Big choices: Where to live in London for a young professional. The London Relocation team is always on the look out for the best neighborhoods in London if you’re a young professional. 20-something, just moved to London from abroad, or moved down to London after graduation. Where do you live? Your needs are going to be substantially different to those of a family of four, or even a professional couple in the 50’s.
The urban landscape of London is changing all of the time: what was a hot, hip, happening ‘hood last week, may not be in a months time. It’s part of what makes living in London so exciting, it’s also part of what makes finding a flat so challenging.
Three Top areas to live in London if you’re a young professional
The choice of where to live in London for a young professional is even more challenging if you’re a first time renter. To find flats and homes to rent in London is difficult for the professional Londoner, and narrowing down your choices to a few areas, trying to find a flat at the right price, and dealing with the paperwork hoopla is enough to drive anyone crazy.
Nearly 75% of all young professionals choose to live north of the River Thames in transport Zones 1,2 and 3, though a higher percentage of Australians, South African’s and New Zealander’s moving to London choose to live south of the river.
Angel and Camden Town – Where to Live in London for a Young Professional
Two of the top neighborhood choices for young professionals in London. Angel and Camden are close to excellent transport routes, close to central London and are chock full of clubs, bars and fantastic eateries. Traditionally North London is a popular choice for families, however in the last three years, Angel especially has been the neighborhood of choice for young professionals. Camden Town has a slightly more villagey-feel, with its vintage stores and retro restaurants, while Angel, which is located in Islington has more of a urban and even upwardly-mobile kind of vibe.
East London is a Top Property Choice for Professionals
Especially Shoreditch! We’ve placed a number of young professionals moving to London into flats in Shorditch over the past year. Shoreditch is an ideal location for after-hours clubbing – this is where it’s at. It’s the eclectic center of the city, a neighborhood where you’ll find young bankers, financiers, up and coming fashionistas and IT entrepreneurs. It’s becoming quickly gentrified and hipster as the rest of the world figures out how amazing it is to live in Shoreditch, so who knows… It may only be the new best thing for a short while longer!
At London Relocation we provide a full-service relocation package for young professionals moving to London. For first time renters of professionals moving from the US, or Europe, it’s an essential service as we take care of every aspect of your move: property search, lease negotiation, references and paperwork required, and even help with bank accounts and utilities.
Give our Move Coach Corrina a call on +44 207 993 0422 from the UK or 1-800-903-1658 (tollfree) from the US or Canada to discuss where to live in London for a young professional. Even if you don’t use our service, we’d love answer any questions you may have.