bloomsbury, covent garden, holborn, lambeth, shad thames & southwark

Bloomsbury WC1 British Museum


Sandwiched between Euston Road and Holborn, Bloomsbury is situated in the London Borough of Camden. The area is well known for its various garden squares, including Bloomsbury Square, as well as numerous academic institutions, hospitals and literary connections, most notably the Bloomsbury Group.

Whether visiting the British Museum or British Library, or merely hanging out in any one of Bloomsbury’s many restaurants, cafes or bars, there are lots of things to see and do in this predominately residential area, which explains why so many well-heeled people aspire to buy or rent a home in Bloomsbury. There is also no shortage of places to shop on nearby Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

As far as properties in Bloomsbury are concerned, there is a magnificent selection of houses and apartments, including mews and Georgian houses, converted flats, imposing mansion blocks and new-build homes.

The area is well served by excellent Zone 1 transport links: Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan and District Lines), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Holborn (Central Line), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines) and Warren Street (Victoria and Northern Lines). King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras mainline rail stations are also within walking distance. The area is also served by a wide selection of 24-hour buses, offering superb links across the West End.


Covent Garden WC2


Located in the heart of the capital on the eastern fringes of the West End, Covent Garden is a buzzing area packed with things to see and do, with an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and market stalls at the Covent Garden Piazza, not to mention local opera, ballet and theatre venues as well as street performers.

As well as being a popular shopping and tourist site, Covent Garden, which was once home to London’s renowned fruit and veg market, is also a very popular place to live, mainly attracting high-net-worth individuals and professionals working in central London.

Anyone looking to buy or rent property in Covent Garden will be pleased with the array of delightful homes located along the cobbled streets in the area, with a fine blend of new-build and older-style residential properties to choose from, particularly apartments.

Covent Garden is the primary Tube station in the area (Piccadilly Line, Zone 1), with Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1) also located nearby. There are also a number of 24-hour buses, taxi ranks and cycle hire docking stations.


Holborn WC2


Holborn is also the name of this central London area’s main high street, known as High Holborn, which runs from St Giles’s High Street to Gray’s Inn Road, where people will find a long list of things to do, starting with restaurants, bars and clubs.

Much like neighbouring Covent Garden, Holborn primarily attracts affluent homebuyers and renters, including City workers seeking to live in the heart of London.

From swanky new-build apartments to Grade II listed Georgian houses, there is a fine mixture of properties in Holborn for sale and to let. But no matter what type of home in Holborn you opt for, it is likely to come with an equally as impressive price tag; Holborn property prices and rental values are among the most expensive in the country.

The area is well served by Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1) as well as Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1), St Paul’s, Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines, Zone 1) and Farringdon (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines, Capital Connect, Zone 1). Unsurprisingly, there are numerous 24-hour buses and taxi ranks.


Lambeth SE1 London Eye


This central London district is growing increasingly popular due to its proximity to the City, moderately priced properties and excellent transport links to other parts of the capital.

Lambeth, which features a diverse population, generally attracts homebuyers and renters, particularly City professionals, who are priced out of living in nearby Westminster and Waterloo, but still want to live in the heart of the capital, which is packed with plenty of things to see and do, including museums, stylish bars and a wide range of restaurants.

There is a great mix of properties in Lambeth to choose from, including traditional Victorian houses, ex-local authority homes and swanky new-build properties on the Docklands offering delightful riverside views.

Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line, Zone 1) is the main Tube station serving this area, but Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo Lines, Zone 1) and Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo and Northern Lines, Zone 1) are also located nearby. The area is also well served by a wide selection of 24-hour buses, offering superb links into the West End.


Shad Thames SE1


Located in the London borough of Southwark, Shad Thames runs directly behind the warehouses on the southern bank of the Thames, to the south east of Tower Bridge. There are lots of stylish venues dotted along this upmarket area by the river, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

This formerly run-down and derelict part of central London has undergone mass improvements in recent years and is now considered both exclusive and historic, attracting many wealthy residents in the process.

Stylish new-build apartments and chic converted flats carved out of old warehouses, wharves and mills abound. Properties in Shad Thames are highly sought-after, which explains why some one-bedroom units in the area could easily fetch upwards of £400,000 – certainly as far as trendy hotspots like Butler’s Wharf are concerned.

The nearest station to Shad Thames is Tower Hill Tube station (Circle and District Lines, Zone 1) which is about 10 minutes to the north west of the area. Fenchurch Street station is also located nearby for c2c services towards Southend as well as Tower Gateway (DLR, Zone 1). There are also many buses operating in and around Shad Thames offering good access to other parts of London.


Southwark SE1 Southwark Cathedral


This central London district, part of the London Borough of Southwark, forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north. The area is undergoing large-scale regeneration.

There is no shortage of museums, shopping facilities, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, which have helped to attract a growing number of people looking to purchase or rent property in Southwark.

There is a wide range of properties in Southwark for sale and to let, including large Victorian red-brick homes and Victorian terraces, some of which have been converted into apartments, as well as large mansion blocks, and ex-local authority homes providing good value for money.

Southwark (Jubilee Line, Zone 1) serves the area, while regular buses and taxis can also be found throughout the area.