Best Areas to Live in North London

An Overview

London. From red phone boxes to the Royal Family, and everything in between, it truly is an amazing city to live in. It is so vast that each area differs in terms of rent, architecture, and general ambience. We’re going to take a look at North London and show you the best places to live in terms of distance to the city centre, average price of rent, as well as local activities. So if you’re looking to move home within the North London area, keep on reading.

Finsbury Park

The first place on our list, Finsbury Park, located east of Hampstead Heath, is well known for having affordable rent as well as fast links to the city. You can get a train into Central London that will only take you 15 minutes, thanks to the Piccadilly and Victoria lines, making it an ideal spot for commuters. This area has a great mix of modern apartments and Edwardian houses so there really is something for everyone. With an average rent of £1,600 pcm it is an excellent spot for young professionals who want both the hustle and bustle of city living as well as the quiet serenity Finsbury Park has to offer. The area has plenty of trendy eateries so you will be spoilt for choice when looking for somewhere to grab some brunch at the weekend. There is also a massive park where you will find a boating lake, tennis courts and even occasional music events such as Wireless Festival.


Highgate is a great choice for those who want a slightly more relaxed atmosphere and a small village type of feel. Located between Finsbury Park and Hampstead it’s easy to get into the centre of London. But fear not, there is plenty of choice on your doorstep in terms of family-owned shops and cafes. There’s a real mix of historic houses and modern new-builds making it attractive to varying demographics. As well, there are lots of celebrities who live there including Jamie Oliver, Jude Law and Kate Moss, so if you’re lucky you might bump into one of them when you pop out for a pint of milk. The average price of rent in this area for an apartment is around £1,900 pcm which is slightly more expensive than the previous location. The area is filled with plenty of green spaces including Waterlow Park which is ideal if you’re going for a run or out with the kids.

Camden Town

Famous for its iconic markets, Camden Town is an excellent choice for those who want to live somewhere quirky and unique yet centrally located. There’s plenty to do such as browsing in the mismatch of shops, wandering around the markets, or heading to one of the cool restaurants such as Shimogamo which has amazing Japanese cuisine. There are lots of stylish townhouses and cool industrial style lofts meaning there’s lots to choose from. Rent here averages at £2,000 pcm based on 1-2 bedroom apartment, however there are plenty of sleek, state-of-the-art properties that can range up to £4,000 pcm. You can walk into central London in only 40 minutes making it perfect for those who love to socialise as there are plenty of chic eateries and bars. If you’re looking for a more relaxed day out head to Regents Canal which is a scenic route to take the dog.


Finally, we have Hampstead, which is one of the most picturesque parts of London. Commonly referred to as ‘the village in the city,’ Hampstead has plenty to offer including great schools, vast green spaces and its charming architecture. It’s a province filled with wealthy top professionals, city bankers and even the odd celebrity like actor, Richard Burton. If you’re looking for a pleasant day out head to Hampstead Community Market located on the High Street which offers a range of fresh produce and delicious bakes. If you don’t fancy that there are plenty of independent bookstores, unique clothing boutiques and traditional pubs which will keep you occupied for hours. If you’re looking for a traditional Georgian or Edwardian house this is the place to browse. Indeed, the average price for rent in this area is around £2,800 pcm which is quite pricey but the styles of properties in this area are gorgeous and it’s only a short train journey into the city.

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