Top 3 pied a terres to downsize to

Abbey Road, St John�s Wood, NW8, �2,150,000

Abbey Road, St John�s Wood, NW8, �2,150,000 - Credit: Archant

It’s not an empty nest, it’s an opportunity. Inner London lateral living is a popular choice for a generation of high-end downsizers

Buckland Crescent, Hampstead, NW3, £1,775,000

Perfect for an active gardener you won’t have to compromise on outside space at this two-bedroom garden flat, while the summer house and conservatory can be enjoyed in less clement weather. There’s also plentiful kitchen and entertaining space if you’re used to family-size living areas.

Savills

Langland Gardens, Hampstead, NW3, £1,765,000

If you want to continue hosting friends and family, the five bedrooms in this first floor apartment will be a godsend, otherwise revel in a home gym, sitting room, study and library. The flat is in a portered mansion block with access to two acres of communal gardens, a lift and a private balcony, close to both Hampstead and Finchley Road tubes.

Benham & Reeves

Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, NW8, £2,150,000

This three-bedroom flat is just opposite Abbey Road Studios, perfect for re-living memories of The Beatles’ music from the days when they were still fab. The mansion flat is in a block with a concierge and a lift and has two spacious reception rooms, two bathrooms and a separate utility room.

Beauchamp Estates