London is one of the world’s most vibrant, exciting cities. With so much to explore, a studio apartment in the city could be the perfect base from which to enjoy all that London has to offer. Many of the capital’s newest luxury apartment developments offer studios to rent or buy. Verified residents of each development have offered their reviews to HomeViews. From their reviews we’ve created this list of the highest-rated studio apartments in London.
The perfect base for living and working in London
If you’re new to London, location might just be one of the most important factors in your property search. By considering studio apartments, you open a whole world of options in some of London most exclusive areas and developments.
Many of the developments in our rankings are situated in London’s most sought-after locations. Meanwhile, others feature in newly regenerated, up-and-coming centres with excellent transport links. Whether you want to be right in the centre of the action, or within easy reach of the centre via London’s world-class transport network, these studio apartments offer you the very best locations.
Tailor-made for social living
If you opt to rent a studio in one of London’s newest rental developments, you can expect a wealth of resident perks. These contemporary living spaces all benefit from social design and facilities. These include on-site gyms, spas, communal work spaces, lounges, and terraces.
When you choose to live in one of London’s top new studio apartments, you’re choosing a life with plenty of social possibilities. Thanks to the wealth of communal spaces and facilities available, meeting new people and sharing the experience of London life with others couldn’t be easier.
Build to Rent studios
Many of London’s top studio apartments are located in the capital’s newest luxury Build to Rent developments. Build to Rent developments are made especially for rent, rather than to sell. As such, they differ in design and facilities from sales-oriented developments.
Build to Rent properties tend to offer substantial extras and perks to residents. From social and communal spaces, to gyms, health spas, work spaces and meeting rooms, Build to Rent developments are more than just a home. They can become a focal point of your community and social life. Additionally, many Build to Rent developments offer first-class services, such as concierge, dry cleaning and on-site maintenance teams.
Build to Rent can offer flexible tenancies, from short-term options including monthly stays, to longer tenancies. Some offer terms as long as three years. While Build to Rent can appear to be slightly more expensive than the traditional private rental sector, the added benefits and perks available in rental-only developments can add significant extra value.
Top 10 studio apartments in London by resident ratings
For London’s prime apartment developments, there’s a lot of competition to take the top spots. On the surface, it’s hard to know which properties deliver the best facilities, service levels and overall value for money. Thanks to the insights of our HomeViews reviewers, you don’t have to guess.
The following rankings are based purely on what the residents think of each of our top 10 luxury new build apartment blocks. These cover apartments to rent and buy. Every reviewer gives a star rating for the development’s facilities, design, location, value and management team.
If you want to know more about any of these developments, simply click and explore.
London’s highest rated development for studio apartments is The Gessner in Tottenham Hale. The development offers 164 apartments to rent, including a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. The range of amenities available includes 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 an on-site café.
Second for studio apartments in London is 8 Water Street. Comprising 174 rental only apartments,r esidents can enjoy access to a landscaped private garden overlooking the South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. Similarly, the development also boasts an expansive roof terrace. This is the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio.
4.73 (110 reviews)
4.73 (110 reviews)
In third is The Quarters Kilburn, located in north-west London and offering 82 self-contained studios. Kilburn Park station is just moments away. As a result, residents have easy access to Central London and the major terminal of London Euston. Facilities include resident parking, a concierge and a communal lounge.
4.75 (18 reviews)
4.75 (18 reviews)
Ten Park Drive is a contemporary development by Canary Wharf Group. It’s situated in the heart of Canary Wharf and comprises of just under 350 apartments. Floorplans include studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Transport links come courtesy of Canary Wharf station (for Jubilee line and DLR services), along with nearby Heron Quays.
Newfoundland offers 636 apartments. Residents can choose to look out over Canary Wharf, or the Thames and the City. Also, residents have access to private resident amenities including a gym, lounge, terrace and children’s play area.
Our top rated development, 10 George Street, rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. With 327 apartments, all of which overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks below, there’s plenty of choice for those in search of the ultimate rental experience. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.” This includes access to 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 you home. Apartments come fully-furnished or unfurnished, how you make it your home is up to you.
Vantage Point is a Build to Rent development by Essential Living, offering 118 apartments, ranging from studio to 1-2 bedrooms. All Vantage Point residents get access to a wide 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 Underground station in the North London Borough of Islington. Residents are also close to Upper Street, Emirates Stadium and Highgate Village.
4.67 (93 reviews)
4.67 (93 reviews)
Long-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.
4.63 (93 reviews)
4.63 (93 reviews)
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 more besides.
Overlooking the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands, yet just 20 minutes to Central London on the Victoria Line from Blackhorse Road station, Blackhorse Mills has nature and city life down.
Whether you’re after seclusion or connection, wildlife or a wild night, E17 is about balance and choice.
Apo Barking is a development situated on the banks of the River Roding and opposite Abbey Park. It features a range of studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments. Residents can choose from a range of flexible leases and apartment upgrades. In addition, residents can access a range of amenities and facilities on site. This includes an exclusive onsite gym, The Barking Local, a co-working and lounge space as well as The Hub, the Apo HQ where residents can get help with any day-to-day stuff. Likewise, there is a members’ roof terrace on the 7th floor. Residents can also manage their home and membership through the Apo app.
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