I am hoping to move to London in the future and I was wondering where I can look for apartments or apartment shares. I have found a couple websites but they seem to be for tourists and business people. Does anyone know where people in London would look for apartments. Thanks in advance.
Have you tried www.gumtree.com that has alot of rooms for rent. Worth a try if you havent. Good luck.
I lived there a few years ago and found my place about 5 days after I landed by looking at a weekly periodical called "Loot." It's at all the news stands (and I think it was free - very cheap if not). Apparently there are listings on www.loot.com now too.
Anyway, hope that helps.
yeah Loot is great but be warned the properties get snapped up really quickly so you need to be ready and waiting with the phone! As already mentioned, Gumtree is a godsend,actually the house Im living in at the moment I found on that site. Theres also a Uk Craigslist also which is worth a look!another way is once you choose the area you want to stay in grab a copy of their local newspapers which come out daily!
Yeah! Loot is great, but I found my apartemnt in TNT Magazine, a free aussi magazine that comes out every week (don't remember the day, but I think it's on monday or tuesday). You can find this in Oxford Circus tube station, or Leicester Square for example. But you can also see the adds online on their website (click TNT Magazine on Google and voilà!).
This magazine is great, and combining the adds on this with the ones in Loot, you'll have more than enough!!!! Good Luck!!!!
When talking to the agent on the phone, just make sure that there's no "fee" attached in viewing the property. Some agents will meet you at the front of the property and charge you to join their "flat finding agency" (for a nice fee, of course) and if you don't pay and sign up there and then, they won't let you view the place.