Circle & Hammersmith Tube Lines. Excellent road access to Heathrow Airport. Bloomsbury, more commonly called Fitzrovia today, is an area of central London between Euston Road and Holborn,  is well known as a media and mid-town business location. Home of the British Museum and British Library, it is often Dickensian in feel. Today it is a very popular urban residential area, in the heart of the West End and only a very short distance from Soho, Oxford Street,  Covent Garden and the City. It has a diverse housing stock comprising excellent apartments, townhouses, Victorian mansions and new 'loft style' conversions.   	Oxford Circus: Victoria, Bakerloo and Central Tube Lines; Tottenham Court Road: Central, Northern Tube Lines; Great Portland Street: Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Tube Lines. St John’s Wood (Jubilee Line), situated on the north-west end of Regent's Park, approximately 2.5 miles from Charing Cross, sits between Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and Maida Vale, centred on the excellent St John’s Wood High Street. A very international feel to this traditional and pleasant neighbourhood with very good quality housing stock (houses and apartments). The American School in London (ASL), is tucked away behind Abbey Road, and the striking London Central mosque is nearby on the edge of Regents Park, not far from the London Business School.  Lords Cricket Ground is just down the road.    	St Johns Wood (Jubilee Line) to Canary Wharf is a fast 25 minutes, no change). Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle, District Line), close to the north-western corner of Kensington Gardens, about 2.5 miles (4km) from central London, and famous for its carnival, is one of London’s most popular, affluent and most sought after neighbourhoods. With a rich and historic variety of housing stock, today Notting Hill has translated in to pure urban chic.  The area is peppered with delightful private “communal” gardens. Small boutique luxury hotels (of Kate Moss fame), and its generous sprinkling of media, celebrity and serious business and professional types, makes Notting Hill a unique neighbourhood. The area around the Portobello Road, with its famous street market (film: Notting Hill), has many smart restaurants and wine bars, the wonderful Electric Cinema, bookshops and cafes.  	Excellent transport: Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle, District Line), Ladbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith & City Tube Lines), Westbourne Park, Royal Oak (Hammersmith Tube Lines); Paddington mainline station: Heathrow Express. Excellent road net connections. Excellent buses. Maida Vale (Bakerloo Line), 2.5 miles (4km) from central London, lies just to the south of St John’s Wood and a bit further north up from Notting Hill.  Leafy, quiet and suburban in feel, this high quality area comprises many good sized Victorian houses often converted to flats, some excellent large period mansion block apartments. The area has many communal gardens and green areas. Clifton Nursery (garden centre) is located here and to the south lies the delightful canal area of Little Venice (house boats) running down to the new hi-tech office and apartment campus at Paddington Basin.  	Good transport:  Heathrow Express (Paddington mainline station, plus 6 tube lines); Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue: Bakerloo Line. Excellent buses. Bayswater (Circle & District Tube Lines), next to Notting Hill, 3 miles (4.8 km) west-north-west of Charing Cross, bordering the north of Hyde Park over Kensington Gardens, continually improves in living and quality housing terms and there is still value to be found here. It has always been a mixed area with a strong Middle Eastern flavour to it.  Bayswater has some wonderful squares and streets – architecturally a match for anything in Kensington with its rich culture, excellent range of restaurants and cinemas and the highly regarded Whitley’s shopping mall on Queensway. The “Lancaster’s” luxury apartment development (2011) on the Bayswater Road has set the future direction for this part of the world.  	Excellent transport: Heathrow airport (Heathrow Express (15 minutes) from Paddington mainline station including 6 tube Lines); Bayswater [Circle, District Tube Lines], Queensway [Central Line].  Excellent buses. Marylebone (Bakerloo Line) or “Marylebone Village” as it is often called, is roughly defined as bounded by Oxford Street to the south, Marylebone Road to the north (edge of Regents Park), Edgware Road to the west and Great Portland Street to the east. A vibrant and “village” area, Marylebone is exceptionally well located in the heart and soul of London, adjacent to Harley Street and the Wigmore Hall.  This is a buzzing area with many of specialist shops, delicatessens, cafes and restaurants, with a rich international resident profile. Many very good period mansion apartment blocks and some excellent modern residences, particularly on the Regent Park side. The Georgian garden squares of Montagu and Bryanston and all the mews in between are of particular note.  	