Independent Schools in Central and North West London (2022)

All parents want the very best for their children and this includes choosing a school. If you are thinking about the top private schools in Central and North West London you may be wondering which would best suit your child.

This area of London has a wealth of excellent independent schools but it can be difficult to understand the differences between private schools. One of the first steps is to appreciate your criteria for choosing an independent school; you might be seeking academic excellence or perhaps place value on the outstanding extra-curricular and sporting activities that private schools in London provide.

Independent Schools in Central and North West London (1)

It can help to start with a list of schools in your chosen location. We at Arlington Residential have completed the hard work for you and undertaken some research. Below you will find a list of pre-prep (nursery), prep (primary) and secondary independent schools in the Central and North West London areas.

Private Schools in London

Please note, private schools in London are registered with and inspected by the ISC (Independent Schools Council). We have only included ISC registered independent schools on our list.

Independent Schools in Hampstead/Hampstead Garden Suburb/Golders Green

The King Alfred School

Age Range: Reception through to Sixth Form (4-18)
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 650
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Not academically selective but informal assessment conducted
Registration: Early registration is recommended for Reception, YR7, Sixth Form and occasional places
Religious Affiliations: Non-denominational

ISC Full Report: 2014

‘The excellent relationships amongst all in the school community, the pupils’ good behaviour and their positive attitudes to learning support their high levels of attainment.’

‘Pupils show great enjoyment of their lessons in all year groups, work hard in class and on their homework.’

‘(Pupils) appreciate the high degree of individual attention their teachers give them, and act with a correspondingly high degree of maturity.’

Lyndhurst House School

Age Range: 4-13
Gender: Boys
Size: 167
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Assessment and interview
Registration: Registration may be made at any age but the main point of entry is the September following a boy’s 4th birthday.
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Standard Report: 2010

‘All pupils achieve well and make good progress in their learning because of effective, and excellent teaching, aided by a reasonably balanced curriculum and programme of activities.’

St Christopher’s School

Age Range: 4-11
Gender: Girls
Size: 250
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Informal assessment
Registration: Make contact with the school
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Integrated Report: 2013

‘Pupils are extremely well educated. A rich, child centred environment has been created in which pupils, from an early age, develop a true joy in learning in both academic and creative subjects.’

‘A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities and visits.’

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St Anthony’s School for Boys

Age Range: 4-13
Gender: Boys
Size: 308
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Entrance by assessment
Registration: Main entry is for boys aged 4 becoming 5
Religious Affiliations: Catholic

ISI Standard Report: 2010

‘Pupils’ achievements are excellent.’
‘Pupils are highly successful at winning places and scholarships to a range of selective schools.’

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North Bridge Senior, Hampstead

Age Range: 11-16
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 316
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Short assessment in maths and English and an informal interview
Registration: Main entry point 7 plus
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Report: None available

School Inspection Service Report (not OFSTED):

Quality of education – Good
Curriculum – Outstanding
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development – Outstanding
Quality of teaching – Mostly good
Pastoral care – Outstanding
Students’ welfare, health and safety – Good

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Independent Schools in Primrose Hill

St Christina’s School

Age Range: Pre-preparatory and preparatory (3-11)
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 209
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: No academic requirements
Registration: Registration shortly after birth is recommended
Religious Affiliations: Catholic

ISC Full Report: 2007

‘The school is successful in achieving its aim of providing a welcoming environment underpinned by the spiritual values of the Catholic Church.’

‘Pupils achieve well and are maintaining the high standards of attainment noted in the previous inspection.’

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Independent Schools in Camden

The Cavendish School

Age Range: 3-11
Gender: Girls
Size: 238
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Non-selective at entry
Registration: Early registration recommended
Religious Affiliations: Founded as Catholic, now welcomes all faiths and none

ISC Integrated Report: 2016

‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning are excellent.’

‘Throughout the school, pupils are confident speakers who listen carefully in class and express their ideas thoughtfully. Their reading skills are consistently above average for their age, and they write extensively for different purposes.’

