The Top 10 Developments to Rent in London

The Top 10 Developments to Rent in London

London has led the way in the recent Build to Rent boom, with a host of outstanding rental-only developments appearing across the capital. Are you interested in learning about the best rental developments in London? We’ve compiled this ranking of the highest-rated Build to Rent developments in the city, as rated by verified residents on HomeViews.

Build to Rent refers to buildings that have been specifically designed for renters. A Build to Rent landlord owns and maintains the entire development looking after all services. Read more about Build to Rent.

HomeViews’ mission is to provide verified and honest insights into what it’s like to live in new build developments. Since launch, we’ve expanded across the UK and have published thousands of reviews of developments around the country. Read our area guides for London to look at the highest-ranked developments in your preferred locations.

Build to Rent: luxury living in the capital’s most desirable areas

Gessner Build to Rent London
The Gessner, N17

The acceleration of Build to Rent development has seen a wealth of impressive developments crop up in some of London’s most desirable areas. Canary Wharf has been a particular magnet for Build to Rent new build development, with several of London’s most popular developments featuring in this centre of finance and commerce.

There has also been a proliferation of new Build to Rent developments in some of the city’s best-connected suburbs and neighbourhoods within touching distance of the centre. The high-end facilities and convenient services provided by Build to Rent developments marry well with residents’ preferences for being close to the action, so they can enjoy everything this great city has to offer.

London’s Build to Rent boom

London has been at the heart of the Build to Rent revolution, with other UK cities, including Manchester and Birmingham, playing catchup in recent years. According to the British Property Federation (BPF), out of the 237,362 Build to Rent homes in the UK in the third quarter of 2022, 96,585 of them were in London (41%). The third quarter of 2022 saw a 15% increase in completed Build to Rent units compared to the same period in 2021. This suggests the trend towards Build to Rent is still accelerating across the capital.

Top 10 developments to rent in London

Let’s take a look at the top rated Build to Rent developments across London. As ever with HomeViews, the rankings* are based solely on the reviews of verified residents of each development.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings are based on the 2022 HomeViews Build to Rent Residents’ Choice Awards so rankings may not match the current Star Ratings shown.

1. The Gessner, N17

Way of Life
4.90 (49 reviews) 4.90 (49 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of The Gessner, N17
The Gessner in Tottenham Hale offers 164 apartments to rent. These include a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. In addition, the development offers a range of amenities, including a gym, smart parcel lockers, free super-fast Wi-Fi and an 24-hour on-site team. Furthermore, residents can enjoy rooftop garden views, cosy lounges and […] Read reviews and details of The Gessner, N17

2. The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

The Quarters by Bravo
4.75 (125 reviews) 4.75 (125 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Camden
Image of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6
The Quarters Kilburn is located in north-west London, and is offering 82 self-contained studios. Additionally,  Kilburn Park station is a 5 minute journey away. As a result, residents have access to central London as Euston is only a 7-minute journey.  Furthermore, residents have access to parking, a concierge and a lounge. Read reviews and details of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

3. Dressage Court, E2

Essential Living
4.70 (109 reviews) 4.70 (109 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of 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 […] Read reviews and details of Dressage Court, E2

4. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.69 (136 reviews) 4.69 (136 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

5. Blackhorse Mills, E17

Legal & General, Urbanbubble
4.66 (110 reviews) 4.66 (110 reviews)
Area guide to Walthamstow
Image of Blackhorse Mills, E17
Blackhorse Mills is more than just a home; it’s a way of life. Somewhere you can feel totally free. To paint the walls, bring your pets, swim in the lido, chill on the roof terrace, work out in the gym, host friends in the dining rooms, stretch in the yoga studio… And a whole lot […] Read reviews and details of Blackhorse Mills, E17

6. 30 Harbord Square, E14

Canary Wharf Group
4.69 (35 reviews) 4.69 (35 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 30 Harbord Square, E14
Canary Wharf Group are pleased to offer a selection of affordable studios, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments at 30 Harbord Square in Canary Wharf. Every apartment has been designed to a high-specification and all residents benefit from waterside views of the Thames or westwards towards Canary Wharf. Discover Canary Wharf’s latest neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, and […] Read reviews and details of 30 Harbord Square, E14

7. Union Wharf, SE8

Essential Living
4.55 (118 reviews) 4.55 (118 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Image of Union Wharf, SE8
Union Wharf is a development from London property developer Essential Living. It features 249 rental-only apartments on the banks of Deptford Creek near Greenwich’s town centre.  It houses a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, Union Wharf is close to the Cutty Sark DLR station for fast and frequent connections to Canary […] Read reviews and details of Union Wharf, SE8

8. be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here, Apo
4.67 (144 reviews) 4.67 (144 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of be:here Hayes, UB3
be:here Hayes is a residential development comprising of 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It offers commercial units including restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. In addition, the development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport. Read reviews and details of be:here Hayes, UB3

9. Charter Place, TW3

4.55 (113 reviews) 4.55 (113 reviews)
Area guide to Hounslow
Image of Charter Place, TW3
Charter Place is an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence, managed by Greystar. It features a collection of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom rental homes. 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.     Read reviews and details of Charter Place, TW3

10. Sailmakers, E14

4.63 (118 reviews) 4.63 (118 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Sailmakers, E14
Greystar’s Sailmakers is a Build to Rent scheme, which comprises of 327 units. It is within the mixed-use Galliard Homes development, Harbour Central. The site is situated on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames, and less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf. In addition, transport links come courtesy […] Read reviews and details of Sailmakers, E14

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