Midtown Area Guide

Midtown, the area of London spanning Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles, has seen a complete transformation in recent years.

Once upon a time, it was little more than a throughway between the City and the West End, a sort of anonymous huddle of drab buildings that lacked the soul and identity that makes other pockets of London so special.

But that’s all changed.  Today, Midtown blossoms with its own distinctive micro-climate, benefitting in recent years from a series of major development projects, such as the £350m development of Centre Point and the £22m Africa House.

Midtown has attracted some of the world’s brightest business names, as well as a teeming crop of innovative young start-ups from all walks of life.

Talk a stroll through the area and you’ll pass the offices of Google and Yahoo!, standing shoulder to shoulder with legal stalwarts such as Olswang and Mischon de Reya, not to mention industry stars such as BUPA, Grange Hotels and Mitsubishi.

There’s clusters of creativity too, in the guise of fast-growing SMEs and the don-like presences of Warner Brothers, Mindshare and MediaCom Then of course there’s that bastion of British culture, The British Museum.

New faces on the scene to look out for (as a visitor or a local) include the uber-cool Hoxton Holborn hotel and restaurant, and the £85m refurbishment of the plush Rosewood Hotel.

It is transport connections and investment that look set to truly cement Midtown’s future as a superstar London area.  Crossrail will be running straight through the area, thanks to connections at Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon.  These connections will bring with them an additional 98 million people, according to ARUP research from 2014.

In summary, it ticks all the boxes in terms of a great area to live with the biggest plus being the more affordable price tag.

Council Tax Information

Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Midtown area, Westminster and Camden.

For more information about council tax bands please visit: https://www.gov.uk/pay-council-tax or see below for current rates according to tax band.

Council A B C D E F G H
Camden £906.25 £1,057.30 £1,208.33 £1,359.38 £1,661.46 £1,963.55 £2,265.63 £2,718.76
Islington £864.10 £1,008.12 £1,152.13 £1,296.15 £1,584.18 £1,872.22 £2,160.26 £2,592.30
Kensington & Chelsea £695.20 £811.07 £926.93 £1,042.80 £1,274.53 £1,506.27 £1,738.00 £2,085.60
Lambeth £826 £963 £1,101 £1,239 £1,514 £1,789 £2,065 £2,477
Southwark £805 £939 £1,073 £1,207 £1,475 £1,744 £2,012 £2,414

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