‘Pupils are inquisitive and eager to find things out for themselves. They work with others in a co-operative and supportive way. Pupils leave the school with excellent learning skills and are very ready for the next step in their education, strongly fulfilling the school’s aims.’

Independent Schools in St John’s Wood

Arnold House School

Age Range: 5-14
Gender: Boys
Size: 272
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Confidential nursery reports and an informal assessment are required
Registration: Registration recommended between 1st and 2nd birthdays
Religious Affiliations: Christian

ISC Integrated Report: 2015

‘The quality of the pupils’ academic achievement is excellent. This fulfils the school’s ambitious aims for each pupil to develop his talents and secure a place at his chosen senior independent school.’

Abercorn School

Age Range: 2-13
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 361
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: No academic requirements
Registration: Applications for nursery should be made soon after birth
Religious Affiliations: None

ISC Integrated Report: 2012

‘The quality of pupils’ academic achievement and progress throughout the school is excellent.’

‘Pupils are well educated and the school successfully fulfils its aim of giving pupils a strong awareness of living in a global community and preparing them for their next school.’

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Independent Schools in Marylebone

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Age Range: 5-14
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 59
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Standardised assessment reports, informal assessment conducted over 1 or 2 days
Registration: Make contact with the school
Religious Affiliations: All faiths

ISI Integrated Report: 2014

‘The school thoroughly fulfills its aims to provide a holistic education and to prepare pupils to be ready to return to mainstream education.’

‘Most reach a level of attainment that is broadly in level with expectations for their age by the time they reach Year 9, from starting points that are often 2 years below what is expected for their age.’

Sylvia Young Theatre School

Age Range: 10-16
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 253
Day/Boarding: Day and weekly boarding
Entrance Requirements: Admission follows an audition process plus a full academic test. School reports will be considered.
Registration: Make contact with the school
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Integrated Report: 2014

‘The quality of students’ achievement and learning is excellent.’

‘Students achieve exceptional results in relation to their gifts and talents in their vocational studies and activities.’

Wetherby Preparatory School

Age Range: 7-13
Gender: Boys
Size: 321
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Admission is automatic from Wetherby Pre preparatory School. Otherwise successful completion of an 8+ assessment day is required.
Registration: Before October in the year preceding entry
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Standard Report: 2012

‘The progress and achievement of pupils in lessons is excellent.’

‘The school thoroughly meets its aim of providing an ‘education in the round’, with exceptional breadth in its extra-curriculum programme.’

Wetherby Senior School

Age Range: 11-16
Gender: Boys
Size: 67 (registered to take up to 400 boys)
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Entrance examination, previous school references and assessment day observations
Registration: End of December for 11+ and end of autumn term in Year 6 for 13+
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Full Report: None available

OFSTED Full Report: 2016

Overall standard – Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management – Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Outstanding
Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Good
Outcomes for pupils – Outstanding

Independent Schools in Central and North West London (4)

DLD College London

Age Range: 14-18
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 483
Day/Boarding: Day and boarding
Entrance Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Test System) levels as appropriate to courses applied for
Registration: Make contact with school
Religious Affiliations: All faiths

ISI Standard Report: 2011

‘The college educates its students well.’

‘It offers a wide range of courses, although the provision for extra-curricular activities is somewhat limited.’

Queen’s College London

Age Range: 14-18
Gender: Girls
Size: 580
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Academically selective, admission at 11+ and 16+
Registration: Arrangements can be made to test candidates at other ages
Religious Affiliations: None

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ISI Integrated Report: 2013

‘The quality of pupils’ achievement and learning is excellent.’

‘This is an improvement on the findings of the previous inspection.’

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Independent Schools in Maida Vale

Arnold House School (see St John’s Wood)

Abercorn School (see St John’s Wood)

Naima Jewish Prep School

Age Range: 2-11
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 177
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: The ability to demonstrate respect for or commitment to Orthodox Jewish observances and practices. A copy of the parents’ ketubah must be provided with the application form.
Registration: Admission to the pre-nursery guarantees admission to the nursery class and above.
Religious Affiliations: Jewish

ISI Integrated Report: 2012

‘Pupils’ achievement, learning and progress are consistently good throughout the school.’

