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 best furnished apartments in London
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 an on-site café.
“The Gessner is a great building that’s well designed and with first class amenities.” – Naz, Verified Resident
8 Water Street comprises 174 apartments. Residents can enjoy access to a landscaped private garden. This overlooks 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.
“The design of the building is very modern and contemporary which makes the building stand out. In regards to facilities, the building has all the amenities required for its residents such as different types of common rooms to relax.” – Armaan, Verified Resident
4.75 (114 reviews)
4.75 (114 reviews)
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.
“The Quarters Kilburn is an amazing place to live!” – Farheen, Verified Resident
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.
“It’s a brand new building with high-end finishes throughout and a thoughtful concept behind it.” – TJ, Verified Resident
4.70 (101 reviews)
4.70 (101 reviews)
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 spaces that are free for all residents to enjoy.
“Dressage Court is a great area to live. Pet friendly is a big plus and the staff are very helpful when it comes to pets. The apartments are very spacious and everything is of a high standard.” – Damien, Verified Resident
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
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
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
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 of nearby South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground services. Residents enjoy fast and frequent connections to the likes of Bank and Monument.
“The building is superbly designed, both stunning and functional. There are many great amenities, but the best by far is the gym on the 34th floor, giving a full birds-eye-view of the area.” – Vincent, Verified Resident
4.64 (96 reviews)
4.64 (96 reviews)
Blackhorse Mills by Legal and General and Urban Bubble is located in north-east London. The developments offers residents the freedom to decorate their apartment as they see fit, and units are pet-friendly. There’s a lido, a gym, a roof terrace, private dining rooms and a yoga studio. Overlooking the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands, yet just 20 minutes to Central London on the Victoria Line from Blackhorse Road station, Blackhorse Mills is ideal for access to both city life and green space.
“My stay at Blackhorse Mills has been the best experience I’ve had with renting, ever. The development, facilities, and location are excellent.” – Didi, Verified Resident
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