Rent tube map released and the results are eye watering
London’s Time Out have been doing some digging into the cost of renting in London and the results aren’t pretty for potential tenants. Using Thrillist’s tube map, we are able to see the average rent prices for one-bed flats within one kilometre of each station on the Underground, and it shows just how costly renting in the capital can be.
“Trying to find somewhere cheap to rent in London? Yeah, good luck with that” – Time Out London
As expected, rent prices are very high in the centre of London with monthly rent for a one bedroom apartment near Hyde Park hitting almost £3,000 per month. The most surprising statistic is the average monthly rent on the outskirts of London. A one-bed in Southgate is fetching £968pcm, whilst the maximum we charge at Host Families for a month in Southgate (with breakfast and evening meals included) would be £660 – saving you over £300per month!
However it’s not just the cash saving you get when staying with a host family, Elsa Thomasma article ‘7 Benefits of Living with a Local Host Family’ highlights the advantages of staying with a local family.
Your first choice when traveling abroad, especially amongst students, volunteers, interns, and teachers, should always be with a host family. Elsa explains that ‘spending day to day life with a local host family gives foreigners priceless first hand experiences hardly available in any other way’. She lists the advantages from the practical side of being a great opportunity to ‘learn the language and practice’. To potentially gaining your own native family (friends for life!) –
‘Host families can become one of the biggest reasons to visit again and again. Living in a family environment can help foreigners feel at home in a foreign land and especially help combat any feelings of homesickness. It also gives visitors the chance to gain siblings, aunts, or uncles they may have never had the chance to have.’
Or better still come and stay with one of our families and save some cash fill – in our online application form hostfamiliesltd – guest-sign-up