Some parts of London are obviously popular. The leafy suburbs of Highgate and Hampstead are in constant demand while the upmarket streets of Notting Hill and Chelsea are pretty dreamy.
However, there’s plenty of hidden gems in and around London.
According to research from property website Rightmove Uxbridge has been named one of the most desirable parts of London to move to in the last year.
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Research shows searches for the West London area have risen a dramatic 84 percent.
So why are people flocking to Uxbridge?
Great Transport links
Uxbridge is incredibly well connected to central London. Uxbridge Underground Station is on both the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines meaning residents can get across London in no time.
It takes 40 minutes to get into central London from Uxbridge and residents can reach areas of West London such as Ealing and Hammersmith in under 20 minutes.
Beautiful green spaces
Uxbridge and its surrounding area is a hub of green space. There’s so many ways to get out and about in the fresh air at no cost.
Langley Park is particularly lovely if you want to enjoy the beautiful flowers in its Temple gardens.
There are over 200km of rivers and canals as well as over 60 lakes at the nearby Colne Valley Regional Park which ties London to the surrounding countryside.
The Park is the perfect setting for an Autumn or Winter walk.
It’s even got a beach
That’s right London’s got beaches too. Uxbridge residents can walk or hop on the bus for a sunbath at Ruislip Lido.
Sadly you can not swim in the water but residents can enjoy the tranquillity of the water and build sand castles on the water’s edge.
The Grand Union Canal is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day in Uxbridge.
Residents can walk, run or cycle along the canal and enjoy picturesque sights.
Walk or cycle along the Grand Union Canal to get in some exercise and enjoy the picturesque sights.
There are plenty of pubs on route to stop at and for residents who are feeling particularly bold, you can cycle as far up as Oxford or Leicester.
There’s some interesting locals
You never know who you might pub into at an event in Uxbridge. Even the Prime Minister is known to attend open mic nights in the area.
The prime minister’s constituency has been home to some impressive celebrities including Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis and the father of English pantomime John Rich.
Award winning pubs and restaurants
Uxbridge has some incredible pubs and restaurants. Residents can enjoy a riverside drink at the Watersedge Canal Cottages pub, the bustling Old Orchard or cosy away at Whelan’s.
Barracuda and Stoby’s Fish and Chip Shop are both awarding winning chippies and there’s a diverse range of restaurants across the region.