So you’re thinking of moving into a flatshare in London. Why not? London is constantly rated one of the top 5 cities to live in the world, and flat sharing can be a great way to experience the city on a budget. But there are a few things we think you should consider before making the leap…

Pro: There’s lots to do for free in London

There are free art galleries like the Tate and the National Gallery, as well as Museums such as The British Museum, Natural History Museum and the V&A, also free to enter. There is never a shortage of interesting things to do around London without spending a penny.

Con: It’s Expensive!

Despite the above, everything you do have to pay for in London, you pay through the nose. Just the price of rent is enough to put you off. Sharing a flat with others can cut through this substantially, especially if you find the right flat. London Fox has an extensive range of flatshares chosen specifically to help those on a budget live the London life too.

Pro: Flat sharing is a great way to meet new people

Arriving in London alone can be daunting, you may even be arriving in the country for the first time. Flat sharing is a great option in this case, as it gives you a starter pack of friends to build on, and the best part is, most flat sharers are in the exact same position as you.

Con: Not getting along with your new Flatmates

There’s nothing worse than signing a letting agreement, then a week later finding out your new bestie likes to play the violin at 3am while scattering wet towels about the place. London Fox knows what it’s like, which is why we allow tenants to switch to any of our hundreds of other properties at any time for a tiny fee. In the first 7 days you can switch for free, then £50 after that.

Pro: London is a cultural melting pot

London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with diverse History everywhere you look. One of the benefits is that you can find authentic food from any region in the world just about everywhere!

Con: London can also be a lonely place

Like any big city, jammed with tourists and hurried commuters, London can be a solitary place for newcomers. Just try striking up a conversation on the tube and see what I mean. At London Fox we are a community of thousands of like minded young people, you can stay updated on all of our news and make new friends by joining Flatshare Times.

Pro: You’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful parks in the world

These include Battersea Park, Hyde Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park and Richmond Park. Pretty much everywhere you go in London, there’s a park no more than a couple of stops away.

Con: London is stressful

A fast paced city, especially during rush hour, London can be a hectic place, so the last thing you need when looking for a flatshare is more stress. One thing London Fox offers more than anything is peace of mind. Join our community and let us do the hard work for you.


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