Accommodation in London: North London

Finding a place to live in London can be a challenge at times; but never fear, we've put together some tips, tricks and location information to help make the process easier for you!

Finding a place to live in London can be a challenge at times; but never fear, we've put together some tips, tricks and location information to help make the process easier for you!


Finchley is an area of north London offering a quiet, safe neighbourhood without being too far away from inner London. It offers a distinct urban feel but features Woodside Park as an escape. It also boasts an artistic vibe and affordable prices for quality properties. Finchley remains less crowded than neighbouring counterparts but is confident in its central, yet suburban and reasonably priced location.

Finchley offers a broad range of residents from families, young singles, professional couples, and elderly couples; but they all come together to form a single cohesive community feel. Finchley is a calm and soothing haven for those wishing to get away from the centre of London after a long day’s work. Finchley is a quietly thriving borough seven miles from London’s center, while still offering plenty to do ranging from sports and leisure to shopping and the arts.

Transportation Connections

• Underground: East Finchley, Finchley Central,  West Finchley, and Woodside Park stations all served by the Northern line
• Bus: North Finchley serves as a major bus hub  with nine buses using bus stops around Tally  Ho Corner

Things to Do in Finchley

• Escape from the hustle and bustle in Woodside Park
• Catch a show in theatre, live music, comedy, dance, visual art, or spoken word at the Artsdepot
• Check out specialty food shops, unique boutiques, and locally-owned supermarkets around the High Road and Ballard’s Lane
• Grab a pint in The Bald Faced Stag’s acclaimed beer garden
• Explore the award-winning Art Deco public library
• Catch a film at one of the oldest cinemas in the UK, The Phoenix Cinema
• Get sporty at Compton Leisure Centre which offers 5 and 11 a-side football astro-turf pitches, badminton, fitness, and martial arts or sweat it out over at Finchley Lido Leisure Centre which has
swimming pools, indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, a sauna, and a dance studio


Highgate is a suburban area of north London at the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north/north-west of Charing Cross. Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live. It offers plenty of wide, open, green expanses and a broad collection of shops, pubs, restaurants, and residential streets. Its housing is predominantly traditional and is bordered by pretty, tree-lined streets.

Exclusive Highgate offers a charming, village-y feel while also posing a great modern arts and theatre scene, as well as terrific transport links. Its hilltop views are unmatched with its prime location. Highgate is a posh and serene borough teeming with history, culture, A-list inhabitants, and numerous gastro-pubs. You can feel its notability and highly-distinguished nature just walking the streets of the neighbourhoods.

Transportation Connections

• Underground: Highgate and Archway stations  served by the Northern line
• Bus: routes 134 (to Tottenham Court Road),  the 143 (to Brent Cross), the 214 (to  Moorgate), the 271 (to Liverpool Street) and  the 603 (to Muswell Hill)

Things to Do in Highgate

• Get lost in the capital’s most famous graveyard, Highgate Cemetery
• Admire the creativity at the Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery
• Explore a range of arts and concerts at Lauderdale House
• Take a walk in the scenic, Waterlow Park
• Raise your pinkies at high tea at the excellent High Tea of Highgate
• Sample a range of the pub's home-brewed beers at The Wrestlers or The Bull
• Get a baguette or sandwich at Village Deli or Cote Brasserie that’s open every day for breakfast through to dinner
• Tee up at Highgate Golf Club


Camden is a borough which as a whole forms part of inner London while southern Camden forms part of central London. It is an alternative oasis an offers a completely eclectic mix of shopping, eats, and people. Camden is vibrant, musical, artsy, with great shopping, transit, and nightlife. Camden is the borough that never sleeps.

In Camden, there’s always something to do: gaze at the beautiful buildings, sample cuisine from around the world, listen to live music, and soak up the effervescent and diverse atmosphere. Camden’s plentiful pubs, music venues, and street markets radiate creativity and fun. It is truly a place that accepts and embraces the alternative.

