Liam Payne. Picture: Instagram

One Direction star Liam Payne has reportedly landed a new flat in London after leaving the R89 million Surrey home he shared with ex Cheryl Tweedy.

The One Direction star recently moved out of his R89 million home, which he shared with ex Cheryl Tweedy and their son Bear before their split last month after two and a half years together.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "Liam had to find somewhere quickly when they split and his main criteria was a place in London.

"Although the Surrey house was his, he wanted Cheryl and Bear to be comfortable and safe, which is why he moved out."

It's said the 'Strip That Down' hitmaker's new home is situated well for his career, as he is still working in the capital and frequently travelling.

Liam, 24, and Cheryl, 35, recently confirmed their breakup in almost identical statements on social media.

Posting on their separate Twitter accounts, they wrote: "We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together."

Although he has moved out of the £5 million mansion, they will share parental duties of Bear.

A source added: "Cheryl and Liam worked really hard on their relationship - they had troubles earlier this year and were able to get through them. But they're in different stages of their lives and, after a lot of careful thought, came to a decision that it's best for everyone if they do go their separate ways.

"He still cares for her and she cares for him. They still have an ongoing relationship together. They have a baby together. Both Cheryl and Liam have successful careers that take a lot of time, which didn't always make things easy. There were ups and downs for a long time."