London's rental market has long been known for its competitive nature and soaring prices, however in recent years, the city's ever-expanding landscape and shifting trends have created new opportunities for renters. One London area experiencing a surge in popularity is Barking, which has become an increasingly attractive option for those seeking a rental apartment in London.

For renters looking for a brand-new home in one of the borough’s most desirable new neighbourhoods, L&Q has recently launched a range of unique, contemporary one, two, three and four- bedroom rental apartments at Barking Riverside.

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Offering fantastic value for money in the capital, one-bedroom apartments start from just £1,200 per month, 59% lower than London’s average monthly rental costs. Demonstrating its popularity, L&Q’s new private rental homes at Barking Riverside have seen high demand since the launch of its first phase last month, with 100% of homes reserved.

L&Q’s newest PRS development at Barking Riverside adds to the organisation’s growing collection of build to rent homes across the capital, adding a positive contribution to London’s rental supply, and helping to alleviate shortages in areas with high demand.

L&Q are wholly committed to quality and customer satisfaction, so embrace the riverside lifestyle and discover contemporary living at Barking Riverside by L&Q.

Much more than a place to live and work, Barking Riverside is a place like no other.

Whether you desire a spacious apartment for one or multiple bedrooms for the children, the thoughtfully designed layouts cater to every lifestyle, ensuring there’s a home to suit every need. Homes at Barking Riverside bring modern, flexible living spaces to an up-and-coming destination. All L&Q’s homes feature spacious open-plan kitchen/dining areas, with contemporary kitchens which make for the ultimate entertaining zone. Sizable bedrooms benefit from large windows, which fill the rooms with natural light. Principal bedrooms have ensuites and all bathrooms are fitted with modern white sanitaryware and chrome fixtures.

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A must-have for modern living, every home has a private balcony or terrace, and the developments are all pet-friendly too. Removing the hassle of purchasing furniture, renters can opt for bespoke furniture packages, available at additional monthly cost. Parking spaces are also available on select apartments.

The neighbourhood next to the river has community at its core, and a short walk from L&Q’s new private rental homes is The Wilds, an ecology, community and events space which includes its own café, GROUNDED, as well as co-working spaces, perfect for young professionals seeking an alternative to working from home. Ideal for growing families, schools on site include primary schools plus Riverside Campus Secondary School, which recently received an Outstanding Ofsted rating.

Via the Barking Riverside Overground station travel into Central London takes as little as 22 minutes – with Barking Station just seven minutes away, from which the Hammersmith and City line, District line, and the C2C services all run. If travelling by boat is more your style, the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Pier connects Barking Riverside to Woolwich in just 9 minutes, running every 20-30 minutes during scheduled hours.

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Residents also enjoy a host of green spaces on-site, including playparks, riverside walkways and 2km of River Thames frontage. Appealing to eco-conscious renters, Barking Riverside is home to an innovative sustainable and effective waste collection system by Swedish company Envac, promoting a clean and pleasant living environment.

A series of pop-up events will take place for residents and visitors to enjoy on the riverfront running from 22nd June to mid September.

L&Q is the leading Build to Rent developer within the Private Rental Sector, and Barking Riverside is a joint venture between L&Q and the Mayor of London. For more information and to register your interest, please visit: Barking Riverside (