In Congestion Zone:No – 0.9 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Permits & Meters.  No significant traffic trouble spots.
Ethnicity Bias:None
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity, University
Per 1000 population363106
Yield Range:4.6% - 11.4%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat110,000190,0001602707.4%7.6%
1 bed flat155,000300,0002104607.0%8.0%
2 bed flat235,000500,00030011006.6%11.4%
2 bed house420,000675,0004106254.8%5.1%
3 bed house560,0001,000,0005009004.6%4.7%
Valuations above the London average by:74.7% (£422,560)
ActualLondon Average
Capital growth last 12 months:126.6%19%
Capital growth last 48 months:191.2%89%


Paddington.  District, Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City Lines (Zone 1) – 15 mins to Oxford Circus.  Mainline Station to Heathrow in 15 mins and direct line to major areas on M4 corridor.
Demand For Letting:Excellent
Average void period:3 days

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Out of 10:743
Summary:Very affordable!  Forget its image and think of its potential.
Sought After Streets:Edgware Rd, West End Quay, Hermitage St & West End Quay.


Now this is not the prettiest part of London (bedsit city) and has been considered to be the ‘wrong’ side of Hyde Park – but this is all about to change.  The Paddington Regeneration Partnership are committed to building a new sub-city which will include new bridges and loads of cafes, restaurants and bars.  Paddington is now one of central London's major regeneration opportunities. A number of developments are planned in the area by developers, investment companies and transport interests.  In all its expected to total 8 million sq ft of built environment, including homes, offices, hotel, retail and leisure development equivalent in size to Canary Wharf.

Its location is not easily matched.  It’s right next to the west end, next to the A40 for easy exit from London and a train station that has lines to numerous locations around the UK.  Because of its slightly rundown appearance prices are affordable compared to Knightsbridge and Belgravia – and it’s highly regarded as the next best thing to Kensington and Notting Hill Gate.  I am not alone in this thinking.  The development of Paddington Basin has seen large household names locate (or about to locate) their head quarters here.

There is a big housing development planned to be completed by 2005 and an expansion of St Marys hospital which will create an influx of residents and workers which will contribute to the housing demands in the future.  There will always be demand for clean 1&2 bed flats from the young professional sector who work in London as well as people who work at the M4 corridor areas wishing to still live in London.

Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Alexander Gordon & Co1 Craven Terrace, Paddington, London, W2 3QD020 7402
The London Mews Company Ltd37-41 Sussex Place, Paddington, London, W2 2TH020 7402
Alliance Residential183 Praed Street, Paddington, London, W2 1RH020 7706
Kenwood Estates23 Spring Street, Paddington, London, W2 1JA020 7402
Granvilles9 Spring Street, Paddington, London, W2 3RA020 7402
Capital Agencies Ltd86 Bishops Bridge Rd,
W2 6BB
020 7727 4000
Compass Real Estate6 Star St,
W2 1QD
020 7262 7233
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Behr & Butchoff105 St John’s Wood Terrace, London, NW8 6PL020 7722
Marsh & Parsons26 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3HY020 7243
Knight Frank298 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2PS020 7229
Venus Property Services175 Queensway, London, W2 5HL020 7792 4020
SWO & Co34a Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH020 7792 8123
Go Native Ltd26, Westbourne Grove
W2 5RH
020 7221 2028