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Best Areas for Couples to Rent in London

25 November 2019 Simon Banks Read time: 3 min
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Simon Banks

Are you one of those couples that can’t get enough of each other? You know the type: they have little cutesy nicknames like Booboo, and can’t help themselves when it comes to public displays of affection. Because if you are, you’re in for a treat!

Here at Movebubble we’re all about spreading the love, which is why we’ve got our little cupid’s arrow out - and it’s pointed firmly at the best places for couples to rent in London.

If you’re into romantic strolls, are always on the lookout for a table for two at one of London’s many amazing restaurants, or want to find the best nights for couples, then you should definitely check out our list.

So, get your heart eyes out 😍, and fall head over heels with these loved-up London postcodes.

1) Dulwich

Dulwich Park

Love is in the air in Dulwich, which acts as the perfect little neighbourhood for couples. Whether you choose Dulwich Village with its grand pubs and boutique shops or East Dulwich with its buzzy bars and open spaces, there’s plenty of ways to feel the lurrrve.

Head to one of the many flower shops along East Dulwich’s primary shopping street, Lordship Lane, and pick up a bouquet for your special someone. Then jump on the train to London Bridge, which is only 15 minutes away, and carry on the love-in in central London.

Average monthly rents in East Dulwich:

One-bedroom apartment: £1,350

Two-bedroom apartment: £1,800

2) Shoreditch

Shoreditch street art

Over in East London, you’ll find plenty of couples that can’t get enough of Shoreditch. Now one of London’s super-prime hotspots, there’s so much more than hipster vibes on offer in this neighbourhood. Take a wander down Brick Lane with your partner before exploring the triangle of Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street.

Make a date at Rich Mix, Shoreditch’s creative hub that features three cinemas and exhibitions and performances spaces. Or spend hours discovering the delights on offer at the independent shops and pop-up street food stores.

Average monthly rents in Shoreditch:

One-bedroom apartments: £2,330

Two-bedroom apartment: £3,220

3) Clapham

Clapham Common

SW4’s Clapham is popular with young professional couples who enjoy the lively social scene on offer in the area. In fact, Clapham has a bit of something for everyone: chain and independent restaurants line Clapham Common High Street and Old Town, along with popular bars that see the area get particularly busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Away from the entertainment, Clapham Common provides somewhere to go for a romantic stroll. If you’re still craving more fun, head to nearby Brixton and sample even more bars and restaurants. Clapham is also well known for its schools, just in case you’re thinking of welcoming a little one to the family.

Average monthly rents in Clapham:

One-bedroom apartment: £1,580

Two-bedroom apartment: £2,050

4) Walthamstow Village

Walthamstow Village

Given the nickname #awesomestow by locals, Walthamstow is popular with couples, who flock to the village area for its quaint cottages, ancient church and the independent shops on Orford Road. The road itself is often billed as one of East London’s nicest streets and embodies everything that makes Walthamstow Village so in demand.

From neon art to car park beer parties, Orford Road is all about the community and has a unique vibe going for it. While you’re there, pay a visit to one of the furniture stores and find a couple of funky pieces for your love nest.

Average monthly rents in Walthamstow Village:

One-bedroom apartment: £1,200

Two-bedroom apartment: £1,500

5) Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace park

Once upon a time, Crystal Palace’s primary attractions included McDonald’s and the Crystal Palace Transmitting Station. Head there today, and it illuminates fun - the SE19 postcode has ramped up the cool with funky pubs, bustling bars and an eclectic mix of restaurants.

Throw in an Everyman Cinema and the wonders of Crystal Palace Park (Dinosaurs included), and couples are spoilt for choice for things to do. Its hilltop location also means there are plenty of chances to capture views of the London skyline as the sun sets. How romantic.

Average monthly rents in Crystal Palace:

One-bedroom apartment: £1,090

Two-bedroom apartment: £1,365

6) Islington


Bars, restaurants, more bars, independent boutiques, more restaurants, music venues, more bars, cinemas, and more restaurants make up Islington’s popular Upper Street. Did you noticed there are lots of restaurants and bars?

Couples won’t tire of finding places to drink or eat, and you can enjoy The Screen on the Green cinema or head down to Angel and see a gig at the O2 Academy or The Lexington. Nearby Hoxton and Dalston provide even more fun things to do for couples. Whether it’s day or night, Islington is jam-packed with activities for you and your partner.

7) Hackney


One of London’s most creative areas also happens to be a big draw for couples. Designer fashion, food markets and art galleries have made Hackney one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the capital.

Take a walk down by one of the canals with your loved one or head for a romantic dinner for two at one of the gastropubs. Then enjoy the nightlife on offer, mixing it up with other couples and making the most of London’s most fashionable postcodes.

Average monthly rents in Hackney:

One-bedroom apartment: £1,750

Two-bedroom apartment: £2,250

The love shack

Tell us what you think about our selection of London postcodes for couples? Which one is your favourite, or perhaps we’ve missed one? Let us know in the comments, which you’ll find a little ways below.

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