If you're looking to rent in London, you'll have two key considerations in mind - how much it costs and how easily you can get around.
When you don't live near to transport links like the London Underground, train stations or good bus routes your commute and social life become trickier.
Research from Zoopla has revealed the best places to live in the capital with decent transport links to suit a range of budgets.
Here's the areas that topped the list, based on a two bed property.
For under £1,000
Paying less than £1,000 for a two bed flat in London is not bad at all, and you'd expect to have to take a bit of a hit when it comes to proximity to transport links.
Apparently Bexley, located between Woolwich and Dartford, is your best bet. The specific area is about half-a-mile from Bexleyheath station to the south or a bit further north on the Bampton Road to Abbey Wood station.
For under £1,250
Havering in Romford is a good shout for this budget.
The residential area next to Queen's Hospital is a short walk from Romford station from where you can pick up regular services that arrive into London Liverpool Street in just 17 minutes.
If you fancy living south of the river, you might want to move to the area between South Croydon and West Croydon train stations where prices start at a little over £1,000 a month. You can get to London Bridge or London Victoria in under 20 minutes.
Alternatively, there is Woolwich which offers several transport options including National Rail, Docklands Light Railway and the ferry.
For under £1,500
With a little more of a budget to play with, you could look at Lewisham in South East London, where rail links will get you into Victoria or Charing Cross in around 20 minutes.
Another option is to head to the outskirts of Bromley, close to Orpington station. From there, you can get a train into central London in around 25 minutes.
You could also check out areas in Stratford, with rail links, Overground links and Central Line Links, Wood Green, which is on the Piccadilly Line or Ealing, on the Central and District Lines.
For under £1,750
Areas in Wandsworth are a good shout in this bracket, where you're close to the transport hub of Clapham Junction.
But you could also afford to head north of the river to the borough of Islington and just west of Finsbury Park The closest train station here is Finsbury Park, where a fast train will take you into London Kings Cross in just six minutes. You'd also be on the Victoria and Piccadilly lines which get you around London very quickly.
For under £2,000
For this price range, you could nab somewhere in South Hackney, close to City Road and north of Old Street station. There's excellent transport links, but also you'd be able to get to lots of places on foot.
Article by Robyn Darbyshire
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