Best Districts for Luxury London Apartments

October 15th, 2020 by admin No comments »

Ask any successful businessman or woman whether they’d like to buy a piece of property in one of Europe’s many glamorous capital cities, they’d most likely respond with a resounding a yes – that is of course if they don’t already own property in these locations. Milan, Madrid, Paris, London – they simply roll off the tongue and are synonymous with the luxurious lifestyle that many people long for.

Being the massive global hub that it is for business, London had cemented itself as a fantastic place for the great and the good to live. With London apartments and townhouses, these very wealthy and highly motivated entrepreneurs can continue to play a day-to-day role in their organisations based in the city. Just as importantly, they can also experience all of the fabulous attractions and amenities that the city has to offer.

However, as there are a staggering 32 boroughs – each boasting their own luxury apartments – knowing which of these areas offers the best living experience can be quite difficult to determine. Therefore, we’ve produced a short guide detailing the cream of the crop, the very best districts for amazing London apartments:

City of Westminster: When it comes to London apartments in the City of Westminster, one area stands head and shoulders above its competition: Mayfair. As well as being home to a significant amount of apartments – completed to the highest possible standards and occupied by many a famous face down the years – Mayfair is also home to Bond Street, one of the World’s most renowned shopping streets.

Perfect for those that aren’t averse to the idea of treating themselves, Bond Street is the perfect place for the wealthy to stock up the wardrobes in their London apartments with designer couture. The likes of Prada and Mulberry can all be found on the street. With luxury apartments in the area, residents don’t even have to make the drive to Bond Street either – it’s well within walking distance.

As mentioned, a number of well-known celebrities have been unable to resist the charm of this incredibly fashionable epicentre; Mayfair’s London apartments and townhouses have been occupied by the likes of guitar hero Jimi Hendrix, Liverpool’s most famous export, the Beatles and comedy legend, Peter Sellers.

Kensington & Chelsea: It’s a case of take your pick really when it comes to the London apartments in these wonderful areas – either way you’ll find something very special within. Widely recognised for being the wealthiest borough in the whole of England, Kensington and Chelsea are simply magnificent.

Like Mayfair, these areas are similarly widely associated with shopping; both Harrods and Harvey Nichols are based in the area. However, there are many other things to see and do if you’re lucky enough to own one of the luxury London apartments in the district. There’s the colourful vibrancy of the Notting Hill carnival – held on an annual basis – the spectacular historical wonders at The Natural History Museum and the Saatchi Gallery – home to some of the greatest contemporary art pieces in the world.

5 Reasons Why You Should Book a Serviced Apartment in London thru an Agent

September 26th, 2020 by admin No comments »

Dear reader, before you all accuse me of blatant propaganda for my own company, please let me use the 80:20 rule and declare that only 20% is propaganda and the other 80% is based on the truth. Read on and if something strikes you as nonsense, you can choose to stop reading or share your feedback with me.

The source of this article was borne out of frustration at one particular incident which happened a few months back. I received a call from a potential client seeking a serviced London apartment for short stay rental. When he discovered that Quality London Apartments was a third party agent and not the owner of the apartments, his comment was: “Oh no, not another agent!”
He then explained that he has just had a bad experience with one of my competitor. After listening to his story I totally sympathised with his plight. I helped him to book the right London apartment and eventually received many words of thanks for my help. But it niggled me that some agents are giving all agents a really bad reputation, so I have decided to fight back and remind travellers around the world why using agents are the best choice.

1. Good agents are like your friends in the city of your destination. Imagine having someone who will help you to research and book a serviced apartment. Then they will also help you with free support and advice of this city. If you choose an agent who actually live and work in this city, then it will be like having your own personal concierge.

2. Agents worth their salt will help you to find the right apartments to fit your budget. Obviously, you need to be realistic as well, as London is a notoriously expensive destination. Imagine if you had a family of 4 on a budget of £250 per night for a two bedroom apartment and you wanted to be in central London. Where do you begin? How much time do you wish to spend searching online, making expensive overseas phone calls/emails before you find something suitable? That is a lot of time and expense. An agent will have called at least 3 and give you the options within 15-30 minutes. How? That takes me to the next point.

3. Good agents are specialist who has visited the apartment to understand what their customers are going to stay in, have a relationship with the apartment owners, and know how flexible or inflexible the apartments will be with prices. They will squeeze as much as reasonable to fit your budget.

