The New, Cheaper, Zone 3 Hotspot for London Renters

Where to go when Hackney and Shoreditch have priced you out

Average rental £ and commute journey times included!

By Ann Dinsdale, GMS,


Best-value homes and London seem to rarely go hand in hand.  Living in the dynamic capital has many advantages, but saving on rental prices seldom is one!

One of the hot up and coming neighbourhoods for less ££ is South Tottenham in North London.

Neat roads of Victorian houses are becoming increasingly popular with young professionals and families who have been priced out of Hackney, to the south, and the sought-after Victorian grid of streets in the Harringay Ladder, to the west.

Tenants (mostly young couples!) are coming to South Tottenham from pricier areas such as Shoreditch and Dalston for the cheaper rents and excellent transport links.

Speaking of transport links, Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale are on the Victoria line Tube which offers a quick journey into the West End.  The two stations also have train services to Liverpool Street that take about 15 minutes.  South Tottenham is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line.  All stations are in Zone 3.

There are also a lot of useful commuter bus routes with the No 76 going to Waterloo via St Paul’s; the No 149 to London Bridge via Liverpool Street; the No 243 to Waterloo via Old Street; the No 259 to King’s Cross via Finsbury Park and the No 476 to Euston via Islington.

The whole of South Tottenham is up and coming but the real hotspots are the roads close to Seven Sisters station.

South Tottenham parents can rely on state primary schools rated “good” or “outstanding” by the Ofsted education.  The “outstanding” primary schools are: Gladesmore in Crowland Roadand Springfield in Castlewood Road.  The local state comprehensive school Crowland (co-ed, ages 11 to 16) also in Crowland Road is also judged “outstanding” as is Harris Academy Tottenham (co-ed, ages four to 18) in Ashley Road, an all-through school that opened three years ago.

The average rents in the South Tottenham area are as follows:

1 bedroom flat – £1,160 a month

  • 2 bedroom flat – £1,396 a month
  • 3 bedroom flat – £1,835 a month
  • 4 bedroom flat – £2,377 a month

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