Where to Find Long Term Apartment Rentals in London

by Paul Joseph  |  Published February 2, 2024

One of the world’s great capital cities, it’s little wonder so many people are drawn to London, with some choosing to base themselves here for extended spells. Here are three online resources for finding a long term London rental.

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Catering for anyone requiring a living solution of anything from six months through to a year or more, long-term rentals are in strong supply in almost all global cities. They typically come furnished, making them ideal for people relocating from overseas,  and with amenities such as kitchens and living spaces you can save money on earing out too. We’ve selected some of the best companies offering long-term apartment rentals in London.


Since 2013, Blueground have been providing furnished apartments with flexible leases for periods of up to 11 months. Their turnkey properties include everything from modest studios to multi-bedroom luxury apartment rentals, and they are especially well-known for their more high-end options. Stays of more than a month can result in large savings, as the longer you book for, the lower the nightly rate. On searching for London properties, we found rates from £1,860 per month for a studio apartment in the city’s bohemian Camden Town district. Overall, Blueground list over 400 available apartments in London, with most dotted around the city centre. Booking is simple and there’s a 24-hour support service accessed via a guest app.



Popular with anyone seeking furnished rentals for anything up to 11 months, Homelike offer a wide choice of apartments, including a number of flat shares, as well as co-living options. Flexible check-in and check-out dates allow guests to change their plans up to the last minute. When we searched for London apartment rentals, we found almost 2,000 properties available, with rates starting at £2,272 per month for a 1-bed apartment in Roehampton, southwest London. Other website features include an instant booking filter, which lets you book directly without needing the home owner’s approval, and free cancellation up to 48 hours before your move-in slot.



The UK’s largest and most well-known online property portal, Rightmove are our recommended choice for anyone looking for very long term rentals of a year or longer. As well as apartments and houses, the site also lists more unconventional properties including bungalows. Our search for London rentals yielded almost 30,000 results, with prices starting at £550 per month for a double room to rent in a house share close to Wanstead underground station in the east London borough of Redbridge. Properties with long term leases are often available or can be negotiated once a connection with the estate agent has been made.



Founded in 2013 with the promise of helping you avoid all the hassles of renting, Uniplaces offer both private and shared apartments for students, young professionals, digital nomads, travellers, families and anyone seeking mid or long-term accommodation. When we searched for London properties, we found a huge choice available, with most clustered around the eastern districts. Prices started at £480 per month for a single bedroom in a two-bed shared apartment next to Bruce Grove train station in Tottenham. Booking is easy too, and for added security Uniplaces wait until 24 hours after you move-in to transfer your first month’s rent to the landlord, giving you time to check everything’s to your satisfaction.