How much it costs to rent each type of home in every London borough

When searching for the perfect pocket of London to call home, looking at rental prices can seem very scary.

And in some boroughs high monthly rent charges are genuinely terrifying, but there are some beautiful parts of our city that are surprisingly more affordable than others.

We all know renting a home privately in the capital can be pricey, but knowing what borough is suitable for your own personal budget can really help keep costs down.

Property website Home.co.uk has calculated and summarised the average rental costs per month for a property in every part of the capital.

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They also state the average cost for a room in London is £747, a one-bedroom property is £1,934 and a two-bedroom will set you back a whopping £2,700. Ouch.

So, to take a closer look, we’ve broken down monthly private property rent charges for each borough in London.

Renting a property in London isn’t cheap
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Barking and Dagenham

Barking

Average rent for a room: £614 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,095 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,385 pcm

Dagenham

Average rent for a room: £665 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,038 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,304 pcm

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Barnet

Average rent for a room: £647 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,152 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,556 pcm

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Bexley

Average rent for a room: £590 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £866 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,161 pcm

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Brent

Average rent for a room: £721 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,329 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,851 pcm

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Bromley

Average rent for a room: £618 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,017 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,373 pcm

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Camden

Average rent for a room: £937 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,876 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £2,586 pcm

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Croydon

Central Croydon seems an ideal place to rent a property
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Average rent for a room: £628 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,037 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,343 pcm

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Ealing

Average rent for a room: £785 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,392 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,917 pcm

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Enfield

Average rent for a room: £567 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,102 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,371 pcm

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Greenwich

Average rent for a room: £761 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,381 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,748 pcm

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Hackney

Average rent for a room: £763 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,590 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,955 pcm

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Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith

Average rent for a room: £852 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,885 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £2,820 pcm

Fulham

Average rent for a room: £860 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,910 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £2,561 pcm

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Haringey

Average rent for a room: £698 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,339 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,647 pcm

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Harrow

Average rent for a room: £624 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,114 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,405 pcm

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Havering

Average rent for a room: £570 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,021 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,235 pcm

*specific data for Havering was unavailable so rent calculations were based on data relating to Romford

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Here’s how much rental costs are each month in London
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Hillingdon

Average rent for a room: £557 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £921 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,301 pcm

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Hounslow

Average rent for a room: £646 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,108 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,429 pcm

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Islington

Average rent for a room: £882 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,905 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £2,504 pcm

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Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington

Average rent for a room: £1,014 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £2,394 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £3,594 pcm

Chelsea

Average rent for a room: £1,020 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £2,595 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £3,995 pcm

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Kingston upon Thames

Average rent for a room: £937 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,437 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,691 pcm

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Lambeth

Average rent for a room: £898 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,909 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £2,564 pcm

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Lewisham

Average rent for a room: £666 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,249 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,529 pcm

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Merton

Average rent for a room: £692 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,303 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,739 pcm

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Newham

Average rent for a room: £579 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,063 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,449 pcm

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Redbridge

Average rent for a room: £627 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,062 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,348 pcm

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Richmond upon Thames

Average rent for a room: £653 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,434 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,933 pcm

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Here’s the rental costs in London
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Southwark

Average rent for a room: £902 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £2,310 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £3,217 pcm

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Sutton

Average rent for a room: £624 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £981 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,305 pcm

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Tower Hamlets

Average rent for a room: £635 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,307 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,721 pcm

*specific data for Tower Hamlets was unavailable so rent calculations were based on data relating to West Ham

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Waltham Forest

Average rent for a room: £610 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,204 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £1,486 pcm

*Specific data for Waltham Forest was unavailable, rent figures are based on average rent prices in Leyton, Chingford and Walthamstow

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Wandsworth

Average rent for a room: £866 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £1,578 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £2,227 pcm

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Westminster

Average rent for a room: £1,027 pcm

Average rent for a one-bedroom property: £2,694 pcm

Average rent for a two-bedroom property: £4,175 pcm

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