Young professional accommodation: London’s 10 highest-rated

Vantage Point roof terrace

Are you looking for young professional accommodation in London? Explore the city’s 10 highest-rated rental developments in 2021 – as reviewed by the residents themselves. These offer Londoners stylish and friendly homes in the capital. All are ‘build to rent’ developments. This means that they are purpose-built for renters like you who want more from their home.

Many of these properties are available as furnished apartments to rent, although unfurnished options are also available. In addition, build to rent developments generally offer a superior level of service from building management teams. The HomeViews review below is typical:

The Sailmakers team could not be more helpful and their humour and professionalism have made our move here easy.

– Brenda S, Private Tenant, August 2019 (Read more)

Outstanding amenities

vantage point communal dining room
The view from the communal dining room at Vantage Point N19

All the accommodation in this list offers outstanding facilities. You’ll struggle to find a private rental with so much on offer.

Want a private cinema you can hire out with your friends? Done. Communal dining room with views across the city? Done. Add in residents’ gyms, private gardens, terraces, games rooms and concierge services and you have the perfect young professional accommodation.

Communal spaces and events

social event at Vantage Point - young professional accommodation in London
One of the many social events at Vantage Point N19

There’s another big draw for young professionals to these types of developments. The social life!

Building management teams go well beyond just fixing problems and receiving your mail. Many offer lots of social events, so you can meet your neighbours and feel part of a community. Do you have a pet? No problem! Build to rent developments are often pet-friendly so Fido and Kitty can move in too.

Top 10: young professional accommodation in London

1. 10 George Street, E14

4.75 (52 reviews) 4.75 (52 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 10 George Street, E14

A truly luxurious option tops our list for London's finest young professional accommodation. 10 George Street rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The development comprises 327 apartments that 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 that opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace.

Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

2. be:here Hayes, UB3

4.73 (118 reviews) 4.73 (118 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of be:here Hayes, UB3

Second place on our list is taken by be:here Hayes. This highly popular development comprises 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It's part of the Old Vinyl Factory development, which offers commercial units including restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. The development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, as well as easy connections to the the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport.

Read reviews and details of be:here Hayes, UB3

3. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.67 (96 reviews) 4.67 (96 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Image of Vantage Point, N19

Vantage Point by Essential Living takes third place, offering studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments ideal for young proessionals. All Vantage Point residents enjoy access to a wide range of features and amenities. These include a 24-hour onsite team, roof terrace, games room and exercise room. The development is located directly above Archway London Underground station in the North London Borough of Islington, giving residents easy access to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.

Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19

4. The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

The Quarters by Bravo
4.66 (85 reviews) 4.66 (85 reviews)
Area guide to North West London
Image of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

In at number four is The Quarters Kilburn, located in northwest London, near Little Venice, Abbey Road, Regent’s Park as well as, Lord’s Cricket Ground. Just 5 minutes from Kilburn Park Station, residents have access to central London with Euston only a 7-minute journey away. There are 82 self-contained studios at The Quarters Kilburn, which allow residents to enjoy a secure, managed environment. This is created by the on-site Management Team, on-call maintenance, and also CCTV security.

Read reviews and details of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

5. Sailmakers, E14

4.66 (71 reviews) 4.66 (71 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Sailmakers, E14

Slap bang in the middle of our list is Greystar’s Sailmakers. It’s a Build to Rent scheme, comprising 327 units. The site is situated on the Isle of Dogs, close to the River Thames, and is less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf. In addition, transport links come courtesy of nearby South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground services. Residents enjoy the excellent city views, access to local amenities and fast and frequent connections to Bank and Monument.

Read reviews and details of Sailmakers, E14

6. Uncle Stockwell, SW8

Uncle – Realstar Living
4.64 (13 reviews) 4.64 (13 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Uncle Stockwell, SW8

This well-appointed residential development by UNCLE is in the heart Stockwell, and features a collection of studios overlooking Larkhall Park. It’s a rental-only property which offers good transport links, as it’s close to Stockwell Underground Station (on the Victoria Line) and Wandsworth Road station (for Overground and Southeastern National Rail links).

Read reviews and details of Uncle Stockwell, SW8

7. The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW3

The Quarters by Bravo
4.65 (48 reviews) 4.65 (48 reviews)
Area guide to North West London
Image of The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW3

Developer Bravo has managed to land another of its developments from “The Quarters” series onto our top 10 list. In at number 7 is The Quarters Swiss Cottage, located on the always desirable Finchley Road. It offers guests a seamless short-term living experience, as the smartly designed building accommodates 102 self-contained and spacious units. All are equipped with bespoke Italian furniture and state-of-the-art appliances, such as smart TV with Google Chromecast, super-fast and protected Wi Fi and A/C. Residents here also enjoy a great range of services and amenities, including an onsite management team, comprehensive security measures, in-house maintenance and housekeeping and a brand-new fitness centre.

Read reviews and details of The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW3

8. The Quarters Croydon, CR0

The Quarters by Bravo
4.60 (75 reviews) 4.60 (75 reviews)
Area guide to Croydon
Image of The Quarters Croydon, CR0

At number 8 it’s another spot for Bravo’s ‘The Quarters’ series. This short-term letting scheme, The Quarters Croydon, offers residents a stylish and convenient base in this thriving South London suburb. There are 151 high-specification studios at the development, with Croydon station only a 4-minute walk away. Trains reach London Bridge in just 14 minutes, while Gatwick Airport is also easily accessible.

Read reviews and details of The Quarters Croydon, CR0

9. Elephant Central, SE1

Get Living
4.59 (86 reviews) 4.59 (86 reviews)
Area guide to Southwark
Image of Elephant Central, SE1

In at number 9 is Elephant Central by Get Living. Located in the heart of London’s Elephant & Castle with great connections to the City, Oxford Circus, King’s Cross and within walking distance to London Bridge, Borough and the South Bank. There’s a mix of, 1-3-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses available, all fully furnished, with superfast WiFi included and the development is pet friendly.

Read reviews and details of Elephant Central, SE1

10. The Quarters Watford, WD17

The Quarters by Bravo
4.56 (28 reviews) 4.56 (28 reviews)
Area guide to Watford
Image of The Quarters Watford, WD17

For our final entry we head over to the heart of Watford’s central business district. The Quarters Watford is the fourth entry on this list from developer Bravo’s ‘The Quarters’ series. It’s a short walk from Watford Junction station, providing an ideal base for residents who want a convenient, connected location. Euston is also accessible in as little as 14 minutes. There are 100 high-specification studios available, all featuring high-speed wireless internet access, well-appointed kitchenettes, laundry facilities and easy parking.

Read reviews and details of The Quarters Watford, WD17

Explore more of the best developments in London for young professionals here. Alternatively, we’d love it if you could take some time to tell us what your current development is like. You can add your review here.

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