Residential Land https://www.residentialland.com/blog Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:35:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.17 A guide to Canary Wharf and property to rent in the area https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2021/07/guide-canary-wharf-property-rent-area/ Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:35:31 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=70164 -->Canary Wharf is an iconic part of London's skyline and, while it is synonyms for its impressive glass headquarters of London's global financial hub, it's also become one of the Capital’s most coveted neighbourhoods to live.]]> -->

Why rent a property in Canary Wharf?

Canary Wharf is a modern and well-connected area full of fresh, cosmopolitan and vibrant energy. It is widely recognised as one of the greatest financial centres in the world. In addition to being home to a number of world-leading corporations and financial institutions, it also offers an exciting social scene with ample dining, shopping, sports and entertainment facilities. Living in Canary Wharf, you will always find amusing things to do – whether you decide to stroll through the modern shopping centre, eat dinner at a waterside restaurant with stunning views, or go for a refreshing walk in one of the parks. For those who work in central London, stations such as Bond Street, Green Street, Liverpool Street and Waterloo are all easily and swiftly accessible. Although the area is tailored to professionals, families will also enjoy the facilities and perks of Canary Wharf.

Property in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is famously characterised by its high-rise, modern buildings. A number of new-build developments feature excellent amenities, elegant living spaces and beautiful views, such as Circus Apartments in Canary Riverside which you can see below. These Newly refurbished one- and two-bedroom apartments, are set within a waterfront estate located on the upper deck of London’s financial hub of Canary Wharf.

Transport links in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is located in Zone 2 of the London Underground network and benefits from excellent transport links to the rest of London and further afield. Whether you are heading to work, going across the city to meet friends, or making your way to the airport, your commute will be swift and easy.

Canary Wharf has it’s own underground station and is conveniently positioned on the Jubilee Line between Canada Water and North Greenwich. The Jubilee Line provides connections with numerous other underground lines across the city. Green Park station is only a 12-minute journey on the Jubilee Line, with Baker Street, Westminster, Bond Street, and Waterloo all reachable in under 20 minutes.

Mainline railways also run from the neighbouring Canada Water Station with London Overground, making journeys to destinations such as London Bridge, Shoreditch and Stratford easy. The Docklands Light Railway can also be accessed from Canary Wharf, and provides access to Bank, Stratford and Tower Gateway in under 12 minutes.

The Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) is scheduled to be operational in late 2021, and will offer connections to Heathrow Airport, the City, West End and the Thames Gateway. Travel times between Canary Wharf and central London will be reduced. For example, Liverpool Street will be reachable in 7 minutes, Farringdon in 9 minutes, Bond Street in 13 minutes, and Heathrow Airport in 39 minutes.

The River Bus also provides easy access to other parts of London. Thames Clippers run from Waterloo in the west and Woolwich in the east to Canary Wharf pier, with a journey duration of approximately 30 minutes. The river bus makes a number of stops along the way, such as Westminster, Embankment, Blackfriars, Bankside, London Bridge and Tower Piers. The Canary Wharf pier itself is just a short walk from Westferry Circus.

In terms of driving, the A13 offers a three-lane highway from Canary Wharf to the M25. Furthermore, the Limehouse Link tunnel and The Highway offer connections to the City and West End. The area also has an abundance of taxi ranks.

For international travel London City Airport is within easy reach, being only 18 minutes away on the underground or 11 minutes by car. Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton are just over one hour away by car, whilst Stansted can be reached in 40 minutes.

Attractions in Canary Wharf

Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Whilst living in Canary Wharf, the green and leafy refuge of Crossrail Place Roof Garden provides the perfect space to take a deep breath and refresh your senses. Being one of London’s largest roof gardens, it welcomes its visitors with exotic plants, hidden pathways, and shows in the amphitheatre. Across the eastern section, you will find beautiful Asian plants such as bamboos, whilst across the western section you can admire American plants such as ferns. An exciting and engaging programme of festivals, performances and musical shows are delivered during the summer months in partnership with the Space Theatre. This “Bloom” programme draws in families, couples and individuals and all events are free of charge.