4. Agents are your advocates. Good agents are on your side, they want to help you and ensure that you have a smooth and happy stay. They are your representative in London, who fights for you; act as trouble shooters when something goes wrong with the apartments on arrival. What could go wrong? Read on.

5. Who you turn to when something goes wrong during your stay in an apartment? Here is a true life scenario to illustrate the point. One of my new clients booked a luxury apartment through Quality London Apartments for his break. When he arrived on New Years Day, the apartment owner tried to fob him off (whether mistakenly or on purpose) with another different apartment with a totally different décor…not to my client’s taste. If my client had booked directly with the apartment, he would have had to fight his case on his own. But he phoned me on New Years Day, I then complained (diplomatically of course) to the apartment owner and presto! All sorted for him. That is a difference that many people in this age of automated bookings do not realise, is the human help. Convenience and efficiency is great, but when things go wrong, as it invariably does, it is the people you trust who will make that call on your behalf.

Sadly, not all serviced apartments agents follow this code, nor do they respect their customers. Conversely, there are also many great agents who are passionate about service, actually enjoy taking care of their clients and are honest to you. It is hard to know which agents are excellent and which are shoddy, until you work with them.

Here comes the 20% propaganda that I did pre-warn you about earlier. My company’s mission is honesty, good old fashioned service and service with integrity. I am passionate about serviced apartments as the best way to travel and I really love helping clients. Period.
How can you know if this is true? I cannot prove it just by words, only by action. I dare you to choose Quality London Apartments next time and let us prove it to you.

Rest in London Apartments After Running the London Marathon 2011

June 2nd, 2020 by admin No comments »

Since 1981, the London Marathon has been inspiring all types of runners- elite, recreational, club and charity runners. All these runners either run for enjoyment or are driven by motivation to raise money for charity. However, the main element of the London Marathon race is the sheer joy of participating in it and completing 26.2 miles of route. And you can experience the same excitement of the race and fundraising, if you participate in one of the biggest running events of the world. Get ready for the London Marathon 2011, by first getting yourself registered and then by booking one of the London apartments or hotels for your stay.

Entering the London Marathon is not a difficult task, as you can enter through ballot or by applying online. Getting registered is easy, but being selected for running the London Marathon race is a matter of luck. Get off to a good start in the race- start practising running for long distance. Apartments in London generally have enough open spaces and green areas around them you can practice running for long hours. So, while staying in one of the London apartments, you can have enough confidence of running the London Marathon route, which starts from the Greenwich Park and ends in the Mall.

One of the benefits of running the Virgin London Marathon 2011 is that you can enjoy the sights of several iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye and London Bridge. Not surprisingly, you could have visited all these while staying in the apartments in London, but running pass through them is totally another experience. Also, while running the race, you can enjoy a long street party. The marathon route, which is dotted with several restaurants, pubs, bars and London apartments and hotels, has a line of people who cheer and encourage the marathoners. Enjoy applauds of people and refreshments served through the route.

One of the main aspects of the London Marathon 2011 is raising funds for the charity. Since 1981, the event has raised over £450 million as charity fund. It holds the Guinness world record as the largest annual fund raising event. So, if you are not running for breaking record, then you can run for raising the charity fund. Book one of the London apartments and make this event one of the most remarkable events of your lifetime.

London Apartment Sales Soar

March 22nd, 2020 by admin No comments »

The number of apartments for sale in London is falling way short of existing investor demand, placing added pressure on apartment prices in the Capital. The opportunity to buy apartments at or near the bottom of the property market is an investors dream, and as a consequence, property investors are snapping up apartments across London, before prices potentially appreciate further.

But the supply of new build apartments in London – typically more common than houses due to the shortage of available land in the city – has fallen in light of the recent economic turmoil, and as result, fewer homes are now available for sale.

Around two-thirds of all new build apartments put up for sale in London last year were purchased by buy-to-let property investors, buoyed by improved rental yields, according to property research group Molior London, who conduct extensive market research of London’s 33 boroughs.

Speaking at a seminar addressing investors late last year Tim Craine of Molior London reflected on the enormous impact that overseas investors have also had in the property market recovery, with a number of apartments having been sold to overseas nationals. Ever-growing property investor demand could lead to strong property price growth over the next few years.

Savills project that average property values in the UK could surge by as much as 27% by 2015, with the greatest gains – 35% – in London, mainly due to a shortage of new apartments and houses coming up for sale on the market. If accurate, this would represent an almost 8% increase on peak market prices in late 2007.

