There are so many options for young professionals when choosing where to live in London. Throughout the city there are pockets of areas where young professionals like to rent, attracted by new and cool restaurants, cafes and bars as well as green spaces and good transport links for a relatively affordable price. We have rounded up our 6 favourite areas for young professionals looking to rent in London.
The 6 best places to live in London as a Young Professional
Brixton is in the south of London and is part of the Borough of Lambeth. It is a very multicultural and lively place to live with lots of great places to meet up with friends and hang out. It is littered with affordable and independent restaurants, coffee shops and beer gardens as well as frequent music events at night. To name a few, there’s Brixton Village, full of independent restaurants as well as the music venue, Electric Brixton.
As well as having an extremely good social scene, Brixton is very well located being on the Victoria Line. You can get into the centre in just 15 minutes and there are also plenty of buses in the area.
If green space is important to you, Brixton is plentiful. There’s Brockwell Park, Myatt’s Fields and Ruskin Park.
Another advantage is that average property prices are lower here than in other parts of London.
Shoreditch is known for being one of the hippest places in London and is very popular amongst creatives. As with Brixton, there are lots of independent shops, pop-up ventures, restaurants and bars.
Located in the inner city, it is extremely well located to the City, just a 20 minutes walk. It is also very close to Liverpool Street Station which offers the Central Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan and City Line.
Rental prices are slightly more expensive in this area than other areas where young professionals tend to converge as young entrepreneurs are being replaced by city workers who like the short commute.
Boxpark Shoreditch, full of independent pop-up shops
Clapham also has a very lively social scene with its high street and surrounding areas being filled with shops, restaurants and cafes. Properties here are very sought after, especially amongst young professionals due to lots of recent regeneration being done in the area.
There is the Venn Street Market every Saturday selling produce from independent businesses as well as Clapham Common, which hosts a variety events throughout the year.
Located in south-west London, it has excellent transport links from Clapham Junction Station as well as being extremely bike friendly due the the Cycle Superhighway CS7 that goes through the town.
Hoxton is very near to Shoreditch but a slighter cheaper option and a little more north. It has lots of green spaces, including, Shoreditch Park, Hackney Downs and Hoxton Square and Regent Canal runs through it.
It is home to many creatives and has many restaurants and cafes to meet friends in.
Hoxton Overground station and Old Street station are located here, which are both very useful for commuting around London. As well as this, Hoxton has some of the best cycle routes in the city.
5. Wembley Park
Wembley Park is north-west London and is surprisingly well connected to the centre of London. With Wembley Park Underground Station, Wembley Stadium Station and Wembley Central all within at walking distance, you can reach the centre in no time.
There are extremely good sports facilities here as there are two world class sporting venues on site: Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena. There is also a designer outlet 5 minutes walk away and Wembley BoxPark where there are lots of places to eat.
Some Co-Living options are located here which attract young professionals looking to have a more community feel to their rental experience.
Angel is in North London and due to its very good transport links and good value properties, it has become a favourite amongst young professionals. This has led to an increase in restaurants, cafes and shopping being developed over the recent years making it a very exciting and ever-evolving place to live.
There is also Highbury Fields which offers a great open space for those who love the outdoors.