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

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

The top 5 most and least popular areas of London to live

Find Properly has been up-and-running for 6 months now. In this short time we’ve had over 100,000 people search for properties to rent (and now buy!) in London.

Now that we have a big enough sample size, we thought it would be interesting to see where people want to live in London – and also where they don’t want to live!

This gives a great indication of up-and-coming areas, and areas you may want to avoid yourself. Continue reading