1. The location
The first thing you should do is check out the location of your new apartment on Google Maps. This will give you an idea of how close you are to important landmarks like:
- The nearest tube, DLR, Overground, or train station
- The nearest bus stop
- The nearest supermarket or shop
- Whether food delivery works in this area
You will also want to check the noise levels in your new neighbourhood. Remember that landlords and agents can be biased, so ask previous renters or neighbours about noise. Make sure you are aware of any construction works nearby.