The O2 Centre

The O2 Centre has gained worldwide recognition for hosting concerts by the leading international celebrity performers – including inter alia musicians and comedians – and elite sporting events. With a capacity of 20,000 fans, the O2 has an undeniable sense of vibrance and energy. Visitors can also enjoy dining at the numerous restaurants and watch films at the cinema. The ICON outlet with over 60 brands is also perfect for shopping.

Shopping in Canary Wharf

Whilst spending time in Canary Wharf, you will be spoiled for choice in terms of shopping. The area is home to large shopping malls which offer a broad spectrum of stores ranging from high street fashion brands, to luxury jewellery retailers such as Tiffany and high-end fashion designers such as Jaeger London. You will also find a number of smaller independent designer boutiques with unique items, as well as book shops and pharmacies. Waitrose is also conveniently located within the mall.

Restaurants in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is arguably home to some of London’s best restaurants and bars. Whether you are planning a memorable dinner date, sleek client lunch or casual catch up with friends, this area offers an abundance of tempting options. In addition to the outstanding individual restaurants here below, the O2 Arena is only ten minutes away by tube with its cinema, restaurants, and live entertainment.

Roka Canary Wharf

Roka is widely regarded as one of the leading restaurants in Canary Wharf. The restaurant overlooks Canada Square, and is famous for its contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine. With its elegant décor, sleek bar and exclusive menu offering luxurious sushi dishes and grilled foods, a meal in this venue will be long remembered.

The Gun

Warmly described as a treasure by the Thames, The Gun offers a beautiful dining experience in an 18th century Grade II listed riverside pub in the Docklands. Head Chef Matt Colk curates and delivers a hearty and impressive menu of classical dishes infused with a modern twist. In addition to Sunday roasts, this beautiful pub also offers an a la carte menu and a special tasting menu for private dining. The bar offers a broad array of well-known beverages, and guests can also enjoy the Gin Garden with its marquee and views across the Thames.

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

Flooded with natural light and warmly decorated for both aesthetic appeal and homely comfort, this Grade II-listed riverside restaurant is a must-visit.

The Narrow boasts stunning waterside views across Limehouse towards the peak of The Shard and welcomes guests to enjoy an exquisite experience in The Boat House and The Conservatory. Located only a 15 minute stroll away from Canary Wharf, the restaurant is easily accessible and offers a menu of British food infused with Mediterranean touches.

Boisdale Canary Wharf

Ranked as one of London’s greatest live music restaurants, Boisdale Canary Wharf is a truly unique venue. Not only does it feature a two-storey restaurant with views across Cabot Square, but also an oyster bar, grill, whiskey bar, Cuban cigar library and live musical performances. Furthermore, tailored menus are offered for events such as the Sunday jazz lunch, Friday supper club menu, and Sunday soul sessions menu.

Do you like what you’ve read about Canary Wharf? If you can see yourself living here, get in touch with our lettings team; we look forward to talking about your rental property requirements and show you some of our apartments available to rent in and around Canary Wharf, E14!

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Pet-Friendly Rentals; The St John’s Wood Experience https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2021/04/pet-friendly-rentals-st-johns-wood-experience/ Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:06:12 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=67604 -->With the rising popularity of furry companions, pet-friendly rentals are in hot demand. Over 51 million pets live in the UK, but according to recent statistics only 10% of landlords currently allow pets to stay in rental apartments.]]> -->

With the rising popularity of furry companions, pet-friendly rentals are in hot demand. Over 51 million pets live in the UK, but according to recent statistics only 10% of landlords currently allow pets to stay in rental apartments.

At Residential Land we are happy to consider pets and understand that they are an important part of your family. Read on to explore the stunning pet-friendly rental properties, which you and your furry friend can call home.

