Moving to London can be daunting, particularly as there’s an estimated 8 million people living in the city - accounting for nearly 13 per cent of the whole of the UK’s population. Accommodation prices are competitive and it can pay to do your research prior to moving there. It also pays to know which suburbs tend to offer easy access to transport and have the kind of atmosphere that suits your lifestyle. Find a flat to rent in London by first browsing the best UK property websites.
Living in the very centre of London can be a chaotic but exciting experience. One step away from the interior is Bayswater, in the west, about 5 kilometres from Charing Cross on the border of Hyde Park. This trendy, metro suburb has all the benefits of the city but without the constant traffic and noise. Large populations of Greek, Brazilian and Arab expats add a colour and flavour to this area as well.
Clapham is in the south of London, and best known for its lush Clapham Common, which provides a refreshing escape from the pace of the city. It’s so conveniently situated to downtown London that professional people often find commuting less of a hassle than if they were commuting from the CBD. Clapham’s high street, celebrated Old Town and village-like streets make it popular among young families.
The wonderful thing about London is that you can get on a tube and in just twenty minutes be transported to an entirely different world – neat streets lined with trees, window boxes with bright petunias and street parking outside your home. Fulham in the west, in Hammersmith and Fulham, is one of those suburbs that’s tucked away from the chaos and provides some of the most comfortable homes, with lower taxes.
Of course you’ve heard of the famous Camden market, but there’s more to Camden Town in the northwest than meets the eye.