Chelsea

New luxury homes near Chelsea grounds aren't quite what they seem

In a leafy Zone 6 spot, best known for its 'stockbroker belt' status and Chelsea football club's training grounds, the 45-acre private estate of Cobham's Knowle Hill Park now has luxe trophy apartments for sale in what appears to be a traditional country mansion... 

Diary of an estate agent: Chelsea lettings

Doing this deal means finding a parking space nearby for my tenant’s new Ferrari; and my offer to pick up new clients to take to a viewing proves a tight squeeze in my Mini as the husband is well over 6ft.

The average cost of buying in every London borough

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by 10.9 per cent in the past year to £474,544.

The east London borough of Newham recorded the highest annual price growth of 17.2 per cent, while Kensington and Chelsea recorded the lowest. Once again, Hackney is the capital's rising star month-on-month, with a jump of 2.1 per cent taking average prices to £616,004.

Barking and Dagenham remains the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of £274,173.
 

New figures reveal London's fastest growing boroughs

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by more than 11 per cent in the past year to £462,799. London's Olympic borough, Newham, recorded the largest annual price growth of 19.8 per cent, while Kensington and Chelsea recorded the lowest annual growth over the past 12 months. Barking and Dagenham remains the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of  £274,467.
 

Diary of an estate agent: Chelsea and Belgravia

With an election on the way there’s too much time to think up silly ideas but I’m still doing valuations when one apartment visit turns into the great escape after I’m locked in by the porter.

My design London: Alex Sainsbury

Supermarkets heir Alex Sainsbury is also director and curator of Raven Row Gallery, E1. He takes us on a tour from King's Road to Chelsea via Tuscan trattoria's and tapas restaurants, exploring London's art and architecture...