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London Rent Guide: homes for your 2024 goals

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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Ready to crush 2024? Rent here for dream jobs, more day trips and parkland galore...

Think you could achieve your fitness goals, no sweat, if you had beautiful (and free!) sun-dappled parkland to inspire your morning run?

Maybe you aim to turbocharge your career, so you’re looking for that buzzing business hub to find your home amid opportunities.

Or is your big plan to discover all of London’s best-kept secret hang-outs, but you need excellent transport links to cover more ground?

We are here for all your 2024 goals. Here are five perfect rental neighbourhoods for big ambitions.

🎯 We crunched the numbers – these five neighbourhoods hit the jackpot in terms of green space, convenient public transport, average incomes, and plenty of rental choices.*

*Sources: green space, earnings by borough and our exceptional selection of homes to rent

New year, new view

Let’s find your perfect rental:

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It should come as no surprise that high earners work in Kensington, but the fortunate few rent a beautiful pied- à-terre by the office. That way, they can enjoy a leisurely walk to work without scuffing their Jimmy Choos, relax in London’s most beloved parks, plan power lunches for Michelin-star restaurants and then vanish to their haven in the Cotswolds come weekends.

We have some truly incredible properties to rent in this area right now, Find your dream-à-terre in Kensington.

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Many of our renters who want homes in Balham lived in Central first. As they learn about what London has to offer, they crave a connected local community, leafy commons and more amenities, which leads them here. Balham has great transport for exploring London – plenty of local busses, South Western trains and the Northern line. Hustle meets heart in Balham's business scene, as its laid-back charm and creative vibe provide the perfect work-life balance.

The Balham lettings market is starting 2024 strong with plenty of homes to rent. Find your apartment to rent in Balham.

Photo: Salmon Lane Lock by Geoff Henson | CC BY-ND | Flickr

Tower Hamlets

City workers, ditch the long commute. Tower Hamlets is your fast-track to buzzing City and Canary Wharf via speedy transport. The best part? Your work-life balance can thrive here. Reach your fitness goals in sprawling Victoria Park, a lush green escape in your backyard. Dive into Brick Lane's vibrant markets, sample global bites, and discover London's multicultural heart.

Modern city pads and charming historic homes await – find your Tower Hamlets flat to rent.

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These days, Battersea Power Station's generating a different kind of buzz – trendy shops, restaurants and new businesses are cropping up left and right…it’s definitely worth checking out! Then, swap your power suit for joggers and conquer Battersea Park's 200 acres or cycle along the Thames Path. With excellent transport links, fantastic education for the little ones and a thriving riverside community, Battersea offers a relaxed pace with a touch of city buzz.

The market has so much to offer around here – find your dream Battersea rental home on the market.

Photo: FC Fulham vs. Leicester by Frederic Köberl | Unsplash


If you’re focussed on your work-life balance, Fulham can help with that. Come browse designer stores, sip lattes in cosy cafes, or join the crowd at Craven Cottage for Premier League thrills. This community loves sport, so it won’t be hard to find a fitness pal – from riverside walks to tennis clubs to beautiful Bishop's Park. Commuting to the City? No problem – the District line runs all the way through Fulham and takes you up to Earl’s Court, or you can get on the Piccadilly line.

Fulham offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle for professionals craving a touch of leafy serenity. Discover your Fulham apartment to rent.

Still looking for your perfect apartment?

Check out more of our London Rent Guides:

London Rent Guide: the cheapest areas to rent right now

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

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

London Rent Guide: best areas for family-size lets

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