Architects Kentish Town
Architects Kentish Town → Your local architects
We believe each client is special and has a story to tell. We listen to your needs and do what it takes to meet your expectations. Combining our energy, knowledge and talents to deliver fantastic client care and strive to develop relationships that make a positive difference to your lives.
Located in North London, XUL Architecture is a commercially minded, client centred architecture practice. We are efficient and responsive, and put particular focus on the client’s experience as well as in finding ingenuous ways of bringing light into architecture.
For over 10 years we have been busy designing and taking our clients projects from their initial sketch through to their successful completion – including project management and interior design.
Architects Kentish Town → Architecture driven by collaboration and lateral thinking
We believe in constant improvement and encourage change. Our lateral thinking allows us to creatively overcome challenges. Our motto is ‘there is always another way’! We always like to explore alternative design solutions as well as finding the right strategy to suit your needs.
We pride ourselves on having a unique outlook that combines our passion for enhancing our clients’ lives, with the ingenious use of abundant natural light; all whilst keeping the practicalities of the project and the realities of the budget in mind.
Architects Kentish Town → 200+ Projects Completed
Our team is comprised of people from all parts of the world, giving us a rich breadth of experience, cultural background, depth of talent and diversity of thoughts. This is accompanied by the added value of having a can do attitude when in front of any challenge. And of course, you can be involved in this creative process as much as you want to be. Design is a dynamic and interactive process!
Architects Kentish Town → Inspired by natural light for better living
Our extensive research is based around finding ways in which we can bring more natural light into architecture. This has a positive impact on spatial quality, sustainability, well-being, productivity and creativity.
Architects Kentish Town → About XUL Architecture
Our clients are at the core of everything we do here. That’s why we have a dedicated team assigned to each project which will manage things on your behalf.
The RIBA Chartered team will include a Director as well as an experienced ARB Registered Architect and an Architectural Assistant/ Designer. All our staff are talented professionals with a vast amount of experience, covering a range of projects from large commercial buildings abroad, to award winning listed residential properties right here in London.
All projects are reviewed regularly by our Directors. We formally review every project in our Monday morning meetings and then go back over them as required throughout the week.
Our Office Manager is always available to help organise meetings, request quotes and provide support throughout your project.
We have invested greatly into putting a number of systems in place to make sure things run as smoothly as possible so we can spend time providing you with an exceptional service.
Architects Kentish Town → What our clients say
Five star service *****
“A totally professional and very approachable team who are so easy to deal with. We had numerous meetings until everything we wanted was put down on paper. Would definitely use this firm again.”
Would 100% recommend
“We looked at four different architects because we were unsure of how much XUL had done in the Hampstead Garden Suburbs. Other practices were way behind in creativity and presentation. XUL saw things that others didn’t and saw the potential of the house. The turn-around time was also exceptional. If I had to do it all again, they would be my architects.”
—Julliette and Michael Overlander
Fantastic Architecture practice
“They get the balance right between listening to brief, stretching ideas and sticking to budget constraints. I would wholeheartedly recommend. They are a delight to deal with!”
A trustworthy and highly creative company
“We experienced XUL as a thoroughly dependable and trustworthy creative team which acted as a supportive partner throughout the project we worked on together. Sebastian got involved in every aspect of the process, and the external consultants he brought in were consistently excellent, contributing greatly to the results achieved. I recommend XUL for any architectural project you may be considering: you will get more than you imagine, including a fulfilling and enjoyable relationship with some deeply committed and creative people.”
Architects Kentish Town → Thinking of Moving to Kentish Town?
As picturesque and well-preserved as Hampstead Heath can be, Kentish Town is often thought of the more vibrant and exciting side of town that’s still within walking distance. From humble beginnings, this still little-known area of Northwest London can become a trendy, chic hotspot of restaurants and bars for the cool kids of the city.
However, it still has the gorgeous period houses that the North West is known for, while excellent transport links still make it very attractive for those looking for somewhere to commute from. Here’s what you might like to know about Kentish Town.
The history of Kentish Town
Originally, Kentish Town (or Kentisston) was just another of the sleepy medieval villages a short travel away from the growing trade hub of London. Yet, like Hampstead and Finchley, the arrival of the Great Northern Line changed everything. Kentish Town was one of the main transport links to and from the city and became the stop-in eatery centre for a wide range of people. The industrial revolution saw links to the city grow, as well as vast increased in Edwardian housing for new arrivals working in the factories. While a little more modernised than Hampstead proper, it still carries a lot of that historic flavour.
Living in Kentish Town
While rarely seeing housing prices as high as other areas that are slightly higher in demand, like Finchley, the average cost of a property is about the same. Single bedroom properties cost around £335,000 to £547,000. Meanwhile, the average price of a three-bedroom house can get to anywhere up as high as £1,395,000. Rent is more expensive than many London areas, with an average weekly rental value of £479.
What to see and do
Kentish Town is slowly becoming better known as the culinary gem of the city, with a range of boutique restaurants and trendy bars starting to attract more reviewers. Whether it’s an authentic Italian pizza at Stingray or a cup of fine coffee at Bear + Wolf, those with wandering tastebuds are sure to find plenty of distraction here. There are a host of famous venues, as well, including the music-lover’s delight, the Roundhouse. Otherwise, simply taking a walk or a cycle around the town is sure to expose you to a host of gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
While the roads are in slightly better shape compared to other London areas, parking in Kentish Town can still be a challenge. However, the transport links are excellent, with Northern Line, Thameslink, and National Rail trains getting you to Waterloo in 14 minutes, or out into Pancras, Luton, and Surrey with little issue. There’s a wide range of bus services too, and two Overground stations that can help give you a quick route to East and South West London.
One of the most vibrant, community-driven, and gastronomically exploratory area of London, Kentish Town’s demand is only likely to keep rising as the bars and restaurants keep getting better reviews. There’s a wide diversity of different kinds of property, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find the kind of place you’re after.