If you are looking for rentals and simply cannot afford the more central areas then you should consider heading north. North is an important area that is located north of the River Thames. This particular area consists of various small towns that are commonly referred to as boroughs such as Barnet, Islington, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow and Camden. Most of underground transportation networks are found in this area of North. The small towns are situated on the north side of river Thames that include, Brent, Havering, Dagenham, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing Hillingdon and Hounslow.
South is a part of Greater London and situated on south side of the River Thames. South has the following major towns: Lewisham, Bexley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southward, Wandsworth Sutton Bromley, Croydon, Kingston and Merton. There are a high number of residential flats and a smaller number of businesses in comparison to North. These areas are under developed and poorly maintained as opposed to those in North, but the area has been undergoing something of a cultural revolution. House prices are still low and you can pick up a bargain that will increase in value over the next few years. South is home to a number of significant institutions and historical monuments such as Tate Art Gallery, South London Press, Globe Theatre, Lambeth Palace, Saatchi Art Centre, Battersea Park, Hayward Gallery and Power Station. These significant spots are surrounded by the Waterloo Bridge. Other features in South include amusement centres and parks.
The obvious disparity between North and South is the underground metro stations. North boasts about 245 metro stations as opposed to the 30 odd for South in spite of the fact that the populations are approximately the same. South is known for its popular entertainment activities for instance Brixton is famous for hosting live music sessions and well known clubs. One of the world’s oldest picture galleries is located in Dulwich, which is located in South. Along with all these, Richmond Park is also located in South and is considered the biggest park in Europe.
The world famous Wimbledon sport arena, located in South London attracts just about everyone during the Tennis Open from tourists and locals to your well-known celebrities to witness this annual sporting event.