Where to rent in London?

Where’s the best place to rent in London?

London, like most capital cities, offers a varied selection of accommodation to suit most budgets. What you want, how much you can afford and its proximity to good transport links is, of course, down to personal preference. But with such a huge choice, deciding what suits you can be a little overwhelming. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve listed some of the most popular areas that we cover and given you a quick overview to help with your tick box list.


At the heart of the financial district, Canary Wharf and the surrounding areas of Isle of Dogs, Heron Quays and Popular offer something for everyone. If you work in financial services, some of the largest banks are head quartered here, so you may fine that you can walk to work. It also offers great shopping, leisure facilities and of course the River Thames. It’s also easily commutable to other areas of London with the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway on your doorstop, along with the Uber river boats. Greenwich too is on your doorstop, along with the O2 and if you fancy a flight to Europe, then City Airport is close at hand.

As you would expect, most of the accommodation is made up of flats and apartments, many of which are a short stroll to the river.

Average rental (one bed flat) – £520pw


Nestled in North London, and in the London Borough of Islington, this part of town offers a variety of homes – be that flats or houses. Despite being close to central London, it still maintains a sense of community, reflected in the demographic that resides here and it very much has a neighbourhood feel. It’s in Zone 2, which means that getting into Central London is quick and easy, yet it still has great outdoor spaces with Finsbury Park and Waterlow Park close by. Hampstead Heath is around the corner, with unparalleled views of London, reminiscent of a film set and fantastic amenities with and a world-renowned hospital in the Whittington.

Average rental (one bed flat) – £450pw


Don’t be fooled by thinking that because this area doesn’t have a tube that it’s not worth a look. Crouch End is the perfect place if you are a young professional, or have a young family, as its high street is teeming with independent traders and amazing bars and restaurants. Alexandra Palace is on your doorstep, with an incredible Farmers’ Market on the weekend, and the venue itself hosts bands, exhibitions and of course the darts tournament! Muswell Hill is just up the road too, so it really does offer a great choice.

Average rental (one bed flat) – £370pw


An area that is a great place to bring up children, with a very strong community spirit and a safe and friendly environment, South Woodford offers great value for money. If you also need to commute into Central London, it is well served by South Woodford and Snaresbrook tube stations on the Central Line. (18 and 27 minutes to Liverpool St and Oxford Circus respectively on the Central line.)

Average rental (one bed flat) – £350pw


Considered a ‘well heeled’ residential area, St John’s Wood (think of the Beatles on the zebra crossing) is dominated by Victorian and Edwardian accommodation. It’s also close to Regents Park and iseasily accessible by tube (St Johns Wood underground station) and sits in between Central London and North London. It’s seen as an affluent area, so renting is not cheap, however it hosts great bars, restaurants and shopping and a perfect place to celebrity spot.

Average rental (one bed flat) – £540pw


Located in the borough of Enfield (North London), Edmonton is considered a ‘well kept secret’ as it’s one of the rare areas of London which still offers reasonably priced accommodation, and has great transport links into Central London, with direct links into Liverpool Street. It also has beautiful open spaces, a diverse community and good schools. If you are a football fan, Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium is also located here. For this reason, many people call it home.

Average rental (one bed flat) – £330pw


This place has something for everyone. Professionals, families, young and old. Its amenities connect its residents and fosters a sense of unity and belonging. It’s an East End suburb with a village feel. Sitting on the edge of Epping Forest and with a Farmers’ Market, it ticks lots of boxes for those looking to settle down. And it’s on the Central Line, so once you’ve had a busy day in the City, you’re home in no time to enjoy it all.

Average rental (one bed flat) – £320pw

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