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Commercial Property Area Guide: Upper Holloway - London

Holloway is a popular place for many in the world of media, arts and literature, thanks to its close proximity to central London and the prominent businesses in this field that are based nearby. It’s also known as a hotspot for London’s street artists, whose works give the area an edgier, urban feel than neighbouring districts.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Hounslow – London

Hounslow is a large town and borough in Greater London. It’s to the west of the city, bordered by Ealing, Richmond-upon-Thames, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hillingdon. Chiswick is part of Hounslow, which is a particularly popular and affluent area.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Lower Holloway - London

Holloway, in general, is popular with people who work in arts, media and literature, as it’s close to central London (where many notable businesses in these industries are based). Both areas of Holloway also boast a more urban, creative feel than surrounding neighbourhoods, typified by the area’s popularity with local street artists.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: South Lanarkshire – Scotland

South Lanarkshire is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary authorities. It stretches from the south of Glasgow down to Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. A number of Glasgow’s suburbs are in the authority, along with charming towns and villages in rural areas. The unitary authority is headquartered in Hamilton, which is a historic town in the north of the area.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Holland Park – London

Holland Park is an exciting place to base your business, as it’s just half an hour from central London by tube and you’ll be close to many of London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. Our guide to Holland Park includes everything you need to know about living and working there.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Holborn – London

Holborn is an affluent area in North London. Many see it as part of the West End. Neighbouring the hub of arts, Covent Garden, as well as the business centres of Kings Cross and Farringdon, it enjoys the best of both worlds – culture and commerce. It is understandably why lots of people have tried to rebrand the area as ‘Midtown’. Expect grand buildings and plenty of businesses in this central area of London.

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Commercial property area guide: East Riding - England

East Riding (or East Riding of Yorkshire) is an area of northern England which runs from the coast inland to towns like Goole, Stamford Bridge and Snaith. It’s one of the three county subdivisions of Yorkshire (together with the West Riding and North Riding) that make up the county as a whole.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Highbury - London

Highbury is a district in North London, sandwiched between Holloway, Islington and Stoke Newington. Explore the best of Highbury, including some of the most popular commercial properties on the market and where to go for a bite to eat when your business is based in the area.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Highgate – London

Highgate is one of London’s prettiest and most affluent areas. It’s located in transport zone three in the London borough of Haringey, though some parts of the area spread out into Camden to the south west and Islington to the south east. Highgate sits at the top of North Hill and most properties in the area have excellent views across North and central London.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Wigan - England

Wigan remains a centre for music in the North West, with a number of popular alternative music venues welcoming young people from across the region every week. Retail is also a key industry in the town, accounting for just over 22% of the town’s sources of employment.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Harringay - London

Harringay is an area of north London that sits in the southern corner of Haringey borough. It is in zone three and encompasses the vast green space of Finsbury Park and the fascinatingly uniform Green Lanes ladder area, which is Harringay’s residential and commercial centre.

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Commercial property area guide: Dudley - England

You’ll find Dudley nestled within the West Midlands, just across from Birmingham and south of Wolverhampton. Its close proximity to the M5 makes it a great base for logistics firms. You can reach both Manchester in the north and Bristol in the south in around two hours from Dudley.

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Commercial property area guide - Hackney - London

Hackney was once east/central London’s industrial hub, with a huge number of manufacturing businesses based there. Now, though, the zone two borough is one of the coolest places to be based in London, thanks to its lively communities, rich variety of dining options and great places to let your hair down when the working day is done.

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Commercial property area guide: Fitzrovia - London

Fitzrovia is a Zone One area in central London close to the West End. It’s a vibrant shopping and student area, with endless shops and a high student population due to its close proximity to many of London’s leading educational institutions.

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Commercial property area guide: Finsbury Park - London

Finsbury Park is a Zone 2 area in North London with a distinctly urban feel. It is directly north of Highbury with Arsenal’s football ground, the Emirates Stadium, located just on the outskirts. At its centre lies the park it is named after. This 110-acre green space acts as a communal hub and is home to a boating lake, café and sports facilities, such as tennis courts, a skate park, running track and areas for ball games.

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Commercial property area guide: Wakefield - England

Wakefield is a small city in West Yorkshire, famed for rhubarb, liquorice and sculpture. It’s just south of Leeds, and nearby Castleford and Pontefract are considered part of the district. Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Halifax are also within a short drive.

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Commercial property area guide: North Lanarkshire - England

North Lanarkshire is one of Scotland’s 32 council areas and sits in the central South of the country. North Lanarkshire is occupied by many who commute into the nearby city of Glasgow and comprises many of the city’s suburbs.

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Commercial property area guide: Elephant & Castle – London

Elephant and Castle is a vibrant central London area just south of the River Thames. It’s known for having an ethnically diverse population, with a particularly high percentage of Latin American residents and an excellent arts scene thanks to its close proximity to London South Bank University.

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Commercial property area guide: Clerkenwell - London

You’ll find Clerkenwell north of the City of London, between Farringdon, Saint Pancras, Angel and Hoxton. Its fairly central location has made it a key place for over 100 years. It once housed the headquarters of the Monastic Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John Jerusalem and later became a fashionable residential area with spas, tea gardens and theatres. During the industrial revolution, it rose as a hub for printing, brewing, distilling and clock repairs.

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Commercial property area guide: Wirral - England

Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside. It is sandwiched between the River Mersey and the River Dee, which separate it from Liverpool and North Wales respectively. Lots of people know it as ‘The Wirral’.

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Commercial property area guide: Clapham - London

Clapham is one of London’s most popular residential districts, and businesses have flocked to the area to make the most of its vibrant scene. It’s situated south of the Thames, between Battersea, Stockwell and Brixton, with areas in both the Borough of Lambeth and the Borough of Wandsworth.

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Commercial property area guide: Chelsea - London

Chelsea has been home to members of English nobility since the 16th century, when King Henry VIII bought a manor in the area to house his wives. It was largely a market garden until the 19th century and was once described as ‘a village of palaces’ due to the large, ornately constructed houses in the area.

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Commercial property area guide: Charing Cross - London

Trafalgar Square, the Strand, Whitehall and the Mall all meet at Charing Cross junction. It’s a prestigious area home to the National Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Banqueting House and Benjamin Franklin House. Businesses based in the area are within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Leicester Square and Embankment.

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Commercial property area guide: Fife - Scotland

Fife is a peninsula, most of which is accessible from surrounding regions by one of four bridges. You’ll find St Andrews to the far east and Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline along the southern coastline. The north is known for its rugged landscape while the south has a distinctive semi-industrial character, as a result of the 19th century revolution.

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Commercial property area guide: Canary Wharf - London

Canary Wharf is one of London’s financial and business hubs, located on the northern edge of the Isle of Dogs in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets. It’s currently home to leading names in the international financial services, legal and business sectors. The UK’s second tallest building, One Canada Square, can be found in Canary Wharf, only beaten by The Shard.

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