Tuesday 7 August 2007 11.39am
People do struggle to afford to live here. I think you can expect to pay £1300/month and upwards for a newish 2-bed near to the tube. There's a mix of places around here, though, and I expect there's a real range of rents that you can pay.
Try the property websites (findaproperty is one, I think) where you can search by postcode. They will give you a good idea of market rents. If you get a decent map of London (Stamfords in Long Acre, Covent Garden, will be able to sell you one with the the A-Z of the whole of inner London on one A1 piece of paper, showing all the postcodes) then that will also help you with seeing where the train lines and tube lines go, and you'll be able to see that parts of SE1 are more expensive than others.
...if you press it, they will come.