For young couples, the area in which you choose to settle in London is important. You want to live in an area that is safe, affordable and offers excellent transport links to work and between cities. When choosing an area to live in London, you must consider property costs, whether buying or renting, and the opportunity for a quality social life. If you plan on raising a family in the future, you would want to consider areas with good schools and amenities, family-friendly activities and green spaces as well.
A major benefit to living in London is that all of these can be found in a variety of areas. With this in mind, we look at a few popular areas for young couples wanting to make London their new home!
Brixton has become one of the safest, most multicultural areas in London. Located within the London Borough of Lambeth, Brixton has been gentrified over the past decade, now offering streets upon streets of restaurants, cafes and social venues to suit all needs and preferences.
Average property prices in Brixton, whether for sale or for rent, tend to be more affordable than other parts of London, while transport links into the centre of town are excellent. The area is also known for its green spaces, perfect for those looking for some peace and quiet, including Brockwell Park, Ruskin Park and Loughborough Park. This, along with its bustling energy, makes Brixton a highly desirable area for young couples moving to the city.
Battersea has seen extensive renovations of late, especially in terms of property, making it an excellent option for young couples living in London. It is becoming a sought-after area offering good value for money, with average property prices still lower than some other desirable areas of London.
The home of the iconic Battersea Power Station, this area offers fast and efficient transport links into town and easy access to the national rail network if you want to venture out of the city or visit the coast. Its location is also highly lauded as it sits on the banks of the River Thames. The city also boasts some large open spaces, including the popular Battersea Park.
Shoreditch is one of the city’s hippest areas, and a great option for young couples. A hotspot for the media and arts crowd, Shoreditch is ideally located for easy commuting to and from the city centre via the Tube. When it comes to property, young couples can expect reasonable prices, whether buying or renting. That said, due to the popularity of the area, making Shoreditch a good area to live and invest in.
Located to the west of central London, Fulham sits just north of the River Thames. A lot has been said about the area in recent times as Fulham offers many of the benefits of living in central London. Fulham is considered an exceptional place to live for numerous reasons – commuting in and out of the city is easy and stress-free, it boasts an active social scene, affordable property prices and lots of green spaces. For active couples, the area is perfect for running or outdoor activities, with numerous parks along the Thames.
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