They are some of London’s prettiest streets. A combination of glorious gardens combined with gorgeous architecture in central London locations. We have scoured Marylebone, Connaught Village and across Hyde Park, to find streets that standout for their beauty and architecture. Here are our top 10 homes for sale or to let on London’s prettiest streets
Bathurst Mews, London W2
Horses and carriages were the original occupants of London’s mews, and Bathurst is the only one that retains that link with the past. It is still home to stables and the horses trot in and out to exercise in Hyde Park. So, if you want that rural charm within the city, consider this lovely terraced cottage. Beautifully renovated, it has three double bedrooms, a cinema room and a garage. It is on the market for £3.15m.
Hyde Park Gardens, London W2
With views over Hyde Park, this grand terrace is one of the finest and prettiest in London. The white townhouses, their stuccoed frontages intricate as icing on a wedding cake, face south onto manicured gardens, and this five-bedroom apartment has been recently modernised. It covers the second, third, fourth and fifth floors of one of these Grade II listed period buildings. It is on the market for £15m.
Connaught Street, London W2
If you love the bustle of city cafes and boutiques, Connaught Street is for you. The properties along the street are classic Georgian properties with large windows, many with sophisticated shops on the ground floor. This third-floor flat has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and the building has a lift. It is on the market for £1m.
Connaught Square, London W2
Connaught Square contrasts with the buzz of nearby Oxford Street. This calm oasis is right at the heart of things and benefits from extremely good transport links. Residents can use the lovely communal gardens at the centre of the square, and they hold a garden party every summer. So, it’s a great place to meet the neighbours, which include former prime minister Tony Blair and TV personality Claudia Winkleman. This smart townhouse comes with its attached mews property, giving you two for the price of one – although that price tag is £10.25m.
Montagu Square, London W1H
This is another pretty garden square which has been home to a succession of famous people over the years. Ringo Starr had the basement flat at No34, and when he left, Jimi Hendrix moved in. Later John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived there for a few months soon after they met. The 19th century novelist Anthony Trollope lived at No 39 and the writer Ted Hughes stayed at No 13 for a while in 1952. This three-bedroom triplex apartment is part of one of the elegant townhouses. It overlooks the cute mews cottages to the rear of the terrace and is for sale for £3.295m.
Lancaster Mews, London W2
This is a quaint cobbled backwater close to Hyde Park and to local shops on Craven Terrace. The cottages are mainly brick painted white; dotted here and there along the street are others sporting pastel colours. An air of civility pervades. This three-bedroom house is very bright and modern, with open plan living areas and a large integral garage. It is on the market for £2.95m.
Beaufort Gardens, London SW3
This wide boulevard of elegant townhouses offers tree-lined parking along the middle, giving it a very French air. In-fact it is just off the busy Brompton Road. It’s a no-through road, which adds to its quiet charm. This two-bedroom duplex covers the two lower floors of one of the mansions. It has two reception rooms, a separate kitchen and a small garden. It can be rented for £995 a week (long let only).
Devonshire Mews, London W1G
This little cobbled mews, open both ends, albeit through a narrow entrance, is a charming hotchpotch of styles and colours. Close to Marylebone Road and Regent’s Park, it’s handy for the Tube and buses. This third-floor apartment has two double bedrooms and is available to rent for £735 a week (long let only).
Kensington Gardens Square, London W2
This is the London of Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady. A gracious square of tasteful terraces in all their Georgian splendour, with pillars and porches, overlooking a leafy central garden. Here’s a compact, one-bedroom flat to rent on the lower ground floor for £580 a week (long let only). A real bargain basement entry into such an elegant and exclusive world!
Wilmington Square, London WC1X
This rather lovely square just off Farringdon Road was built in the early 19th century on land known as Spa Fields. This had been a place of gathering just after the Napoleonic Wars for great assemblies of people supporting universal suffrage –100 years before the famous Suffragettes, at a time when only a few property-owning males had the vote. And our vote goes to this three-bedroom apartment, which comes with a private patio and costs £1.35m.