London 101: The Hottest Places to Rent

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London is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated and exciting cities in the world. Its population is cosmopolitan, ambitious and go getting, which is one of the many reasons that it’s so popular with young professionals. For those who are going places, the capital is the place to be.

But amongst the suburban sprawl and myriad of streets, finding a place to call home can prove challenging. London is a huge city, and for those looking to rent, even the simple task of choosing an area to house hunt in can seem daunting. For some, the pressure is overwhelming, and that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do part of the job for you.

Without further ado, here’s our shortlist of the hottest places to live in London…

Maida Vale

Maida Vale, the home of Abbey Road Studios, is a little removed from the hustle and bustle of central London, but that doesn’t dim its allure. It boasts its own unique entertainments, courtesy of the renowned Little Venice. Cosmopolitan bars and restaurants galore abound, alongside more scenic delights like Camden Lock, which is perfect for romantic canal cruises or brisk walks after a hard day at work. With 2 bedroom flats available from around £1,500 a month, it’s an ideal location for country folk looking to dip their toes into big city life for the first time.


The beautifully named Angel is located just outside of central London. Close to the main action, it still manages to boast its own unique cultural identify. The area is beloved of artists and actors, and with its exquisite canal-side cafes and views across the water it isn’t hard to understand its romantic appeal. The area offers a wealth of restaurants and bars for those with a taste for the finer things in life, with cuisines from around the world scenting the air in the famous Upper Street. For the retail-minded, there are also an abundance of both high street and niche shops to satisfy your compulsion to buy. Two bedroom flats start from around £1,600 a month.


The district made famous in Only Fools and Horses has grown up and grown great. The winding streets of Peckham are lined with culinary delights, with a wealth of restaurants, pubs and bars available to choose from. Large parks and open areas appear around every corner, helping to make the locale feel curiously removed from the hustle and bustle of London life. Handily located in zones 1, 2 and 3, Peckham’s properties start from just £1,200 per calendar month.

If London is calling you, where will you choose to live?

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