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London Rent Guide: best neighbourhoods for cheaper two-bed flats

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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Want a two-bed flat in London? We’re looking at the area in each region of the capital with low average rent prices and plenty on the market right now to choose from.

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Our Rental Price guides are updated daily, for a quick snapshot of what’s happening in the local markets we serve, right now. It’s a great way to browse our homes on the market, but there will always be a hidden gem – with all the value you expect for your rent money – in a neighbourhood you wouldn’t anticipate. So register your search on My Foxtons and our experienced Negotiators will help you find what you’re looking for.

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Central London | North London | South London | East London | West London

Central London: Whitechapel

Price Guide average: £648 | Browse our two-bed flats to rent in Whitechapel

Whitechapel graces our rent guides again due to its excellent range of two-bed flats. It's an exciting base for young professionals to explore what London has to offer to their lifestyles and careers, due to its location, transport links, culture, history and exquisite cuisine.

Local attractions: Spitalfields Market, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Brick Lane

Transport: One of the best for commuters, with easy links through the Overground, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Central, Circle, DLR and Elizabeth lines.

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Photo: EAST FINCHLEY-01 240710 CPS by Chris Sampson | CC BY-SA | Flickr

North London: Finchley

Price Guide average: £496 | Browse our two-bed flats to rent in Finchley

Finchley residents enjoy respite from the busy capital in their home life. It ticks all the boxes with shopping, sport, good education and peaceful woodlands to explore. Finchley flats are popular with renters, as there are plenty of modern-two beds to choose from.

Local attractions: Avenue House, Phoenix Cinema, Finchley Road

Transport: If you drive to work in the capital, you'll be using Finchley's easy access to the norther circular. Or if you prefer the rails, Finchley Central, West Finchley and Woodside Park are all on the Norhtern Line.

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South London: Streatham

Price Guide average: £526| Browse our two-bed flats to rent in Streatham

Streatham, Mitcham and Crystal Palace form this little pocket of 2-bed property with some of the lowest average prices, and a great range of property – especially in Streatham proper.

Streatham has a beautiful and expansive common and a very lively high street. There’s such a diverse range of food, drink, culture, entertainment and retail here, you’ll never get bored. There’s also a great variety of housing too, from period property to purpose-built apartments, which is helpful if you’re starting a new search.

Local attractions: Streatham Common, The Rookery (pictured), live music at the Hideaway

Transport: Easy connectivity through three train stations

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East London: Greenwich

Price Guide average: £542 | Browse our two-bed flats to rent in Greenwich

Greenwich is a haven for scholars, celebrating the greatest inventions in history, geography, maritime archaeology and astronomy through world-class museums and historic landmarks. Greenwich's residential property is an excellent mix of historic Victorian and Edwardian terraced housing and impressive modern developments along the riverside.

Local attractions: The O2 Arena, the National Observatory, Greenwich Market

Transport: Greenwich is connected to the City and Docklands by the Elizabeth line, Jubilee line and DLR. You could also take a river bus down the Thames.

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West London: Harrow

Price Guide average: £503 | Browse our two-bed flats to rent in Harrow

Harrow is the idyllic suburb for commuters who needs more room to enjoy more of a village lifestyle in the off-hours. Harrow provides impressive schools, bright green spaces and excellent shopping. Importantly, there's also more opportunity to build new things here, so renters can find find plenty of modern, well-built developments with great value in their two-bed flats.

Local attractions: St George's Shopping Centre, Headstone Manor & Museum, and your pick of golf clubs

Transport: National Rail trains from Harrow and Wealdstone take just 14 minutes to Euston. It's also on the Overground and Bakerloo lines. Harrow on the Hill is on Chiltern Railways and the Metropolitan line, and South Harrow is on the Piccadilly.

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Stay tuned... London is made up of all these unique and fascinating neighbourhoods. Whatever rental experience you’re looking for, there’s a perfect place to find it. So, in our London Rent Guides series, we’ll diving into some of the factors that make different areas popular with London renters.

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