Shoreditch Renting Guide
For those looking to be immersed in one of the main artistic hubs in London, look no further than Shoreditch. Since its revival and renovation in the nineties, Shoreditch has gone from being a relatively cheap and undesirable section of London to being a haven that professionals in their 20's and 30's are flocking to in unbelievable numbers. Whether you're looking for your first rental property in the area, or looking to expand to a larger space, Hunters is here to help you find your next perfect home.
If you're dreaming of moving into this thriving location but are on a limited budget a room in a shared apartment could be for you. From just £600 per calendar month there is a wide range of furnished properties across Shoreditch, these are usually double rooms in 2 or 3 bedroomed flats, with communal kitchens and bathrooms. Above £700 you can find shared properties with larger bedrooms and some even come with bills included, making your dream of living in this artist's paradise that much easier to realise.
Studios and 1 bedroomed apartments
When looking for entire properties in Shoreditch, renters can expect to start to find studio and 1 bedroomed properties from £1100 PCM. These homes are typically partially furnished and are ideally suited to couples looking for their first homes. As the monthly rent increases, so does the amount of space and light renters can expect to find. For around £1400 PCM renters can find some bright, airy and well appointed homes that meet all your basic needs. There is no hard and fast rule on whether properties in smaller or bigger developments are better furnished, but what can be safely said is that no matter where you are in Shoreditch, you're never far away from great transport links and fantastic independent restaurants.
2 bedroomed apartments
There are some rare 2 bedroomed properties for approximately £1500 PCM, but the majority of 2 bedroomed apartments in Shoreditch start at around £1800 per calendar month. With the additional bedroom comes a larger living space, and generally, more modern fittings. With 2 bedroomed properties being the most prevalent size in the area, you're spoiled for choice in terms of selections and have the choice between smaller and sometimes gated developments in quieter streets, or you can opt for larger developments which seat you in the heart of Shoreditch. For truly modern 2 bedroomed apartments in the area, expect to pay a monthly rent of anywhere between £2000 and £2500. In this price range properties boast larger amounts of natural light and some even have floor to ceiling windows which showcase the brilliant city around you. More recently renovated properties are simply decorated, making them the perfect blank canvas for anyone looking to make Shoreditch their home. To make the most of the space available, light fittings are frequently inbuilt spotlights and wood flooring, and white goods are in light colours which make the space appear even bigger. When spending over £2800 PCM renters can find properties with at least 800 sq ft of space, providing plenty of space to spread out and relax in. If your heart is set on renting a penthouse in this urban haven, then you can reasonably expect to be paying at least £4500 PCM in rent; for this fee you're able to access some of the most beautiful loft style apartments with unobstructed views of the city below.
3 bedroomed properties
There is an abundance of 3 bedroomed properties starting at the £2500 PCM mark, these are located across Shoreditch, so wherever you want to be, there will usually be a property for you. At the lower end of the 3 bedroom price range, properties are typically maisonettes with an ensuite coming for the master bedroom and a shared bathroom for the other bedrooms. Above £3000 PCM there are usually 2 full bathrooms in the property and a larger open plan kitchen and living space. For those looking for 3 double bedrooms, you can anticipate paying more than £3500 PCM, with grand converted warehouse apartments from approximately £4500 PCM. Recent decorating trends mean that the majority of properties come with combined, open plan kitchen and living spaces. The use of exposed brickwork is also a common decorating feature, hailing to the area's history as a warehouse district. The combination of minimal modern comforts with older architecture makes Shoreditch a truly unique place to rent in, and an ideal space for renters looking to be surrounded by up and coming independent businesses.
4 bedroomed properties
Because 2 bedroomed properties are the norm in Shoreditch, anyone looking for a larger property for under £3000 PCM should be prepared to move quickly to secure the best deal. With a few rare (and quick moving) exceptions, 4 bedroomed rental properties in Shoreditch are available from £3200 PCM, and are predominantly fully fitted and at least partially furnished. With plenty of storage, 4 bedroomed properties can comfortably house a growing family, and even a guest or two. Prices quickly elevate to £6000 PCM for the more exclusive and quiet streets in the area, and many of these 4 bedroomed homes are located between Spitalfields and Brick Lane, keeping you close to the busy centre of Shoreditch and just a short walk away Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations. For those seeking truly luxurious 4 bedroomed warehouse conversions and penthouses, prices go from £8000 PCM and up, included in the price is an incredible amount of space, and often, in built office areas, perfect for those wanting to work from home.
No matter what your goals or budget are, Hunters are here to get you there. Drop into your local Hunters office and learn more about how we can make your property dream a reality.