Find the cheapest and most convenient area to live in London

The average Londoner commutes for over an hour a day (so says the Daily Mail). This adds up to a (hot, stressful and expensive) year of your life.

You may dream of living closer to work, but find rents in central London unaffordable. Living in London usually requires a compromise between commute time and rent.

We’ve created a new widget that shows this tradeoff. Simply enter where you work and currently live, and we’ll show you the stations with a shorter commute and lower rent:

Our new widget is a thing of beauty

Our new widget is a thing of beauty

You may notice that the ‘nicest’ areas won’t appear. Chelsea and Hampstead (for instance) all have pretty poor transport connections and are super expensive. Clearly there is more to deciding where to live than commute time, but we think it is a good start!

Have a play and let us know what you think.

The Graduates’ Guide to Where to Live in London

If you’ve just graduated and are planning to move to London – welcome! Contrary to media reports you won’t melt on the tube and the air won’t kill you.

However, the scare-stories about housing in London are partly true: finding somewhere to live in London can be difficult. Especially if you are on a budget.

For people moving to London for the first time, the property hunt is extra-daunting. But Find Properly – the only property portal to help people moving to London – is here with a handy guide! Continue reading

At last – a way to filter properties by size!

Our goal is to make finding a place to live in London as quick and painless as possible.

Partly this can be achieved by making as much data about the property and the area filter-able (new word!) as possible. If you care about crime or greenspace or time on the market, with one click you can exclude all properties that don’t meet your criteria. Instant time saving!

So this blog post is all about introducing our new search filter – and we think it’s our best one! Continue reading

Before buying a property in London, make sure you think about these factors!

Four months ago, Find Properly started listing all the properties for sale in London.

Since then we’ve been working hard to improve the experience for our property-purchasing visitors. At first, the same information was given for properties for sale and properties to rent – a generous mix of area stats and nearby stations.

But we quickly realised – for properties for sale, this wasn’t good enough. Continue reading

Moving to London and like food? Check out this map for starters

London is truly a glutton’s city. All the World’s cuisines are on offer.

We’re so spoilt, new restaurants are cropping up with regional varieties of once-exotic cuisines. “Plain old” Chinese food is no longer good enough. We now get to choose between tongue-scorching Sichuan or subtle Cantonese flavours.

And if you needed any more evidence of the finger-licking awesomeness of London’s food scene, a French chef (i.e the enemy) has called London the restaurant capital of the world. Voila, it must be true. Continue reading

Find Properly can now save your life – new feature

The air quality in London is terrible. London has missed NO2 targets (set in 1999) every single year.  The European Commission is so concerned with the pollution levels, they’ve threatened to fine the Government if things don’t improve by 2020.

Air quality may seem like a fuss about nothing. You walk around and you’re still alive afterwards, so what’s the biggie? Surely it’s much worse in other places – unlike some Chinese cities, you can’t see the air, and it doesn’t taste like Mr Muscle. So isn’t everything OK?

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