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

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Dagenham £375pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Linkway, Dagenham, RM8 Close to local bus routes; Easy access to the city
Walthamstow £400pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Salisbury Road, Walthamstow Beautiful and newly refurbished double room; Very spacious, clean and furnished
Canning Town £446pcm (£103pw) 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Lawrence Street, London, E16 Canning Town DLR is a five minute walk away; This property would suit a single professional
Goodmayes £480pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Talbot Gardens; Goodmayes, IG3 Inclusive of all Bills & Internet
Walthamstow £500pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Queenswood Avenue, London, E17 Built in wardrobes; Room is fully set up to move into

2-bedroom rentals in East London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Upton Park £510pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Upton Park, London, E7 Near to Stratford and all shopping facilities and restaurants
Canning Town £799 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Rathbone Street, London, E16 Situated in an excellent location, 90 seconds walk away from Canning Town Jubilee tube Station/DLR station
Cromwell Lodge £900 2 bedroom (retirement property to rent) Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 Built in wardrobes, a single bedroom, large living room leading on to fitted kitchen
Canary Wharf £954 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Peninsula Court, London, E14 Great location, right next to Crossharbour DLR station

3-bedroom rentals in East London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Cranbrook Road, Ilford £400pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG6 Set in beautiful gardens; Plenty of off-street gated parking
Hulse Avenue, Barking £600pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Hulse Avenue, Barking, IG11 Newly furnished and decorated
Brookdale Road, Catford £675pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Brookdale RdCatford, London, UK, SE6 Delightful double room in a 3 bedroom

Cheapest areas to rent in West London

The air terminal in West London
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1-bedroom properties in West London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Avalon Road, West Ealing £475pcm 1-bedroom flat share to rent Avalon Road, West Ealing, W13,London All Bills Inclusive, Internet, Available Immediately
Connaught Road, West Ealing £560pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Connaught Road, West Ealing, W13, London Walking Distance & Excellent Transport Links into Ealing Broadway; All Bills Inclusive
Huxley Gardens, Ealing £565pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Huxley Gardens, Park Royal, NW10 Shared facilities with just 1 other person
St Peters Terrace, Fulham £540pcm (135£pw) 1 bedroom flat to rent, (shared housing) St Peters Terrace, Fulham The property is tastefully decorated and fully furnished

2-bedroom rentals in West London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Dalgarno Way, North Kensington £650pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Dalgarno Way, North, Kensington,W10, London Fully furnished, central heated and in good condition;
West Kensington Court £850pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) West Kensington Court, W14, London 1 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 £1200pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Ealing, London, W5 Newly refurbished, bright flat in North Ealing adjacent to Park Royal tube

3-bedroom rented properties in West London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Fulham Road, Hammersmith and Fulham £900pcm 3 bedroom (flat share to rent) Flat A-b, London, SW6 Fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen; The landlady lives in the property
Cavendish Avenue, St John’s Wood £1500pcm 3 bedroom maisonette to rent Cavendish Avenue, St John’s Wood, London, W13 Situated in this peaceful tree-lined residential road moments from the award-winning Pitshanger Village
Green Lane, Hanwell £1547pcm (£357pw) 3 bedroom house to rent Green Lane, Hanwell, Ealing, W7, London A three-bedroom first floor flat with private entrance
Little Ealing Lane, Ealing £1550pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Little Ealing Lane, Ealing, London W5 Gas CH; Private garden close to Pic Line 100m from Little Ealing School
Sutherland Avenue, Ealing £1600pcm 3 bedroom apartment to rent Sutherland Avenue, Ealing, W13 Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, three double bedrooms, bathroom and separatel
Kenmure Mansions, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing £1650pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Kenmure 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

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Bramley Road, Notting Dale £400pcm 1 bedroom flat share to rent Bramley road, London, N14 Comes furnished and has use of a shared kitchen and bathroom
Fox Lane, Palmers Green £450pcm 1 bedroom flat share to rent Fox Lane, Palmers Green, N13, London Benefits include access to communal garden fully fitted kitchen and modern bathroom suite
Leigh Hunt Drive, Southgate £500pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Leigh Hunt Drive, London, N14 A large communal kitchen with multiple appliances and allocated cupboard spaces is available for tenants

2-bedroom rentals in North London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Balfour Grove £550pcm 2 bedroom maisonette to rent Balfour Grove, Whetstone, London Local shops are within a short walk
Harrow Road £790pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Harrow Road, London, NW10, London Fantastic bright interior living space; Communal gardens
Falmer Road £1000pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Falmer Road, Enfield, EN1, London Within close proximity to Enfield Town station
Chase Side £1050pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Chase Side,Enfield,EN2, London
Gordon Hill £1095pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Gordon Hill, Enfield, EN2, London The property has a large living room & a large lobby

3-bedroom rentals in North London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Golders Green, Pennine Drive £615pcm 3 bedroom (flat share to rent) Pennine Drive, Golders Green, NW2, London Wood Flooring; Shared kitchen
Cosmopolitan Court £650pcm 3 bedroom (flat share to rent) Cosmopolitan Court, Enfield, EN1, London The room is furnished with a double bed and wardrobe
Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak £1100pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak, Middlesex, HA8, London Newly redecorated, new laminate wood floors, and benefits from double glazing, gas fired central heating
Windmill Hill £1250pcm 3 bedroom apartment to rent Windmill Hill, Enfield, EN2 7AE, London Option of 2 or 3 bed, price may vary
Gilda Court, Hendon £1278pcm 3 bedroom apartment to rent Gilda Court, Hendon, London, NW7, London Located Near transport and shops
Bycullah Road, Enfield £1300pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Bycullah Road, London, EN2, London
Northumberland Park, Tottenham £1350pcm 3 bedroom apartment to rent Northumberland Park, N17, London Between Northumberland Park train station and White Hart Lane train station