‘There is a significant amount of time dedicated to high quality Jewish faith provision.’

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Independent Schools in Regent’s Park

North Bridge House Preparatory School

Age Range: 7-13
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 486
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Short assessment in maths and English and an informal interview
Registration: Main entry point 7 plus
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Report: None available

OFSTED Full Report: 2015

Overall standard – Outstanding
Quality of education – Outstanding
Pupils’ personal development – Outstanding
Safeguarding pupils’ welfare health and safety – Outstanding
Leadership, management and governance – Outstanding

Independent Schools in Central and North West London (5)

North Bridge House Senior, Canonbury

Age Range: 13-18
Gender: Coeducational
Size: Registered to take 300 students
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Assessment in maths and English and an informal interview
Registration: Make contact with school
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Report: None available

OFSTED Full Report: 2015

Overall standard – Outstanding
Leadership and management – Outstanding
Behaviour and safety of pupils – Outstanding
Quality of teaching – Outstanding
Achievement of pupils – Outstanding
Sixth form provision – Outstanding

Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park

Age Range: 11-18
Gender: Girls
Size: 495
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Assessment
Registration: Registration recommended when your daughter is approaching 2 years of age.
Religious Affiliations: Church of England

ISI Integrated Report: 2014

‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements is excellent and the school is extremely successful in fulfilling its aims.’

‘Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. They respond eagerly to the high-quality teaching and support they receive.’

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Independent Schools in Mill Hill

The Mount, Mill Hill International – Mill Hill Foundation since 2015

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Age Range: 13-17
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 45
Day/Boarding: Day and full boarding
Entrance Requirements: Assessments, interviews and, from Year 9, IELTS levels
Registration: Contact the school
Religious Affiliations: None

No ISI report currently available

Mill Hill Pre Prep – Mill Hill Foundation

Age Range: 3-7
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 188
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Assessment
Registration: As soon as possible
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Integrated Report: 2012

‘Overall the pupils’ achievements are good; they reflect the school’s aims to lay the foundations socially and academically for the pupils’ future lives.’

Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School – Mill Hill Foundation

Age Range: 7-13
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 469
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements: Interview, test and previous school reference
Registration: 2 main points of entry 7+ and 11+
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Integrated Inspection: 2012

‘All pupils are highly successful in their learning and personal development.’

‘Excellent teaching contributes to the pupils’ high standard of achievement and good progress.’

Mill Hill School – Mill Hill Foundation

Age Range: 13-18
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 63
Day/Boarding: Day, weekly and full boarding
Entrance Requirements: Examinations and interview
Registration: Make contact with the school
Religious Affiliations: None

ISI Integrated Report: 2012

‘All pupils are highly successful in their learning and personal development.’

‘Excellent teaching contributes to the pupils’ high standard of achievement and good progress.’

Independent Schools in Highgate

Highgate School

Age Range: 3-18
Gender: Coeducational
Size: 1633
Day/Boarding: Day
Entrance Requirements:At 3+ – practical assessment
For older pupils interviews and a confidential school report are required
Registration: Make contact with school
Religious Affiliations: Church of England

ISI Standard Report: 2011

‘Highgate School provides an exceptional education.’

‘The intellectually accomplished pupils make outstanding progress, doing justice to their high abilities.’

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Independent Schools in Totteridge

(see Mill Hill Foundation schools)

After reading this list, we are sure that you will agree; there are a wealth of excellent and high profile schools in the Central and North West London areas. For further information we recommend you take a close look at each school’s website and make appointments to visit any that interest you.

Competition for places is high at many of the excellent private schools in London but good schools are always happy to welcome prospective parents and the very best way to understand whether or not a school is right for your child is to look round and talk to staff.

At Arlington Residential we make a priority of listening to our clients’ requirements. Whether you want to live near to an independent school for your child or value some of the superior cultural, social and recreational opportunities that the most exclusive North West and Central London areas have to offer, we have a resourceful team of specialists who will be happy to facilitate your search.

