London is a stat lover’s dream. Did you know that every year, Underground trains travel the equivalent of a total of 1,735 times around the world (or 90 trips to the moon and back), and that the average Londoner spends 11.5 days each year on the Underground? Or that around 670,000 households in London,  live in the private rented sector, a higher proportion than the national average of 14.2%?

That final fact is why we’ve teamed up with flat share specialists Myrooms to give you some tips on finding your perfect place and to give you your £100.00 off your first month’s rent. Myrooms is the fastest growing room-sharing service in London, for corporate and private individuals, young professionals and students. 

Where to rent and why

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It’s a property cliche, but location, location, location is as important when you rent as if you were buying. It’s a bit of a balancing act: you may save money on rent by living further out, but you’ll need to pay more for your transport costs as well as being further away from everything that’s going on in the city.

We’ve spotted this room a stone’s throw away from Brick Lane. Brick Lane is well known for its restaurants, markets, brilliant people watching and street art spotting – such as Otto Schade’s London Smiley pictured above. Take a look at our Shoreditch bar guide to look at all the great drinking establishments that will be on your doorway too.

The unimposing Old Street roundabout has been described as the UK’s answer to the Silicon Valley. Home to many innovative start-ups, it’s also got the coffee shops and bars to support them that also make it an exciting place to live: it’s got the UK’s first 3d printing cafe for starters. We’ve spied this gorgeous looking room just a few minutes walk away. Don’t forget to join us on our Silicon Roundabout tour too, our introduction to this fascinating area.

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Image credit: Evan Parker

King’s Cross is another area that’s changing all the time. And, at the moment, rent is still slightly cheaper than other areas in zone 1. Take a look at this flat in Bridge Wharf for starters. You can check out all our posts about the King’s Cross area here.

That’s just skimming the surface of what’s on offer. Click here to search flats from Angel to Victoria. And, when you’re ready to take the plunge Myrooms are offering £100.00 off your first month’s rent Just quote INLO01 (valid until 31 October 2015) when you contact Myrooms. Happy house hunting!

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