Find Home Together

News & Comment

London rents are still dropping in popular areas

Reading time:
News

Last month we shared some surprising new data, showing how London rents had dropped as much as 28% in some postcodes – with the average cost in the capital as a whole falling 7% year on year, as a result of the global pandemic and subsequent lockdown period.

A few weeks later and rents in the capital are still down – way down in some areas.

Here are the 20 postcodes with the biggest drops:

  • W8 (Holland Park) – down 18%
  • SW10 (West Brompton / Chelsea) – down 18%
  • NW8 (St John’s Wood) – down 17%
  • W9 (Maida Vale / Paddington) – down 15%
  • SW6 (Fulham) – down 14%
  • N5 (Highbury) – down 14%
  • SW8 (South Lambeth) – down 14%
  • W14 (West Kensington) – down 13%
  • NW1 (Camden) – down 13%
  • N1 (Angel / Islington) – down 13%
  • W10 (North Kensington) – down 12%
  • SE11 (Kennington) – down 11%
  • SW12 (Balham) – down 9%
  • WC1 (Bloomsbury / High Holborn) – down 9%
  • E2 (Bethnal Green) – down 8%
  • N7 (Holloway) – down 8%
  • NW3 (Hampstead) – down 8%
  • W11 (Notting Hill) – down 7%
  • SW5 (Earl’s Court) – down 7%
  • NW5 (Kentish Town) – down 7%

We've never seen London rents down like this – and while it's impossible to know right now if this is just a temporary dip or a sign of things to come, we do know that now could be a great time to find a new room in London.

This London data compares July 2020 with July 2019. It incorporates data – includes average monthly room rents and supply – from over 82,000 rooms in shared accommodation (inclusive of bills). London data covers E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W & WC postcode districts

Image credit: @mrfrisby.

RELATED POSTS

News & Comment

A new ruling on Housing Benefit and renting

News & Comment

WIN an amazing magazine scholarship with free accommodation, thanks to Hearst & SpareRoom

News & Comment

Rents in London are dropping as much as 28%

News & Comment

Millennials and Gen Zers are learning new skills in lockdown