In fact, with residential demand on the up, there is evidence to suggest that some London apartments currently for sale are already receiving offers in excess of what they would have achieved at the peak of the market in 2007. Peter Rollings, a managing director, said: “We have many examples of properties that have sold and are continuing to sell for more than they did in 2007.”

He added: [Property prices] in London in my view ended the year [2009] with prices having risen 10% to 12% from their lows, with much larger gains for some of the ‘A1′ properties – apartments and houses in excellent locations which satisfy all the necessary criteria.”

While the prospect of rapid growth in London property prices may encourage more existing homeowners to put their apartments up for sale, it will come as an added concern to first-time buyers already unable to afford that crucial first step onto the housing ladder. Thankfully a growing number of apartment sale London are being made available via various affordable housing schemes, which is proving a big hit with first-time buyers.

The Homes and Communities Agency recently confirmed financial support that will unlock over 10,000 new houses and apartments through various affordable housing initiatives, which offers homes for sale on an equity purchase basis.

The construction of more apartments in London will also help to reduce waiting lists for housing, which in many London boroughs is currently at an all time high. By enabling house builders to build more houses and apartments, including affordable units, the councils hope that it can dramatically reduce those waiting for permanent accommodation.

Handing greater decision-making powers to local authorities, in relation to the construction of new build homes, is a key Conservative Party policy which crucially could increase the volume of apartments available for sale in London.

If the Tories are elected into government at the general election this year, they claim that their ‘local’ initiative would improve the planning system by encouraging house builders to construct more new build apartments in London, along with other parts of the country.

The proposal has been welcomed by a number of property firms, such as British Land. Chris Grigg, chief executive, of British Land, said: “Removing burdens to development and growth has to be near the top of the agenda whoever wins the next election.

“Low interest rates and a cheap pound make the UK a great [property] investment proposal and it is vital that we do not let outdated planning laws hinder recovery.”

Marketing, Promoting and Advertising Your Business

February 28th, 2020 by admin No comments »

One thing that goes without saying in today’s business world, is that regardless of the nature of your home based business, a website is an absolute MUST. Whether you have a product or service to sell, whether local or global, your business will go nowhere fast if you don’t have an online presence. If you need internet marketing help, you’ve landed on the right article. I’ll give you some home based business marketing ideas that will help you promote your business successfully.

The first step is choosing a domain name and getting it registered. You can build your own website (if you have the time) and host it yourself or you can have everything done by another company (if you have the money). Either way, you have many options and tools at your disposal that can align with your business plan and budget. Also note that you can still start your own home based business even if you don’t have a product or service to sell. There are thousands of individuals and companies that have products you can sell for them while earning a commission, called affiliate marketing.

Of the many business marketing strategies known to man, internet marketing is, hands down, the best strategy to use for promoting a home based business as it is the cheapest method and has the potential for reaching millions of people all over the globe. Driving traffic to your site through online resources is like killing two birds with one stone. You can tackle print advertising by writing articles and publishing them to directories and ezines and by submitting ads to the many available (and most of them free) classified ad sites. Online media advertising encompasses writing press releases and distributing them to press release sites. One of the biggest and most popular online advertising trends today is via social media advertising through sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn where you build relationships with your customers. Forums and communities are also great ways to build relationships which helps promote your home based business in the long run. Simply Google your market or industry with the word ‘forum’ or ‘community’ behind it and search for one or two that seem to be the best fit for you.

All of these methods of online advertising contribute to search engine optimization (SEO), which is to say improving your online visibility and escalating in the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Your goal is to claim the #1 spot in the organic search results (the results on the left, not the right side which are paid ads). This is where your traffic will come from. If you are 800 in the list of search results, no one is ever going to see your site because very few people have the time or patience to scroll through 800 search results. Research shows that people typically won’t even scroll past 4 or 5 search results, let alone 800.

Can you grasp the importance of internet marketing for any business? If you are new to the internet marketing phenomenon and don’t know exactly where to start, there are many great programs or systems online that walk you through every aspect of marketing your online business. A lot of these systems were created by online entrepreneurs who have spent thousands of their own dollars trying to figure it all out over the years and finally DID. Their sacrifices have made it easier for newbies to become successful at their own online home based business. If you are new to running your own home based business, I recommend you find a great system (do your research, read reviews, ask questions in forums) and start marketing your home business from there. Don’t waste the time and money that so many of us have in going it alone, without a proven system, as it will just set you back further and hinder your progress.