Moving to London’s Northwest Side
This region of London holds a special charm for those wanting to live in London apartments but perhaps not necessarily in the heart of the city or anywhere that even feels like a city at all. That might sound like it defeats the purpose of moving to London in the first place, but the beauty of this city is that you can have it both ways. Located within reasonable commuting distance of the city center for all the commerce and activity you require for work and play, Belsize Park apartments also provide you a haven when you need it yet supply enough recreation on their own.
A real treat of living in Belsize Park as well as neighboring Hampstead up the hill is the smaller shops and cafés lining the high street. Specialty grocery stores and health shops as well as boutiques and excellent restaurants can be found, and it’s a great place for star-spotting—Gwynneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are among quite a few celebrities who live here. Belsize Park apartments and houses are located on properly residential and tree-lined streets, and a dominant attraction of the area is Hampstead Heath, hundreds of hilly acres of fields, ponds, trees, and walking paths—it even houses a zoo and estate homes and features in several films for its serene beauty. An ideal location for families, pet owners, and lovers of the outdoors with its accessibility to nature and modern conveniences, Belsize Park truly is where you can have your sticky toffee pudding and eat it, too!
Nearest transport options will vary depending on where you’re searching for London apartments for rent, but in the Belsize Park vicinity, Belsize Park tube station services the Northern Line, as does Hampstead station up the road and Chalk Farm down the road. The Jubilee line can also be accessed at Swiss Cottage and Finchley to the west (the Metropolitan line also runs out of Finchley). For National Rail/London Overground options, Hampstead Heath and Finchley Road & Frognal stations are nearby (as is the West Hamstead Thameslink), and five bus routes run through Belsize Park itself. For as ideal a location as it is for biking, though, Belsize Park isn’t equipped with docking stations for Barclays cycle scheme, but these bike rentals can still get you as far north as Primrose Hill or Camden Town.
Finding Belsize Park Apartments
If you’ve narrowed down your search for London flats to the neighborhood of Belsize Park, your next step is to call or walk into lettings agency offices in that very neighborhood. It isn’t enough to pop into one anywhere in London, perhaps where you might be staying temporarily—agencies outside Belsize Park are only going to have listings in that immediate vicinity, not of Belsize Park apartments. Such is the wonderful, inefficient world of the London rentals market in which lettings agencies don’t share property listings with each other via a multiple listing system (MLS).
London Relocation is owned and operated by expatriates who were used to MLS in their home countries and desperately wished the UK had it when it came to making their own international relocations! As a result, we personally empathize with the difficulties you’re likely undergoing in searching for flats in London to live in, which is that much more stressful if you also need to work, perhaps raise a family, and focus on other priorities.
When there isn’t time to deal with smooth-talking dealmakers at agency after agency just to see the select properties that are actually a good fit for you, we’re on your side every step of the way to make sure you see 18 to 25 ideal Belsize Park apartments in only ONE day. We’ll further negotiate your lease to optimize your budget and will stick with you until you’re settled in comfortably and enjoying life again after moving to London.