Loft Conversions Central London

Loft Conversions Central London

Some of the capital’s most expensive residential areas are in central London boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea and Camden. These areas have seen a boom in property developments, including loft conversions, partly because the cost of moving is becoming prohibitive. This is making it an ever more attractive option for residents to adapt existing properties.

As well as families adapting housing because they need extra space, or creating granny flats or separate areas for student offspring, there is also an increasing trend for landlords to turn lofts into flats. As experts in this type of project, Modern Attics can advise you if you want to know whether it is possible to convert your loft and which kind of extension would be best for your building.

Here is a look at some of the inner London areas where property is in demand and an attic conversion could offer a way to create additional space.


To the north of central London, Camden has become an increasingly popular district over recent years, with many once run-down terraced houses in the Camden town area being renovated and extended. The borough contains a large number of conservation areas, where the appearance of buildings is protected because of their high architectural quality. Popular areas include the upmarket Hampstead, which contains some of London’s most expensive properties, Bloomsbury, famed for its intellectual and literary heritage, and Belsize Park, which has many Victorian and Queen Anne properties.

Kensington and Chelsea

Although it is the smallest borough in London, upmarket Kensington and Chelsea is also one of the capital’s most densely-populated areas. One of the most popular areas of the borough is South Kensington, which offers a mix of red-brick Victorian homes, mews houses and other types of property. Another prestigious area is Holland Park, with some larger detached homes, while Notting Hill has extensive areas of Victorian terraces and Earls Court is known for its garden squares and mansion flats. Chelsea itself, an area with a strong artistic tradition, is an exclusive part of London known for its high property prices, as are nearby Belgravia and Knightsbridge.


In the northern part of central London, Islington has become an increasingly upmarket area over recent years, known for its street markets and independent shops as well as its many cultural facilities. Many people like living here because it is an area which has its own character but is within easy reach of the capital’s central shopping and business districts. Properties in this area include some period homes dating from both the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as buildings from the mid 20th century and some more modern apartments.


As its name suggests, Southwark is in the southern area of inner London. It is a varied area taking in a number of different neighbourhoods, some affluent while others are less so. Peckham is one area within Southwark which has seen its fortunes rise over recent years, with its largely Victorian properties being in increasing demand from both families and commuters. Most of Dulwich is also within the borough, with properties including terraced homes and larger detached houses.


Westminster is one of London’s most prime locations, with a highly varied range of property. The area takes in everything from mansions to older terraced houses and more modern developments. Pimlico is close to Chelsea and Belgravia but property here is not as expensive as in those neighbouring areas. However, prices are likely to rise in the future. Garden squares, stucco-fronted houses and mansion blocks are among the properties in the area.


Lambeth is one of the areas of central London which has seen its fortunes rise over recent years, with many of its properties improved. There is now increasing interest in extending properties in the area, and the council recently brought in new planning guidance which will make it easier for residents to arrange loft conversions. Homes in the area range from Victorian and

Georgian terraced houses to more modern properties and former council houses. Popular neighbourhoods in the borough include Vauxhall, Kennington and Brixton.

There is enormous pressure on space for many people living in inner areas of London, with no land available to extend homes outwards, so a loft conversion may well be the best solution if you need extra space. Modern Attics can advise you on how best to go about this and give you a free initial consultation and survey.

Loft Conversions Central London – Contact the Modern Attics team for advice over which type of attic extension would be best for your property.