London Design Festival 2016: everything you need to know

Now in its 14th year, the London Design Festival looks set to be its biggest yet, with hundreds of products launches, new creative spaces and imaginative installations across the capital's seven official design districts...

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.

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.

The average cost of buying in every London borough

The average cost of a London home has risen 13 per cent to £463,872, figures released by the Land Registry reveal.  

However, people who recently bought homes in some of London’s poorest boroughs have made bigger returns on their investments than buyers in the capital’s most glamorous districts. Newham in east London has seen prices soar by 21.4 per cent, while prime borough Kensington and Chelsea saw a growth rate of just 7.8 per cent - the slowest in the capital.

Discover how your borough fares...

Fifteen hot homes under £250,000

There's still time to find a new home for the new year, and with owners keen to get sales wrapped up before Christmas, now's the time to buy. We uncover the starter flats and homes for second-steppers priced under £250,000 throughout the capital, including a studio flat in Chelsea for £140,000...