If you’re moving here you’ll want to get a good idea of what is available in the different areas of this massive city. Your choice of a rental will be determined by how far you need to commute to get to work every day, if you have kids and of course, how much you are willing to pay.

West London – Notting Hill

If you’re going to be living here then Notting Hill is one of the most famous suburbs in West London. Everyone remembers the movie starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, and this has brought the prices of rentals in this area to a premium. You can expect to pay £1200 per week for a small flat to £8000 per week a large family home. Very close to central though which makes for an easy commute into work this is one of the most vibrant suburbs.

Council Information: Notting Hill falls under the Council Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and annual taxes range from £1000 – £ 2400.

Transport: there are many trains and tube stations in this area and you can use the Notting Hill Gate Station on the District and Circle Lines, of the London Underground as well as Shepherd’s bush and Holland Park which are close to Notting Hill. Central London in less than 15 minutes means this is a great suburb for commuters. The number 954 bus from Notting Hill takes you right into Piccadilly Circus.

Shopping: You can find a number of Tesco grocery stores in the area as well as a Marks and Spencer’s Simply Food in Notting Hill Gate.

Doctors: The Portobello Medical Centre and the Notting Hill Medical Centre both have excellent surgeries with a full range of healthcare professionals on the NHS.

Other Amenities: The Notting Hill carnival is an annual event that takes place during the late summer. Portobello Road is the street where Hugh Grant had his bookstore in the film and it is filled with interesting stores and stalls in one of the most famous and fascinating flea markets.