Barking and Dagenham is again the cheapest place to rent in London in 2019, according to Foxtons' own data on rental prices in the capital. Explore the ten cheapest boroughs for rental properties that will make your money go further when it comes to making London your home.
1. Barking and Dagenham
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,279 per month / £295 per week
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham comes out as the cheapest borough again this year, with rents currently averaging £1,279 per month. Offering excellent value to both renters and buyers, fast links to central London by train or Overground make this an excellent area for commuters on a budget.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,338 per month / £309 per week
The second cheapest option for London's renters is Croydon, where rents currently stand at an average of £1,338 per month. The area continues to undergo extensive regeneration, making this a bustling outer London borough that renters can get excited about. Standout amenities include Boxpark, all the usual high street stores, a wide variety of bars and cafes and excellent transport links that connect through to Victoria in under 20 minutes.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,441 per month / £333 per week
Bromley also offers excellent value, appealing to renters looking for a suburban setting rather than a busy city vibe. The average rental price stands at £1,441 a month and a good range of properties offer something for most lifestyles.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,457 per month / £336 per week
In at number four this year is Sutton, serving up some of London’s cheapest rental properties at an average of £1,457 a month. Although in Zone 5, fast trains take commuters to London Victoria in around 30 minutes and the well-established town centre has lots to offer, including a shopping centre, large supermarkets and plenty of well-rated places to eat and drink.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,514 per month / £349 per week
Also well connected with central London and firmly established as a favourite with London’s commuters, Enfield attracts renters searching for close proximity to the M25 and a more relaxed, out-of-town feel. Trains into Moorgate and London Liverpool Street make this an especially suitable and affordable London area for anyone working in the City.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,536 per month / £355 per week
Lewisham has been undergoing a significant makeover for the past few years, with millions of pounds of investment poured into the south-easterly transport hub. Plenty of newly-built developments are still popping up, offering renters great value for money considering how close it is to central London.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,549 per month / £358 per week
Harrow takes number seven on this list of London’s best value areas, with average rents currently coming in at £1,549 per month. Perfect for families, Harrow offers a modern town centre with a taste of the countryside, along with some of the best schools in the capital.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,615 per month / £373 per week
Just inside the M25, the London Borough of Hillingdon is growing in popularity as the areas around Heathrow Airport expand. To the north of the borough, renters can find suitable family homes, while in Uxbridge the student rental population is large thanks to Brunel University. One of the cheapest places to rent in London, the average monthly rental price in Hillingdon is £1,615 a month.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,707 per month / £394 per week
Encompassing the popular neighbourhoods around Wanstead Flats and more affordable areas of the East End, the London Borough of Redbridge is one of the cheapest places to rent in London, with rents at an average of £1,707 a month. Soon to be connected by Crossrail, the borough is likely to grow in price and popularity over the next few years.
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE: £1,719 per month / £397 per week
Newham stretches east to west from Barking to Stratford and south to London Docklands, which is where much of London’s current regeneration is happening. Not only do renters have easy access to Stratford’s fantastic shopping district, park and stadium, but the transport links are also second-to-none.
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