London Property: The East End borough named the most stylish place to rent despite £2,000-a-month rent

Wouldn’t you like to be cool? Of course, you would. Well living in London is already very cool, so well done you for making it that far, but did you know there are some areas in London that are cooler than others? Because new research has revealed that East London is the coolest place to live in the capital.

Thanks to the rental experts at UNCLE, we now know for a fact which areas in London are the most stylish to rent, although you’ll likely be forking out a hefty sum for the privilege. It may or may not shock you to know Shoreditch came out on top of the list, where the average rental cost for a one-bedroom apartment sits at a slightly scary £2400 a month.

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY RUTH HOLMES Pedestrians walks past the Cereal Killer Cafe on Brick Lane in Shoreditch, east London, on October 12, 2015. When two bearded brothers from Belfast opened a retro cafe devoted to cereal in the trendy London suburb of Shoreditch , they had little idea of ​​the ire it would ignite. But their cafe, covered in 1980s and 1990s memorabilia and selling over 120 brands of cereal at upwards of £3 (4.1 euros, $.6) a bowl, found itself at the sharp end of a growing anti-gentrification movement in a city where the cost of living is soaring. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE’N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images)

Shoreditch is home to a number of very trendy bars, restaurants and nightclubs, and shoppers can get their retail fix on Shoreditch High street or the world-renowned Spitalfields Market. The zone 2 area, located in the borough of Hackney, is popular among students and young professionals alike despite the high living costs.

It is followed by Brixton, also in zone 2 but south of the river, where the average one-bedroom apartment rent is £1,591 per month, making it both stylish and affordable. The lively Lambeth locale is home to many colorful street markets, arts and music venues, and some spectacular murals from the 80s.

Further north, and placing third, is Kentish Town, where the average one-bedroom apartment rent is currently £1,849 per month. The Camden location is also located in Zone 2 on the Northern Line and has access to Primrose Hill, regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath, making it the perfect blend of urban chic and outdoor space.

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UNCLE has also listed a number of more affordable up-and-coming areas in the capital for prospective renters. These include Dalston, which offers access to London Fields and Hackney Downs. Also on the radar are Croydon, Paddington, and Stockwell.

Professionals with a bit more cash to splash, meanwhile, are being directed towards premium zone 1 areas such as Earls Court, Maida Vale, Fitzrovia, and Elephant & Castle.

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