Living in Mid Town area information and guide

Mid Town area overview

Mid Town, as the name suggests is at the heart of London. It is the tourist and entertainment centre of the city and contains many of London's most prestigious landmarks including New Oxford Street, the British Museum, Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Many people are surprised to find that there is some affordable accommodation here. The high concentration of universities including ings, UCL, LSE and Westminster means that there is a supply of smaller rooms and flats created with students in mind. That said, this is not really a residential district and therefore not the place to look for standard rented accommodation and certainly nothing spacious.

However, anyone lucky enough to find a half-decent room in Mid Town is in for a treat. A good proportion of all the most fun things to do in London (and probably the world) are right on your doorstep. You'll be able to visit some of the world's most famous galleries in minutes, you'll live amongst the hustle and bustle of everything that's good about London but most importantly you be able to party hard and not have to travel on the night bus for two hours.

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Key statistics for
Mid Town WC

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Bright Young Things
20 - 29 years old
Bangladesh, Republic of Ireland, United States of America
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Mid Town?

Mid Town contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Woburn Place (WC1H 0)
  • Embankment (WC2N 6)
  • Bloomsbury (WC1)
  • Strand (WC2)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Mid Town

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Leicester Square (3 min)
Tottenham Court Road
Leicester Square (1 min)
Covent Garden
Leicester Square (1 min)
Russell Square
Leicester Square (5 min)
Leicester Square
Leicester Square (0 min)
Chancery Lane
Oxford Circus (4 min)
Goodge Street
Leicester Square (3 min)
Embankment (1 min)
Charing Cross
Leicester Square (1 min)
Piccadilly Circus
Leicester Square (1 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 20 - 29 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Bangladesh


17% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

7% of non-UK born population

United States of America

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Bright Young Things

In this area you will find lots of well-educated young singles paying high rents to live in smart inner-city apartments.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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