London: where night owls and early birds work hard and play hard
- 29th March 2018
- Renting Property News
Major improvements to night transport services making getting around the capital easy for renters at any time
Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, London is becoming an even more appealing place to live and work, thanks to continuing improvements to our transport services.
For late night party-goers and extended-hours workers, we’ve got the latest new addition to the night network linking up east London Overground at weekends from New Cross in the south to Dalston in the north. And that’s on top of 24/7 operations on the Piccadilly, Central, Jubilee, Victoria and Northern lines, not to mention night buses.
For early risers, the growing network of cycle superhighways is offering more and more much-needed freedom to freewheel around the city before it wakes up – with £770m being spent on cycling infrastructure over the next 5 years.
That’s opening up whole new swathes of potential areas to live – cutting commute times and making it easier to meet up and socialise with friends living around the capital.
And for the many hard-working people who keep London up and running late into the night and through to morning - from bar staff to hospital nurses – making it easier to get home from a late shift or in for an early one makes a massive difference.
For renters, increasing the available options in terms of the breadth of affordable, well-connected locations is particularly critical, given the competition there is in the marketplace for good quality lettings.
And with the Mayor last month setting out a transport strategy that will require £3.3bn of investment per year, there are big ambitions for the future of London’s infrastructure.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson, says: “Londoners are known for working hard and playing hard, whether you’re born and bred here or you’ve moved here and made it your home.”
“So it’s vital that we have a transport system that reflects the 24/7 nature of our city and supports workers and the economy. That gives people more choice over where to rent, knowing that they’ll be able to get around easily day or night.”
Londoners are known for working hard and playing hard, whether you’re born and bred here or you’ve moved here and made it your home
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