|Districts of West Central London
West Central London is not to be confused with the West End. The latter is not an end at all, being east of West Central London. The boundaries of the various districts comprising the area are shown on the West Central London Districts Map .
Our West London Hotel Directory below is arranged by district, permitting convenient selection of a hotel in a district whose attractions are particularly appealing.
A quiet, highly fashionable residential neighborhood, home of many embassies. Much of the districtís real estate is owned by the current Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, one of the richest men in Great Britain.
A district with modestly priced accommodations. Paddington has an important railroad terminal that has recently been renovated.
Home of many figures in the world of the arts, painters, actors, musicians and writers
A district with an exciting history as the home of famous artists and music stars. There are magnificent 18th and 19th century buildings and a shopping mecca along Kingís Road. The annual Chelsea Flower Show is an important social event.
Once an area of cheap rentals. Since then it has been gentrified. There is the Exhibition Center hosting trade shows and concerts,
The district includes a park of the same name that is considered one of the nicest in all of London. The area is one of the most expensive residential neighborhoods and includes a number of embassies.
A fashionable shopping area. Nearby Kensington Palace has been the home of royalty.
An exclusive area of expensive real estate and the top stores in the world of fashion. There is also Harrods the renowned department store.
A fashionable neighborhood. It includes the Portobello Road Market which attracts masses of tourists. The Notting Hill Carnival takes place in August every year and is the largest of its kind in Europe.
The district has a number of fine museums, including the Victoria & Albert and the Natural History.
Some regard Victoria as a small area around Victoria Station. Others expand it into the adjoining area of Pimlico. To play safe we have combined the two into Victoria/Pimlico. The dominating landmark of the area is Victoria Station, a complex of several important railroad terminals. Large blocks of apartments were constructed there in the last century.
Site of the Finborough Theatre, a noted pioneering playhouse.