Cheapest areas to rent in South London

View of South London from Shooters Hill
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1-bedroom rentals in South London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Leamington Avenue Bromley £400pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Leamington Avenue Bromley BR, London
Dingwall Road, Carshalton £420pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Dingwall Road, Carshalton, SM5, London Minimum tenancy is 1 months; Maximum number of tenants is 1
Wendover Way £425pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Wendover Way Welling DA16 Shared use of the lounge, kitchen and bathroom
Headcorn Road £450pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Headcorn Road, Tottenham, London, CR7, London This property comes with a rent free period of one week
Ross Road £459pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Ross Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 A good size double room available in a quiet, bright and spacious hous
Sutton £465pcm 1 bedroom (house share to rent) Lenham Road, Benhill Avenue SM1,Sutton, Surrey Within a short walk to Sutton station and the local buzz of the Sutton High Street
Wellington Close £550pcm 1 bedroom flat to rent (studio) Wellington Close, Walton-on-Thames, UK, London, SE14 Showers and bathrooms are communal and there are plenty available for use
Carshalton Road £650pcm 1 bedroom property to rent 2 Carshalton Road, Sutton, London Close to local amenities and Sutton main line station; making it ideal for a single professional

2-bedroom rentals in South London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Long Lane, Bexleyheath £550pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Long Lane, Bexleyheath, DA7, London 2 bedroom flat in a busy road in Bexleyheath
Oakhouse Road, Bexleyheath £600pcm 2 bedroom (house share to rent) Oakhouse Road, Bexleyheath , DA6, London Fully furnished room with new bed, wardrobe, and chest of drawers
Benhill Wood Road, Sutton £650pcm 2 bedroom (house share to rent) Benhill Wood Road, Sutton SM1, London The bright & spacious room is part furnished and offered on a short term basis
Meredith Mews, Brockley £700pcm 2 bedroom (house share to rent) Meredith Mews, Brockley, London, SE4 Access to a communal garden; 10 min walk from Brockley and Crofton Park station
Putney, London £775pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Putney, London, SW15 Property comes furnished; Minimum tenancy is 3 Months
Crewdson Road, Oval £825pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Crewdson Road, Oval, Kennington London, SW9 Fully furnished with enormous ‘Pax’ wardrobe
Stafford Road, Wallington £895pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey, CR0 Spacious landing, gas central heating and double glazing

3-bedroom rentals in South London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Mulholland Close, Mitcham £450pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Mulholland Close, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4, London Plenty of shops and amenities Both Morden Park and Mitcham Common are close by
North Street, Carshalton £475pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5, London Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities
Highcombe Close, Eltham £550pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Highcombe Close, Eltham, South East London, SE9 A spacious double and single rooms with a comfortable layout
Belgrave Walk, Merton £600pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Belgrave Walk, London, CR4 Property is directly opposite Belgrave Walk tram station
St. Peters Street, South Croydon £675pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) St. Peters Street, South Croydon, CR2 Spacious and recently refurbished
Tooting, Wandsworth £700pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Tooting, Wandsworth, SW17 Located a short walk from Tooting Bec Underground Station
Elmhurst Road, Tottenham £750pcm 3 bedroom (house share to rent) Elmhurst Rd, Tottenham, London Airy three bedroom semi-detached house has easy access to Mottingham and Grove Park stations

Cheapest areas to rent in Central London

Aerial view of Central London
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1-bedroom rentals in Central London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Merchant street, Mile end 600pcm (150pw) 1 bedroom (flat share to rent) Merchant street, Mile end, London, E3 3 Minutes walk to Bow road station
Aldgate High Street £1100pcm 1 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, WC1N Shared 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

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Westminster £950pcm 2 bedroom (flat share to rent) Westminster, London, SW1P Almost the size of a studio; sharing a kitchen with two other tenants
Ingestre Court, London £1300pcm 2 bedroom flat share to rent Ingestre Court, Soho, London, W1F Combined bedroom with private lounge for rent
Goodge Street, Fitzrovia £1415pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, W1T, London Separate fitted kitchen and family bathroom with shower over bath
Old Castle Street, London £1690pcm (£390pw) 2 bedroom apartment to rent Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London, E1
Tachbrook Street, Pimlico £1712pcm 2 bedroom flat to rent Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V Pimlico Underground is also nearby offering easy transport links into and around the city

3-bedroom rentals in Central London

Area Avg. Price Size Address More information
Parliament Square £910pcm 3 bedroom (flat share to rent) Westminster 10 Min Walk To Tube Station, London, SW1P Property is offered furnished
Riverfleet £2000pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Riverfleet, Kings Cross,N1C, London Fully fitted kitchen, fully tiled bathroom and a balcony
Whitecross Street, Islington £2300pcm 3 bedroom flat to rent Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y Property is offered furnished. Viewing highly recommended
Petticoat Square, Spitalfields £2400pcm 3 bedroom maisonette to rent Petticoat Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 Just 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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