Pet ownership and rehoming

Pet purchases or rehoming has been one of the few growth stories to emerge over the last 12 months, with more than 10% of households getting a new pet since the pandemic began. Consumer Intelligence’s research found that more than a quarter of Brits who bought pets said they were desperate to entertain children at home and got them for the kids, with 30% saying they’d always wanted one, and the long months at home was simply their chance to do it.

If you love living in central London and being close to green open spaces is a must, our apartments at Strathmore Court may be ideal for you. Strathmore Court is an elegant Art Deco mansion block located on a tree-lined street in the prestigious and family-friendly area of St John’s Wood. In addition to being pet-friendly, Strathmore Court also benefits from a lift and porterage, and is within walking distance of the many shops and eateries of St John’s Wood, as well at Regent’s Park. Several of the one-and five-bedroom apartments at Strathmore Court have beautiful panoramic views over Regent’s Park.

Photo by Shannon Richards on Unsplash

A Royal Park on your doorstep

The Regent’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers over 395 acres. With its large open spaces, tree-lined pathways and running routes and sporting facilities, the park is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful outdoors by yourself, with friends, or in the company of your furry companion. Dogs are allowed off lead in a large area of the Park though are required to be on lead near the water an in marked areas.

In addition to its serene lake, Regent’s Park is also graced by numerous fountains, ponds and memorials. For example, to the northeast of the Inner Circle you can peacefully admire Hylas and the Nymph, a Grade II listed bronze statue of a boy and a mermaid in a stone-rimmed pond.

The Regent’s Park

Arguably one of the most unforgettable features of the park is the world-famous Queen Mary’s Garden, which is named after the wife of King George V. Home to 12,000 roses, 9,000 begonias and both Delphinium and Mediterranean borders, this garden is truly unmissable.

From Regent’s Park you can also access Primrose Hill where you can also walk pets off lead. A great green space to stretch your legs and take in the views of London from some fantastic vantage points.

Here is a link to a downloadable PDF of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill provided by Royalparks.org.uk

An Apartment living room at Strathmore Court

Interested in renting?

Living at Strathmore Court will give you and your pet the chance to enjoy the very best of a central London location whilst having an abundance of nature and greenery directly on your doorstep. If Strathmore Court sounds like the perfect place for you and your pet, call us today on +44 (0)20 7408 5155 or email our lettings team at lettings@residentialland.com to find out more about the stunning rental apartments we have available. Alternatively, visit our pet-friendly London apartments page here.

 

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The work from home lifestyle https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2021/03/work-home-lifestyle/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:40:27 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=66944 -->During the past year, many of us have found ourselves working from home. Read on to learn more about supporting your wellbeing and discovering a range of our properties which are perfectly suited to the work-from-home lifestyle.]]> -->

During the past year, many of us have found ourselves working from home. Face-to-face meetings have been largely replaced by Zooms and conference calls and traveling abroad has come to a halt. . This unexpected transition has demanded us to change our habits, patterns, and ways of organising our lives. Naturally, this can be a challenging experience.

Read on to learn more about supporting your wellbeing and discovering a range of our beautiful properties which are perfectly suited to the work-from-home lifestyle.

Setting healthy routines

Keeping a steady schedule, including setting aside time for yourself to relax and maintain a healthy work-life balance is important. It is also worth trying to stick to a regular sleeping pattern, to ensure you are well-rested and optimally productive during your working hours. At Residential Land we place great importance on creating beautiful bedrooms which will help you to feel calm and relaxed. Our interior design team pays close attention to the smallest of details, from matching up beautiful fabrics to harmonised colours to help you unwind.

As part of establishing healthier routines when working from home, attention to nutrition is also key. If you are working from home all day and feel a lack of motivation to cook, it is easy to fall into the habit of eating fast food and ordering takeaways. Luckily at Residential Land, our properties benefit from beautiful kitchens featuring high-end appliances. Many of the apartments also have open-plan layouts, which feel airy and welcoming. Preparing healthy meals will become a pleasure!