Transportation Connections

• Underground: Camden Town and Chalk Farm  stations served by the Northern line
• Rail: National Rail services available
• Bus: Camden is a major bus hub in London,  many routes run through Camden as well as  most night buses

Things to Do in Camden

• Hunt for treasures in Camden Market; a complete smorgasbord of street culture
• Take a boat trip down Regent’s Canal to Little Venice
• Visit one or all of the many markets of Camden
• Catch a show at Roundhouse or KOKO
• Grab a fresh cold one at either of Camden’s breweries – Little Brew and Camden Town
• Walk, talk, and shop your way up and down the distinctive streets of the borough

Angel and Islington

Angel and Islington are boroughs within inner London. They are trendy yet snuggled into an intimate setting. There are countless bars and restaurants available: rumoured to be the best selection in London. There is a major juxtaposition between the busybody atmosphere of the main roads and the peaceful and serene environment of the residential streets.

Famous for its nightlife, buzzing Angel and Islington offer an impressive choice of entertainment, from bars and restaurants, to renowned theatres such as the Almeida and Sadler’s Well Dance Theatre. Several live music venues are also close by such as Union Chapel, O2 Academy Islington, and The Garage. Angel and Islington are also fit with a richly diverse mix of residents that gives it its individual and hip vibe from city workers, wealthy young couples, first time buyers, and creative minds, and students. Angel and Islington really offer something for every one of its residents.

Transportation Connections

• Underground: Angel, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Old Street, Highbury & Islington stations served by the Northern line
• Rail: National Rail services available
• Bus: routes 4 (to Waterloo), 19 (to Chelsea), the 30 (to Marble Arch), the 153 (to Liverpool Street) and the 271 (to Highgate Village) as well as several night buses

Things to Do in Angel and Islington

• Shop at the daily Chapel Market
• Relax on the triangular Islington Green or Highbury Fields to get away from urban sounds
• Shop for style on Islington High Street
• Catch a movie on the Screen on The Green which features mainstream, art house, and classic films
• Go out dancing at The Old Queen’s Head pub or relax to the smooth sounds of Jazz and Blues at 'Round Midnight
• Explore Upper and Essex Roads
• Sit on the rooftop terrace of the popular pub, The Castle

Kilburn/Willesden Green

Kilburn and Willesden Green are areas in north-west London both offering excellent transport links. They are diverse not only in their residents but also in their mix of shops and restaurants/pubs. Kilburn and Willesden Green are known for their big residential areas with affordable housing and leafy, green streets. On the whole Kilburn and Willesden Green are up and coming areas which are easy to live in.

Kilburn and Willesden Green are vibrant areas in London with plenty of pubs and shopping facilities to fit anyone’s desire. They are full of hard-working and passionate individuals. Kilburn and Willesden Green have no shortage of cheap and fun places to grab a drink or diverse restaurants to get your grub on. Kilburn and Willesden Green offer plenty to do, affordable places to live, and many small, local shops to explore.

Transportation Connection

• Underground: Willesden Green Station and  Kilburn stations served by the Jubilee line and  Kilburn Park station served by the Bakerloo  line; Brondesbury and Kilburn High Road  stations are also served by the London  Overground
• Bus: 6, 52, 98, N98, 206, 226, 260, 266, 297,  302, 460, 16, 316, 28, 31, 32, 189

Things to Do in Kilburn/Willesden Green

• Catch a film at the Nomad or Tricycle cinemas
• Relax in the sun at Gladestone Park
• Grab a pint at one of the three main pubs in Kilburn: Brondesage, The Black Lion and The North London Tavern
• Sample cuisines from all around the world at any of the many ethnic restaurants in the area
• Get fit at Willesden Sports Centre
• Dance the night away at Luminaire nightclub
• Play tennis at Grange Park
• Go party and listen to live music at the free Kilburn Festival every July