Bankers Head To Bedford Park

Chiswick ranked amongst prime locations for city bonus spending

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'Sophisticated and fashionable' Chiswick is amongst the prime locations for bankers to spend their bonuses according to a property website.

According to Primelocation, which ranked Chiswick 11th out of the country's Top 20, if you were asked to design a fashionable and sophisticated village close to the heart of London, you’d find plenty of inspiration in Chiswick.

Jason Scott, of Faron Sutaria, said: “We’re getting a lot of interest from sellers at the moment, testing the market in advance of bonuses, and some interest from buyers.

“The big attraction here is the Bedford Park conservation area – beautiful, large family homes with a lot of cachet and prestige. The Norman Shaw houses are especially popular and often sell above asking price – we’ve had bankers come here and ask owners ‘how much do you want for it?’. They sell for up to £3.5m.

“We also get younger buyers – newly-weds for example – who maybe used to live in a trendier area like Clerkenwell or Bankside – who come to Chiswick for the more settled feel.

“They’re junior bankers, or lawyers who are not partners yet. They like Chiswick for the village vibe: it has a butcher, a fishmonger, wine bars, restaurants. They’re spending maybe £500,000-800,000 for three-bed terraces in places like the Glebe Estate."

Top 20 Hotspots where bankers buy homes

No.1: Chelsea, London, SW3
No.2: Kensington, London, W8
No.3: Knightsbridge, London, SW5
No.4: Mayfair, London, W1
No.5: Marylebone, London, W1
No.6: Notting Hill, London, W2
No.7: City & surrounds
No.8: Docklands/Canary Wharf
No.9: St Katherine's Dock, London, E1W
No.10: Fulham, West London, SW6
No.11: Chiswick, London, W4
No.12: Battersea, London, SW11
No.13: Wandsworth, London, SW18
No.14: Richmond, Middlesex, TW12
No.15: Wimbledon, London, SW19
No.16: Guildford towns, GU5, GU8
No.17: Candover Valley, Hampshire
No.18: Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15
No.19: Bridport, West Dorset
No.20: The Cotswolds

January 6, 2011


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