There are seven different boroughs in the sub region called West London, which is not to be confused with the West End. The West End is London’s famous theatre district, whereas West London is the area west of Charing Cross that includes some of London’s most fashionable and exclusive neighbourhoods, like Notting Hill, as well as some quite affordable places to live. It is also where you will find some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions, so it’s no wonder why so many people visit and why so many people choose to live in this London sub region.
The original six boroughs included Ealing, Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow. They were grouped together into West London in 2004. In 2008, however, the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was added to create what West London is today. There are more than one and a half million people living in West London and it is a thriving part of Greater London’s economy, with nearly one million jobs located there. This area, sometimes called the Western Wedge, is home to plenty of London’s bustling metropolitan centres, including those at Hounslow, Uxbridge and Ealing. The London Plan’s major centres that are located in West London include Fulham, Kings Road East, Wembley, Southall, Kensington High Street and Chiswick. There are certainly some significant and established centres of commerce in West London, but there are also a number of areas that are considered open for opportunity, such as Park Royal/Willesdon Junction, White City, Wembley and Heathrow. Developers will certainly soon see the potential of many areas of West London that are closer towards the city centre, but for now, there are still affordable housing options and plenty to discover.