Greater London

Battersea's £8bn makeover

Two new Tube stations are coming to Battersea, as well as 4,000 homes and a new high street over the next 10 years.

London's hilltop village with star quality

With its range of properties, chic shops and pavements cafés - not to mention the wild acres of Hampstead Heath - it's no wonder the affluent village of Hampstead appeals to families searching for easy access to central London and to be within walking distance of the highly-regarded schools. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

Discover the vibrant hotspot on the city's doorstep

Famous for being where a small fictional bear from Peru was found, Paddington is perched on the edge of central London and despite a huge and ongoing regeneration scheme of apartments and offices, maintains a great sense of community. Best of all, it's easy to walk to work into the West End. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

A Zone 2 hotspot with solid homes and bags of character

Affectionately known as Stokey, Stoke Newington in north-east London inspires great loyalty, appealing to families and City types alike with its park, reservoirs, wealth of independent shops and historic "Magnificent Seven" cemetery, now a nature reserve. This Zone 2 spot has great links to the centre and solid Victorian housing stock. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Living in Fulham: everything you need to know

Large period homes make Fulham a favourite with well-heeled families, but smart new riverside flats offering a wealth of amenities in landscaped gardens, together with loft shells and new townhouses, are drawing a younger City crowd.

One to watch: the prosperous suburb with dual appeal

Putney's combination of good schools and green space attracts families from all over, and smart new flats are bringing young professionals to the area. However, a strong local market with residents moving within the area and the wide choice of properties allows for moving up and down the property ladder... VIEW OUR FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Property area guide: east London

Improving transport links in east London are enticing first-time buyers to seek out those few pockets of east London that are still affordable and offer an increasing number of new starter homes within easy reach of the centre.

The 40 essential facts you need to know about Crossrail

The new high-speed Crossrail route will drastically cut journey times into the capital from 2018, changing the lives of millions of Londoners and suburban commuters.

Nothing boosts the value of homes more than a major transport upgrade and Crossrail is already providing a catalyst for regeneration.

Running from Reading in the west to Shenfield in the east, this is the first direct connection between all of London's main employment centres and Heathrow airport. Up to 24 trains an hour will run during peak periods, boosting London's rail transport capacity by 10 per cent.

Join us as we take a tour of the new homes hotspots along the 75-mile route.