Where to find luxury accommodation in England

2012 is an important year for England as the capital city of London hosts the Olympic Games. There’s so much to see and discover, and if you are looking for an affluent area to buy a house, there are plenty to be found in the capital as well as other parts of the UK. In these areas there is no shortage of designer shops, gourmet restaurants or lavish spas. Here is a small selection of some of the most prosperous neighbourhoods to be found.

London

The richest borough of London is Kensington and Chelsea, which is home to some of the richest people in the UK such as Roman Abramovich, as well as famous faces like Nigella Lawson. The borough prides itself on culture with some of the most popular museums in London. The Victoria and Albert Museum houses huge collections of art; the Natural History Museum hosts a popular dinosaur exhibit and the Science Museum will keep both children and adults entertained for hours. Best of all, all three museums are within walking distance of each other. Gucci, Prada and many other high-end names can be found along Sloane Street, and the infamous Harrods in Knightsbridge is only a stone’s throw away. Foodies will enjoy a wide range of Michelin star restaurants scattered around, including the original Gordon Ramsay restaurant near Sloane Square. Aubergine also merits a mention, setting a cosy ambiance on the river.

Bath

Famous for its beautiful Roman Baths, Bath boasts many theatres, festivals and still makes use of its hot springs with a new modern spa. The stately Georgian architecture that lines the streets are magnificent to look at – especially the homes displayed along the Royal Crescent. Bath is set in the heart of the Somerset countryside and lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, so it is easy to take a long weekend away.

Cheshire

The ‘Golden Triangle’ is at affluent area in Chesire known for its beautiful rural landscapes and leafy woodland areas as well as being home to footballers such as Wayne Rooney and Peter Crouch. The ‘points’ of the triangle are Wilmslow, Prestbury and Alderley Edge and also include the villages of Knutsford and Mottram St Andrew. These small towns and villages still retain old English charm with their black and white timber frame buildings, but still encompass modern amenities for a luxurious lifestyle. Spas and golf courses are abundant in the area and it is possible to spot celebrities at the infamous Belle Epoque restaurant in Knutsford. The area lies close to the city of Manchester, Manchester airport and the Peak District National Park, which gives the Golden Triangle the benefits of city life when needed, but also close enough to nature to escape.

Catherine Thompson is Owner of propertyads.

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