By Anton Constantinou
Looking for somewhere special to stay in London on your next business trip? Many of the city’s streets are among some of the richest in the world, with a longstanding reputation for glitz and glamour. On them lie mansions, penthouses, stately homes and, of course, serviced apartments. Our corporate offering in London spans more than 800 properties, including residential developments and mixed-use buildings. Narrowing down that focus, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the best aparthotels in London’s most exclusive postcodes:
W8 – Kensington
The W8 postcode broadly covers Kensington, an affluent area well known for its millionaire residents. At its centre lies the popular shopping area, Kensington High Street and, just off it, Kensington Palace: a royal residence tucked away inside the beautiful Kensington Gardens. Milestone Apartments find a home in Kensington Court, minutes from High Street Kensington station. They come with a flawless five star rating and include a Bentley limousine car service, treatment room and 24-hour on-site butler.
SW1X – Belgravia
Borrowing its name from the Duke Westminster’s second title, Viscount Belgrave, Belgravia has royal roots dating back as far as the early 1800s. The white stuccoed houses and terraces of Belgrave Square and Eaton Square make this one of London’s most fashionable areas. It’s located to the south west of Buckingham Palace and sits within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Also sharing the SW1X postcode is Knightsbridge, famous for the luxury department store, Harrods. Unwind in the style at the ideally located Chesham Court. This mid-Victorian mansion has a secure entry system and features studio, one, two and three bedroom units.
SW7 – South Kensington
Citadines South Kensington Apartments
South Kensington is London’s museum district. It’s where you’ll find the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. Other institutions in the area include the Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College. Expats are particularly drawn to the number of top international schools nearby. Given the opportunity, most of us would love to live here, especially seeing as South Kensington covers some of the most outstanding real estate on the planet. Close to all the main attractions and a short walk from Hyde Park is Citadines South Kensington Apartments: a sophisticated aparthotel boasting on-site parking and access to a business corner.
W1J – Mayfair (South)
23 Hertford Street Apartment
While not an official area in itself, Mayfair South attracts attention for its designer shops and boutiques, including Holland and Holland and Stella McCartney. It’s also brimming with commercial activity, owing to the hedge funds and real estate businesses that hide behind old residential facades. Recent findings put the average property price in Mayfair South at £1,019,992, which goes to explain the wealthy homeowners in the neighbourhood. 23 Hertford Street Apartment are an excellent choice for anyone looking to stay in Mayfair South, as they offer corporate serviced accommodation close to Charing Cross railway station. Hyde Park Corner tube station is also a five minute walk away. The two bedroom apartments available at this property feature spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens and balcony access.
W1K – Mayfair (North)
Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living
Over to the north of Mayfair sits the U.S. Embassy and Grosvenor Square: a large garden square, only a couple of minutes’ walk from Bond Street tube station. Top restaurants sharing the W1K postcode include Le Gavroche, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, and Nobu London – which serves up some of the best fusion cuisine in the capital. Local residents have Oxford Street right on their doorstep, while Piccadilly Circus can be reached in less than 25 minutes by foot. Park Lane, which runs through the area, has a truly outstanding aparthotel on it overlooking Hyde Park Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living offer an impressive choice of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. Amenities include a restaurant, bar and free fitness centre with spa treatments. 24-hour room service is also available.