If youíre looking for a new place to live then London and itís surrounding area should leave you spoilt for choice. Itís a vast area with much to see, do and experience and it is the perfect place to start a new life in a new home. If you havenít chosen where to live or you just want more information then you should get to know the W or Western and Paddington postcode area. The region start within the centre of London and goes west along the River Thames. It is responsible for a number of Boroughs, with is covering all of Westminster as well as Camden, Kensington & Chelsea, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent.
Like all London postcode districts the W group was broken down into several small subsection. There are currently twenty-six of these for W and all have the post town address of LONDON. The codes go from W1 to W14 but the former was split further into many extra sections from W1A to W1H, and including W1J, W1K, W1S to W1U and W1W. These subdivisions have been created from the early 20th century to improve the quality of mail delivery and street signs as well as making navigation more accurate.
The W1B area is responsible for Portland Street and Regent Street in Westminster. The house prices here are some of the most expensive in London, which isnít surprising given itís central location. Flats range from £614,000 to £3,592,300 for one and six bedrooms each, with a three bedroom flat costing in the middle at £2,374,100. Houses start on average at £2,808,404 for a single room, increasing to £2,653,800 for three bedrooms and peaking at around £7,687,500 six bedrooms. The surrounding area is made up of W2, SW1, WC1, WC2 and NW1 meaning that Bayswater, Belgravia, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Camden Town are close by.
Being the home of Regent Street makes W1B one of the major shopping centres in Londonís West End. It was planed by architect John Nash and named after George IV. Every building here is Listed at Grade II or higher. All Soulís Church is the oldest building here being the only original structure remaining. Itís Sundays services attract around 2,500 people each week. There are numerous stores here including the first Apple shop in Europe, the recently re-launched Superdry, Hollister Co./Gilly Hicks, fashion retailer The Sting, Dickens & Jones department store, Hamleys toy shop and Liberty department store that played a part in the Art nouveau and Arts and Craft movement styles. Broadcasting House is also here and is the headquarters for the BBC. The Cafť Royal was here and stood as a staple in Londonís high society. The Paris Theatre hold various performances, with popular rock bands performing there regularly. The Oxford Circus Tube Station, one of the busiest underground stops in London, is located. There are regular events held with the most famous being the annual Christmas lights displays.
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