If you are relocating to London then you will find that the city is exciting, full of history and offers its residents and visitors a wealth of sites, activities, and adventures. Moving to the city entails that you will require an apartment from where to base your new life and excursions.
Let’s take a look at the various areas of London so you can better determine in which section you want to live. We’ll briefly examine the Central, North, South, East and West portions of the city.
The inner area of the city consists of most of the major sites as well as a slew of corporate offices, universities, entertainment facilities, professional institutions, governmental establishments, department stores, etc. The central section is the smallest and most condensed, but contains some of the most prized (and expensive) areas to live.
The high-end boroughs of Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea, Southwark, Camden, Lambeth, and Wandsworth are located in this area. You should note that Central London is not considered a separate section and, therefore, contains boroughs which are part of other sections of the city.
The north section is an attractive area for those relocating to London due to its more affordable housing and elaborate underground and busing transportation systems. The north section, not including areas considered central, is located to the north of the Thames River and includes the boroughs of Islington, Harrow, Enfield, Camden, Haringey, Barnet, and Hackney.
South London lies south of the Thames River and contains quite a few residential areas containing flats for rent. Although there is a large selection of apartments in the south section, it also tends to be poorly maintained than the northern areas.
However, there are quite a few attractions in the south section of the city such as Wimbledon, Waterloo Bridge, Richmond Park, Battersea Park, Hayward gallery, Tate art gallery, Saatchi art center, Lambeth palace, and Globe Theater, and many more.
Boroughs located in the south include Kingston, Richmond, Bexley, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Greenwich, Sutton, Bromley, Merton, Croydon, Southwark, and Lewisham.
The eastern section of the city is considered the Docklands where numerous small towns are located that began as fishing and shipping ports for the growing area back in the day. These towns are strewn out along the Thames River and many still possess active, working docks.
The eastern portion is comprised of the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Manchester, and Hackney. This portion of the city also has areas where neighborhoods are in poor condition, but many relocating to London are drawn to the area due to cultural diversity and lower rental prices.
This section of the city is economically advanced and houses various governmental offices and organizations as well as the busiest airport in the world, Heathrow. This well developed area contains the boroughs of Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent, Kensignton and Chelsea, Hillingdon, Harrow, and Ealinig. There are various nice areas and newly erected apartment complexes where those relocating to London can find housing.
Further information on the boroughs, neighborhoods located within these boroughs, activities, etc, as well as assistance with relocating to London can be obtained by contacting London Relocation Specialist.