Cheapest Areas to Rent in London in 2021

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London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe which makes it really hard for its residents to acquire a property of their own. This stimulates the property rental business to a very high degree. Finding a suitable property according to the seeker’s needs is a real challenge in the UK but in London, it’s a lot harder.

The average cost of renting a place for living in London is about £1,400 which is much more expensive than in other UK cities.

Some areas in London are known for their expensive rentals and are, therefore, avoided by the majority of the population. London areas with cheap rentals are much more popular and preferred by the citizens of the cosmopolitan city.

In this post, you will see the lowest prices for rentals in each part of London. Check out how much it will cost you on average to rent a different type of properties such as studio flats, 1,2 and 3-bedroom flats and more.

Cheapest areas to rent in East London

Aerial view of East London
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House shares are always cheaper to rent. Paying for a single bed in a shared room is the most adequate solution for anyone who’s looking for a bed in London. Hiring a whole property comes at a very different price that is a lot higher, especially in the central parts of London.

These are the cheapest areas to rent in East London per size of the property, according to the current state of the local real estate market.

1-bedroom properties in East London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Dagenham£375pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Linkway, Dagenham, RM8Close to local bus routes; Easy access to the city
Walthamstow£400pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Salisbury Road, WalthamstowBeautiful and newly refurbished double room; Very spacious, clean and furnished
Canning Town£446pcm (£103pw)1 bedroom (house share to rent)Lawrence Street, London, E16Canning Town DLR is a five minute walk away; This property would suit a single professional
Goodmayes£480pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Talbot Gardens; Goodmayes, IG3Inclusive of all Bills & Internet
Walthamstow£500pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Queenswood Avenue, London, E17Built in wardrobes; Room is fully set up to move into

2-bedroom rentals in East London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Upton Park£510pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Upton Park, London, E7Near to Stratford and all shopping facilities and restaurants
Canning Town£7992 bedroom (flat share to rent)Rathbone Street, London, E16Situated in an excellent location, 90 seconds walk away from Canning Town Jubilee tube Station/DLR station
Cromwell Lodge£9002 bedroom (retirement property to rent)Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11Built in wardrobes, a single bedroom, large living room leading on to fitted kitchen
Canary Wharf£9542 bedroom (flat share to rent)Peninsula Court, London, E14Great location, right next to Crossharbour DLR station

3-bedroom rentals in East London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Cranbrook Road, Ilford£400pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG6Set in beautiful gardens; Plenty of off-street gated parking
Hulse Avenue, Barking£600pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Hulse Avenue, Barking, IG11Newly furnished and decorated
Brookdale Road, Catford£675pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Brookdale RdCatford, London, UK, SE6Delightful double room in a 3 bedroom

Cheapest areas to rent in West London

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1-bedroom properties in West London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Avalon Road, West Ealing£475pcm1-bedroom flat share to rentAvalon Road, West Ealing, W13,LondonAll Bills Inclusive, Internet, Available Immediately
Connaught Road, West Ealing£560pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Connaught Road, West Ealing, W13, LondonWalking Distance & Excellent Transport Links into Ealing Broadway; All Bills Inclusive
Huxley Gardens, Ealing£565pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Huxley Gardens, Park Royal, NW10Shared facilities with just 1 other person
St Peters Terrace, Fulham£540pcm (135£pw)1 bedroom flat to rent, (shared housing)St Peters Terrace, FulhamThe property is tastefully decorated and fully furnished

2-bedroom rentals in West London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Dalgarno Way, North Kensington£650pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Dalgarno Way, North, Kensington,W10, LondonFully furnished, central heated and in good condition;
West Kensington Court£850pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)West Kensington Court, W14, London1 min walk from west kensington tube station
Apollo House, Croydon, London£920pcm (£230pw)2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Apollo House, London, SW10
Park Royal tube (Piccadilly Line), Ealing£1200pcm2 bedroom flat to rentEaling, London, W5Newly refurbished, bright flat in North Ealing adjacent to Park Royal tube

