Top 5 new build homes developments in Westminster

Westminster is home to some of the capital’s most famous sites and scenes. Covering a large part of Central London, this historic borough lists a wealth of famous addresses, including Buckingham Palace, The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey. The area is also home to some of the most exclusive new developments and period properties London has to offer. Read on to learn about the best new build homes developments in Westminster, according to the reviews of verified residents.

Where is Westminster?

When you think about Central London, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about Westminster. The borough covers a wide area immediately north of the River Thames. It neighbours Kensington and Chelsea on one side and Camden and the City of London on the other. To the north, the borough reaches as far as Kilburn and trendy St. John’s Wood. With the borough mostly situated in TFL zone 1 (its northern areas extend to zone 2), Westminster is superbly connected for London Underground services and mainline rail terminals.

Living in Westminster

Westminster life is as buzzing and energetic as life in any major city around the world. If you live in Westminster, you’ll feel like your finger is well and truly on the pulse. As well as being the home of British democracy and the royal family, Westminster is at the centre of the UK fashion, arts, culture and food scenes.

You can find some of the world’s most reputable galleries, museums and historic landmarks in Westminster. These include the Tate Britain and the National Gallery. The borough can also claim to be the capital of UK nightlife. The streets of Soho and Covent Garden teem with life and culture during the day. After dark, they transform into the capital’s playground, with their wealth of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The West End’s theatre scene is the envy of the world. The most famous names in show business all clamour to appear in Westminster’s historic venues.

Westminster is also a shopper’s dream destination. Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street feature the most exclusive fashion houses alongside flagship stores of famous high street brands. Major department stores include Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty. Additionally, Savile Row is still home to the world’s best tailors. The area can also offer a variety of boutique retailers, with the independent spirit of Soho and Carnaby Street living on among the big international brands.

Westminster house prices

Naturally, all of this culture and high-end luxury makes Westminster a sought-after and expensive place to live. The area is home to exclusive member’s clubs, private schools and some of the most expensive restaurants you’ll find anywhere. Across the borough, penthouse apartments and grand, historic mansions command prices in the multi-millions. Westminster’s wide open green spaces of Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Green Park and St. James’s Park only add to the appeal and attraction of Westminster as a prized location for the rich and famous.

According to Zoopla, the average property in Westminster will set you back a cool £1,100,000. This is based on data for property sales in the 12 months to April 2022. Westminster’s price range places it far above the London average of £715,000. The exclusivity of the borough is reinforced by the relatively low availability of property, with less than 250 property sales across Westminster in the last year. While flats reach an average price of £921,000, a terraced house in Westminster could set you back £3,000,000.

Top 5 new build homes developments in Westminster

Although Westminster is known for its historic architecture and grand Georgian properties, there has also been a fair amount of development in the area recently. We’ve compiled a list of the best new build homes developments in Westminster below. The rankings are based on the ratings given by verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Top spot in Islington is held by Vantage Point. This Build to Rent development by Essential Living offers 118 apartments. with a selection of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom properties. All Vantage Point residents get access to a range of features and amenities. These include a 24-hour on-site team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room. In addition, the development is above Archway London Underground station in the North London Borough of Islington. Residents are also close to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.

Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19

4.11 (37 reviews)
4.11 (37 reviews)

Second place in Islington is taken by City North, a development from Telford Homes. It’s set in North London’s vibrant Finsbury Park, right on the edge of 110 acres of beautiful parkland. Also, it has facilities such as a roof terrace and a Wi-Fi Lounge.

Read reviews and details of City North, N4

4.03 (19 reviews)
4.03 (19 reviews)

In third, Xchange Point is a Build to Rent development from Span Group. The development is located close to King’s Cross, Camden and Islington, and less than a five-minute walk from Caledonian Road Underground (serviced by the Piccadilly line). Xchange Point offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a small selection of penthouses.

Read reviews and details of Xchange Point, N7

4.58 (24 reviews)
4.58 (24 reviews)

In fourth is Anthology Hoxton Press, a selection of Studio, one, two, and three-bedroom homes. It comprises two landmark buildings, Mono and Duo, as well as a community café and landscaped gardens. Nestled between Shoreditch Park and the Regents Canal, Hoxton Press celebrates the heritage left by the site’s former occupiers, The Mullord Brothers Printing Press. Hoxton Press has excellent links to the rest of London. Angel and Old Street Underground Stations are close by, as well as Cross Rail from Farringdon and Whitechapel. Additionally, there is easy access to Overground services from Hoxton and Essex Road.

Read reviews and details of Hoxton Press, N1

Taking fifth spot is Arundel Square, a United House Development located in Islington. It comprises 147 apartments and residents have access to a range of amenities, including a concierge, bike storage, parking and gardens. The development is conveniently situated just a few minutes walk from both Highbury and Islington station and Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station.

Read reviews and details of Arundel Square, N7

4.68 (12 reviews)
4.68 (12 reviews)

In sixth place is The Eagle, a Mount Anvil development on the edge of the City of London. This high-rise building comprises both residential units and commercial space. There are 276 apartments here, 70 of which are Family Mosaic affordable housing units. The Eagle is close to Old Street station and an easy walk from the vibrant London neighbourhoods of Shoreditch and Hoxton.

Read reviews and details of The Eagle, EC1

4.59 (12 reviews)
4.59 (12 reviews)

The Makers is a Londonewcastle and London Borough of Hackney development located in Hoxton. It comprises 175 apartments over 28 floors, ranging from studio and one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom apartments. The development is conveniently situated a 7-minute walk to Old Street station, which is served by the Northern line and national rail services.

Read reviews and details of The Makers, N1

In eighth place is Ashburton Gate, a residential development with a unique location next to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, and a short walk from Islington’s popular Upper Street. Residents benefit from excellent transport links via Arsenal Road tube and the Drayton Park Overground, both close to the complex. The development was built by Galliard Homes.

Read reviews and details of Ashburton Gate, N5

Ninth spot is taken by Queensland Terrace, situated just seconds from The Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal football team. It is well placed for commuters, with excellent transport links via Holloway Road’s Piccadilly line and Drayton Park’s National Rail services.

Read reviews and details of Queensland Terrace, N7

The final spot in our top 10 for Islington new builds is taken by this iconic Highbury development. Highbury Square is built around what was once the hallowed turf of the famous stadium. The pitch now forms the communal gardens for the site, which many people refer to as ‘Highbury Stadium Square’. The listed East and West stands were redeveloped as flats, while the Clock End and North Bank stands were demolished to make way for brand-new apartments. In total, the development comprises 711 units, with studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Highbury Square is located in Islington, close to Arsenal Underground station and just north of the football club’s new stadium, The Emirates.

Read reviews and details of Highbury Square, N5

Now that you’ve read our top 5 new build homes developments in Westminster, are you keen to find out more about life in the borough? Take a look at our dedicated guide below. It includes more information about this exclusive area, with further details of the best new build developments to buy and rent across Westminster.

Islington is a borough of many faces. Its mish-mash of neighbourhoods each have their own distinct personality, from the urban bars and pubs of Angel to the chintzy antique stores of Camden Passage. Its properties have many guises, too – there are in-the-thick-of-it luxury Read more about Islington

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