The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Windsor
Here is everything you need to know about Windsor, use the list below to jump between the relevant sections!
House price’s in Windsor
Is Windsor a nice place to live?
Is Windsor safe?
Homes for sale in Windsor
Travelling in Windsor
What are the schools like in Windsor?
Universities in Windsor
Eating and drinking in Windsor
Shopping in Windsor
Hotels in Windsor
Top 10 things to do in Windsor
Locksmiths in Windsor
Windsor, the chosen residence of the British Royal family, if it’s good enough for the royals it must be a great place to live! Located on the River Thames to the west of London in the south east of England and has been a place of residence for the royals and their predeceasing monarchs since Windsor Castle was built in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror.
You can reach London from Windsor in around 40mins to an 1hr by following the M4 or the quickest train into London Central takes just over 30 minutes.
The 2011 census reported that the population of residents in Windsor and Maidenhead was 144,560 with an average age of 40. Females outnumber the males slightly at 51% females to 49% males.
Over the past 12 months there have been a total of 266 sales of properties in Windsor with the average price paid at £543,873. Zoopla estimates that the current average value is £602,070 which is a positive value change of 0.28% (£1,681). This is way above the average property price in the UK that currently stands at £231,185 according to Gov.co.uk. The proximity to London and a certain Royal family home may just be the reason behind the sky rocketing prices here!
Detached House Prices in Windsor
The current average value has soared over the last 12 months which is positive to those sellers of detached homes in Windsor by 1.30% boosting house prices by £12,219! However, of the 45 detached homes sold in Windsor the average price paid was £746,339 but Zoopla estimates the current average value of a detached home in Windsor to be worth just under a cool 1 million pounds (£951,978) in October 2020.
Semi-Detached House Prices in Windsor
From 77 sales over the past 12 months there has been a negative value change of -2.04% which equates to -£11,652. The average value estimated of a semi-detached property price in Windsor is £560,638 with the average price paid sitting a little lower at £534,610.
Terraced House Prices in Windsor
The average price paid and the current average value of terraced homes in Windsor are almost matched in price with the average priced paid slightly higher at £564,830 with the current average value at £562,340. This data was collected from 95 sales over the past year.
Flat Prices in Windsor
The average price paid for a flat in Windsor over the past year from 49 sales was £331,860. Zoopla estimates the current average value to be much higher at £407,264. This has a positive value change of 0.90% (£3,623).
Renting in Windsor
Home.co.uk published that the average property rents for £1,358pcm in Windsor, with a room renting for around £560pcm, a flat for £1,185pcm and a house is averaging around £2,154pcm.
Well to begin with it is the hometown of choice of the Queen of England but if that doesn’t speak reason to live in this historical town then the cosmopolitan scene will. There are great schools in Windsor if you’re looking to move the family here and it is a great location for commuters as it is just 11 miles away from Heathrow Airport. As well as being able to walk along the river and take in the historical sites Windsor has great nightlife, cosmopolitan restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities!
Windsor benefits from a much lower crime rate per 1,000 people compared to the average number of crime across England. Windsor reports 66 crimes per month and the England average is 89 crimes per month per 1,000 people. So yes, Windsor is a safe place to live! Please note you must always be aware and vigilant about your homes security and personal safety no matter what.
These homes were found on Rightmove.co.uk (October 2020)
The Most Expensive House on the Market in Windsor (October 2020)
For a cool £10,000,000 you can buy a Grade I listed manor house and Grade I listed barn! There are 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 20 stables and a polo field all set in around 42 acres!
The Cheapest Property in Windsor (October 2020)
The cheapest property currently on the market is a sweet 2 bedroom boat house! The houseboat is just 30 seconds from Windsor and Eton Riverside Station, is fitted with 8 solar panels and is decorated to an exceptionally high standard. So much so that it is used as luxury hotel mooring the Thames on weekends.
A Family Home in Windsor (October 2020)
A great family home currently available on the market is a three bedroom terraced house at the price of £395,000. The three bedrooms are all of a decent size and there is a beautiful country kitchen with patio doors leading onto the sweet country garden.
Windsor is easily accessible whatever your mode of transport:
Train stations in Windsor
The key train stations to reach Windsor and the surrounding area are Windsor & Eton, Maidenhead and Ascot. On average the train into London will take you 45 minutes, the quickest being just half an hour.
Buses in Windsor
Courtney Buses run frequent services through Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead and Green Line for coaches!