A dedicated workspace

Finding a quiet and private space where you can set up your own home office can help significantly in establishing a sense of balance and focus. Ensure that you have ample storage space at hand, and that the area is kept clutter-free and presentable for your conference calls and video meetings. At Residential Land, we are happy to help you set up a home office space when you move into one of our London apartments. Tell us about your requirements, and we can help to arrange a space to suit your needs.

A Pelham Court apartment with desk space

Getting active

In comparison to the bustling atmosphere of the office, working from home can feel like a more segregated experience. Mind recommends joining a morning or evening exercise class to give structure and movement to your day. If possible, carve out a space for yourself to exercise at home. If you have outdoor space, order yourself an exercise mat and set up a small station outside for your workouts. Several of our Residential Land properties have balconies or terraces. Certain properties also benefit from access to stunning communal gardens, such as Garden House in Bayswater, W2 pictured below. Furthermore, rather than stumbling out of bed and making your way straight to your laptop, get into a morning routine of for example meditating, journaling, and exercising to start your day on a healthy note.

private residents-only garden square

Residential Land’s Garden House offers a beautiful and private residents-only garden square

Many of our properties are also close to the famous parks of London, allowing easy access for jogging and power walks. You may even enjoy taking a leisurely walk at the end of the working day to give yourself some headspace and tranquillity. Notably, our Mayfair apartments are less than an 8- minute walk from Hyde Park whilst our Hamlet Gardens apartments are next to the stunning Ravenscourt Park.

Ravenscourt Park near Hammersmith

Staying connected

Admittedly, it can be lonely to work from home for longer periods of time – particularly if you live by yourself. Depending on your preference, try scheduling virtual catch ups with your friends and family through Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Skype. Consider giving your eyes a break from screen time as well, by using regular calls. Fortunately, the Residential Land apartments benefit from high-speed internet, making connectivity for work and pleasure a breeze. Moreover, our dedicated team is available to assist with any practical issues during your stay.

Interested in renting?

If you are looking for a new London apartment where you can work comfortably and productively from home, call us today on +44 (0)20 7408 5155 or email our lettings team at lettings@residentialland.com to find out more about the stunning rental apartments we have available at across London.

 

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What’s it like to live in Paddington? https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2021/01/whats-like-live-paddington/ Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:14:11 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=65234 -->A bustling city atmosphere, luscious green parks and world-class entertainment. These are just a handful of the benefits of living in Paddington. ]]> -->

A bustling city atmosphere, luscious green parks and world-class entertainment on your doorstep – these are just a handful of the benefits of living in Paddington. This area is home to an international community of families, students and professionals who take delight in all the experiences the neighbourhood has to offer.

Read on to discover more about life in this cosmopolitan and vibrant area of London.

A glimpse of Paddington’s history

The neighbourhood of Paddington is located in the London borough of Westminster. The name of the area dates back to the 10th century when it was originally written as “Padintune”, and a number of historians claim that it was an Anglo-Saxon settlement. In the 16th century, the settlement at Paddington Green began to develop and later in 1790 St Mary’s church was built. Notably, Paddington station opened in its first and temporary form in 1838. Further development also took place in the surrounding area, such as the construction of Georgian terraced houses and the famous St Mary’s hospital in 1845. The station was later extended and in 1850 permission was granted for a new permanent station to be built. Extensions and refurbishments of the station continued in 1904 and the 1930s, 1990s and early 2000s.

In contemporary times, a number of modern residential developments have been constructed as well as hotels and office buildings. Hence the area features a blend of modern and traditional buildings side by side.

What are the local attractions?

Paddington is close to a number of enticing attractions. For those who enjoy culture and history, an ample selection of museums await. The iconic Alexander Fleming Museum and Madame Tussauds wax museum are nearby, and simply cannot be missed. In nearby Marylebone, The Everyman Cinema on Baker Street offers a charming experience with its café, cocktail bar and lounge. On evenings when you are in the mood to explore Little Venice, nip across to the Canal Café Theatre. There you can enjoy drinks and traditional pub food before watching excellent cabarets, plays and stand-up comedy nights. Moreover, every summer open-air concerts are held just a short stroll away in beautiful Hyde Park, where friends and families meet for picnics and leisurely strolls. In November and December, the enchanting Winter Wonderland opens at the very same park with its rides, amusements and seasonal eateries.

