New year, new gaff?

If you’re thinking of relocating, Time Out’s Andy Hill has the lowdown on where to rent or buy in London in 2018.



For the student

Bruce Grove, N17

Why? It’s affordable and not too remote, if you like a semi-regular Overground into town.

Price £1,332 pcm (two-bed flat)


For the young family

Twickenham, TW1

Why? Bucolic backstreets, outstanding schools and 25 minutes to central London on a fast train.

Price £1,500 pcm (two-bed flat)


For the sharing friends

Tottenham Hale, N17

Why? Once unloved, N17 is cheap but now blessed with Beavertown Brewery and chichi chicken shops.

Price £1,440 pcm (two-bed flat)


For the short-termer

Haggerston, E8

Why? It’s the perfect jumping-off point for east London, equidistant from Daltson, Shoreditch and Vicky

Park, not to mention the ginger line.

Price £1,911 pcm (two-bed flat)


For the nest-builder

Norwood Junction, SE25

Why? If you find yourself pining for a chunky, high-ceilinged home on a peaceful street near some decent parks, this is the one.

Price £1,159 pcm (two-bed flat)


For the business type

Poplar, E14

Why? Five minutes from Canary Wharf and a brisk Uber from the Square Mile, new pads like the

ones in Lansbury Square are ultraslick and come pre-furnished for minimal faff.

Price £505,543 (two-bed flat)


For the young family

Colindale, NW9

Why? A bunch of new schools, green spaces, tons of shiny new gaffs – and it’s only 20 minutes to central

London. We’re talking quality of life, people.

Price £402,683 (two-bed flat)


For the two-homer

Nine Elms, SW8

Why? If you’re flush enough to afford a country pile and a pad in town, London’s newest hub is

handy for transport (the Northern line extension is coming) and architecturally bold.

Price £1,196,583 (two-bed flat)


For the future-proofer

Abbey Wood, SE2

Why? It’s cheap – for now. And next year, when Crossrail launches, your pad will not only soar in value but your journey times will be slashed in half. Bide your time…

Price £264,310 (two-bed flat)


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