What to know about long term flats and apartments in London?
As the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the most heavily populated cities in the world, competition to rent an apartment in London is fierce. The multinational, multi linguistic nature of London draws in both expats and British into its fold, and it’s easy to see why. Long-term apartments, or flats as the English would call them, come in all manner of different styles and sizes. These apartments have been converted from old townhouses and manor houses into apartment blocks, while others come in the form of modern high rises. Renting a long-term apartment in the city used to be a drawn-out procedure and took both time and effort to complete. Aside from visiting a multitude of properties, there was also an unneeded back and forth with local landlords. Homelike has entirely simplified this process. Find long term accommodation in London through Homelike ✓Short & long stays ✓No Deposit Apartments ✓Free Cancellation Options ✓Pet-friendly Options ✓Instant Book Options. Uncomplicated process, no endless apartment viewings, no unreasonable landlords, no middlemen. Just filter the apartments based on your needs such as building amenities, rent rates, pet policy, cancellation policy etc. Once you find something you really like, just book it and move in! If you do not want to wait for the landlord’s approval, choose the Instant Book filter and book one of our apartments that can be booked instantly.
Best neighbourhoods to look for long term flats and apartments in London
The best neighborhoods to rent in London depend on many factors including your budget and lifestyle. Areas we recommend include the following- Camden, Notting Hill, Richmond, Kensington, Chelsea, Fitzrovia, Hampstead, Maida Vale, Chelsea, Earls Court, Battersea and Shoreditch. See our detailed guide on London's best neighborhoods to know more. If you’re moving to London with your family, read our guide on London's family-friendly neighborhood as well.
Average rent for long term lets in London
Rent prices for short-term lets in London can vary hugely depending on the area of the city, the boroughs, and even the postcode. This variation in price can change from year to year and is increasing as more areas of the city go through a period of gentrification. Often, the cost of rent will not only change depending on the area of the city but also on the size of the property and any amenities that come with the apartment. There is also a huge distinction between apartments rented in the city center and those rented outside or in Greater London. The average cost of a short-term apartment outside of the city center is between £1200 and £2,500 per month, though this can vary depending on the borough or area of the city. The same short-term apartment inside the city of London is likely to cost between £1,300 and £7,500. Again, this can rise and fall depending on which area of the city center you choose to rent. Search Homelike’s extensive database of short-term rentals in London, and you are sure to find the ideal one for you and your needs.
Tips on moving to London
Moving to any new city can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, and when it comes to a titan of a city such as London, this can be doubled tenfold. Whether you’re moving from somewhere else in the UK or internationally, arriving in London can be a huge culture shock. One of the best tips is understanding the geography of the city, where things are, and how you are going to get around. The city’s underground tube network is a fantastic way in which to do this, and getting acquainted with the tube is a must. It is also advisable to set yourself a budget, understand it and stick to it! London can be one of the most expensive cities in which to live and with bills, socializing, and travel, the cost can quickly stack up. We have put together a handy guide with essential information for anyone who wishes to move to London.