The 5 best places to live in London 2018, revealed!

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It’s hard to believe we’ve reached this day but, prestigious Peckham is no longer the front runner for the best place to live in London!

We know, we all still love a summer sunset at Frank’s Cafe or a bun at Mr Bao but it’s time to start checking out its slightly more central neighbour, Bermondsey!

Before we get to that though, we thought we’d give you a run-down of the top 5 places to live in London in 2018.

Whether you’re a native, one of those London types who claim they’re a Londoner but are actually from the regions or you’re fresh off the tube and still trying to get to grips with the big city this list could give you food for thought about where to pay ridiculously expensive rent next.

5. Herne Hill


This serene South London spot is a bit of a haven between the bustling Brixton and the punchy Peckham. Nestled just at the edge of Brockwell Park, the area offers a whole host of pubs, cafes, restaurants and leafy, suburban side streets that are perfect for families and young professionals to escape to after a busy day in the city.

There’s also the massively popular Brockwell Lido, situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Herne Hill, which is the perfect place to lounge and soak up the swim and cool off with a swim on a hot summer day in London.

brockwell lido

The area is also known for its community spirit, with the locals often grouping together to help local businesses and causes whenever they feel it’s the right thing for the area.

A typical 2-bed rental property here will set you back on average £500 a week, but we think it’s completely worth it for the dreamy location and local to central London.

4. Furzedown


Nestled between Tooting and Streatham this lesser known south London spot has come in at number four as it’s a cheaper alternative to SW London favourite, Balham whilst also being a homely slice of suburbia without moving to the ‘burbs.

Think pavement cafes, craft beer pubs and a park on your doorstep, what more could you be after for a peaceful London life.


Average rent price for a two-bed place in Furzedown will cost you around £480 a week!

3. Fulham


One of the (already) most sought after areas in west London, Fulham is no surprise to come in third place in this list.


It has a rich and varied offering of food, drink and culture to offer its locals like the newly opened Market Hall Fulham and being super close to Chelsea and the Thames you’ve got a number of parks and other fancy places right on your doorstep.

Average rent prices for a 2-bed here are slightly more expensive here, coming in close to the £600 per week mark.

2. Clapton


Stoke Newington’s lesser known cousin has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years with a number of trendy businesses opening outlets there and housing developments going up left right and centre.

Clapton is in the thriving borough of Hackney which is known for its amazing nightlife, wide range of food and culture and home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park which brings in amazing sporting teams from across the world. It also has a real community spirit, in a city that can seem cold at times. Clapton recently rallied together to save a local pub that was in threat of being knocked down for flats. Luckily, they saved it and it has become a well-loved spot among the locals and those in the neighbouring areas.


That 2-bed we keep telling you about would cost, on average, £460 a week in Clapton – not too bad compared to other areas.

We’ve already let the cat out of the bag but…

1. Bermondsey


Just south of London Bridge, Bermondsey has seen a lot of love poured back into it over the last few years and is now a hub of life!

Just on the cusp of zone 2, Bermondsey has the perks of being in spitting distance of a number of great cultural venues such as Millwall F.C., The Fashion & Textile museum and Maltby St. Market, which we reckon has more to offer than its touristy older sister, Borough Market.


Bermondsey Arts Club is a cocktail bar in a venue that was once a public loo! The owners converted the space and it’s now one of the coolest places in the area to grab a tipple.

Living in Bermondsey gives you central and east London on your doorstep with great transport links and a central London postcode but still has that South London detachment from city life.

And finally, the two-bed property here will set you back, on average, just £427 a week. Not only is it the best place to live but also the cheapest out of the top 5!

So, did you area make it on to the list or have you now got the itch to up roots and move to one of these prime parts of town?

bySTORED can help you move by collecting all your stuff from your home and helping you pack it up and transport it over to your new place in Fulham? Or is it Furzedown? Even if you find yourself with a week or two between contracts, that’s no issue – we’re more than happy to put your stuff in one of our units until you move in and we can be there to drop it off on the day you get your keys!

Head to our main site to find out more and get moving!

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