Excellent transport. Marylebone mainline station and tube (Bakerloo Line); Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan Tube Lines). Paddington Station (Bakerloo Line) is only 2 stops away for the Heathrow Express. Westminster, located in the heart of London, on the north side of the Thames, just to the south of Trafalgar Square, is synonymous with the British government and monarchy.  The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade and Churchill’s War Rooms. It has traditionally been considered an ideal “pied-a-terre” neighbourhood. There are some lovely classical Georgian Squares and importantly the area includes St James with its beautiful Queen Anne properties, its delightful park and affluent and well-heeled residents including politicians, Thespians and royalty.  	Excellent transport.  Westminster (Jubilee, District, Circle Tube Lines), St James's Park (District and Circle Tube Lines), Victoria mainline stations & tube (Victoria, Circle, District Tube Lines, Gatwick Express) is close by as is Waterloo (mainline, Jubilee Line). Belgravia, is noted for its immensely expensive residential properties and is one of the wealthiest districts in the world. Belgravia lies to the south-west of Buckingham Palace, and is approximately bounded by Knightsbridge to the north (the street of that name, not the district), Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road to the east, Pimlico Road to the south, and Sloane Street to the west. Belgravia is one of the most exclusive addresses of London and includes Eaton Square and borders Sloane Street where the area around Mossop Street has a charming and cultured village-like atmosphere.   	(Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge: Piccadilly Tube Lines; Sloane Square: Circle & District Tube Lines; London Victoria railway station: Victoria Line, Gatwick Express). Easy road access to Heathrow Airport. Pimlico (Victoria Line), is separated from Belgravia to the north by Victoria Railway Station, and bounded by the River Thames to the south, Vauxhall Bridge Road to the east and the former Grosvenor Canal to the west. Pimlico is known for its grand garden squares and impressive Regency architecture. The area is separated from Belgravia to the north by Victoria Railway Station, and bounded by the River Thames to the south, Vauxhall Bridge Road to the east and the former Grosvenor Canal to the west. At Pimlico's heart is a highly disciplined grid of residential streets protected as the Pimlico Conservation Area. Pimlico’s stucco houses on wide streets on “The Grid” - and Warwick and Eccleston Squares, are similar to their grander cousins in Belgravia. Flat conversions are quite common place in these good looking buildings. For value and convenience Pimlico is hard to beat. Pimlico is home to the pre-war Dolphin Square development. The area has over 350 Grade II listed buildings. Notable residents have included Winston Churchill.   	Pimlico: Victoria Line. Victoria Station: Circle, District, Victoria Tube Lines; Gatwick Express. Chelsea (Sloane Square: Circle & District Tube Lines), includes Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King's Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea. Chelsea remains hugely fashionable and one of the most sought after places to live in London. The famous King's Road is the main shopping area (anchored by the excellent Peter Jones store in Sloane Square), with its chic boutiques, shops and hundreds of charming period houses. The most desirable part of Chelsea for many is around the Sloane Square and Knightsbridge tubes. The Chelsea property market can be complex as it consists of many short leases however there is a rich variety of housing choices throughout. Streets such as Beaufort Street, The King's Road and Cheyne Walk make Chelsea one of London's most civilised residential areas.   	Sloane Square: Circle, District Tube Lines. South Kensington, Gloucester Road: Circle, District, Piccadilly Tube Lines. South-east edge Victoria Station: Circle, District, Victoria Tube Lines; Gatwick Express. Excellent buses. Holland Park (Central Line) is one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. It is located about 2.7 miles (4.3kms) west of central London, adjacent to Notting Hill. Holland Park has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, known for large attractive white –stucco Victorian “villas”, and its “local” high-class shopping and excellent restaurants. Home to “movers and shakers,” (Richard Branson), the investment banking community and many wealthy global families, this is prime “low key” residential territory (think Manhattan Upper Eastside). The Park itself is one of the most rural and interesting in London. There are plenty of excellent housing choices in and around this outstanding location. Holland Park Avenue includes some of best butchers, wine merchants and bookshops in London: Lidgates, Jeroboams and Daunts.  	