London ball

Renting in 5 East London Boroughs: What Could £1.5000 Get You?

Published:
12:20 p.m. February 9, 2022



It’s no secret that renting in London can weigh heavily on your bank account.

Late last year, data from property site Zoopla showed rental prices were on the rise again after 15 months of pandemic-induced declines.

With that in mind, we’ve compared properties across five east London boroughs to see which represents the best value for money.

For £1,500 a month – or thereabouts – what Rightmove property could you rent in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Ilford, Newham and Tower Hamlets?

To have

Price: £1,480 pcm

Travel time to London Liverpool Street: 1h 7m


The luxury apartment is in Beam Park
– Credit: Rightmove

This two bedroom apartment in Rainham offers impressive value for money.

Complete with two bathrooms, a balcony with outdoor dining area and wood effect flooring, the apartment is perfect for entertaining.

Pass Simple Life London, Beam Park property is fully managed, furnished and pets are welcome at no extra charge.


The development is designed with tenants in mind

The development is designed with tenants in mind
– Credit: Rightmove

Dagenham Dock station is five minutes away by bus and Merrielands Retail Park is close by.

View property here.

Redbridge

Price: £1,452 pcm

Travel time to London Liverpool Street: 22 minutes


The Redbridge property includes 872 square feet of space

The Redbridge property includes 872 square feet of space
– Credit: Rightmove

Located in the new development of Ilford Hill, this two bedroom apartment is ideal for commuters.

The furnished apartment is complete with two bathrooms and a balcony, with 80 m² of living space.


Tenants can access a balcony from their room

Tenants can access a balcony from their room
– Credit: Rightmove


The property includes two bathrooms

The property includes two bathrooms
– Credit: Rightmove

The first floor apartment is minutes from Ilford station, near the future Crossrail station and the Exchange Ilford shopping centre.

View property here.

Barking and Dagenham

Price: £1,499 pcm

Travel time to London Liverpool Street: 51 minutes


Barking Riverside is minutes from the River Thames

Barking Riverside is minutes from the River Thames
– Credit: Rightmove

This is a brand new first floor apartment in Skinner Apartments, Barking Riverside.

The apartment, offered by Huttons & Partners, has two bathrooms (one en-suite), an open-plan living room and a private balcony.


A private balcony is accessible via the living room

A private balcony is accessible via the living room
– Credit: Rightmove


Barking Riverside property has en-suite and separate family bathroom

Barking Riverside property has en-suite and separate family bathroom
– Credit: Rightmove

The property is minutes from the River Thames and outdoor green spaces such as Ripple Nature Reserve and Thames View Playground.

View property here.

Newham

Price: £1,400 pcm

Travel time to London Liverpool Street: 30 mins


The Newham property includes 504 square feet of living space

The Newham property includes 504 square feet of living space
– Credit: Rightmove

Located in The Sphere complex, this Canning Town property features neutral décor and a private balcony.

The one bedroom apartment is on the first floor and is close to Canning Town train station and Canary Wharf.


This Canning Town apartment comes with its own balcony and access to a shared garden

This Canning Town apartment comes with its own balcony and access to a shared garden
– Credit: Rightmove


It is complete with a chic bathroom

It is complete with a chic bathroom
– Credit: Rightmove

It also has access to a communal garden and built-in appliances.

View property here.

Tower hamlets

Price: £1,500 pcm

Travel time to London Liverpool Street: 33 minutes


The modern Tower Hamlets apartment is offered furnished

The modern Tower Hamlets apartment is offered furnished
– Credit: Rightmove

This studio is located in the prestigious Ontario Tower in Blackwall.

Located on the 16th floor, it enjoys spectacular views of the city and Canary Wharf, with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in the light.


The compact apartment is in Ontario Tower, Tower Hamlets

The compact apartment is in Ontario Tower, Tower Hamlets
– Credit: Rightmove


The property is a short walk from Canary Wharf.

The property is a short walk from Canary Wharf.
– Credit: Rightmove

The block – minutes from Blackwall DLR – has a 24-hour doorman and leisure facilities.


The 16th floor apartment enjoys city views

The 16th floor apartment enjoys city views
– Credit: Rightmove

View property here.