Closest Airport to Windsor
The closest airport to Windsor is London Heathrow Airport and takes just under 20 minutes to reach by car along the M4 or around 40 minutes to an hour via train.
Closest Hospital in Windsor
King Edward VII Hospital is an NHS run hospital located on St. Leonards Road.
There are 85 schools and colleges located in Windsor. 19 of which are classed as Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ including Charters School, Hilltop First School and Holyport college. There are fortunately no schools that are classed as ‘Inadequate’ but there are four schools that have recently been classed as ‘Requires Improvement’ the majority of other schools respectively are classed as ‘good’. As well as multiple paid private schools, those do not get monitored by Ofsted. Find out more here: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase®ion=868&geographic=la&phase=secondary&for=ofsted&page=2
Due to the proximity to London, there are multiple universities within an hour’s drive to Windsor but here are the closest two:
Brunel University London
Brunel University London is ranked as one of the top 400 universities in the world! The university is split into three different colleges that include the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences and the College of Health and Life Sciences.
University of Reading
The University of Reading currently ranks at #205 out of the worlds universities! Choose from a vast array of subjects including Art, French, Teaching and Wildlife Conservation.
During your visit or over your move to Windsor, you should check out the top three restaurants, pubs and bars in Windsor according to Tripadvisor (October 2020).
Top 3 Restaurants
- Antalya Restaurant Windsor
The only Turkish restaurant in Windsor has claimed the top spot of them all! It serves fresh meze dishes, grilled fish and vegan specialties. Reviewers love the Turkish Tea!
This Moroccan restaurant is set in a cosy, traditionally Moroccan setting. Reviewers rave about the couscous here that is perfect for soaking up the delicious juices of their food.
- Gurkha Royale Restaurant & Bar
This Indian restaurant comes in at number three and showcasing visitors to Windsor enjoy a worldwide palette. Gurkha reviewers write about the cauliflower and chicken dumplings as well as the goat curry!
Top 3 Pubs and Bars
- Crown & Cushion
The top spot for a cosy pub lunch in Windsor is the Crown and Cushion! Reviewers say you must try the fish and chips!
- Queen Charlotte
If you’re looking for a sleek pub and gin bar, look no further than Queen Charlotte. The food is deliciously contemporary British too!
- The Piper Art Bar
Fine food, fine wines and fine art! A great place to unwind with tasty food, great whiskeys, gins and of course enjoy spectate the great art!
There are great shopping opportunities in Windsor whether you’re looking for something from a high street retailer or something more unique you’ll find it in Windsor! Your first port of call should be Windsor Yards which includes shops such as Cotswold, H&M, Zara and The White Company.
These are the top three hotels in Windsor according to Tripadvisor (October 2020)
- Macdonald Windsor Hotel
With rooms from £118 you’ll be sleeping like the royals here. This hotel has one a multitude of awards for customer service and sustainability. The location couldn’t be more perfect either as it is just a 2 minute walk to the gate of Windsor Castle.
- Castle Hotel Windsor MGallery Collection
Rooms start from £85 a night here and are also just a few minutes’ walk to the gates of Windsor Castle. There are traditional and contemporary rooms on offer so there is something to suit everyone.
- Oakley Court
A quintessentially country house with rooms from £173 a night. If you want to feel like a celebrity this is the place for you as it has been the sought after location for films and has had even had a visit from the Queen.
- Windsor Castle
- George’s Chapel
- Windsor Great Park
- Theatre Royal Windsor
- Frogmore House
- Windsor and Eton Brewery
- Royal Windsor Racecourse
- Windsor Royal Station
- Dorney Court
When moving into a new home changing the locks is vital as you never know how many keys are out there and risk the keys falling into the wrong hands. Arrange for a Windsor Locksmith to come and fit a new lock the day you get your keys to provide you with peace of mind. We at Keytek® Locksmiths Windsor provide a professional local mobile Locksmith service complying with British Standard and Home Insurance policies to ensure your home is as secure as can be! What’s more is all our customers benefit from a FREE home security check on site to ensure your home is as secure as can be!
There are many other things you need to consider when moving home so check out our Moving Home Checklist to help you along the way! Once you’re in, consider improving the security of your home further still by checking out our Ultimate Guide to Home Security here!
View our Keytek® Locksmiths Windsor page to find your local Locksmith today or call us on 01753 330658.