The high-end homes of London lie in some of the most picturesque and affluent areas of urban England. For prospective buyers, the choices are endless. To help you navigate your way through Londons high-end market, here are some top tips.

 

The high-end homes of Lo

ndon lie in some of the most picturesque and affluent areas of urban England. For prospective buyers, the choices are endless. To help you navigate your way through Londons high-end market, here are some top tips.

 

 

Research the Areas Well

It goes without saying that researching your chosen areas of London and spending a decent amount of time there are essential for helping you to manage your expectations. There are numerous neighbourhoods in London where the average property price is in excess of £1 million, meaning youll have plenty of choice as a high-end buyer. As well as the most sought after areas of Notting Hill, South Kensington and Chelsea, there are also plenty of up-market properties in the perhaps lesser-known regions of Hampstead, Marylebone and Maida Vale.

All of these are situated in attractive and well facilitated neighbourhoods, so in essence the choice you make will depend largely on the type of high-end property youre interested in. Marylebone or Knightsbridge for example, offer mainly apartments or luxury penthouses, with the more renowned areas of Chelsea or Notting Hill populated by larger, classic English townhouses. In areas such as Kensington, you can expect a good mix of both. These are of course broad brush strokes; researching the areas yourself will give you a better idea of what to expect.

Search Online and Offline

The vast majority of high-end homes on the London property market can be found online, with estate agents tending to cover one specific area (Kensington, for example, is well-covered by Wilfords). Therefore an online search is definitely your first port of call. Outside of the internet though, its also worth remembering that some of the most exclusive London homes are traded privately, off-market. So if you are looking to bag something around the £2-£3 million pound price range, you may need to search further afield.

Finally, auctions can also be a good way to pick up properties for a cheaper price. Beware though; houses sold through auction tend to require considerable renovations.

Navigating the Endless Choice

For people considering a high-end London home – whether for themselves or as an investment – the choices are many. The most important things to remember before taking the plunge? Research the area well and know the typical property prices in the market.