Best Areas To Rent In London 2021

Best Areas To Rent In London 2021

London is a great city to live in. Apart from being a capital city, London offers many opportunities for education, employment, and recreation. It is also a cultural melting pot as you will find people from all parts of the world. If you plan to rent a property in London, we have compiled the best areas you should consider, with reasons.

Looking for affordable housing? Try Bexley and Croydon

London rentals can be expensive. However, some places are below the average rent and while still being great places to live.

One of such places is Bexley in south-east London. You will pay less than in the surrounding boroughs, yet you will have access to parks, markets, and easy transport to central London.

Another affordable option is Croydon, near the capital. It is another bustling town with lots of activities. Even though you pay less, you are not actually far off from the city as an 18-minute train ride will deliver you to the centre of London.

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The best area for a student? Try Islington

As a student in London, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, you would want to live close to campus and affordably. Islington is at the intersection of the two requirements while still offering access to many cafes, bars, shops, etc.

Renting in Islington means you have immediate access to other parts of London, meaning you can quickly get to the campuses beyond the Thames. Enjoy the convenience while paying affordable rent.

Looking for the best place to rent with children? Look up Richmond

If you are coming to London with a family that includes children, you need an area with great schools and plenty of green spaces where your young ones can be active outdoors. Safety should also be on top of your priorities.

This is why we recommend Richmond, an area known for low crime rates, schools with good Ofsted ratings, and nice parks with lots of greenery, in contrast to the centre of London dominated by sterile concrete and steel structures. There are lots of family-oriented activities to choose from too.

Looking for an area with great food? Come to Shoreditch

If you love to dine out, the great restaurants and cafes in Shoreditch will make you fall in love with the place. It has something for every taste, from high-brow restaurants with great menus to eateries where you can fill up with snacks. However, If pubs and bars are more to your liking, you will find something for you too.

For people who love to cook their own food, renting in Shoreditch means you are close to the famous food markets in London like Brick Lane and Spitalfields.

Looking for serenity? Rent in Putney.

London is a place that is never dull. However, some people find all the activities overwhelming and would instead lead a quiet life. Putney is perfect in this regard because the borough is as quiet as it can get in a capital city.

As a lover of nature, you will have access to excellent walking and running trails and Richmond Park. Despite being removed from the hustle and bustle of the capital city, you are only a 15-minute train ride from the centre of London.

Want a village life? Rent in Dulwich

If you are coming to London from a village, you do not need to throw away everything you are used to. By renting in Dulwich, you can live closest to village life and still be about a fifteen-minute train ride from London Bridge.

Dulwich offers quiet pubs, cafes, a lake, Victorian and Edwardian houses, and flats.

Looking for the best apartment living? Rent in North Greenwich

As young Londoners flock to North Greenwich, the city has welcomed them with modern high-rise apartments and other attractions like excellent world-class retail outlets. The proximity to Canary Wharf and London City Airport is also a great draw.

London is a great place to live. However, you can select the best place to rent a property based on your interests.

If you too are looking for a property to rent in London, visit our website to check out the property listing throughout the UK which will be suitable for your requirements.

For any other information, get in touch with us.

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