Local area guide

Living in Central London

Thinking about moving to Central London? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Central London

Why Central London is a good place to live

Living in Central London affords an undeniably captivating lifestyle, brimming with variety and vibrancy.

It's an area that offers a mix of bustling hubs, quaint residential streets , awe-inspiring historic landmarks and lively markets.

Central London is genuinely unmatched in terms of convenience, with excellent transport links to the rest of London and far-flung areas.

The city's iconic neighbourhoods include Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, King’s Cross and Marylebone among others, each with its own unique charm and allure.

Whether you're a fan of world-class museums, the buzzing literary scene, or crave gastronomical experiences at the multitude of superb restaurants, pubs, and cafes, moving to Central London is an invitation to live life to the full.

What's Central London famous for?

Central London is famous for many reasons, not least for its assortment of buildings that have become global icons.

The British Museum, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey are all synonymous with the city.

It's impossible to talk about Central London without acknowledging its world-renowned shopping destinations such as Harrods in Knightsbridge, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Carnaby Street and the boutiques of Marylebone.

Add to that its rich cultural history, with world class theatres, opera houses and top-tier museums and art galleries galore, there's so much to do in central London, the problem will be squeezing it all in.

Things to do in Central London

Embarking on life in Central London opens up a world of activities just waiting to be explored.

With an outstanding mix of diverse restaurants, from multiple Michelin-starred affairs to classic brunch cafes and coffee houses, London offers every cuisine you can think of.

Take part in seasonal masterclasses with award-winning chef Theo Randall or relax while enjoying the live music at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club.

Whether you love nightclubs or prefer a laugh at a comedy night in the heart of the West End, living in Central London leaves you spoilt for choice.

Don't forget to explore all the charming corners of Soho, Mayfair, West End, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Victoria, Holborn, and Euston for the complete Central London experience.

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Properties currently for sale in Central London

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Transport in Central London

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Central London.

Local connections

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Wembley Central
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Wembley Stadium
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
North Wembley
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
North Wembley
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Sudbury Town
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in Central London

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Central London.

Education in Central London

Ark Elvin Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Park Lane Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The Corner School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Elsley Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Central London

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  • Barrel & Corner

    Wembley, Middlesex, HA0

    Community boozer in the heart of Wembley.

  • J J Moons

    Wembley, London, HA9

    These premises were first acquired in 1973. At that time, the building accommodated William Perring & Co Ltd, House Furnishers, and had done so since at least 1932.

  • Arch

    Wembley, Middlesex, HA9

    Traditional Indian food has been widely appreciated for its fabulous use of herbs and spices and has been known for its large assortment of cooking styles and dishes from region to region.

  • Station 31

    Wembley, Middlesex, HA9

    Great decor and Atmosphere, delicious Indian food. 10 large screen tv's including one 80 inch TV. Dj nights every friday and Saturday til 2am. 5 min walk from wembley stadium.