Moving to London’s Northwest Side
If you’re thinking of checking out flats in London’s northern postcodes, this region offers up a widely dynamic lifestyle. Whereas some north/northwest neighborhoods offer up leafy, village-like atmospheres very conducive to families and simply feeling out of the urban hubbub, postcode NW1 offers up a whole other flavor.
Less than ten minutes from central London, Camden Town is a diverse and vibrant place for the less mainstream among you. The neighborhood absolutely buzzes with its alternative music scene rocking out from intimate concert halls or the back rooms and basements of pubs. And the canal-side Camden Lock Market and Stables Market are just as colorful spots for art, food, and music. Though the scene is more punk and less gentrified than you’ll find on London’s typical high streets, the brick pavement and industrial buildings of yesteryear resound with a traditional, old-London aesthetic.
Camden Town is a great place for trendy singles and couples, but if you find it a bit overly gritty and eccentric (perhaps you’re moving to London with children and need something more family-friendly, for instance), then Kentish Town to the north could be a good compromise. A diverse mix of urban and suburban, this neighborhood maintains close access to the hip vibe of Camden Town but also has its own host of shopping and dining options and all the amenities you need. It’s become a draw for young families seeking a happy medium, and many professionals looking to refurbish old houses in London have spied good opportunity here.
Camden Town’s central tube station is, fittingly enough, Camden Town station, which services the Northern line. Depending on how north or south your search for Camden apartments takes you, however, you might also take the Northern line out of Chalk Farm or Mornington Crescent stations. Between these three stations, over a dozen bus routes pass through. The Overground is also an option out of Camden Road station, and Camden Town overall has ten different Barclays bike docking stations. The cycle hire scheme unfortunately doesn’t extend up to Kentish Town, but there are two tube stations there along the Northern line (Kentish Town and Tufnell Park) as well as Kentish Town rail station.
Finding Camden Apartments
As is always the situation with London apartments, London estate agencies won’t use MLS to help you find all the Camden apartments available for the time frame you need one and within your desired budget. We know; it has us shaking our heads, too. Baffled.
But until that changes (IF that ever changes), the best we at London Relocation can do now is be MLS for you. You have us at your command: tell us what you’re looking for and when you need it by, and we’ll let you know if either Camden Town or Kentish Town is a good match for your lifestyle, commute, budget, etc. and will advise on other options if necessary. Then, after taking in consideration our comprehensive assessment of your requirements, we’ll find 18 to 25 London flats that fit the bill and show them all to you in one day.
Yes, one day. We don’t dilly-dally. We know how fast the London rentals market moves and that the perfect flat you see one day could be snatched up before the dawn of the next. We also know that moving to London is fraught with other nagging matters, like getting a bank account, setting up cable and internet, figuring out where to buy toothpaste and whether Spotted Dick is what you think it is. Finding London apartments for rent might be our specialty, but our real focus is on you and offering whatever support you need to feel at home here.