Moving to London? We’ve teamed up with leading room rental platform, badi, to find the neighbourhood that would best suit you.
For perky young professionals just starting out in their careers and county-migraters in search of the bright lights of a big city, London never gets old. Consequently the capital grows day by day. So much so, that you no longer have to be in the thriving epicentre of the city to find fantastic restaurants, top-quality shopping and burgeoning culture scenes. London has a variety of neighbourhoods, each unique in personality and attracting their own tribe. When choosing your new home, you’ll no doubt be tempted by the sound of some postcodes, but it’s all about finding a balance between what you want, what you can afford, and what is available. Moving to London might be the best thing you can do in your life. We’ve teamed up with leading room rental platform, badi, to find the neighbourhood that would best suit you.
With the green expanse of Clapham Common, gorgeous period architecture, buzzing nightlife scene and mix of both independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants, it’s fair to say that Clapham is a neighbourhood of two halves. But that’s no bad thing. Young families enjoy its large Victorian and Georgian houses, good schools and leisure activities, while singletons and twenty-somethings go for the lively social life that it affords, the quick commute and generous flats. This south London neighbourhood is one of the few places that appeals as much to families as fun loving graduates, and as such, has something to offer for everyone. While buying a property in this enviable postcode doesn’t always come cheap, there are a huge amount of bright and spacious rooms to rent in Clapham with modern appliances that will leave you with plenty of extra cash to enjoy the area.
Home to the monarchy since 1689 and a clutch of popular parks, museums and world famous venues, Kensington is one of the capital’s most desirable areas. The royal borough boasts one of the world’s greatest concentrations of internationally renowned cultural destinations, as well as being an area of retail supremacy for discerning shoppers. It attracts some of London’s most affluent residents who are serviced by some of the most desirable types of property in all brackets. This includes some of the largest and most exclusive properties in London. That being said, a concentration of flats in the area makes finding a beautiful room relatively easy.
You don’t mention Shoreditch without speaking of its endless East End charm, quirky cafes, converted warehouses and eye-catching street art. It’s the trendy hub of London, which the capital’s coolest residents call home. It’s the poster child of gentrification, home to an unrivalled stock of restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries that have established the area as a geographical, cultural and culinary melting pot. In sought-after Shoreditch, industrial conversions and new builds make up the bulk of the housing offering. Around Columbia Road, site of the famous flower market, are two and three-bedroom houses that are ideal for sharers.
Boasting former residents, George Orwell and Sir Walter Raleigh, and with many well known actors, writers and politicians calling it their home today, Islington has always been a place brimming with culture. With its modern apartment buildings and busy shopping hub of Angel, as well as its leafy Georgian squares that lie just a few blocks away, the diverse qualities of the north London postcode attract residents from all walks of life. Here you can search for antiques in Camden Passage, tuck into tasty international food from Exmouth Market, canoe along Regent’s Canal, or sip cocktails in a not-so-secret bar; the area has masses of potential. Extensive rebuilding after WWII and later gentrification has transformed the area into one of the capital’s most thriving districts with an extensive array of property types. Georgian architecture dominates the area, but Islington has also seen a huge increase in new developments that make perfect homes for young professionals and flat-sharers.
If you want to find your perfect room in one of these neighbourhoods, download the badi app or visit badi.com. Badi is the leading flat-sharing marketplace that enables people to find their perfect room and flatmates using artificial intelligence. Helping you to list or look for spare rooms in shared flats, badi aims to make city-living accessible for everyone. Moving to London will be so much easier with badi.