You can get in touch with the team at Arlington today and we will help you to find the Central or North West London property that entirely suits you and your family.

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FAQs

Which area of London has the best private schools? ›

The best private school in London for 2020 is St Paul's Girls' School in Brook Green, Hammersmith.

How many independent schools are there in London? ›

There are more than 130 independent private schools in the Greater London area, including day and boarding schools, boys' schools, girls' schools, prep schools, senior schools, and sixth forms.

Are there any schools in central London? ›

In addition to the Family of Schools, there are two schools and one college in the City of London, they are St Paul's Cathedral School, Charterhouse Square School and David Game College.

Which area in London has best schools? ›

London is renowned for its first-class education system. It is home to 2,311 primary schools, of which 29% have been given an Ofsted rating of 'outstanding'.
...
Hot 100 2018 - Top boroughs for education provision.
RankBoroughNumber
1Camden23,330
2Tower Hamlets20,540
3Southwark19,200
4Islington17,410
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What is the poshest school in London? ›

American School London

Where do most Eton boys go to uni? ›

Each year many of the students (the number has varied from 65 to 95 in recent years) go on to study at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Which is the best independent school in UK? ›

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  3. Wycombe Abbey (Buckinghamshire) ...
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  5. Guildford High School (Surrey) ...
  6. St Paul's School (London) ...
  7. Westminster School (London) ...
  8. Brighton College (East Sussex)

What is the difference between private and independent schools UK? ›

Apart from public schools, the other two forms of fee-paying schools in the UK include private schools and independent schools. Whilst independent schools are overseen by a board of governors or trustees, private schools are run by the owners, thus are comparatively more selective.

What are the 3 parts of Central London? ›

Central London areas
  • Kensington.
  • Marylebone.
  • Mayfair.
  • Pimlico.
  • Westminster.

What areas are called Central London? ›

It consisted of the City of London, all of Westminster, Holborn and Finsbury; and the inner parts of Shoreditch, Stepney, Bermondsey, Southwark, Lambeth, Chelsea, Kensington, Paddington, St Marylebone and St Pancras.

What is the cheapest school in London? ›

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  • University of East London.
  • London Metropolitan University.
  • University of Greenwich.
  • Middlesex University.
  • University of Westminster.
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What are the poorer areas of London? ›

In the East London borough, 56% of children live in poverty, more than double the rate seen in Kensington and Chelsea. It is the poorest borough in London with the highest levels of deprivation and overcrowding.

What is the nicest part of London to live in? ›

Where Are The Best Places to Live in London?
  • Bexley. Bexley is one of the most affordable parts of London. ...
  • Camden. Camden is renowned throughout the UK for its vibrant arts scene and bustling market. ...
  • Richmond. ...
  • Camden. ...
  • Hampstead. ...
  • Highgate. ...
  • Shoreditch. ...
  • Bethnal Green.
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Which part of London is the nicest? ›

Belgravia

Located in Central London, within both Westminster, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this district is one of the most exclusive in London. It is such a luxurious neighbourhood that it is even known throughout the world to be the best area in London to live.

What is the girl version of Eton? ›

There are several, including Cheltenham Ladies, Marlborough, Wycombe Abbey and Benenden. Cheltenham Ladies' College and Roedean are the only two girls' boarding schools I could name.

Where do most millionaires live in London? ›

Richest neighborhoods in London
  • Richest neighborhoods in London. ...
  • Made up of expensive Georgian townhouses, elite hotels, and gourmet restaurants, the neighborhood of Mayfair has long been one of the most expensive neighborhoods in London. ...
  • 2- Knightsbridge. ...
  • 3- Chelsea. ...
  • 4- Kensington. ...
  • 5- Notting Hill. ...
  • 6- Highbury.
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What school do the Royals go to? ›

Princes George and Louis, aged 9 and 4, and Princess Charlotte, 7, will all attend the private Lambrook School after the family moved their base from London's Kensington Palace to a new home on Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle estate.

