Young, Ambitious and Looking for a Place to Call Home? Here’s Where to Live in London

Young couple - Tower Bridge LondonIf you’re a young professional looking to hit the big time, then everybody knows that London is the place to be. Cosmopolitan, fast-paced, and cutthroat, it’s filled with a miasma of opportunities for the ambitious and the opportunistic.

For those unfamiliar with the city, however, the thought of moving to the capital can be as daunting as it is thrilling. London is a big place, and it can be a challenge to even know where to begin looking for properties and a place to call home.

That’s where we can help you. Read on to find out about some of London’s hottest postcodes…


Shoreditch is famed for being bohemian, eclectic and downright cool. Its cosmopolitan streets are filled with affordable housing that’s just perfect for young professionals. Located near to sophisticated moneymaking districts, it is home to a wide array of people, from city bankers to market traders, aspiring writers, and future entrepreneurs. It offers a unique and original community from all walks of life, as well as easy access to London’s financial, creative and media centres, making it the perfect home for those who want to play as hard as they work.


Located within the borough of Hackney, Dalston was recently crowned as the coolest place to live in London by Italian Vogue. Its popularity amongst young professionals has grown exponentially in recent years, thanks in part to its low rents, sophisticated yet edgy vibe, and handy commuting links. Set in Zone 2, it provides easy access to London’s centre.

Camden Town

When it comes to originality and irrepressibility, Camden Town is unparalleled. It is famed for offering affordable property alongside creativity and culture. The locale boasts a wide variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, offering a wide variety of food, antiques, music, fashion and art. Regent’s Canal offers the perfect place to get away from the buzz of the city, as well as the chance to peruse the famous market that runs alongside it, a bazaar that wouldn’t seem out of place a thousand miles from London, in the streets of Tangier or the back alleys of Paris. Alongside its many cosmopolitan attractions, it also boasts a number of handy commuting links to take you to work once you’ve finished exploring its many delights.


Brixton is a teeming hub of activity. It streets never sleep, and that’s one of the reasons that it’s so popular amongst young professionals who like to have a good time. Wherever you live in Brixton, there is guaranteed to be entertainment on your doorstep. Bars, beer gardens, clubs and restaurants line the roads, and food markets and shops teem with a constant stream of people. On a more practical level, rents are competitive, and busses and tubes offer fantastic links between the area and London’s commercial centres, making it a favourite amongst the ambitious and the talented.

Where will you choose to call home?

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