Coliving: London’s top-rated by residents


Coliving combines the benefits of communal living with affordability and high standards of customer care. This is making coliving increasingly popular with London renters looking for stress-free terms, extra perks and a built-in social community.

London currently leads the way in the UK when it comes to coliving rental properties. The latest data shows that 82% of the UK’s operational coliving spaces are in the capital. In early 2023, 10,000 more coliving homes were either under construction or in the planning stage in London.

Why is coliving on the up in London?

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Sunday Mills coliving space by Folk

Coliving developments typically offer good value accommodation in the form of shared apartments and/or private studios. They’re run by specialist management companies and offer attractive resident perks and facilities.

These might include coworking spaces, gyms, lounges and terraces for socialising with other residents. They’re popular among renters who are priced out of other forms of rental in large cities, as well as people looking for a more sociable way of renting in a new city.

Coliving London: Top-rated rental developments

Here we take a look at some examples of coliving spaces in London. As it’s such a new industry, there are a limited number of London coliving schemes with resident reviews at present. But this is quickly changing! Check in for more reviews in the coming months.

We’ve also included a list of some of the capital’s newest coliving developments that don’t have any reviews yet, but are well worth checking out.

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In green and serene Harrow, just a 12 minute train from Euston, you’ll find The Palm House. It’s filled with fully-furnished studio apartments and shared spaces, each designed for an effortless living experience. You’ll enjoy an onsite co-working space, gym, cinema, cafe and two panoramic roof terraces, all included in your monthly rent. You can […] Read reviews and details of The Palm House, HA3

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The Collective Old Oak, NW10, is a purpose-built co-living space in Willesden Junction, London. Designed by PLP Architects, the development features around 500 small apartments with, in many cases, shared kitchens. Old Oak also features a co-working space, and community facilities including a library and a grocery store. Collective Coliving The Collective offers coliving spaces […] Read reviews and details of The Collective Old Oak, NW10

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The Collective Canary Wharf is a unique co-living space that inspires community. Residents benefit from: resident events, a gym, all-inclusive bill, co-working spaces and multiple resident lounges. The development is located in Crossharbour Plaza, just a few minutes walk from the Crossharbour and South Quay DLR stations and only 10-minutes from Canary Wharf. Read reviews and details of The Collective Canary Wharf, E14

More of London’s best co-living developments

These co-living developments don’t currently have enough reviews to feature in our rankings. As they garner more reviews from verified residents, we’ll be sure to add them to the rankings above.

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Florence Dock coliving space by Folk

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