london area guide

London Area Guide

London Stranger is currently developing specific guides for each suburb in the capital. So this page is currently a work in progress, however, below are some basic tools to help you choose an area you may want to live in.

Rental Cost guide: Net Lettings gives you a rent price indication of different areas.

Council Tax Cost Guide: London Council Tax Comparison  gives you a council tax comparison

Area location guide: Living in London gives an area guide. Use it as a guide only.

Work to home Travel time guide: TFL Journey Planner


Where to Live in London?

One of the the biggest factors in deciding where you live in London should be your commute to work. London’s transport links are excellent, however they are not perfect so put a strong weight on time travel to work when choosing a location to live in. How long do you want to have your head squashed underneath an armpit on your way home from work on a hot sweaty day?...Other factors to consider is the type of area, the rent you will be paying, lifestyle etc. Below is a basic overview.

Areas with good nightlife and Bars

Clapham Common/Junction, Brixton, Shoreditch,  Fulham/Chelsea, Notting Hill/Bayswater, Camden, Central London/West End, Angel/Kings Cross


Picturesque and Green Areas

Richmond, Barnes, Putney, Hampstead Heath, Dulwich, Herne Hill