3-bedroom rented properties in West London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Fulham Road, Hammersmith and Fulham£900pcm3 bedroom (flat share to rent)Flat A-b, London, SW6Fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen; The landlady lives in the property
Cavendish Avenue, St John’s Wood£1500pcm3 bedroom maisonette to rentCavendish Avenue, St John’s Wood, London, W13Situated in this peaceful tree-lined residential road moments from the award-winning Pitshanger Village
Green Lane, Hanwell£1547pcm (£357pw)3 bedroom house to rentGreen Lane, Hanwell, Ealing, W7, LondonA three-bedroom first floor flat with private entrance
Little Ealing Lane, Ealing£1550pcm3 bedroom flat to rentLittle Ealing Lane, Ealing, London W5Gas CH; Private garden close to Pic Line 100m from Little Ealing School
Sutherland Avenue, Ealing£1600pcm3 bedroom apartment to rentSutherland Avenue, Ealing, W13Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, three double bedrooms, bathroom and separatel
Kenmure Mansions, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing£1650pcm3 bedroom flat to rentKenmure Mansions, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London, W5

Cheapest areas to rent in North London

A rainbow over North London
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1-bedroom rentals in North London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Bramley Road, Notting Dale£400pcm1 bedroom flat share to rentBramley road, London, N14Comes furnished and has use of a shared kitchen and bathroom
Fox Lane, Palmers Green£450pcm1 bedroom flat share to rentFox Lane, Palmers Green, N13, LondonBenefits include access to communal garden fully fitted kitchen and modern bathroom suite
Leigh Hunt Drive, Southgate£500pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Leigh Hunt Drive, London, N14A large communal kitchen with multiple appliances and allocated cupboard spaces is available for tenants

2-bedroom rentals in North London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Balfour Grove£550pcm2 bedroom maisonette to rentBalfour Grove, Whetstone, LondonLocal shops are within a short walk
Harrow Road£790pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Harrow Road, London, NW10, LondonFantastic bright interior living space; Communal gardens
Falmer Road£1000pcm2 bedroom flat to rentFalmer Road, Enfield, EN1, LondonWithin close proximity to Enfield Town station
Chase Side£1050pcm2 bedroom flat to rentChase Side,Enfield,EN2, London
Gordon Hill£1095pcm2 bedroom flat to rentGordon Hill, Enfield, EN2, LondonThe property has a large living room & a large lobby

3-bedroom rentals in North London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Golders Green, Pennine Drive£615pcm3 bedroom (flat share to rent)Pennine Drive, Golders Green, NW2, LondonWood Flooring; Shared kitchen
Cosmopolitan Court£650pcm3 bedroom (flat share to rent)Cosmopolitan Court, Enfield, EN1, LondonThe room is furnished with a double bed and wardrobe
Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak£1100pcm3 bedroom flat to rentWatling Avenue, Burnt Oak, Middlesex, HA8, LondonNewly redecorated, new laminate wood floors, and benefits from double glazing, gas fired central heating
Windmill Hill£1250pcm3 bedroom apartment to rentWindmill Hill, Enfield, EN2 7AE, LondonOption of 2 or 3 bed, price may vary
Gilda Court, Hendon£1278pcm3 bedroom apartment to rentGilda Court, Hendon, London, NW7, LondonLocated Near transport and shops
Bycullah Road, Enfield£1300pcm3 bedroom flat to rentBycullah Road, London, EN2, London
Northumberland Park, Tottenham£1350pcm3 bedroom apartment to rentNorthumberland Park, N17, LondonBetween Northumberland Park train station and White Hart Lane train station

Cheapest areas to rent in South London

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1-bedroom rentals in South London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Leamington Avenue Bromley£400pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Leamington Avenue Bromley BR, London
Dingwall Road, Carshalton£420pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Dingwall Road, Carshalton, SM5, LondonMinimum tenancy is 1 months; Maximum number of tenants is 1
Wendover Way£425pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Wendover Way Welling DA16Shared use of the lounge, kitchen and bathroom
Headcorn Road£450pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Headcorn Road, Tottenham, London, CR7, LondonThis property comes with a rent free period of one week
Ross Road£459pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Ross Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6A good size double room available in a quiet, bright and spacious hous
Sutton£465pcm1 bedroom (house share to rent)Lenham Road, Benhill Avenue SM1,Sutton, SurreyWithin a short walk to Sutton station and the local buzz of the Sutton High Street
Wellington Close£550pcm1 bedroom flat to rent (studio)Wellington Close, Walton-on-Thames, UK, London, SE14Showers and bathrooms are communal and there are plenty available for use
Carshalton Road£650pcm1 bedroom property to rent2 Carshalton Road, Sutton, LondonClose to local amenities and Sutton main line station; making it ideal for a single professional

