Submitted by: John Alcorn
Whether it’s a substantial family residence in arguably the world’s most cultured capital, or a pied- -terre in Central London for business, properties for sale and to rent in Hyde Park are as coveted as they come.
Hyde Park: at London’s heart
There are few places in London more central than Hyde Park. As a location it is a short stroll from Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Marylebone and the fantastic museums off Cromwell Road in Kensington. The beautiful streets, enclaves and mews attract an international clientele drawn in by the close proximity to London’s social, business and retail centres of excellence. Hyde Park’s setting means it never falls out of favour, earning it a reputation as a ‘safe haven’ for buyers/investors looking for sound long-term prospects.
A Royal Park of the highest orde
Hyde Park itself is one of eight parks with Royal status. Spanning over 350 acres and home to famous landmarks such as Speakers’ Corner, the Serpentine Lake and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park is one of London’s most visited attractions. The park fell into Royal hands in 1536, when Henry VIII acquired the land from the monks of Westminster Abbey. Over the years it has witnessed scenes of jubilation, contemplation and protest, and it remains a focal point for activity today. From the Serpentine art gallery to the rock concerts that fill the park with sound during the summer months, Hyde Park is a social whirl throughout the year.
Property for sale or to rent in Hyde Park
Choosing to live in Hyde Park is not for the feint hearted. It’s central location and world-recognised address carries with it a premium, and it’s quite normal for even the smallest of properties to fetch in excess of 1 million. What more could you expect when Harrods is your corner shop?
Hyde Park neighbourhoods, such as Connaught Village, Bayswater, Lancaster Gate and Westbourne Grove, are awash with prime – and sometimes palatial – residences that have always found favour with the jet set. It was a somewhat discreet property market quietly minding its own business until One Hyde Park – with its 86 residences starting from around 20 million – burst onto the London real estate scene. It brought with it the head-turning hallmark style of developers Candy & Candy and ensured that Hype Park competed with the world’s most enviable addresses. Those properties for sale and to rent in Hyde Park that enjoy park views understandably command upper tier values, as do top floor apartments and penthouse that boast the most stunning views across Central London.
Hyde Park estate agents say the most favoured property for sale in Hyde Park is a sprawling apartment in one of the immaculate white stucco-fronted buildings found at The Lancasters, Lancaster Gate, Lancaster Parkside and Hyde Park Square. Set over numerous floors and often with staff quarters and leisure complexes, these residences offer utmost luxury combined with high levels of security. Also in demand are the Grade II listed Georgian townhouses in Connaught Square and the loft-style converted mews in Bayswater.
If you decide to consider Hyde Park when buying a new home or finding a property to rent closer to the City, remember there are local estate agents specialising in Hyde Park and the surrounding areas of West London who can advise on the best addresses to look for and help you find the right property for your requirements.
About the Author: John Alcorn is a Central London property advisor, writing about the latest news on property for sale in Hyde Park, Regent s Park, Marylebone and the NW1, by researching the latest property market trends with leading estate agents in Central London and North West London (