Where to Live in the UK for Glitz & Glamour -

the Most Expensive Streets in London

                        Living in London is affordable with the right advice!

         By: Ann Dinsdale, GMS - Senior Vice President 

Ann.Dinsdale@saunders1865.com

Two of England’s most popular areas to live for expats come at a high price: they contain the majority of the most expensive streets in the UK.  Together London and southeast England claim 13 out of 20 of the top spots.

The good news is that even these beautiful areas are attainable for those with the right relocation support.  At a time of falling rents in London, a renter needs a tough negotiator on their side that can spot the best value homes in these prized neighbourhoods and negotiate the best deal for the tenant.

Topping the list is Grosvenor Crescent in Belgravia (not to be confused with Grosvenor Street in Mayfair, the former home of the U.S. Embassy a quick 15 minute walk away).  Recent lettings along Grosvenor Crescent have come in at a jaw-dropping

  • £21,667/month or £5,000/week for a 2 bedroom;
  • £51,783/month or £11,950/week for a 3 bedroom; and
  • £34,667/month or £8,000/week for a 4 bedroom.

The Crescent spans from Duke of Wellington Place to Belgrave Square and primarily has large flats versus houses.  

Just down the street (pun intended) is last year’s most expensive street, Eaton Square.  There are rentals currently on the market here at 15,167 pcm (£3,500 pw) and £19,933 pcm (£4,600 pw).

Not only was Eaton Square lived in by Prime Minsters Neville Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin and Margaret Thatcher, but also by superstar actors, Sean Connery and Roger Moore.

All of London’s most expensive streets are, unsurprisingly, in the Boroughs of Westminster or Kensington & Chelsea.

Couples renting home in UK If city life doesn’t suit you, southeast England is big on the most expensive street list.  Surrey in particular dominates.  Weybridge is home to East Road, West Road and Cavendish Road; Leatherhead has Queen’s Drive and Leys Road; Virginia Water has Gorse Hill Road; and Cobham — home to Chelsea football club training ground — has Icklingham Road.

There’s no need to spend an arm and a leg renting a home on these expensive streets if you’re moving to the UK.  There are many properties available in London and southeast England to fit every budget, personality and need.  The best thing to do is get good local advice, support and representation from the UK’s only specialist in providing VIP home finding services.

To arrange a free consultation with one of my team use this contact form

Not the easiest relocation in more ways than one. Saunders 1865 has done a tremendous job keeping things positive and on track. Love the company and thanks for helping us through the many challenges of moving across the pond.


Aaron Gardiner, Toronto