When searching for a new home in a region as large and diverse as London it is important to properly break it down. Postcode districts are a good way to do this, allowing you to split everything into manageable sections while allowing for quick emphasis when necessary. However some, like the SW region can be complex but we are here to help.
The South Western region of London (SW) was one of the original London postcode areas and currently has twenty-eight separate districts, with them being the SW1 and its spin-offs to SW20. There is also the SW99 postcode that is used for PO boxes and direct marketing and by businesses rather than representing its own location. All of these separate codes were introduced to make street signs and mail delivery better and as an effort to improve navigation and transport. The SW1-10 codes encompass parts London and SW11-20 cover sections of the Battersea district. The Boroughs included within SW are Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Richmond upon Thames, Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon and Merton.
The SW1 code is used for Whitehall, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Gate, Buckingham Palace, Eaton Square, Victoria Station, Pimlico, Vauxhall Bridge, Sloane Square, Chelsea Bridge, Belgravia, Kings Road, St. James's and parts of Knightsbridge. Most of these are within the Borough of Westminster but some fall into the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. SW1 is bordered by the SW3, SW6, SW7, W1, W2 and WC2 areas, with SE1 and SE11 on the other side of the Thames. This means that Chelsea, Mayfair, Kennington Lambeth and many more are all close by.
The area is in the centre of London and so houses prices are expectedly high. Flats start at around £625,900 for one bedroom and increase for each additional bedroom, with the maximum being roughly £7,951,000 for five. Houses start as high as about £2,155,800 for one bedroom and go all the way up to approximately £7,403,000.
There is a wide range of housing available here that includes fancy apartments in St. James's, mansions, flats and modern homes in Westminster, conversions and 1950s homes in Pimlico, grand homes in Belgravia and flats and terraced stucco housing in Knightsbridge. Nearby landmarks include excellent architectural buildings the Banqueting House and Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, which is a masterpiece church and not far from the previously mentioned buildings. Parliament is based in the SW1 area, as is the House of Lords and House of Commons. Westminster Hall and the Jewel Tower, the sole surviving structures from the Great Fire of London, are open to visit. Buckingham Palace is surely the most well known structure in the area and is close by to St. James's Palace.
SW1 isn't all landmarks, it is also a top spot for night clubs and many other social places to visit. There is an abundance of top stores, restaurants, pubs theatres and even markets here. The National Gallery, one of the finest art galleries museums in the world is in SW1, as is the equally spectacular Tate. There are a many open spaces such as St. James's Park, Victoria Tower Gardens and Green Park.
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