Which school sends most students to Oxbridge? ›

Westminster School

How much do Eton teachers get paid? ›

How much does a Teacher make at Eton College in England? Average Eton College Teacher yearly pay in England is approximately £38,972, which is 26% above the national average.

How much does it cost to send a boy to Eton? ›

2022/23 School Fee

£15,432 per half (i.e. term; there are three terms in a year). The school fees for each academic year will be set by the Provost and Fellows in the preceding May and all current and prospective parents will be notified by the end of the Summer Half.

What are the hardest schools to get into in the UK? ›

Hardest UK universities to get into
  • University of Oxford (19.1%)
  • University of Cambridge (21.6%)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (21.9%)
  • University of St Andrews (25%)
  • Imperial College London (32.5%)
  • St George's, University of London (35.3%)
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What is the most difficult school to get into UK? ›

June 1, 2021
  • The Hardest University To Get Into In The UK.
  • University Of Oxford: 21.8%
  • University Of Cambridge: 28.5%
  • London School Of Economics And Political Science: 35.2%
  • St George's University Of London: 39%
  • University Of The Arts London: 41.9%

What is the poshest school in England? ›

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Which borough in London has the best secondary schools? ›

But which area has the best secondary schools in London? While Redbridge, Southwark, Barnet and Hounslow have the highest number of Outstanding rated secondary schools, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Kingston actually have the highest proportion of Outstanding schools to schools overall.

What is the most popular secondary school in London? ›

London's top 50 secondary schools
SchoolLocation
1St Paul's Girls' SchoolHammersmith
2Westminster SchoolWestminster
3North London Collegiate SchoolStanmore
4St Paul's SchoolBarnes
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What is the cheapest private school in UK? ›

The cheapest private school was Abrar Academy in Lancashire, which charges £834 per term or £2,502 per year. As for the most expensive schools, Cherwell College in Oxford charges the most, with an annual fee of £58,500.

What are the disadvantages of independent schools? ›

The Cons:
  • Tuition Considerations: Lower student-to-teacher ratios come at a cost—namely, tuition. ...
  • Added Logistics: Enrolling your child in an independent school introduces a number of logistics that you would not necessarily need to concern yourself with had your child attended a public school.
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Are independent schools better than grammar? ›

If you can afford the fees and you would like to send your child to a good school for full terms at a time, then a private school could be the right choice. But if you cannot afford the fees and still want a high standard of education for your child, a grammar school may be the way to go.

Are independent schools better than public? ›

Overall, it is considered that private schools in London (also called Independent Schools) offer higher academic standards, better facilities and a greater choice of extracurricular activities.

What are the safest areas in central London? ›

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  2. BEXLEY. ...
  3. KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES. ...
  4. SUTTON. ...
  5. HARROW. ...
  6. BROMLEY. ...
  7. MERTON. ...
  8. HAVERING.
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Which part of London is most central? ›

The centre of London is often given as the Charles I statue south of Trafalgar Square. It's a handy convention for measuring distances to and from London.

What part of London is usually called its heart? ›

Covering most of the central area of Greater London and West end and located to the west of and adjoining the ancient City of London, the City of Westminster is located directly to the east of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

What is counted as Central London? ›

Most valuation surveyors and estate agents agree that Prime Central London includes the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and parts of the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Camden.

Is Chelsea considered Central London? ›

Chelsea is an affluent, cosmopolitan district in Central London known for its posh residents, high-end shopping and popular football club.

Are there free schools in London? ›

Are public schools free? Public schools, as of state schools, are entirely free. There are no application fees, and no fees to pay for a child to attend school.

How much does Eton cost? ›

Eton College
Colour(s)Eton blue
SongCarmen Etonense
PublicationThe Chronicle Etonomics The Lexicon
School fees£46,296 per year US$55,875 per year
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Is North West London posh? ›

A new survey of Londoners reveals the city's regional stereotypes: the West is 'posh', the East is 'poor', the South is 'rough' and the North is 'intellectual'

Where are the London slums? ›

During Queen Victoria's reign numerous slums lurked behind the capital's busy thoroughfares: Vicious and overcrowded hovels were sandwiched in between the Mile End Road and Commercial Road in Stepney, wretched rookeries lay behind Drury Lane and filthy tenements lined the west side of Borough High Street.