Retail therapy at its very best

Paddington is perfectly positioned for the glorious retail delights of central London. Less than a ten-minute walk away the world-renowned Oxford Street and Regent Street beckon with a vast array of high street and high-end brands, as well as the exclusive department store of Selfridges which sells luxury fashion, accessories, cosmetics, jewellery and home furnishings. For those who wish to take a slightly longer stroll, Marylebone High Street is an excellent option with its quaint fashion boutiques, bookstores and accessory shops.

Where to go for a great meal

For the foodies of this world, living in Paddington is a delight. This neighborhood offers the chance to explore a colourful spectrum of culinary adventures. If a classy Italian is what you are craving, the elegant Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli serves up picture-perfect dishes.

To enjoy an authentic brunch spot head to the highly rated Lockhouse in Paddington basin. If you feel like venturing a little bit further, try Café Laville where you can enjoy beautiful views out towards the Little Venice canal.

When planning a romantic date night dinner, book a table at Bel Canto on Bayswater Road where classically trained singing waiters will swoon you with their live opera performances.

If an indulgent late-night Lebanese meal is what you are craving, the renowned Maroush on Edgware Road is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants to visit.

Drinks, anyone?

When in search of an unbeatable and timeless atmosphere, The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is an ideal choice. The award-wining art deco cocktail bar and heated outdoor terrace offer the perfect space to relax and hide away from the bustle of the city with a well-deserved drink and cigar. Indoors you can explore the original photographs and love letters between Sir Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine, which makes for a memorable experience. Contrastingly, a quintessentially British pub experience awaits at The Pride of Paddington, the Victoria and The Beer House by the station.

Getting around – exceptionally good transport links

Arguably one of Paddington’s best features is its excellent transport links. The famous Paddington station offers transport on the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines, as well as connections to a number of key UK cities via the National Rail network. A key benefit is also the Heathrow Express which takes you from Paddington station to Heathrow airport in only 15 minutes. This makes Paddington a perfect place to live for those who frequently travel and require easy access to an international airport.

Luxury Living – Garrett Mansions

Garrett Mansions is a brand-new and luxurious development in the center of Paddington, London. The development features fully furnished and interior designed 1,2, and 3-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 536 sq. ft. to 1024 sq. ft, all of which enjoy outside space. The beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows welcome ample natural light into the apartments and create a bright and welcoming ambience. Garrett Mansions furthermore offers its residents access to an exclusive selection of luxury amenities including a 24-hour concierge service, state-of-the-art gymnasium, cinema room, residents’ lounge and conference facilities. Additionally the development features a residents-only spa complete with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and treatments.

Waterside Living – 4B Merchant Square

4B Merchant Square is located waterside, in the newly developed Paddington Basin. This contemporary block comprises 60 luxury 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments set over 15 storeys, many of them with canal views. This prestigious waterside building benefits from private underground parking spaces, concierge service and round the clock security, as well as penthouses and apartments refurbished in a chic, contemporary style with high specification amenities and furnishings. All the apartments benefit from comfort cooling.

Can you see yourself living in Paddington?

If the area of Paddington sounds interesting to you, perhaps this could be your next London neighbourhood. Call us today on +44 (0)20 7408 5155 or email our lettings team at lettings@residentialland.com to find out more about the stunning rental apartments we have available at Garrett Mansions and Merchant Square.

At Residential Land all of our properties are managed in-house so you will deal directly with the landlord. Furthermore, all of our tenants benefit from the service of dedicated building managers and 24-hour maintenance support. We have a 30+ year track record of success and are one of London’s largest landlords, so you can rest assured that renting with us will be a smooth and seamless process.

