Top 10 places to live in Zone 4 London

Do you live in Central London but dream of upsizing? Or are you looking to move to the capital but want more bang for your buck? We look at how priorities are changing in the London property market, and which areas have the most to offer. Our list of the top 10 places to live in Zone 4 London includes stunning new build options to rent and to buy. Find your new Zone 4 home today!

London is going through a major shake-up after the turbulent pandemic years. House prices have shifted in the wake of COVID and the dramatic changes brought on by the pandemic are causing Londoners to reassess their priorities when it comes to how, and where, they live. While things are returning to normal, there are still some changes that may remain.

Outer London zones more popular

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many aspects of life in the UK. After various lockdowns, working from home has become the new normal for millions of Londoners.

With so many companies and individual employees successfully adapting to remote working practices, in many cases there doesn’t seem to be much of a need to go back to the way things were. Many remote workers no longer need to live close to their place of work, even though plenty of people have also chosen to return to the office.

Ultimately, this means that Londoners with remote working jobs can now focus on other factors when finding a home. They can concentrate more on things like access to local amenities, green spaces, housing quality and, of course, prices. This is why Zones 4 and outwards are seeing such a boom in popularity. They have so much to offer when the obstacle of a lengthy commute into the centre of London no longer applies.

House prices in Zone 4

Zone 4 still represents excellent value for money, and equally solid prospects for finding affordable property prices. Research from Savills shows that right now, a flat in Zone 2 will cost more than £610,000, whereas a similar home in Zone 4 averages at £364,000.

Of course, a London zone covers quite a few areas, which often come with varying price tags. Some of the best-value places to look at the moment include Ilford, with flats coming it at around £177,330. Thamesmead is also a great spot for terraced homes, which cost £337,273 on average. Both areas have seen improvements thanks to the opening Elizabeth line and regeneration funding. Barking is another up-and-coming suburb that’s attracting a lot of attention from first-time buyers, too.

Top 10 developments in Zone 4

Our list of the best Zone 4 locations is made up of the 10 new homes developments with the highest average star rating from our resident reviewers. Click on any of the listed developments below, and you’ll see its overall rating (out of 5 stars), a breakdown of how residents rate it, and the full list of reviews.

All of our top 10 developments average over 4.3 stars across dozens if not hundreds of individual reviews. It’s clear to see that Zone 4 is attracting a lot of attention, and producing plenty of happy customers.

Take a look at what Zone 4 has to offer below. Simply click on the developments to find out more and read all the residents’ reviews.

4.54 (42 reviews)
4.54 (42 reviews)

At the top of the table, we have Apo Barking. This is a sizeable development situated on the banks of the River Roding and opposite Abbey Park. It features a range of studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments, and residents can choose from various flexible leases and apartment upgrades. In addition, there are plenty of excellent amenities and facilities on site. This includes an exclusive onsite gym, The Barking Local, a co-working and lounge space as well as The Hub, the Apo HQ where residents can get help with any day-to-day requirements from the on-site management team. Likewise, there is a members’ roof terrace on the 7th floor. Apo Barking even has its own residents’ app!

Read reviews and details of Apo Barking, IG11

Wembley continues to dominate our top spots in Zone 4 and this stylish 140-apartment development also opens up the best of the area to its residents. Praise from our reviewers is directed towards the high-spec design and finish of the apartments, as well as the sizeable balconies that offer wonderful views of the area and/or the landscaped park at the heart of the development.

Read reviews and details of Montana & Dakota, Wembley Park, HA9

4.46 (64 reviews)
4.46 (64 reviews)

Charter Place is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Hounslow East Underground Station, putting it well within reach of the area’s many amenities. The development itself is exceptionally well-designed and built (it opened in 2019) with access to a gym and plenty of shared social spaces. The staff here won praise from our reviewers for their consistently friendly attitude and outstanding efforts throughout various lockdowns.

Read reviews and details of Charter Place, TW3

Another highlight in North West London, Wembley Park Gate is a stone’s throw from Wembley Stadium but still offers residents peace and tranquility in their large, comfortable, modern apartments. Residents love the concierge, many added extras and the general buzz of the local high street.

Read reviews and details of Wembley Park Gate, HA9

4.45 (10 reviews)
4.45 (10 reviews)

In fifth place, Peabody at Colindale Gardens benefits from private balconies, a 24-hour concierge service and gym access. It is located in a up-and-coming district of London, but within easy reach of the City.

Read reviews and details of Peabody at Colindale Gardens, NW9

Uniquely chic – that’s how residents see Alameda. Offering all the benefits of being right in the heart of Wembley Park, Alameda oozes style and panache. The apartments feature premium, modern designs and there’s a whole host of community events and facilities run by operator Quintain Living. The rooftops are another big selling point, and there’s even a rooftop cinema!

Read reviews and details of Alameda, Wembley Park, HA9

Another winner in Hounslow, all the Silchester Apartments are rental-only two-bed, open plan flats with luxurious bathrooms and kitchens, all finished to a very high specification. Alongide the many benefits of its easy access to central Hounslow, Silchester Apartments also gets plenty of praise from residents for the high standard of its spacious private gardens and balconies.

Read reviews and details of Silchester Apartments by A2Dominion Rental Only, TW7

Our eighth highest-rated development in Zone 4 is Uncle Wembley. Reviewers consistently compliment the high quality finish in all its spacious, tastefully-designed apartments, as well as the friendliness of the management team and the breathtaking views across London. Throw in a beautiful rooftop terrace, four-minute walk to Wembley Station and monthly rental rates from £1,400 and you’ve got a clear winner.

Read reviews and details of Uncle Wembley, HA9

4.31 (33 reviews)
4.31 (33 reviews)

In ninth place and located right on the picturesque Wealdstone Brook, Wembley Parade is a collection of five buildings constructed with a uniquely modern design intended to make the most of the natural light while maximising peace and privacy. Every apartment offers a top-tier finish and a private balcony. The development itself sits back just a touch from the hustle and bustle of Wembley Park, giving it a relaxed feel but still offering excellent access to the wider area.

Read reviews and details of Wembley Parade, HA9

If you want plenty of choice between different sizes and styles of apartment, but all to a very high standard, Academy Place is for you. Its 1-to-4-bedroom flats are routinely described by our reviewers as large, open and inviting with quality fixtures to boot. Nestled in leafy Isleworth, this development offers plenty of access to gorgeous green spaces and there’s a cluster of excellent schools in the area that makes it attractive for young families.

Read reviews and details of Academy Place, TW7

Inspired to start your search for a property in Zone 4? Simply click on any of the developments above or check out our area guides for more details. We also have specific guides for London developments that are family-friendly, pet-friendly or suitable for young professionals.

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