What is the most deprived London borough? ›

The boroughs with the highest proportions of individuals living in poverty (measured as those living in households where the income is below 60% of the median after housing costs), were seen in Tower Hamlets (39%), Bent, Newham, and Westminster (all 36%).

What is the poshest side of London? ›

What Are the Traditionally Posh Areas in London? Knightsbridge, the City of Westminster, and Chelsea are traditionally posh areas of London.

Which part of London is safest to live? ›

1: Richmond upon Thames – 60.4 crimes per 1,000

Still number one for London's lowest crime rate, Richmond is the safest borough in the capital.

Which side of London is the posh side? ›

West London is typically seen as the more posh side of the city, while East London is known for being a bit more gritty.

Where do most millionaires live in UK? ›

Surrey and Sussex have been revealed to be the wealthiest areas of Great Britain, with residents owning assets worth an average £263,200 each.

What is the coolest Neighbourhood in London? ›

The result is our World's Coolest Neighbourhoods list: the 51 postcodes (or local equivalents) that you should be homing in on. Good news! Walthamstow is this year's London pick.

Which is the most beautiful city in London? ›

The most beautiful places in London: Shoreditch, Barbican Conservatory, and more
  1. Sky Garden. Image: Meira / Tripadvisor. ...
  2. Tower Bridge. Image: David Monaghan / Unsplash. ...
  3. Shoreditch. Image: John Dancy / Unsplash. ...
  4. Hyde Park. Image: V2F / Unsplash. ...
  5. Leadenhall Market. ...
  6. Barbican Conservatory. ...
  7. Highgate Cemetery. ...
  8. Windsor Castle.
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Where in London should you move for the best state primary schools? ›

Guide to State Schools in London
  • Barnet. Located on the Northern edge of London, Barnet is an absolute favourite for families looking to live in larger houses with gardens, whilst keeping a public transport access to Central London. ...
  • Richmond. ...
  • Kensington and Chelsea. ...
  • Redbridge.

What are the nicest London suburbs? ›

West London
  • Chelsea, Knightsbridge and South Kensington. Chelsea, Knightsbridge and South Kensington are some of the most expensive and exclusive areas in London. ...
  • Notting Hill and Holland Park. ...
  • Fulham and Putney. ...
  • Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush. ...
  • Hampstead. ...
  • Camden. ...
  • Wembley. ...
  • Shoreditch and Hoxton.

What is the best city in UK to raise a family? ›

Edinburgh revealed as the best city to raise a family in 2022. Combining 13 metrics to determine the best location to raise a family, Edinburgh comes out as the top destination, followed by Norwich in second place and Brighton & Hove in third.

What is the hardest school to get into in the UK? ›

The University of St. Andrews is top on the list of hardest UK universities to get into due to its low acceptance rate and competitive admission requirements.

Where do middle class people live in London? ›

East Finchley

It is an established middle-class neighbourhood with excellent schools, sensible houses, and efficient public transportation. East Finchley is on the Northern Line and in Zone 3. It is a 25-minute commute to London Bridge, and one stop from Highgate.

Where do billionaires live in London? ›

Marylebone. Marylebone is one of the richest areas in London, which is in the West End of the city. It's known for its high number of restaurants and clubs, as well as its high property prices. If you want to live in Marylebone, you should know that it doesn't come cheap!

What is the safest area to live in London? ›

1: Richmond upon Thames – 60.4 crimes per 1,000

Still number one for London's lowest crime rate, Richmond is the safest borough in the capital.

Where is the nicest cheapest place to live in London? ›

The Cheapest Places to Live in London:
  • Barking and Dagenham.
  • Bexley.
  • Sutton.
  • Havering.
  • Croydon.
  • Enfield.
  • Hillingdon.
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What is the poshest London borough? ›

Why Chelsea is London's most expensive area.

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