How to Shortlist Areas in London for Your Rental Home

How to Shortlist Areas in London for Your Rental Home

Deciding where the perfect location within London is for a rental home can oftentimes be a troublesome task. 

London is a vast city that has huge discretises in price from district and district, and the difference between a rental property in one area compared to another can be staggering.  

However, choosing the right area for your rental home is something that is vital, and just by knowing a few pieces of key information, you can narrow down your search much easier and quicker.  

In this article, we will be giving you a guide on how to shortlist areas in London for people who are looking to find the perfect place to lease a property, as well as telling you a few essential tips you will need to know.  

Budget is Everything When Narrowing Down Locations for Rental Properties in London 

The unfortunate reality is, perhaps the most important factor you will need to take into consideration when trying to find the perfect location for your rental home is your budget.  

As we previously mentioned, the discrepancies in prices of rental homes differ vastly between different locations, with the more expensive locations only been affordable by the wealthiest among us.  
That’s not to say you still cannot get an amazing rental property in London, it just means that you may have to relegate yourself to only looking within a few certain areas.  

For example, if you are someone who has a relativity strict budget, then looking for a rental property that resides in the southernmost parts of London will more than likely be your best bet. 

On the other hand, if money isn't really a big issue for you, then you could opt to go for the creme de la crème and get a rental property somewhere in central London.  

In reality, most areas in London are going to be pretty expensive, so if you are set on getting a rental home that resides anywhere in London you can expect to pay a pretty penny. However, some areas are much more affordable than others, and it would be a good decision to search around and see which areas are best suited to your price point. 

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What Amenities do You Want Access to in London? 

When deciding on the location you would like your rental property to reside in, you need to decide what you want in the location you are going to live in for the foreseeable future.  

For example, if having tourist attractions close by and within walking distance is essential for you then that is something that you're going to put substantial importance on when deciding which area in London to lease a property.  

In contrast, if you would like a location that is more practical or business orientated then that is also something that should take a considerable toll on your decision, as some areas have way more opportunities than others as well as having access to better transport options.  

There are a variety of different locations in London, do you want somewhere with a lot of open space? Well, that’s more than possible. Do you want to live in an area that has a unique Victorian aesthetic? That’s no problem. 

You need to decide what you want.  


Finding the perfect location to lease a home within London can be a seemingly impossible task that may even seem fruitless to some people. However, ensuring you pick the right spot within London can make sure you never regret your decision and get everything you could ever want within a rental home.  

Sure, all the time and effort you spent trying to narrow down the perfect area in London may add up to a substantial number. However, you need to ask yourself what's more important, waiting a few more weeks in order to narrow down your options and get the perfect rental home or saving a slight bit of headache and opting to get a sub-par rental home.  

In the end, the former is just the smarter decision.  

If you are looking to purchase a rental home within the UK or London, feel free to take a look at our website. At TRPE- The Real Property Experts, we have rental homes up for grabs all over London in every district you could imagine, and our qualified staff can help you narrow down your search for the perfect location within London much quicker.  

Good luck.  

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