Thursday, June 13, 2024

Hotspots to Explore in 2024: Slough, Colindale, & Greenwich

Discover the top hotspots in 2024, including the thriving town of Slough with its excellent transport links, the hidden gem of Colindale in northwest London, and the historically rich and accessible Greenwich. Explore reasons to love each location and find out about exciting new developments like Heybourne Park and Greenwich Millennium Village.

Hotspot: Slough

Slough, of the office fame, is a large town in the royal county of Berkshire and is located – a David Brent himself pointed out- “equidistant ‘tween London and Reading.” What he failed to highlight is that it’s also a pretty great place in its own right, with excellent transport links, beautiful open spaces, and picturesque villages among many selling points.

5 Reasons We Love Slough:

  1. Transport links that are hard to beat
  2. The famous trading estate (where the original series of Thunderbirds was written and filmed in the mid-1960s)
  3. An impressive number of parks and green spaces to choose from
  4. “Station Jim”, the taxidermy dog who has resided at Slough station – on platform five since 1894!
  5. Ongoing regeneration, with further improvements to the town on the way

Horlicks Quarter

Sovereign has released a collection of five one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom modern apartments available through shared ownership, located on the iconic grounds of the Horlicks Factory, where the famous malted milk drink was once produced. Set around stunning landscaped parks, selected homes overlook the beautiful memorial gardens and former Horlicks factory building. These apartments have been designed with the environment in mind, with car-free streets, a network of cycle paths, and an exclusive residents’ car club. Ideal for a range of buyers, the site is well placed and just a 10-minute walk from Slough town centre and railway station.

Visit, call 0300 330 0718, or email Sovereign on

Hotspot: Colindale

The compact neighbourhood of Colindale in northwest London is a hidden gem. Once home to industry, it’s now home to savvy Londoners seeking to get more for their money.

5 Reasons We Love Colindale:

  1. Fantastic transport links
  2. Incredible Asian cuisine
  3. Excellent schools
  4. Activities for all the family
  5. Impressive regeneration – with more to come

Heybourne Park

Coming to the market in late summer 2023, Notting Hill Genesis is providing an affordable new route to homeownership in Colindale with the launch of Heybourne Park. Set to be delivered in partnership with Barnet Council over 15 years, the development will be an integral piece of the area’s redevelopment. The first phase – a collection of 149 one and two-bedroom apartments – will be available through shared ownership, with modern, spacious, and high-quality homes, ideally suited for buyers looking to purchase at a more accessible price point.

Located on the historic grounds of the previous Grahame Park, all of Heybourne Park’s homes will come complete with thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces and high-quality fixtures and fittings – including integrated appliances, sleek handleless kitchen units, stylish wood-effect flooring throughout the living spaces, and built-in wardrobes in bedrooms. Residents will have the benefit of parkside living, with the homes looking on to the green open space of Heybourne Park. Watling Park and Hendon Park are also nearby, offering plenty of playgrounds, sports pitches, and courts suitable for all to enjoy.

For commuters and residents venturing out at the weekend, the development is well connected to the rest of the capital. Just 15 minutes away is Colindale London Underground station, where residents can take the Northern Line into central London in less than half an hour, reaching Euston Station in 21 minutes. Residents can also very easily use the local bus network to reach popular spots across north London, including Camden and Hampstead, while for retail lovers, the development is just a few tube stops from Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

With a rich local history and already established community, buyers at Heybourne Park have an exciting chance to be part of the future of this up-and-coming part of north London. Much is planned for the development in the coming years, with more homes due to be built alongside new commercial spaces, leisure facilities, and on-site amenities including an outdoor gym, library, supermarket, and cafe, all centered around a new community plaza.

For further information visit or speak to the sales team on 020 457 96251

Hotspot: Greenwich

Greenwich’s reputation as one of the most desirable places to live in the capital is well earned- the town has been home to royalty since the 15th century. Thankfully, there is also an ongoing commitment to building affordable housing, making this culturally and historically rich area accessible to all.

5 Reasons We Love Greenwich:

  1. The area’s rich history
  2. Unrivalled range of transport
  3. Exploring the Thames and green spaces
  4. Vast range of leisure facilities
  5. Shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets

Greenwich Millennium Village

For those wanting to get on the property ladder in one of the capital’s most popular addresses, Greenwich Millennium Village, a joint venture between Countryside Partnerships and Taylor Wimpey Central London, in partnership with the Greater London Authority, is the perfect choice. These one and two-bedroom apartments are designed to be more sustainable; they are 39% more energy efficient, meaning buyers can expect to pay less for their heating bills while reducing their impact on the environment.

This thriving, growing community is ideal for putting down roots, socializing, and raising a family. With regular transport services to Canary Wharf (taking two minutes by tube from North Greenwich underground station) and central London, you can enjoy all that the capital has to offer. In addition, this lovely development is set in four acres of ecological park to explore and there are 50 acres of parkland on Greenwich Peninsula alongside the Thames ready to be discovered.

Homes have a very high specification with integrated appliances in the kitchen including a microwave, dishwasher, and fridge-freezer, plus a washer-dryer located in a storage cupboard in the hall. There are fitted wardrobes to the main bedroom and underfloor heating throughout. The development is close to shops, a health center, school, and play areas, but the real hub is the Village Square which includes an on-site cafe, pharmacy, health and beauty spa, dry cleaners, and convenience store. The homes are ready to move into, and there is a 5% contribution towards your deposit on every home.

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