London W1 offers some of London’s most sought after addresses

Known as West One or the West End, London W1 comprises of Mayfair, Marylebone and Soho, and offers some of London’s most sought-after addresses and a myriad of commercial and residential property rental and purchase options.

The area covered by the W1 postcode contains many of the city’s most prestigious locations – from the lavish flats of Mayfair to the world-renowned shops of Oxford Street and Regent Street, the lively restaurants of Chinatown and the buzzing nightlife of Soho.

The majority of the area was built by leading landowners in the 18th century and features some exceptional examples of Georgian architecture.

Soho features a number of excellent early Georgian houses, however the bulk of the Soho property market consists of flats, some above retail or commercial premises. Loft spaces are a quintessential feature of Soho living, and there are also a number of tower blocks where flats are occasionally available and eagerly snapped up.

Marylebone is lauded for its range of period architecture and chances to let or buy houses in the area are very limited. There are lots of options for renting apartments and studio flats and greater access to mansion blocks and serviced buildings than you will find in Soho.

At the top of the market in London W1 is Mayfair which offers exceptional standards of luxury property. The stock includes mansion apartments, state of the art lateral penthouse flats, grand Georgian townhouses and exceptional mews properties.

Property prices have tended to be cheaper in Soho, as unlike Mayfair and Marylebone, it has not been considered Prime Central London, however, this has been changing as Soho attracts buyers who believe the area is a sound investment with a lot of growth left in it.

Across the whole of London W1, there are a wide of opportunities available to rent properties on a short term basis for business or leisure purposes.

Whatever your property goals, whether you are seeking a commercial development project, looking to expand your buy to let portfolio or want a home for your family, Planet International’s central London team can help you to achieve them.