Moving to London – all you need to know

Moving to London can be both a daunting and incredible experience – whether you are moving to study at university, to bring your children up or to be closer to a new job; it is always important to do your research.

The cost of living in London

There is no argument – London can be pretty expensive however, with luxury new homes at Bentley Priory in Stanmore, North London; this could change.

Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory

But, in accordance to London being a little bit pricier when it comes to the cost of living – London wages are also considerably higher than anywhere else in the UK because of this.

When you are choosing where to live in London, the biggest decision you will have to make is whether you would like to live in Central London, North London or surrounding areas. This will largely depend upon your budget and commuting needs.

Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory

North London

North London has become increasingly popular in recent years with an ever growing number of both families and students moving to the area. North London houses a number of different locations which are ideal for families and young single adults alike.

Here are some of the most preferred locations based in North London:

Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory

Highgate – this affluent town is extremely picturesque and armed with an incredible amount of history and culture. Highgate also contains London’s most famous grave yard containing Karl Marx’s tomb along with the famous public house where both Dickens and Byron drank.

Finsbury Park – This modern, stylish part of North London is made up of a number of fancy restaurants, cafes and bars. This area is the ideal choice for young professionals and families due to a large amount of parks and activities on your doorstep. Finsbury Park welcomes a huge number of famous bands and artists every year who perform on the grounds.

Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory

West Hampstead – This is an extremely popular area for young professionals and families due to its fantastic transport links, so great for commuters. It actually falls under the borough of Camden – so very close to Camden – the town also boasts a large number of independent cafes and restaurants which are extremely popular in the area.

London is an exciting part of the UK to live in – ideal for individuals from all walks of lives; you are guaranteed to find something you love in the capital.