Moving to London’s West-Central Side
This part of the city center isn’t always the obvious choice for finding flats for rent in London, as nearer the river it houses the likes of Trafalgar Square and the Royal Courts of Justice and is a big district for finance, shopping, and theatre. Stemming north from Chancery Lane, however, is Gray’s Inn Road, which stretches up to King’s Cross and St. Pancras rail stations. The surrounding streets are lined with an abundance of classic housing with modern construction intermixed. The area where the Charles Dickens Museum is located, for instance, is where the author lived himself for a time and features traditional Victorian terraces that render one street nearly identical to another.
In the vicinity of Russell Square, the British Museum, and Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children (which benefits to this day from the rights to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan), Grey’s Inn Road is also situated between the University of London and City University London. It therefore has its share of the residential but is also a busy commercial locale at London’s center; it feels increasingly urban and gritty going toward King’s Cross where historic architecture yields to contemporary construction, although St. Pancras stands proud as a Victorian masterpiece keeping the London charm alive. Gray’s Inn Road apartments also benefit from proximity to plenty of pubs, restaurants, and amenities.
How far north or south the Gray’s Inn Road apartments you search are will dictate whether your closest tube station is Chancery Lane to the south on High Holborn (Circle line) or King’s Cross/St. Pancras to the north, which is a major hub (Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith & City lines of the London Underground as well as several UK rail lines and the Eurostar to continental Europe). Over a dozen bus routes are accessible from King’s Cross, eight from Chancery Lane, and four stop along Gray’s Inn Road itself. There are also four docking stations for Barclays bikes on or just off Gray’s Inn Road with dozens more in the surrounding area.
Finding Gray’s Inn Road Apartments
Finding ideal London flats anywhere in the city is unfortunately not as easy as walking into the nearest lettings agency and asking to see all properties meeting your criteria. As London estate agents only hold private stock in their immediate neighborhood, you’ll need to approach them directly and also do so with several of them—the real estate market here doesn’t use MLS so that local agents can share listings of all available London apartments for rent with each other; that means the only way to conduct an exhaustive search is doing it on your own for likely a couple weeks to see a good enough sized sampling…
…or letting London Relocation do the grunt work and chauffeur you in comfort to as many as 25 London apartments in just one day. The London rentals market rarely works in favor of the tenant—with the city so high in demand, landlords know if you don’t rent their properties, someone else will in no time—so we’ve made it our business to be your helping hand through it all. From detailed discussions assessing your requirements and determining whether Gray’s Inn Road apartments are your best fit, to negotiating the best rent price and lease terms in your interests, to seeing that you’re moved in as soon as one to three days after signing your lease, then staying on hand to tackle any concerns you have as you settle in to your new home, we’ll make moving to London as simple as it gets.