Five great reasons to rent in Queens Park
The small northwest London enclave of Queens Park is a well-known mecca for those in the media and creative industries as well as A-list celebrities who want to rent in Queens Park. People are drawn to the area because of its range of beautiful houses, its café culture, strong community feel, delights of the park, good schools and proximity to central London.
The streets around Queens Park are characterised by handsome, spacious late Victorian and Edwardian houses, perfect for the many families that flock there.
If you are looking to buy in Queens Park prices start from £500,000 for a one bedroom apartment and houses in the conservation area from £1,750,000. A terraced cottage in the Queens Park Estate would set you back around £800,000.
If you’re looking to rent in Queens Par, prices for flats in Queens Park start from around £275 per week for a one bedroom flat and £400 per week for a two bedroom flat. House prices in this area vary depending on location, but for the right price you can rent some stunning houses. To rent a four bedroom family house in Queens Park, prices start from around £800 per week with houses overlooking the park renting for as much as £1500-2000 per week.
Here’s our pick of the 5 best reasons to rent in Queens Park:
1. The Delights of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road
The diversity of local amenities in this area along with its strong community feel are some of the biggest draws for people looking to buy or rent a house in Queens Park. Queens Park is bookended by two vibrant high streets; Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road. Both streets boast an array of restaurants and boutiques similar to what you would find in Primrose Hill or Hampstead. If you are looking for a good meal then The Alice House and The Salusbury gastropubs come highly recommended. For fresh baked treats Gail’s bakery is the perfect place to stop or if you prefer to do your own cooking then the award winning Queens Park Farmers Market is definitely not to be missed!
2. Open space in the heart of the city
If you are a lover of open space but still want to live close to the city then look no further! The main feature of the area is Queens Park itself, named after Queen Victoria, with over 30 acres of open space including tennis courts, table tennis tables, children’s playground, paddling pool, pitch and putt course and small zoo. If you want to strike out further, Queens Park is also close to the wonderful Regents Park with its tennis club, sports pitches, beautiful gardens, charming houses and of course London Zoo! Queens Park is also convenient for quiet walks along the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal.
3. Excellent Transport links
Living in Queens Park has many benefits, one in particular being the excellent transport links in and out of the city. With two stations in Zone 2, Queens Park and Kensal Green are both on the Bakerloo line and London Overground with direct links to Euston and a journey time of around 20 minutes. Kilburn High Road and Brondesbury Park Stations are also on the Overground line and Kilburn Park is on the Bakerloo line. Queens Park is also conveniently located for easy access onto the M40, M1 and the North Circular Road – all are a ten minute drive.
4. Top-rated schools
Many families flock to Queens Park simply for its open space and large Edwardian and Victorian houses. However the reputation of local schools is another big draw. Queens Park has some fantastic schools which have been Ofsted graded from good to outstanding. For primary schools there is Queens Park Primary School, St Lukes Church of England Primary School and the Islamia Primary School which was established in 1983 by Yusuf Islam more commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens. Secondary schools include Queens Park Community School and nearby St Augustines Church of England High School. For a family looking to buy a flat or rent a house in Queens Park, the choice of quality schools is remarkable.
5. Famous Residents
Lots of celebrities live in Queens Park. A move to Queens Park could see you brushing shoulders with Daniel Craig. Sienna Miller, Jade Jagger, Thandie Newton or Lily Allen. Other notable residents include Alexandra Shulman, the Editor of Vogue, designer, Bill Amberg, and authors Zadie Smith and Sophie Dahl.
Associate Director – Lettings, North Kensington
6 July 2015