London Blog

Tube etiquette

By rentonomy on March 21, 2012

If you’re new to London and haven’t yet experienced the joy of tube travel then you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve entered a cattle truck and are off to the slaughter house. Traveling on the London tube is all about keeping yourself to yourself. Don’t talk to anyone, don’t smile, don’t stare and try…

London spots with a view

By rentonomy on March 21, 2012

From a flask of tea on a park bench to a glass of champagne in a swanky roof top bar. Whether well known or slightly less so, here we list our top 10 spots where you can get great views of the city, take in it’s iconic landmarks and gaze at the hustle and bustle…

A quiet drink or two

By rentonomy on March 20, 2012

Finding somewhere for a quiet drink on a Friday or Saturday night in London can be a real challenge. You’re more likely to win the lottery than find a table to sit at and you’ll probably spend most of your evening queuing at the bar just to get a drink. And if you do find…

Country living in the city

By rentonomy on March 19, 2012

If you’ve just moved to London and you’re missing the rolling country hills or you’re just tired of the concrete urban sprawl then don’t fret! Here we have listed a variety of activities that will make you feel right back amongst the lush green English pastures. A Sunday pub lunch: There maybe hundreds of pubs…

Royal parks and Russian pelicans

By rentonomy on March 14, 2012

One of the best things about London is the abundance of green space. There is a good reason for this that stems back to Britain’s past. Unlike France, where the countryside was considered uncivilised and the realm of peasants, it was very much the place of choice for the British aristocracy. So much so that…

Renting in numbers

By rentonomy on March 13, 2012

At Rentonomy we consider The Private Landlord Survey one of the best surveys on the rental market in England . It is a national survey commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) of landlords and managing agents who own and/or manage privately rented properties. The key findings of these statistics are: Nearly…

Famous London residents

By rentonomy on March 12, 2012

There are far too many famous Londoners to mention, but here are some highlights. One of the most famous residents of London was the dramatist and wit Oscar Wilde. Although born in Ireland in 1854, Wilde spent many years in Tite Street, Mayfair. There is a fantastic prostrate statue of Oscar opposite Charing Cross where…

A shopa-phobe’s guide to London

By rentonomy on March 12, 2012

I like to think of myself as a fairly discerning sort of chap. The kind of person who prefers bijou delis to supermarkets, dusty book shops to the high street behemoths and edgy cafes to StarPretEatNeroBucks. However, as I get older I’m less inclined to do what I’m supposed to do and more inclined to…

Does community spirit exist in London?

By rentonomy on March 2, 2012

Rentonomy was very interested to see the great work done by the folks behind the 2009-10 Citizenship Survey which provides an in-depth examination of Community Spirit. It looks at how people feel about their communities (for example, whether they enjoy living in it and how strongly they feel they belong to it). It also explores…

The 10 best things about Canary Wharf

By rentonomy on February 28, 2012

We also have an updated Canary Wharf guide here for you to check out. Transport Connectivity: Having great transport infrastructure is sometimes a bit of a dubious accolade. This writer has often had to remind property developers that being easily able to escape an area isn’t always a fantastic selling point. That said we all…