The prices below are for properties currently available to buy or rent in Somers Town. They are recalculated daily to incorporate new properties being put on the market.
|Bedrooms||Sale price||Weekly rent||Yield|
The average yield of residential rental property in Somers Town is 4.4% per year.
This is around average for London. A large part of the overall investment return will be due to capital growth (see below) rather than rental income.
|Area||Price per ft2||Price per m2|
|Within the M25||£770/ft2||£8,300/m2|
We've calculated the annual growth in house prices for each street in Somers Town, over the last 5 years. The best and worst performing streets are listed below.
A £100,000 property bought on Harrington Square 5 years ago would now be worth £176,853 (12% growth per year).
Whereas a £100,000 property bought on Churchway 5 years ago would only be worth £114,672 today (3% growth per year).
Rental yield in most of London is often quite low. Instead, investors rely on the value of the house to increase to provide a return on their investment. This is called capital growth.
Capital growth is not uniform across London - in fact, it often varies widely from street to street. Pick the right street and you can make a fortune!
This is around the London average. Therefore you may wish to search in another area if very high capital growth is important!
Good transport connections will make your daily commute less painful, and can increase the value of property.
Travel times below are the average weekday peak travels time from the postal sector to central London termini, by the quickest means of public transport.
There are 3 tube and train stations within easy walking distance.
The nearest London terminus to Somers Town is King's Cross St Pancras station, which is around 20 minutes away by public transport.
16% of the population of Somers Town are children, which is slightly lower than the average in London. Somers Town is a fairly popular area for families.
However Somers Town is more popular with working-age people - such as graduates and young professionals - who make up 74% of the population. This is above average for London.
The proportion of residents out of work and on benefits in Somers Town is about average for London, at 7%.
Somers Town has a high crime rate compared to the rest of London, at 24 crimes per 1000 residents each year. However in central London these crime rate statistics can be misleading, as the number of residents is low, and the majority of crimes are committed on visitors/workers in the area, rather than residents. London is a safe city, so don't let this put you off!