Royal Oak W2
Distinguished solely because of its tube station, Royal Oak is less of a defined location in London. Royal Oak sits sort of in a no-mans-land, surrounded by trendy Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, and Paddington. Royal Oak is just a fifteen-minute walk from Hyde Park and, with Notting Hill practically on your doorstep; you can own you own patch of the city in a diverse and buzzing location.
Properties in Royal Oak
Studio apartments are a popular rental option in Royal Oak, with price tags of usually over £700 pcm. Flat shares are also very common but, if you want your privacy, rent on one-bedroom apartments starts at around £1300 pcm. Two and three-bed terraced homes start around £2400 pcm. Semis and detached homes are few and far between.
In terms of price tags on properties to buy, one-bed flats can be purchased for under £400,000, but these can often need work and be on the smaller side. Terraced homes in quiet mews all have similar asking prices of £950,00, for two-bedrooms. Any property above two bedroom, be it terraced, semi, or detached will have prices starting in £1 million territory.
Schools in Royal Oak
Due to Royal Oak being more of a colloquially defined area, there are no primary or secondary schools in the immediate area. However, there are five primary schools accessible by walking, or a short bus journey. Three of the schools are faith schools, two CofE and one Roman Catholic; St Peter’s CofE, St Stephen’s CofE and Our Lady of Dolours RC School. Hallfield Primary and Edward Wilson Primary are both non-denomination establishments.
The nearest secondary school is Padding Academy in Maida Vale, which also has a sixth form. Ofsted ranked the school ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’. It is not unusual for children to take public transport to school in London, and there are a number of fantastic secondary schools in neighboring Notting Hill, Bayswater and Paddington.
Royal Oak Transport Links
Royal Oak underground station sits on the Hammersmith and City line, just one stop away from Paddington. Paddington also has Bakerloo and District and Circle Line services, meaning you are very well connected to the length and breadth of London by tube.
There are also five key bus routes that serve Royal Oak, with three of them running twenty-four hour services. Route 23 runs from Westbourne Park to Liverpool Street, 27 from Chalk Farm to Chis wick, and 36 from New Cross to Queen’s Park. The number 18 shuttles between Harrow and Euston, whereas 7 runs between East Acton and Oxford Circus.