Shoot spaces in West London are always a little special. Let’s look at what makes the area unique and pick out a few of our favourite Light Locations in Ladbroke Grove, Primrose Hill and Old Windsor.
The affluent areas of Mayfair, Hyde Park and Richmond typify West London. And home to the super rich, Chelsea, Notting Hill and Knightsbridge add to its reputation as home to the wealthy and famous. Also, an area known for historical importance, its background lies in the origins of Westminster and a past loaded with Saxon Kings.
Like other areas of the capital, West London grew rapidly in the Victorian era due to railway-based commuting. Its combination of historical wealth and 21st-century expansion means the West London of today is a blend of edgy and stylish communities, famous worldwide for markets such as Portabello Road.
Ladbroke Grove sits at the northern end of Portobello Road, next door to the desirable Notting Hill and south of Kensal Green. Once home to the coolest crews in London, Ladbroke Grove has gentrified over recent years, but its quirky nature remains.
Located a moment’s walk from the buzz of Portobello Road Market, cool, calm Chesterton Road hides behind its Georgian façade. Throughout the entire property, the interior at this beautiful location is light, white, chic and versatile. Stripped back floorboards, whispers of grey and beautiful sash windows play their part in this simple and beautiful West London gem.
Primrose Hill is a small-scale, village-like suburban area peppered with grand Victorian terraces, pastel-coloured Regency townhouses and a spot of cool modernist 1960s houses. The Hollywood of London, Primrose Hill is filled with musicians, actors, television personalities, models, and tabloid celebrities. And with seven English Heritage blue plaques, it’s always been an area for historical characters.
Primrose Flat offers up its gently rustic interior in keeping with the beautiful architecture of the area. The glorious wooden worktops and faded cupboards bring warmth to the kitchen. And the furniture throughout the flat takes inspiration from its Victorian past. The result brings a peaceful country feel to this trendy part of London.
Old Windsor lies beyond the central parts of West London and outside of the M25. Once the site of an important palace of Saxon Kings, it’s now a large village, bounded by the River Thames to the east and the Windsor Great Park to the west. It is leafy and historic and typified by grand homes, Tudor architecture and modern estates.
The River Thames is at the core of Old Windsor, and many stunning properties lie along its banks. One such home is the utterly gorgeous Boathouse. Making the most of a waterside position, a gently nautical vibe whispers throughout its pretty interior. And with balconies, verandas and outdoor seating areas, there are plenty of spots to soak in the beautiful riverside scenery.