10 best places to live in North West London

Looking for a quieter, calmer version of London living? You’ll find it in the north western part of the capital. We look a look at the 10 best places to live in North West London and discover that there are more than a few surprises in store. Affluent, inviting and packed with opportunities for quasi-village living, North West London’s areas are still surprisingly diverse.

We take a quick look at the main areas of North West London before diving into our top-rated developments. These are the best places to live in this part of the capital, as voted by our HomeViews resident reviewers.

Living in North West London

The North West of London has undergone a lot of change in recent years, with more on the way as London’s outer zones become increasingly desirable. Although prices dipped slightly in 2020, it’s still an expensive part of London.

Average property values here sit between £500,000-£600,000, depending on who you consult. With prices going up, young professional renters are arriving in increasing numbers.

A big part of the attraction of North West London is its blend of rural and city living. Many areas feature beautiful green spaces and village lifestyles, combined with the benefits of excellent access to central London.

North West London areas

Hampstead, Belsize Park and St John’s Wood make up the most prominent ‘village living’ areas of North West London. Between them, they offer up some of the best parkland and leafy suburbs in the city, particularly Hampstead Heath. St John’s Wood is also where Lord’s Cricket Ground – the sport’s spiritual home – is located.

While country walks and cricket matches have plenty of appeal, there’s excitement here too. The bustling shopping centres and quirky vintage markets of Camden are just the beginning. Camden is as colourful as anywhere in London, and enjoys its well-deserved status as an icon of multicultural coolness.

There are also more affordable property prospects in Colindale, which is undergoing a major makeover through urban regeneration programmes. Like Camden, Colindale enjoys an extremely diverse and exciting food and shopping scene, as well as outstanding transport links.

10 best new homes developments in North West London

With Little Venice, Abbey Road, Regent’s Park and Lord’s Cricket Ground all nearby, The Quarters has it all. It’s also just 5 minutes from Kilburn Park station, giving residents access to central London with Euston only a 7-minute journey away. The Quarters offers a secure, comfortable managed environment and residents love its winning combination of excellent build quality, management team and location.

Read reviews and details of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

4.52 (45 reviews)
4.52 (45 reviews)

Number 2 on our list is Bradstowe House, located right in the heart of Harrow. It offers a range of high-quality houses along with one and two-bedroom apartments. Rental-only penthouses are available, offering outstanding city views. Residents at Bradstowe House also have access to an onsite gym, lounge and 24hr concierge services.

Read reviews and details of Bradstowe House, HA1

Third on our list is Uncle Wembley, which comprises 239 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in central Wembley. Residents benefit from a private gym, wellness room and roof terrace. The development is also just a 4-minute walk from Wembley Central Station, with practically everything the area offers within easy walking distance.

Read reviews and details of Uncle Wembley, HA9

4.36 (22 reviews)
4.36 (22 reviews)

In the heart of one of North-West London’s most international neighbourhoods, Anthology Wembley Parade features a collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes. It sits within a larger redevelopment right by Wealdstone Brook. Set amongst a thriving local community, the rest of the city is within easy reach thanks to the nearby stations at Wembley Park and Wembley Central.

With excellent transport links, it’s easy to get from Wembley to Central London. Wembley Park station is only a 4-minute walk away from Wembley Parade and it has direct connections to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington, London Bridge and Canary Wharf via Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines.

Read reviews and details of Wembley Parade, HA9

Halfway through our list, we come to Brook Valley Gardens, by Countryside, which sits in Chipping Barnet. Residents here benefit from various green spaces, a community centre and nursery. As well as this, the development is just a short walk from High Barnet station, which provides direct access to central London within 20 minutes.

Read reviews and details of Brook Valley Gardens, EN5

Alameda is a residential development by the Build to Rent developer Quintain Living. It features a variety of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments with furniture co-designed with John Lewis & Partners and kitchens co-designed by Samsung. In addition, residents can enjoy a roof garden featuring a 5-metre cinema screen as well as two BBQs with seating. Similarly, there are two resident lounges downstairs and a large ‘work from home’ area with free Wifi. It’s also conveniently close to Wembley Park tube station.

Read reviews and details of Alameda, Wembley Park, HA9

Now we move over to Brent, with Regency Heights coming in at number 7. Comprising 807 studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, residents benefit from private car parking spaces as well as dedicated cycle storage. There’s also the landscaped gardens and ground floor retail space to enjoy. In a prime location, Regency Heights is just a 5-minute walk from Park Royal station in Zone 3, served by the Piccadilly line.

Read reviews and details of Regency Heights, NW10

It’s back to Wembley again for number 8. Landsby, by the Build-to-Rent developer Quintain Living, is located in Wembley Park. It features a relaxed, scandi-led interior design, with 295 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. John Lewis & Partners co-designed the furniture whilst Samsung co-designed the kitchens. In addition, there are a range of facilities on site including two roof terraces and two podium gardens, one with a children’s play area. Likewise, residents enjoy a communal kitchen with a private dining room as well as a residents’ lounge. Wembley Park station is also in close proximity, giving easy access to Jubilee and Metropolitan line connections into Central London.

Read reviews and details of Landsby, Wembley Park, HA9

At number 9 it’s Ferrum, a unique development that is inspired by old New York warehouse loft-style apartments that manage to successfully blend the old and the new. There’s a range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer, all with furniture co-designed with John Lewis & Partners and kitchens co-designed by Samsung. Residents can choose from both furnished or unfurnished options. In addition, there are a range of facilities on site, including gym, communal gardens with BBQ areas, as well as resident lounges and work from home areas.

Read reviews and details of Ferrum, Wembley Park, HA9

And finally, we have Colindale Gardens to complete our list of top 10 North West London developments. This is a mixed-use development that features a large range of studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and duplexes. There are also three and four-bedroom townhouses available alongside cafes, restaurants, retail facilities, a residents-only gym and a concierge service. The Colindale Underground station is the nearest transport link, offering connections to the Northern line.

Read reviews and details of Colindale Gardens, NW9

For more information on what makes North West London attractive for buyers and renters, explore our full area guide. It features a full list of the best places to live in North West London according to verified resident reviews.

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