United over 32 districts and an area of 1,572km sq, even locals can feel daunted at times by its sheer size. Yet what makes it seem so vast is London’s superb transport network, enabling its 9 million residents to hop around with relative ease –there’s little excuse not to visit that friend or new restaurant opening on the other side of town.
Where possible, Londoners love to travel by foot, exploring the endless parks and green spaces that take up half of the city and make London one of the most verdant capitals in the world. Fast-paced and ever-changing, it’s this connection with nature that provides a welcome balance to Big City Life. Here, residents enjoy the best of London’s attractions – from first class museums to the finest Michelin starred restaurants– while recharging with strolls in Hyde Park or swims in the lakes on Hampstead Heath.
A mecca for cultural lovers, the city boasts a non-stop roster designed to educate and entertain – from intimate music halls to stadiums, world-class theatres of the West-end to Opera Houses and galleries. Alongside cultural institutions like the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery, the city teems with smaller art galleries showing some of the world’s best up-and-coming talent.
Explore London and you’ll soon find that the city is really a patchwork of small villages, each with their individual character and quirks. From the charming pastel-tones of Notting Hill to the trendy East-End, South Kensington’s glamorous terraced houses to up-and-coming property developments along the South Bank, when it comes to buying property in London, there is truly a perfect fit for everyone.