2-bedroom rentals in South London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Long Lane, Bexleyheath£550pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Long Lane, Bexleyheath, DA7, London2 bedroom flat in a busy road in Bexleyheath
Oakhouse Road, Bexleyheath£600pcm2 bedroom (house share to rent)Oakhouse Road, Bexleyheath , DA6, LondonFully furnished room with new bed, wardrobe, and chest of drawers
Benhill Wood Road, Sutton£650pcm2 bedroom (house share to rent)Benhill Wood Road, Sutton SM1, LondonThe bright & spacious room is part furnished and offered on a short term basis
Meredith Mews, Brockley£700pcm2 bedroom (house share to rent)Meredith Mews, Brockley, London, SE4Access to a communal garden; 10 min walk from Brockley and Crofton Park station
Putney, London£775pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Putney, London, SW15Property comes furnished; Minimum tenancy is 3 Months
Crewdson Road, Oval£825pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Crewdson Road, Oval, Kennington London, SW9Fully furnished with enormous ‘Pax’ wardrobe
Stafford Road, Wallington£895pcm2 bedroom flat to rentStafford Road, Wallington, Surrey, CR0Spacious landing, gas central heating and double glazing

3-bedroom rentals in South London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Mulholland Close, Mitcham£450pcm3 bedroom flat to rentMulholland Close, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4, LondonPlenty of shops and amenities Both Morden Park and Mitcham Common are close by
North Street, Carshalton£475pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5, LondonShared bathroom and kitchen facilities
Highcombe Close, Eltham£550pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Highcombe Close, Eltham, South East London, SE9A spacious double and single rooms with a comfortable layout
Belgrave Walk, Merton£600pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Belgrave Walk, London, CR4Property is directly opposite Belgrave Walk tram station
St. Peters Street, South Croydon£675pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)St. Peters Street, South Croydon, CR2Spacious and recently refurbished
Tooting, Wandsworth£700pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Tooting, Wandsworth, SW17Located a short walk from Tooting Bec Underground Station
Elmhurst Road, Tottenham£750pcm3 bedroom (house share to rent)Elmhurst Rd, Tottenham, LondonAiry three bedroom semi-detached house has easy access to Mottingham and Grove Park stations

Cheapest areas to rent in Central London

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1-bedroom rentals in Central London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Merchant street, Mile end600pcm (150pw)1 bedroom (flat share to rent)Merchant street, Mile end, London, E33 Minutes walk to Bow road station
Aldgate High Street£1100pcm1 bedroom (flat share to rent)Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N
Guilford Street, Russel Square£1100pcm (£275pw)1 bedroom (flat share to rent)Guilford Street, Russel Square, WC1NShared Bathroom and Kitchen will be among three individuals
Tidal Basin Rd£1213pcm (£280pw)1 bedroom (flat share to rent)Tidal Basin Rd, Royal Docks, Newham, London E16

2-bedroom properties in Central London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Westminster£950pcm2 bedroom (flat share to rent)Westminster, London, SW1PAlmost the size of a studio; sharing a kitchen with two other tenants
Ingestre Court, London£1300pcm2 bedroom flat share to rentIngestre Court, Soho, London, W1FCombined bedroom with private lounge for rent
Goodge Street, Fitzrovia£1415pcm2 bedroom flat to rentGoodge Street, Fitzrovia, W1T, LondonSeparate fitted kitchen and family bathroom with shower over bath
Old Castle Street, London£1690pcm (£390pw)2 bedroom apartment to rentOld Castle Street, Spitalfields, London, E1
Tachbrook Street, Pimlico£1712pcm2 bedroom flat to rentTachbrook Street, Pimlico, London, SW1VPimlico Underground is also nearby offering easy transport links into and around the city

3-bedroom rentals in Central London

AreaAvg. PriceSizeAddressMore information
Parliament Square£910pcm3 bedroom (flat share to rent)Westminster 10 Min Walk To Tube Station, London, SW1PProperty is offered furnished
Riverfleet£2000pcm3 bedroom flat to rentRiverfleet, Kings Cross,N1C, LondonFully fitted kitchen, fully tiled bathroom and a balcony
Whitecross Street, Islington£2300pcm3 bedroom flat to rentWhitecross Street, London, EC1YProperty is offered furnished. Viewing highly recommended
Petticoat Square, Spitalfields£2400pcm3 bedroom maisonette to rentPetticoat Square, Spitalfields, London, E1Just 3 minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station

The information, provided by Fantastic Removals about the rented properties in each London area was taken from the following property websites in the UK:

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