Young professional accommodation: London’s 10 highest-rated

Young professional accommodation: London’s 10 highest-rated

Are you looking for young professional accommodation in London? Explore the city’s 10 highest-rated developments – 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. Sailmakers, E14

4.72 (based on 35 reviews) 4.72 (35 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Sailmakers, E14

A truly luxurious option tops our list for London's finest young professional accommodation. Greystar‘s Sailmakers is a Build to Rent scheme of 327 units in the Harbour Central development. Reviewers mention the outstanding management service and stunning 360-degree views from the communal gym. Located on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames, Sailmakers is less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf.

Read reviews and details of Sailmakers, E14

2. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.64 (based on 50 reviews) 4.64 (50 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Image of Vantage Point, N19

Vantage Point is a Build to Rent development by Essential Living, offering 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. All Vantage Point residents get access to a range of features and amenities. These include a 24-hour onsite team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room. In addition, the development is above Archway London […]

Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19

3. Alto, Wembley Park, HA9

4.64 (based on 16 reviews) 4.64 (16 reviews)
Area guide to Wembley
Image of Alto, Wembley Park, HA9

Alto by Tipi, features 120 modern apartments in the centre of Wembley Park. There are a range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments available. In addition, residents can enjoy a variety of facilities across the site. These include a residents gym, sky terrace, a residents kitchen, resident lounge as well as work from home […]

Read reviews and details of Alto, Wembley Park, HA9

4. Elephant Central, SE17

Get Living
4.63 (based on 16 reviews) 4.63 (16 reviews)
Area guide to Southwark
Image of Elephant Central, SE17

Elephant Central by Get Living is a Build to Rent development in the heart of London’s Elephant & Castle. This is a Zone 1 location with great connections to the City, London Bridge and King’s Cross. In addition, there’s a mix of one to three-bedroom apartments on offer here, with duplexes and penthouses available, too.

Read reviews and details of Elephant Central, SE17

5. Dressage Court, E2

Essential Living
4.60 (based on 49 reviews) 4.60 (49 reviews)
Area guide to Tower Hamlets
Image of Dressage Court, E2

There are 104 rental-only one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Dressage Court, a development by Essential Living. The development is located in East London. It offers easy access to Bethnal Green’s tube and rail stations, with views towards the City and Canary Wharf. In addition, residents can access a 24-hour on-site team along with shared […]

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6. East Village, E20

Get Living
4.62 (based on 25 reviews) 4.62 (25 reviews)
Area guide to Stratford
Image of East Village, E20

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. Furthermore, East Village is located on the former London 2012 Olympics Athletes’ Village site. It also neighbours Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield […]

Read reviews and details of East Village, E20

7. No.16 Sutton Court Road, SM1

4.56 (based on 30 reviews) 4.56 (30 reviews)
Area guide to South London
Image of No.16 Sutton Court Road, SM1

No.16 Sutton Court Road encompasses a pet friendly rental development managed by Greystar. It features a range of one and two-bedroom apartments and prime three-bedroom apartments and also, penthouses, located in Sutton. Residents have access to an array of facilities including a concierge, gardens as well as residents’ lounge and dining room. The development is a […]

Read reviews and details of No.16 Sutton Court Road, SM1

8. The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW4

The Quarters by Bravo
4.54 (based on 18 reviews) 4.54 (18 reviews)
Area guide to North West London
Image of The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW4

Situated in north-west London, The Quarters Swiss Cottage offers residents studios with high-quality fittings and stylish finishes. There are many facilities on site, which include a private courtyard. With Finchley Road station less than a minute’s walk away, all of London becomes easily accessible. Residents can reach Baker Street in 6-minutes, Wembley Park in 7-minutes, […]

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9. be:here Hayes, UB3

4.56 (based on 67 reviews) 4.56 (67 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here Hayes is a residential development from Build to Rent developer be:here, comprising of 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It is 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, the M4, M25 and Heathrow […]

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10. Fizzy Hayes, UB3

Fizzy Living
4.51 (based on 106 reviews) 4.51 (106 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of Fizzy Hayes, UB3

Fizzy Hayes UB3 is a residential development of one, two and three-bedroom apartments from Build to Rent developer Fizzy Living. It’s in south Hayes, right near Hayes & Harlinton Station, and just a short drive from London Heathrow Airport.  Also, the development sits between two popular green spaces – Minet Country Park and Lake Farm […]

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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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