Are you moving to West Brompton?
West Brompton is fast becoming the place to live for young professionals, families and couples, and those looking for a peaceful space to live in London. Thanks to its make-up of almost exclusively residential property, the area is quiet with some great outdoor spaces.
Located in south-west London, the area sits across the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This affluent area is a lovely place to live for those looking for quiet convenience, with close proximity to some of the capital’s most affluent areas. West Brompton benefits from some very well-respected neighbours: north is Earls Court, east is Chelsea, south is Parsons Green and Fulham is to the west.
This is a great place to live if you are looking for a ‘village’ feel with great transport links. The area is almost exclusively residential, but there are some great cafes, restaurants, shops and bars – and it’s just a short walk to more bustling and exclusive areas.
West Brompton’s historical Landmarks
The Grade I listed Brompton cemetery is one of the most famous and beautiful spots in West Brompton. The beauty of the grounds (despite it being somewhat morbid), as well as it being the resting place of some famous London residents, have made the cemetery an important West Brompton historical destination. It was also here that Beatrix Potter acquired names for some of her characters for the famed children’s book Winnie the Pooh.
West Brompton: the culture of the area
Today, West Brompton is a hub of new residential development. Thanks to the popularity of the area there has been a real growth in the number of new residential developments and redevelopments of existing buildings. The area is at the forefront of modern urban living: offering residents a strong local residential culture, with quiet spaces and close proximity to affluent and popular neighbouring areas.
Thanks to the residential focus of West Brompton, you can expect a more ‘village’ feel, with a quiet and less hectic culture than much of the city. However, large-scale developments such as the Earls Court project, are injecting a new and more vibrant style of living to the area.
Things to do in West Brompton
This really is one of the quietest areas of London to live, with most of the area made up of leafy residential streets and quiet neighbourhoods. However, there are a handful of things to do and places to see:
• The Troubadour – a lively and bohemian restaurants where locals hang out and listen to live music
• Visit Nam Long – a lively Chinese cocktail bar and restaurant with an extensive rum menu
• The North End Road market – established in the 1880’s, this is your one-stop-shop for fruit, vegetables, café’s and everything else!
Where to live in West Brompton
The majority of the housing in this almost exclusively residential area of London is made up of smaller homes and apartments. However, there are a few sizeable family homes on the market, but they move quickly and go for a premium.
Housing in West Brompton fetch premium London prices, so expect to pay higher rents or sale prices. Below are some average/example prices for both the rental and purchase markets:
1 bed home – £2,000 per month
4 bed home – £7,000 plus per month
1 bed apartment – £835,000
4 bed home – £3.4 million plus
If you are new to the area or just want some help navigating the housing market in West Brompton, we’re here to help. Our Home Search Service makes finding your perfect new home easy.
Family life and education in West Brompton
Thanks to the overwhelmingly residential nature of the area, West Brompton is increasingly popular with families. Not only is there a great number of homes on offer, but the quiet area makes for a wonderful family environment.
There are also great schools nearby. Here are some of the most popular:
• Ashburn Community School
• Chelsea Community Hospital School
• Park Walk Primary School
• Servite RC Primary School
If you’re moving to West Brompton with family, and aren’t sure which school is right for your loved ones, we’re here to help. Our School Search makes finding the right school for your family’s needs easy.
West Brompton offers residents good travel amenities: located in Zone 2, it is easy and convenient to get in and around central London and greater London. The West Brompton station operates along the District Line tube service, the London Overground, and mainline train services. In just 15 minutes you can get from West Brompton station to Battersea Park, and you can reach Kingston in just 37 minutes.
You are also just 2 minutes away by tube from West Brompton to Kensington, however the area is also considered one of the most walkable in London. So many of the residents find it easy and enjoyable to walk between the area and its neighbouring boroughs.
How can Santa Fe Relocation help your move to West Brompton?
Our home move consultants offer a uniquely personalised service, with one point of contact for all your needs. This means that you can rest assured that every part of your move is being taken care of, leaving you to enjoy a seamless home move. At Santa Fe Relocation, we make it easy.