Top London Architects
Top London Architects → 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.
Top London Architects → 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.
Top London Architects → 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!
Top London Architects → 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.
Top London Architects → 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.
Top London Architects → 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.”
Top London Architects → Thinking of Moving to London?
Considering the prospect of moving to the capital? Here’s all you need to know about life in London as either a homeowner or a tenant.
Commonly recognised as the greatest city in the world, London is one of the most attractive places to live on the planet. From the plethora of leisurely activities to the job prospects, London has a lot to offer individuals and families alike. With almost 9 million living in the capital, they can’t all be wrong.
The History of London
The history of London dates back thousands of years, with wooden structures discovered in 2010 dating back to around 4500BC. However, it is commonly accepted that the Romans were the first major settlement. It has been the largest city in Britain since the 9th century and became the capital in the 12th.
Even to this day, the presence of the Vikings, Saxons, and Tudors can be felt while the Victorian and Georgian eras are prominent too. Thanks to bombings during World War II, as well as social evolution, the city is also blessed with modern developments.
House Types & Price in London
London is a city that marries the old with the new in spectacular fashion. Within the space of one mile, you could encounter everything from mansions and cottages to townhouses and apartments. Likewise, there are buildings dating back to the early 20th century sitting in close proximity to those made in the population boom of the 1960s while London architects continue to add new developments throughout the city.
Whether you’re north or south of the river, you will find a myriad of different building types. This, combined with the contrasts between different districts and area codes, means that there is huge fluctuation of prices. As a rule of thumb, central London is the most expensive.
However, the average cost of a home for London in general is £590,000 while rentals are £619 per calendar month, although you may find some places where the costs are more than double that while others are significantly cheaper. (Per Foxtons)
Life In London
As with housing prices, the lifestyles in different parts of the city can signal huge contrasts. In truth, researching individual locations will be essential for anyone wishing to move to the capital. However, there are a number of generalisations that are accurate for virtually all aspects of London, and the quality of the transport is certainly up there.
Meanwhile, the cosmopolitan city is also blessed with thousands of places to eat, drink, and be entertained. This includes world-class venues in sport, music, and theatre as well as natural attractions such as the royal parks and botanic gardens. Of course, the city is largely sculpted by the majestic river too.
Crime rates in some parts of London are very high, but others enjoy some of the lowest in the country. Meanwhile, schooling facilities in the best areas are of the highest standards, as are the job prospects.
Moving to London
London is a brilliant place to live and work, but moving to the capital can be a little difficult. Good organisation and strategic planning are key.