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A festive season in Mayfair https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/12/festive-season-mayfair/ Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:25:32 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=65054 -->Take a walk in the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights of London.]]> -->

Indeed, 2020 has been a different year. Nevertheless, Christmas is just around the corner and a sense of merriment is still to be enjoyed. We think it’s time to cheer up your Christmas spirits and put a jingle in your step. If you’re lucky enough to be in central London and more specifically Mayfair this December, then you’re in for a treat. This elegant and quintessentially luxurious area is the perfect place to add a little sparkle and enjoy the festive lights.

Take a walk in the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights of Mayfair.

In addition to the glimmering Christmas tree outside the Connaught Hotel and its miniature replications on Mount street, Oxford Street has a unique Christmas display of LED light curtains featuring the poem “To London With Love”. The display is intended to spread gratitude for the heroes who helped people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each week a new 2020 hero is recognized, whose name will shine bright in the Christmas lights. Contrastingly, the world-renowned shopping of Bond Street has opted for a shimmering light display in the contour of white peacock feathers, with many shops showcasing their own festive settings. Regent Street is decked with garlands of lights and magical golden angels, whilst South Molton Street’s traditional illuminated arches and enchanting colour-shifting trees are dazzling.

Close by to some of the Residential Land Mayfair apartments is the exterior of Claridge’s, where designer Basil Ionides legendary leaping deer prancing across the hotel canopy amongst the twinkling Christmas trees can be seen.

So if you’re in the area, why not go for a socially distant walk to admire the festive decorations and see what lights you can spot.

P.S. Please keep in mind safety and social distancing guidelines if going out to see the lights.

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Nine Elms Railway Arch Set For Revamp https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/11/nine-elms-railway-arch-set-revamp/ Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:32:18 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=63664 -->The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has named the six teams shortlisted in its competition for a £165,000 revamp of a disused railway arch in London’s Nine Elms.]]> -->

The competition – launched in partnership with Wandsworth Council – seeks proposals for two new gateway entrances to the formerly abandoned ‘Arch 42’, which is due to become a public pedestrian route connecting the new Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station tube stations on the Northern line Extension.

The latest project comes a year after another Nine Elms London Festival of Architecture contest of the nearby Thessaly Road railway bridge, which was given a complete refresh by artist and designer Yinka Ilori.

The Arch 42 Gateway project – focuses on a disused light industrial space beneath a 170-year-old railway viaduct carrying the South Western main line into Waterloo station. The arch is due to become a new pedestrian tunnel featuring landmark gateways to help ‘engage, delight’ and connect parts of Nine Elms which had previously been severed by the railway.

The project is another example of how Nine Elms has undergone a fantastic transformation in recent years and continues to be a major regeneration zone, including a spectacular new residential district.

If you are searching for a new London home with outside space in Nine Elms, take a look at our property listings at Thornes House, Nine Elms. You can also call a member of our helpful lettings team on +44 (0)20 7408 5155 or drop us an email on enquiries@residentialland.com , and we will be happy to help you find your dream property in London!

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Tenant Testimonial: Renting Opposite Ravenscourt Park https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/09/tenant-testimonial-renting-opposite-ravenscourt-park/ Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:22:14 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=63084

My partner and I recently moved into Hamlet Gardens. The service we have received from Danielle and Paul has been top class – all queries are responded to within a couple of hours and any issues fixed and resolved within an impeccably fast time frame! Our property itself has a lovely view of Ravenscourt Park and is fully furnished with modern well functioning appliances which complements the beautiful architecture of Hamlet Gardens. Overall I would thoroughly recommend Hamlet Gardens as a place to live and Residential Land as a letting agent and property manager! We spent a long time searching for a property to live in in Hammersmith and our research told us Hamlet Gardens was head and shoulders above other similarly priced properties in the area. Since we have moved in Hamlet Gardens has surpassed our expectations!

S.G

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Homes with outside space and tranquil views https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/08/homes-outside-space-tranquil-views/ Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:11:31 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=61874 -->searches for homes with gardens or shared outside space have skyrocketed.]]> -->

Lockdown and social distancing have prompted many of us to imagine how wonderful it would be to have our own garden, balcony, or terrace. As Anna White of Homes & Property notes, online searches for homes with gardens or shared outside space have skyrocketed during quarantine.

