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Queen’s Park: A hidden gem of North-West London

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Welcome to Queen’s Park, one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods in Zone 2 that has become increasingly popular with homebuyers and investors. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, this charming area in North-West London offers a peaceful oasis with a strong sense of community spirit, making it an ideal place to call home.

Queen's Park: A Hidden Gem of North-West London

Located just four miles away from central London, Queen’s Park shares its borders with the Boroughs of Brent and the City of Westminster. The vibrant neighbourhoods of Willesden and West Hampstead are to the North, whereas to the South, you will find the lively areas of North Kensington and Notting Hill. Kilburn lies to the East, and the picturesque Kensal Green to the West.

The main attraction of Queen’s Park is undoubtedly the park that shares its name. The park was named in honour of Queen Victoria when she visited the Royal Agricultural Show hosted there in July 1879. Fast forward to the present, and this green space has blossomed into a 30-acre parkland at the heart of the community.

Embracing its rich heritage, Queen’s Park Day is celebrated annually in September, evoking a sense of nostalgia reminiscent of a classic country fair. Attendees can revel in the timeless charm of donkey rides, indulge in friendly competitions showcasing delectable cakes and jams, and savour an assortment of cuisine at street food stalls.

Excellent transport & connectivity

Queen’s Park residents enjoy excellent transport and connectivity options. With the Queen’s Park and Kensal Green stations conveniently located on the Bakerloo line, commuting to Central London is a breeze, taking just 15-20 minutes. Additionally, a quick Overground train ride from Queen’s Park to Euston takes only 12 minutes.

For even more accessibility, nearby Overground stations such as Kensal Rise, Brondesbury Park, and Brondesbury provide direct connections to popular destinations like Richmond, Hampstead, and Islington. For those venturing further afield, nearby Paddington station offers extensive links across the UK. To enhance convenience, bus routes along Chamberlayne Road and Kilburn High Road connect residents to various key locations in the city, ensuring seamless connectivity.

Things to do in Queen’s Park

Whether you’re seeking culinary delights, culture, or simply a place to relax and enjoy nature, Queen’s Park and its thriving neighbourhood have something for everyone.

Shopping Paradise: For shopping enthusiasts, Salusbury Road, between Queen’s Park and Brondesbury Park, is home to well known establishments such as Provenance Village Butcher, Queen’s Park Bookshop, and the stylish clothing store, Ediit. Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise is another popular shopping destination with boutique outlets, including the acclaimed florist Scarlet & Violet, wine specialists Rise & Vine, and the trendy gift shop Verandah.

Sports & Leisure: The massive park is a hub of leisure and recreation with six state-of-the-art all-weather tennis courts, a pitch and putt course, a small petting zoo and a paddling pool.

Vibrant Farmers’ Market: Every Sunday, the grounds of Salusbury Primary School host the bustling Farmer’s Market. This popular market offers a selection of food and drink stalls, along with independent vendors selling top-quality produce.

Annual Book Festival: Literary enthusiasts will delight in the Queen’s Park Book Festival, an annual event held in the park itself. This festival celebrates the area’s rich literary history and showcases established and emerging authors, poets, artists, and actors, creating a cultural experience for everyone.

Attractive property landscape

Queen’s Park not only provides a serene environment making it an idyllic haven for families, but it also boasts an array of amenities that cater to various lifestyles. It’s no wonder that the area has become a favoured choice for students attending prestigious London universities. The increasing popularity of Queen’s Park has also translated into fantastic rental yields for property owners, making it an attractive investment opportunity.

One of the noteworthy developments in the vicinity is North West Quarter, a prime park-facing project adjacent to Maida Vale. This exceptional development offers a sought after location, with prestigious addresses like St John’s Wood, Paddington, Notting Hill, and Bayswater just a quick 10-minute cycle ride away.

With an estimated completion date in Autumn 2024, landlords at North West Quarter can expect impressive rental yields of up to 5.5%. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment stands at £2,300, while two-bedroom homes command £3,200. This represents an exciting opportunity for investors to capitalise on the thriving rental market.

Queen's Park: A Hidden Gem of North-West London
Queen's Park: A Hidden Gem of North-West London
Queen's Park: A Hidden Gem of North-West London
Queen's Park: A Hidden Gem of North-West London
Queen's Park: A Hidden Gem of North-West London

Moreover, North West Quarter is set to benefit from a community-led regeneration initiative. Residents will enjoy enhanced amenities, including a new public plaza, medical centre, pharmacy, supermarket, local gym, and a multitude of shops and cafes. This holistic approach to urban planning ensures that residents have access to a comprehensive range of conveniences right on their doorstep.

Whether you are seeking a peaceful suburban neighbourhood or a lucrative investment opportunity, Queen’s Park provides the perfect combination of comfort and convenience. Do get in touch with us to start your London property investment journey.

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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.