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The Top 10 Most Popular Parts of London for Private Tenants

Rose Jinks - April 10, 2019

Property search data from Zoopla over the past 12 months has been analysed to reveal the most popular parts of London for private tenants. 

The property portal found that Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs (E14 postcode) is the most popular location for private tenants looking for a home to rent in London.

The W2 postcode district, which encompasses Paddington and Bayswater, was ranked the second most searched for location for a rental property in the capital, while SE1 (South Bank, Bankside, Bermondsey and Waterloo) came third.

Battersea, where there is a number of new build to rent schemes being developed, entered the top ten, as the tenth most popular part of London for private tenants.

Top 10 most popular parts of London for tenants

  1. E14 – Canary Wharf/Isle of Dogs
  2. W2 – Paddington/Bayswater
  3. SE1 – Southwark/Lambeth
  4. N1 – Islington
  5. NW1 – Camden
  6. E1 – Whitechapel/Stepney Green
  7. SW6 – Fulham
  8. NW3 – North and East Hampstead
  9. NW6 – Kilburn/West Hampstead
  10. SW11 – Battersea

Annabel Dixon, the Spokesperson for Zoopla, says: “It’s perhaps no surprise that Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs has been highlighted as a popular choice for London renters. This area has long been associated with gleaming office towers, but it is now buzzing with new restaurants, bars, shops and homes, transforming it into a sought-after destination to live as well as work.”

The portal has also segmented the most popular rental searches by property type and number of bedrooms, to reveal that E14, again, topped the list for tenants seeking a one or two-bedroom apartment.

Londoners looking for larger homes to rent showed a strong preference for the capital’s outer zones, with eight of the top ten most popular areas for searches on three and four-bed houses located in the southwest and northwest.

Dixon comments: “Renters searching for larger family homes in the capital showed a clear preference for the suburbs, with Colindale, Hendon and Kingsbury the most searched locations for three and four-bedroom houses.

“These areas are ideal for young families looking for space to grow, with leafy surroundings and several well-regarded schools nearby.”