With many of us spending more time at home than ever before, the dream of having outside space is on the rise. The new normal – a blended life of working from home, staying alert and staying safe, and heading less frequently social venues – is enticing some of us to rethink our choices and look for a dwelling which offers us a more comfortable and enjoyable living space. Equally, some of us are searching for ways to make the most of the outdoor space which we already have. Read on to discover our tips and tricks for fully enjoying your outside space.

The benefits of having your own outdoor space

Whether you are a busy family, professional or a new student in town you can enjoy the many benefits of having your own outside space.Having a beautiful garden or balcony allows you to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, whilst staying safe and practising social distancing. It also expands the space of your home and connects you with nature. Imagine stepping out to your private space to relax, read a book, meditate, or simply enjoy a refreshing drink alone or with friends in the summer heat. The privilege is palpable!

How to make full use of your outside space – whether large or small

There are numerous ways you can make the most of your private outside space. As design expert Terri Williams suggests, a great way to start is by making your space multi-functional. For example, a spacious dining table may be perfect for both dining al fresco and working outdoors on your laptop. Equally you can remove clutter and mount a wall mirror to create the feeling of a larger and brighter space.

To create a charming and restorative evening atmosphere, consider adding gentle solar-powered mood lighting and accessorising your space with objects such as fragranced candles, fruit bowls, water features and decorative statues. Finally, if your outdoor space does not have natural greenery, try enhancing it with plants and colourful flowers. You could also try out a biophilic design by covering a full outdoor wall with different plants to create a an eye-catching “green wall”, bringing you closer to nature. If high-maintenance plants sound like too much work or you simply do not have green fingers, artificial plants can make for an easier and more durable option.

A multi-functional private outdoor space

A Residential Land apartment in Garden House featuring a multi-functional private outdoor space perfect for working from home, entertaining, al fresco dining, and relaxing

For somewhat more compact outdoor areas such as inner-city balconies, you will most likely want to make the most of the space at hand. You might like to include a chic coffee table and comfortable chairs paired with wall-mounted lights and small-to-medium-sized potted plants. Keep in mind that regardless of the size of your outdoor space, it will be good idea to have thick, warm rugs at hand for when the winter approaches in London.

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A Residential Land apartment at Palace Wharf featuring a modern balcony with beautiful waterfront views

If you do not have your own private outdoor space but you do have access to shared outdoor areas, there are still many ways to enjoy being in the outdoors, from private training sessions to picnics with family and friends. For example, private garden squares can provide a tranquil oasis to retreat to in the middle of the city. You can also enjoy the privilege of the delightful greenery without having to worry about doing any gardening or maintenance works yourself.

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Residential Land’s Garden House offers a beautiful and private residents-only garden square

Looking for a home with outdoor space?

If you are searching for a new London home with outside space, take a look at our property listings on the Residential Land website. You can also call a member of our helpful lettings team on +44 (0)20 7408 5155 or drop us an email on enquiries@residentialland.com , and we will be happy to help you find your dream property in London!

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Tenant Testimonial: Renting in Paddington https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/06/tenant-testimonial-renting-paddington-5/ Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:36:18 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=59684

You have been wonderful and it was a pleasure dealing with you throughout the process of moving in. Thanks for all the help. I look forward to enjoying the summer at the flat until I move to my new place.

R.S

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A Guide to Contactless Viewings https://www.residentialland.com/blog/index.php/2020/04/guide-contactless-viewings/ Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:29:03 +0000 https://www.residentialland.com/blog/?p=58844 -->In this current climate, contactless viewings are being used by many applicants to secure our properties to rent. ]]> -->

In this current climate, contactless viewings are being used by many applicants to secure our properties to rent.

As we are the Landlord, dealing with us directly will allow for a much more comfortable and streamlined process, as we know our apartments better than anyone.

We have put together a simple guide for you, which you can download below.

 

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