London property finder overview of the capital city – what makes London special

London property finder overview

With a history stretching back over thousands of years, London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain. The city has parks and open spaces covering about one third of the total area. They offer places to relax on fine days while world-class tourist attractions are renowned across the globe. Many, such as Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert museum are still free to visit.

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Transport

The city has excellent connections with five international airports and the high speed Eurostar rail link. Reach more than 50 countries in a less than three hour flight and upwards of 300 international destinations have direct links to the city. Also, the efficient  transport system with its underground railway, red buses and black taxis enables quick and easy travel around the city.

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Culture

A major European shopping destination, London also boasts more than 6,000 restaurants (65 of them have Michelin stars), numerous museums, art galleries and libraries. For instance, Le Gavroche is a fine restaurant, featuring chef Michele Roux.

London also has a great number of theatres and entertainment venues. Shaftesbury Avenue is home to many of the latest productions and some of the longest running shows.

Housing

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There is a broad range of housing across the city with various types of property to be found in each area to suit most budgets. Centrally located (Notting Hill, South Kensington, Mayfair and Marylebone) Georgian or Victorian terraces and mews houses. While Victorian properties can be found in Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hampstead with their typical bow windows. Also, there are quality contemporary living spaces in new residential developments such as The Chilterns. Finally, for a bit more detail read our area profiles which you can access with the buttons below.

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The Chilterns

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