Discovering London before you start living here takes a little work but it’ll be worth the effort when you’re choosing your new rental. If you’re moving here you’ll want to know as much as you can about the different areas and their amenities before you splash your cash on something unsuitable for your needs.

North London – Camden

Camden is the home of the trendy, upwardly mobile, and young professionals and you can expect to pay anywhere from £1200 per week for single studio flat to £6,000 per week for a four bedroom apartment in this area. Very close to central though which makes for an easy commute into work this is one of the most vibrant suburbs.

Council Information: Camden falls under the Council Borough of Camden and annual taxes range from £1000 – £ 3000.

Transport: Camden Town Tube Station is located on the Northern Line of the London Underground and you can be in central in under ten minutes. You can also travel to Richmond and Kew in less than an hour if you fancy a day trip out to Hampton Court Palace to enjoy the summer gardens. If you’re travelling by bus the C2 bus to Oxford Circus will get you right into the shopping district and if you’re out for the evening the night bus N253 will get you home in the early hours of the morning!

Shopping: Sainsburys, Tesco and M&S all offer large stores with all of the groceries that you need. Check out your local supermarket to see if they deliver in this area.

Doctors: The Ampthill GP Practice and the Camden Road Practice both provide excellent NHS surgeries for the resident of this suburb.

Other Amenities: Camden is a diverse and vibrant place and though it might look a little rough around the edges it is great place to live if you like to get out and explore. The Camden Lock Market and the Stables Market are fabulous if you like original food, art, music and the more alternative side of local life. If you’re in Camden in the first week of May there is a live music festival that’ll have you out on the streets enjoying everything from African fusion to punk rock. Camden knows how to rock!