North, South, East Or West: Where In London Should You Be Renting?

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North, South, East Or West: Where In London Should You Be Renting?

This is a sponsored article for Folio London.

Is riverside living your cup of tea?

Looking for a shiny new pad to rent in the capital? Not sure where exactly? Answer the five questions below, and let Folio London — the group that inspires, supports and champions renters in London — do the rest:

1. So, what's your vibe, then?

A) Boutique shops and great little boozers.
B) Oodles of nearby amenities: big name shops, cinemas, leisure centres.
C) Waterside vistas and walks.
D) Plenty of parks and playing fields.

Does your ideal weekend involve a stroll across the heath? Image: Shutterstock

2. Your ideal weekend?

A) Stroll across the heath, followed by a pub lunch.
B) Cheeky long weekend to Greece, efcharistó.
C) Brrrracing dip in the docks.
D) Spot of golf.

Is a picturesque water mill more your speed? Image: Shutterstock

3. And your dream museum?

A) Planes and lots of 'em!
B) One about tunnels, preferably Brunel. He da man.
C) Gimme something riverine, a picturesque water mill perhaps.
D) I do quirky. Know any steam museums? Or musical ones?

Do the 2012 Games still live on in your heart? Image: Shutterstock

4. Fave TV show?

A) Spaced.
B) Peep Show.
C) The Olympic/Paralympic games.
D) Silent Witness.

Slurp of craft beer anyone? Image: Shutterstock

5. Well that's that. Where are we going for a drink?

A) A charming gastropub with a food menu that'll make me drool.
B) Somewhere that does craft beer. Gallons of craft beer.
C) I'm a champagne-on-a-yacht kinda person.
D) Milkshake or smoothie in the mall.

How did you do?

Mostly As?

New Hendon Village, Colindale. From £1,250pcm

Like Sigmund Freud, T.S. Eliot and Amy Winehouse, you're a northern soul!  Check out Folio's north London rentals. Maybe Bakersfield, close to some classic north London gastropubs and boasting onsite parking. Or Hendon Village — walking distance from Colindale station and the Royal Air Force Museum.

Mostly Bs?

Purley Way, Croydon. From £1,085pcm

Watch out —- we've got a cool kid over here. Broaden your craft beer horizons and be within reach of all the obscure exhibitions you could ever dream of by heading south! Check out Folio's south London rentals. Purley Way has lots of major shops and entertainment options, and is just 33 minutes to Gatwick Airport. Or try Porters Edge, with its rooftop garden overlooking the historical Docklands.

Mostly Cs?

Royal Albert Wharf, Beckton. From £1,195pcm


Can you Adam and Eve it? Looks like you're a Cockney at heart! Check out Folio's east London rentals. There's Royal Wharf, with its own free-to-use gym. Royal Albert Wharf, offering dockside views, and super-close to the DLR. Stratford Halo, on the doorstep of Westfield and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Or — if you want to escape London altogether — City Park West in Chelmsford, set in acres of green and open space.

Mostly Ds?

Greenstock Lane, Harrow. From £1350pcm.

Well, lah-di-dah, with those sort of answers you simply must go weeeeest! Check out Folio's west London rentals. How about Greenstock Lane, close to bucolic Harrow-on-the-Hill? Aviator Place is surrounded by roaming parks and golf courses. And Sterling Place is an easy stroll to Gunnersbury Park and Kew Gardens.

Last Updated 20 November 2020