London's top 10 prime boroughs

Latest Land Registry figures reveal the prime property market is stabilising, with Hackney once again showing the highest annual price growth. 

Our home: young architects' brilliant self-build

Award-winning architects David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill scoured London by car and bike with an A-Z, finally finding a plot for their first home in Camden. The site was small, derelict and challenging but that was a red rag to this inventive couple. They blew Sophie's inheritance on it. Then the real work - and ruthless budgeting - began...

The average cost of buying in London reaches £488,000

New figures reveal the average cost of buying a London home has risen by more than 10 per cent in a year to £488,782 - compared to the average across England and Wales of £183,861.

The Land Registry report, recording transactions during the month of July 2015, lists Hillingdon as the capital's fastest-growing borough, with average prices up 14.6 per cent, while Camden recorded the lowest annual growth. Kensington & Chelsea remains the most expensive prime central London area, with the average home now priced at £1.35 million.

The secret tenant tests London's budget rental options

Our “secret tenant” Tim Lowe, 26, is moving home every three weeks testing budget rental options for young Londoners. After living as an “office guardian” above a Kwik-Fit garage in Gospel Oak, he has moved on to join a Camden house-sharing collective...

How to self-build in London

Londoners are desperate to build their own flats and houses. New planning rules will help them but their big challenge is finding the land for sale

Dig deep for more space

When planners objected to their extension scheme, one couple found a novel – but costly – solution

Euston is one to watch

This transport hub is fast shedding its negative image with glamorous retail and residential developments

Camden spotlight

Camden Town may be crowded and chaotic but rich lawyers and hotshot City types are moving in nearby. Our property expert Sara McConnell explains why