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

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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

Becoming a (Southwest) Londoner

Thinking of moving to the area in the southern third of the Northern line, between Clapham North to Tooting Broadway? Rachel Smith recently made the move to this area (Tooting Bec) from Watford. In this post she shares her observations about how awesome Southwest London is!

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I moved to the area earlier this year. I was initially looking anywhere between Clapham North and Tooting Broadway. All of these stations are on the Northern Line; which follows a pretty straight road all the way from Elephant and Castle down to Morden. The area itself is green (more on that later); feels safe and has a pretty relaxed graduate-y feel to it.

Wimbledon, Putney, Wandsworth, Streatham and Richmond are all within a short train ride – either directly from Balham or via Clapham Junction.

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