Excellent transport: Holland Park (Central Line); a short walk to Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle, District Line) and within easy access to Paddington mainline station (Heathrow Express). Excellent road network including to Heathrow airport. Kensington (Kensington High Street: Circle & District Tube Lines), is a highly affluent and densely-populated area. To the north, Kensington is bordered by Notting Hill; to the east, by Brompton and Knightsbridge; to the south, by Chelsea and Earl's Court; and to the west, by Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares, including Edwardes Square, Earls Terrace - an exclusive redevelopment of Georgian Houses, The Phillimores, and Wycombe Square (which is London’s most expensive street by average house value). The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, with many shops, typically upmarket.  The whole block between Kensington Church Street and Holland Park is quiet and tree-lined, with family-sized houses. There is an excellent and rich supply of houses and apartments, including some of London’s finest properties and most exclusive developments.    Excellent transport: Kensington High Street, Gloucester Road, South Kensington (Circle, District Tube Lines).  Easy access to Heathrow via road and the Heathrow Express at Paddington. South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle, District Tube Lines), located 2.4 miles (3.9 km) west south-west of Charing Cross,  is one of the finest residential areas in London.  The “piazza” area around the tube station and leading up to the museums is a delightful pedestrian area rich in cafes and specialty shop. Home to the French Lycee. The area is hard to define but a common definition is the shopping area around the tube station and the adjacent graceful garden squares and streets such as Thurloe Square. The smaller neighbourhood around Gloucester Road tube station can also be considered part of South Kensington, as well as the institution area around Exhibition Road, which includes the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Geographical Society. Although the postcode SW7 mainly covers South Kensington, some parts of Kensington and Knightsbridge also fall under this postcode. The majority of property types tend to be flats, though Pelham Crescent and Thurloe Square have some of the finest houses in London.   	South Kensington, Gloucester Road (Piccadilly, Circle, District Tube Lines). Excellent road access to Heathrow Airport. Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), located 2 miles (2.4km) from central London, is notable as a luxurious ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density and excellence of its upmarket retail outlets including Harrods and Harvey Nichols, popular with wealthy and local international buyers and residents. Of particular note is the super-luxury globally branded One Hyde Park development, adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The eponymous district comprises the areas immediately surrounding Knightsbridge (the road) on the north, Sloane Street to its junction with Pont Street, and Brompton Road to its junction with Beauchamp Place.  Montpelier Square, Ennismore Gardens and the small streets and mews surrounding them are still some of the nicest parts of central London – quiet and within walking distance of Hyde Park. Egerton Crescent, Terrace and Gardens and Lowndes Square are some of the most expensive and sought after addresses in London.  	Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line), South Kensington (Circle, District Tube Lines). Excellent road network including to Heathrow Airport. Mayfair, roughly bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Piccadilly and Green Park to the south and Regent Street to the east.  Is one of the most exclusive and prestigious locations in the heart of London. And surprisingly to many, in housing terms, it is still improving. The core of Mayfair is Grosvenor Square which is dominated by American Embassy (relocating in a few years’ time with the building being converted in to luxury flats). The area is acclaimed for its abundance of first-class restaurants, hotels, clubs and shops including Bond Street, Jermyn Street, Saville Row and the Burlington Arcade. The Ritz Hotel and The Royal Academy are notable landmarks. Watch out for short leases.  	Excellent communications(Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Tube Lines), Green Park (Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly Tube Lines), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line), Marble Arch (Central Line) and Oxford Circus (Victoria, Bakerloo and Central Tube Lines) Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), a few minutes’ stroll due east from Charing Cross, flows in and around the beautiful piazza and of the period arcade of the old flower market, over-spilling in to the charming streets and shopping area around Seven Dials and the Royal Opera House. It is a short walk to the heart of theatreland and Soho. With its boutique and specialty shops, bars, historic pubs, restaurants, street entertainers and theatres, Covent Garden is buzzing almost twenty-four hours a day. Some very good urban housing options including apartments, lofts, Dickensian properties and stunning penthouses.  	Excellent transport: Charing Cross Railway Station; Tubes: Covent Garden [Piccadilly Line], Holborn, Tottenham Court Road [Central/Northern Tube Lines].