Eye on Westminster

18 May 2018

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    As prestigious global addresses go, no city can compete with London. It is not just the up-and-coming regeneration areas of London that offer attractive prospects for investors either, but also traditional favourites like Westminster.

    Lying on the North Bank of the River Thames, the City of Westminster represents the historical foundation of the United Kingdom. Home to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster Palace, its presence is iconic to the London Skyline. The borough has been dubbed as one of London’s star investment postcodes, taking over Knightsbridge and Chelsea as prices in Knightsbridge have reached an average of £6M. Well connected to the financial district and world class education institutions, the City of Westminster is positioned as a bright spark for international investors.

    Often overlooked is the contemporary London life and attractions that thrives alongside Westminster's doorsteps to history. Encapsulating over 21.3 square kilometers, there is a great deal more to the borough than the chimes of Big Ben, and these reasons are contributing to its ever growing residential population.

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    Food

    For the discerned foodie, located between Charing Cross and the Houses of Parliament is the Northall restaurant. Take in the grandeur of the former government buildings owned by the Ministry of Defence while you indulge in modern British Cuisine prepared using seasonally sourced ingredients.

    Feeling more eclectic? A stone’s throw away from Victoria Station is the buzzing addition to the area -  Nova Food, Shake Shack, Timmy Green and Hai Cenato are only a some of the 17 easy dining options that caters to all taste buds.

    Tucked away in nearby Soho, Bob Bob Ricard is an establishment that encapsulates the high octane glamour dining with the cosiness of British and Russian comfort food. Its art decor interior is a nod to the roaring twenties and the “Press for Champagne” button in every dining booth is a stellar combination that makes for an authentic experience. Book in advance and mind the champagne button.

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    Education
    London School of Economics, King’s College and Chelsea Art College are leading institutions within walking distance of Millbank. Located within the precinct of Westminster Abbey is the famed Westminster school. An historical independent day and boarding school, the institution has one of the highest Oxbridge acceptance rates and boasts an impressive alumni list. A.A Milne, Henry Purcel and seven former Prime Ministers are some of many notable figures who pursued and developed their passions in the classes of the school while looking out onto Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Westminster school accepts international students, with approximately 20 attending the sixth form.

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    Connectivity

    The tube stations of Westminster, St James’s Park and Victoria serve the borough through the District and Circle line, and makes for a convenient journey to Canary Wharf. A mere 10 minutes to Oxford Circus, the borough is perfectly positioned to make the most of London life.

    On a spring or summer’s day, the Barclays Bikes (known to Londoner’s as the “Boris Bikes!” is the best way to enjoy the picturesque parks of St James Park, St Johns Park, Victoria Tower Gardens South.

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    Arts & Culture

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    London has established itself as one of the art world’s epicenters and a resident of Westminster is perfectly positioned to immerse themselves in the multitude of options available. A mere 8 minutes walk away is the Tate Britain; home to British art dating back to the Tudors.

    Contemporary art enthusiasts can venture on a 6 minute tube ride to Sloane Square and visit the Saatchi Gallery. To get a glimpse into the work place and headquarters of Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War 2, a visit to the Churchill War Rooms is a must.

     

    And more…

    The borough of Westminster captures the essence of London as a place for long term investment. It is a metropolitan city that is proud of its historical roots. London will continue to benefit from the stability of the common law and its leading position as a global educational hub.

    One of the most exciting residential projects in Westminster is 9 Millbank by St Edward Homes. This flagship development on the River Thames showcases the height of British luxury and style, surrounded by some of the world's most iconic landmarks. Paying homage to its elegant surroundings, the Goddard Littlefair’s interiors marries creativity and perfectionism. For residents of 9 Millbank, the elegant metropolis is at their doorstep.

     

    Living room of one of the apartment units at Millbank Quarter

     

    9 Millbank is at the epicentre of Westminster

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