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Property Investment in London: A Guide to Kensington & Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most sought-after areas for property investment in London. This exclusive borough is revered worldwide for its atmosphere, upbeat local lifestyle and culture. From its historic museums and high-end fashion outlets to its parks and concert halls, Kensington and Chelsea offer exceptionally strong demand for residential property, and making a property investment here can be a rewarding endeavour. Below, we provide an area guide to Kensington and Chelsea and discuss the benefits of investing in property at Royal Warwick Square, a luxury development by St. Edward, a proud member of the Berkeley Group.

The location: a gateway to the classical London way of life

Due to its outstanding infrastructure, convenient local and international connectivity, endless leisure spots, world-class education institutions and more, it’s not hard to see why so many people choose to purchase property within the capital. And where better to own real estate than in one of the most prestigious and desirable residential districts in the city? The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, a popular area for the city's upper class, boasts enchanting neighbourhoods such as Nottinghill, Holland Park and Earl’s Court, and makes the perfect place for buyers seeking a good buy-to-let property or seeking a new home.

Discovering Kensington and Chelsea’s exciting attractions

London offers an endless variety of high-end shopping destinations, cultural landmarks and upscale restaurants. Kensington High Street and Kings Road will excite the shopping enthusiasts while offering diners the option to explore the plethora of Michelin-star restaurants and cafes serving tantalising international cuisine. A short distance away, the Victoria & Albert Museum is a highly regarded cultural institution that beckons visitors and locals to explore history. Kensington Palace and Gardens is another notable destination worth mentioning in this scenic borough.

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Traveling in London and beyond

With superb connectivity throughout Europe, London is considered a world city for a reason. London boasts great public transport infrastructure, making it the ideal destination from where to travel, work and live as a preferred gateway to the rest of the world.

Excellent educational institutions at arm’s length

London is highly acclaimed for its renowned schools and tertiary institutions, attracting many international students from all over the world to study within its borders. London sports two of the top 20 universities in the world—as per the 2020 World University Rankings—namely Imperial College and University College London.

Property investment in London can offer a great return on investment opportunities for investors due to the city’s exceptional attractions, destinations and scenic residential neighbourhoods.

Considering Royal Warwick Square for property investment in London

Those interested in investing in residential property in the London cityscape will be drawn to the 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments at Royal Warwick Square in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Investors will be pleased with the house price growth estimation of 25% between 2021- 2025 as forecasted by Knight Frank, one of the world’s leading independent real estate consultancies with headquarters in London. Additionally, Knight Frank has predicted the apartments at Royal Warwick Square are forecast to see rental yields of up to 4.18%, showing an excellent return on investment. All apartments are ready to move in, making it a dream investment.

Royal Warwick Square offers a traditional tranquil garden square, with its 1- and 2-bedroom luxury apartments offering access to premium onsite facilities and services while being close to some of the world’s most prized landmarks. The apartments are suited to young professionals, families and investors looking to reside or invest within an upmarket district in London.

An estimated 11 minutes away from the world-renowned luxury department store, Harrods, Royal Warwick Square is situated in Zone 1 and travel options are endless. Kensington High Street Underground is within walking distance and connects you to the extensive London Underground network. Gatwick, London City and Heathrow airports are also within reach, with St Pancras International taking you to Paris via the Eurostar in approximately 3 hours. Business professionals can look forward to Royal Warwick Square’s easy access to London’s business hub. Various other public and private schools, universities, and colleges are also easily accessible from Royal Warwick Square via public transport or private travel.

With its location being a notable advantage, this development ticks even more boxes due to its outstanding onsite facilities exclusive to residents. Fitness fanatics will get to enjoy its well-equipped gymnasium, with entertainment and leisure facilities including a private cinema, and a leisure suite comprising a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Nature lovers can unwind in the enchanting landscaped courtyards and gardens, with an exclusive 24-hour concierge service also available to residents. Secure private parking is also available through separate negotiations.

About Berkeley Middle East, Africa and India

Berkeley Group MEA and India provides easy access to a broad portfolio of best-in-class UK properties and offers local expertise to those looking to invest in this region. Our local team of experts speak Arabic and English and understands the needs of their clients and partners. From our office based in Downtown Dubai, we offer face-to-face support to our clients and partners across the Middle East, Africa and India to ensure an exceptional purchasing experience.

Developers of Royal Warwick Square

St Edward is a proud member of the Berkeley Group of companies. It shares the values and vision of the Group to deliver high property standards through quality construction, luxury landscaping, superior facilities, and premium interiors designed by CID Interieur. Driven by a commitment to optimize the locality of where the build is situated, St Edward, as a part of the Berkeley Group, strives  to uphold true London heritage through the Royal Warwick Square development.