Best places to live in London

With its extensive parks, countless museums and lively pubs, there are lots of great places to live in London.

But where exactly are the best places to live in London?

 

 

Our recommendations for finding the best places to live in London, for you.

 

If you are just moving to London or you’re a native London, everyone wants to know where the best places to live in London are. The truth is there are lots of great places to live in London and finding the best place to live is highly dependent on what you are looking for in a property.

To help make this search process easier, we have created a portfolio of resources to help you decide the best places to live in London for you. This page can connect you with resources to decide where to live in London.

We also wanted to outline some additional steps to help find the best places to live in London for you.

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Think about where you need to go.

Living someone that is a convenient commute can make a HUGE difference in London life. During peak travel hours, public transportation is extremely crowded. Living somewhere in London that is a convenient commute to work or school can make a big difference.

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Also consider where you friends and family are already living. If everyone you are friends with lives in South London, you would probably be happier living there than in North London. This is especially true for university students. There will be a lot of people to connect with from your university and you will be much happier living in a place that is close to your fellow classmates.

Determine what you can afford.

Living within your own means can make a big difference in finding the best place to live in London for YOU. Zone 1 might not be a very good place to live if you cannot afford anything other than your flat. A huge part of finding the best place to live is finding a place that fits your budget.

best places to live in London

When you are determining what you can afford to pay in living expenses each month, make sure you consider the cost of transportation. Peak travel in London can be very expensive. Spending £100 more per month to live within walking or cycling distance of work can actually end up being the cheaper option. The transport section of our moving to London guide can help you learn the various travel costs there are while living in London.

Decide what you want in your neighborhood.

The best places to live in London vary a lot for different people. Some people are die hard park lovers. Others love being close to bars. Others want to have farmers markets. Knowing what makes a good neighborhood for you is essential for your property search.

best places to live in London

The best places to live in London by region our recommendations are:

North London:
Camden
Primrose Hill
Islington
Highgate
Maylebone

South London:
Clapham
Battersea
Brixton
Crystal Palace
Herne Hill

East London:
Shoreditch
Bethnal Green
Hackney
Stratford
Mile End

West London:
Kensington
Shepard’s Bush
Hammersmith
Fulham
Notting Hill

Remember to check out our where to live in London resource page to learn even more about the best places to live in London. This will help you even more narrow down exactly what region of London is the best for you.

Additional Information to Help your Property Search

Two articles with tips and tricks.

These tips can help you with finding flats for rent in London.
These tricks can also help you with finding flats to rent in London.

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