When you’re renting you don’t want to move all your furniture every time you find a new place to live. Furnished apartments offer the perfect solution. These offer you a fully decorated home to move straight into. We’ve listed the 10 highest-rated ‘build to rent’ buildings in London that offer convenient, stylish furnished flats run by an in-house team. Feel at home as soon as you step through the door!
What is Build to rent?
Build to rent developments are built with tenants in mind. These almost always offer beautifully furnished apartments, and are also often pet-friendly. Helpful management teams are based in the building itself – our reviewers often mention how great it is to have a concierge and resident team in the building.
As well as providing help with any problems, resident teams also often arrange social events. Most build to rent developments include communal spaces, such as gyms, terraces, co-working spaces and events spaces. HomeViews reviews suggest that these events can make a huge difference in how happy tenants are in their building!
Find the right furnished flat for you
Our top 10 list is based on verified resident reviews. This gives you an accurate insight into what it’s like to actually live in that building. Residents rate their buildings on location, design, management, facilities and value, plus an overall score taking all those into consideration.
When it comes to finding the very best furnished apartments to rent in London, go with the residents! Our top 10 below includes links to all the developments, so you can find out more.
10 George Street rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The development comprises 327 apartments, which overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to Club Vertus. This includes a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace. Similarly, the 24-hour concierge is available to sign for parcels, arrange for dry cleaning and welcome residents home.
"10 George Street feels special. You’re made to feel special, and way before you even move in." - MD, Verified Resident
Charter Place is an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence, managed by Greystar. It features a collection of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom rental homes with furnishing options. Residents have access to an onsite gym, lounge, a private dining room, and co-working spaces. In addition, Charter Place is only a short walk away from Hounslow East Underground station.
"The house is well furnished with all modern amenities and fittings. It’s spacious and everything is well planned." - Tina, Verified Resident
For furnished apartments in north London, Vantage Point is an outstanding option. This Build to Rent development by Essential Living includes 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Features and amenities include a 24-hour onsite team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room. The development sits above Archway London Underground station, placing it close to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.
"Had an amazing time in Vantage Point – from the building design, communal areas, helpful and friendly residents team and the perfect location – can’t fault it!" - Fabian, Verified Resident
Part of the massive regeneration project in Elephant and Castle, Elephant Central by Get Living offers stunning furnished apartments in a fantastic Zone 1 location. This Build to Rent development benefits from east transport connections to the City, London Bridge and King’s Cross. There’s a good mix of one to three-bedroom apartments on offer in the scheme, with duplexes and penthouses available too.
"The buildings are modern with great amenities. The amenities inside the apartment are brand new and really good quality. The value for money is super good as well." - Saloni, Verified Resident
East Village is a joint venture from Delancey and Qatari Diar, with Get Living and Triathlon Homes managing the site. The mixed-use development encompasses residential and commercial units, with some social housing in addition. East Village is located on the former London 2012 Olympics Athletes’ Village site. It also neighbours Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City.
"Spacious and lovely! Great place to live if you’re young and working in London. The resident team are brilliant and very attentive to any problems you might have." - Zeynep, Verified Resident
Greystar‘s Sailmakers is a luxurious build to rent scheme and offers beautifully-furnished apartments. It sits within the mixed-use Galliard Homes development Harbour Central, situated on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames. It's less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf, with South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground stations providing excellent transport connections.
"The building is very modern, great design and always clean and tidy with residents that care about each other." - Matt M, Verified Resident
Located in fashionable east London, Dressage Court offers a great range of one, two and three-bedroom furnished apartments to rent. The development is managed by Essential Living and enjoys easy access to Bethnal Green’s tube and rail stations, with views towards the City and Canary Wharf. Residents benefit from a 24-hour on-site team along with communal spaces that are free for all residents to enjoy.
"Cosy apartments with designer furniture. Modern construction and appliances. Excellent communal spaces. Very friendly staff." - Katja, Verified Resident
be:here Hayes is a Build to Rent development comprising 119 one, two and three-bedroom fully-furnished apartments. It is part of the stylish Old Vinyl Factory development, which also includes commercial units such as restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. The development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport.
"The design is modern with high quality fixtures and fitting, the flats are rented furnished with high end furniture." - Andrei, Verified Resident
Another development by award-winning developer Greystar, No.16 Sutton Court Road is a pet friendly rental development. It features a range of one and two-bedroom apartments and prime three-bedroom apartments and also penthouses. Residents have access to an array of facilities including concierge, gardens, residents’ lounge and a communal dining room. The development is a two-minute walk to Sutton station with quick links via Thameslink and Southern rail services into Central London.
"The apartment has a modern design interior and quality appliances. Moreover the rooms are bright due to the big windows." - Anon, Verified Resident
For furnished apartments in Swiss Cottage, The Quarters Swiss Cottage offers stylish studios with high-quality fittings and finishes. Finchley Road station is less than a minute’s walk away, allowing residents to reach Baker Street in 6 minutes, Wembley Park in 7 minutes, and Canary Wharf in 24 minutes.
"The Quarters Swiss Cottage makes me feel safe and cozy in a huge place like London. Choosing to stay here as soon as I moved to London was truly a blessing. The rooms are a luxury with rainfall showers, a super comfy king sized bed, a balcony, incredible lighting, and laundry and gym facilities..." - Maxie, Verified Tenant
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