54 testimonials found.

Richard King helped us with sale of a Holland Park apartment , and finding a house in the area. Unfailingly courteous and patient, he could not have been more helpful. Obviously very knowledgeable about the area and the market, and delightfully free of the BS and unrealistic expectations often exhibited by his competitors.. He certainly went the extra mile for us and I’d have no hesitation in recommending him and his company.



Efficient, courteous, knowledgeable. All that an estate agent should be.



Richard and Simon could not have been more efficient and supportive with the sale of our much loved family house. They helped sort out problems when we were unable to be there and made what might have been a difficult process go very smoothly. We were extremely happy with their service.



Simon and Richard were wonderful. Their strategic guidance was critical to the success of the transaction and they helped us through the sale process on a step by step basis. Huge value add in assisting us with the administration. But above all, Simon's diplomatic expertise with our tenant that made the transaction possible would put Henry Kissinger to shame. All this culminated with the first buyer that came through the door stepping up with a 100% cash offer in excess of the asking price. A 6* performance all round.

Marcus Heilner


Excellent service and market knowledge from Simon and Richard.



We would warmly recommend John Wilcox & Co. We had to sell our beloved house in St James’s Gardens, where had lived for 54 years as finally the stairs were too much for old age. Simon Lindesay-Bethune and Richard King gave us such a personal service and made the whole emotional upheaval of moving possible. Simon gave us good advice and not only managed to sell our old house speedily in a pandemic but also found us a new one as a perfect short term base in the same area of London which may well turn out to be the final solution. In addition to this, he took such trouble in the process of helping us find an alternative place to live. He advised us with negotiating the contract for the lease. He really was our guide and friend.

Richard King arranged the showing of the house most efficiently in a two week campaign and each day gave us an excellent resume of the reactions of each of the possible buyers. This was very helpful. He had the key to the house – and we didn’t have to be there. It was all very professional and easy.

Simon and Richard advised us against asking a higher price. So we didn’t get as much as we had hoped for. But then we wanted to sell the house quickly, it was the end of the summer and we were in a pandemic. They may well have been right about this. Considering the Covid situation, selling the house so swiftly was a remarkable achievement. Above all, they couldn’t have been more personal, more professional and kind.

C & C W


When looking for a flat to rent I found Simon Lindesay-Bethune to offer an outstanding service. Simon is friendly, professional and knowledgeable- I could not recommend him enough. A great service from start to finish, always easy to get hold of and great communication. From a phone enquiry on Monday morning to signing tenancy agreement on Friday is pretty good!

Highly recommended

KL - Tenant


Richard King and Simon Lindesay-Bethune were a pleasure to work with; deeply knowledgeable about the area, the history of our particular street, and how to present the property to best advantage. We had multiple offers almost immediately, and one at the guide price within a few weeks. But that was just the beginning. Richard helped my husband and I, who live in America and know nothing about how things are done in England, through every step of the process. He sat with us in the kitchen, helping us to fill out forms, and, when we had to hurry the completion date, due to my mother's rapid decline and our need to avoid probate, he moved into action with swift efficiency. He and Simon are also just truly pleasant people to work with.


If you are selling a house in Holland Park, please don’t even think of using anyone other than John Wilcox & Co. Simon Lindesay-Bethune and Richard King have been brilliant in completing the sale of my property. Being of a certain age, I was concerned about the practicalities and logistics, not to mention the sale of the property AND finding somewhere else to live. Simon stepped up and ‘held my hand’, going far and beyond any expectations I had. My house was sold quickly and efficiently and I am now happily settled in my little mews house, thanks again to Simon’s effective negotiations. I cannot thank him and Richard enough for their patience, kindness and above all professionalism in making all of this happen. I highly recommend them.

Denny Harris


We have known the public spirited staff of John Wilcox for many years, so when we came to sell our house it was natural to be in touch with such a highly regarded local agency. Our confidence and trust were well placed. The experienced and thoroughly professional Richard King (what is the opposite of a spiv?) was our main contact throughout. He handled the sale - and us - with exemplary efficiency, tact, calmness and good judgment (and assisted us with the purchase of our new house in a different area). The process leading up to exchange of contracts was protracted, through no fault of his own, yet he maintained a cheerful and sensible approach to complications as they arose. Throw in a delightful sense of humour and one could hardly ask for more.

Mark Le Fanu


I wanted to write to say how pleased I am that I decided to go with John Wilcox & Co for the sale of my flat. The choice was between size (and coverage) and service. I greatly profited from the excellent and very personal service which I had from Simon in the initial decision about price, and the subsequent handling of the sale process by Richard. The sale price which I obtained was higher that I had been advised to expect from other agents, and the advice on handling was always prompt and effective - and the final result couldn't have been better.

Many thanks - and I would have no hesitation in recommending John Wilcox & Co in the future.

C AJ -Vendor

I have known and used John Wilcox’ services for many years and have invariably found them to be well informed, highly professional and very businesslike. They have just sold a flat for me in Holland Park – quickly and at very close to the asking price. Throughout the legal process they were both helpful and efficient and they went out of their way to ensure a smooth transaction and a positive outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective client

RV- Vendor