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The area West London refers to the western part of the capital city of London, England, but lacks a precise definition as its boundaries vary dependent on use. Generally agreed to lie north of thew River Thames, it includes parts of Central London west to the City of London, extending out to the boundary of Greater London. Postcodes throughout West London begin with a W and many of its constituent districts formed part of the historic county of Middlesex.
The West End has long been considered the most accurate region of London and is favoured by the elite as a place of residence away from the pollution and crowds of the City. The large number of bridges linking it across the Thames to South London and beyond helps fuel its amenities and business and transport opportunities. Similar to the rest of the capital, West London grew rapidly through the Victorian era under the introduction of the railway; particularly influenced by the construction of Paddington and Marylebone stations.
West London is bordered by Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond form the area. The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames is also often considered West London but isn’t always counted as it spans the River. The two ‘International Centres’ designated in the London Plan are both in West London (the West End and Knightsbridge), and five of the 13 Metropolitan Centres are also situated here (Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Shepherd’s Bush and Uxbridge), as well as 11 of its 38 Opportunity Areas (Earl’s Court and West Kensington, Harrow and Wealdstone, Kensal Canalside, Old Oak Common, Paddington, Park Royal, Southall, Tottenham Court Road, Wembley, White City and Victoria).
Major employers in West London include London Heathrow Airport alongside the global HQs of several firms, and the University of West London boasts almost 50,000 students – so it is the chosen home of many a working family and studying group.
Home Renovations in West London
Property prices in West London are amongst the most expensive in the capital, with the UK’s priciest home – a £250million mega-mansion in Mayfair owned by billionaire Phones4u founder John Caudwell – situated here. Although by no means all homes are quite as big as Caudwell’s 45,000 sq ft sprawling mansion, there are plenty of large properties throughout the area, especially compared to the rest of London.
The urban centres of West London tend to lined with Victorian terraces and large blocks of new apartments, but the further west (and therefore further out of the City) you head, countryside cottages, detached new builds and Victorian villas can be found. West London has been subject to lots of new development over the last few years but tastefully so; with developments perhaps being curated in a more careful way here than elsewhere through the capital. Refresh Renovations works on all of them and transforms living spaces throughout.
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