Date published: 25 October 2012
Riding on the triumphant success of the 2012 Olympics, London has secured its place as the hottest capital in the world right now. It’s full to the brim with fashion, culture and some of the best night life around. It’s not surprising then that London’s calling is as loud as it’s ever been as people continue to flock there in the hope of success and a slice of the big smoke’s action.
If you’re moving to London for the first time, the big question is which area to live? There’s cool and quirky Camden to classy Chelsea, trendy Shoreditch and beyond. Fuelled with new development plans there are hundreds of houses for sale in London and even more to rent so whatever your plans there’s a solution to suit you. Follow this guide to find your perfect pad in one of London’s up and coming areas.
If you’re looking for an investment in the future then there’s no better place to buy than Earle’s Court, on the fringes of Kensigton and Chelsea it benefits from the postal code prestige with a slightly lighter price tag. Its urban living at its best, with plenty of green space you’ll be a part of London living with the added benefit of fresh, clean air and space to stretch your legs. A huge development plan over the next 20years is also likely to attract attention and boost house prices so now is definitely the time to buy.
With the opening of the Crossrail on the horizon and it’s currently more popular bigger brother Notting Hill just a stone’s throw away Bayswater is also a great place to buy right now.
Like most things in London renting can be expensive business, particularly if you’re planning to live alone. To secure the best locations house shares are a great way to get the most for your great British pound. If you are new to London sharing can also be the best way to make friends to share the great capitals lively lifestyle with. Young professionals can be found strolling the streets and winding down from a hard day at the office in the bars of Islington, Putney and Wandsworth to name but a few.
Cheap and cheerful
If you want to stretch your budget a little further then Merton, Raynes Park and Tooting all offer London living albeit a little rougher around the edges. Looking past the exterior Tooting is fun filled and its large South Asian population means you’re never far from colour, character and culture by the bucket load.