As the saying goes, St. James’s is a place where you’ll need to keep up with the Joneses. This area is home to a lot of old money, which is reflected in the high cost of living and the local culture. If you would like to live in one of the most prestigious and highly-esteemed areas of London, take a look at our properties in St James’s to rent.
Why Live in St. James’s?
This area is considered by many as ‘the place to be’, and you certainly won’t be disappointed with some of the gorgeous properties available to rent in St James’s. Many of the homes in this area belong to the aristocracy of England and influential members of the country’s upper class. A highly affluent area, the streets are lined with stunning mansions that have been passed down through the generations.
Things to Do in St. James’s:
This area is well known for its affluent gentlemen’s clubs, social clubs where men from the military, aristocracy, and influential businesses spend their time. There are also several high-end stores and boutiques lining the streets; it’s an ideal place to shop if you value quality items over quantity, as you won’t find any mass-produced items here. If you enjoy antiques, you will certainly be interested in the many antique stores where you can often find some excellent pieces of history. The area is also home to cigar makers, cutting-edge art galleries such as the White Cube, and high-end, bespoke tailors. And it’s definitely worth mentioning that St James’s is home to the most popular tourist attraction in London and the home of Her Majesty the Queen herself - Buckingham Palace.
Getting into and around the city of London is easy from St. James’s with excellent transport links. Those looking to rent near St James’s will find St. James’s Park Underground Station in easy reach, serving the Circle and District Lines and located between Westminster and Victoria stations. There are also several local bus connections into and around the city. The area is also close to Soho, on the north border. It is bordered by popular London areas such as Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Green Park, and Whitehall Court.
St. James’s Palace:
Those looking to let in St James’s will be close to this central London palace, which provided the namesake for the area and is still a key working palace for the British Royals today. Many royals still regularly use it as their city-centre base. The palace itself is even older than Buckingham Palace, built by Henry VIII in 1531 - although it only started to be used regularly by the British monarchy after Queen Victoria moved in in 1837. Today, the palace functions as both a royal residence and office space, and is one of the most important of the royal palaces, as it is home to the Gentlemen at Arms, the Queen’s Watermen, Royal Collection Trust, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, and the Yeomen of the Guard headquarters.
Check out our properties in St James’s to let if you are looking to live in an affluent, central London area popular with royals and aristocrats.