Good-value rental areas: London

With prices in London steadily rising, renters need to research areas wisely to find affordable homes with a cheap commute. We reveal the best-value rental neighbourhoods.

Cleo Barbour: my design London

Shoe and accessories designer Cleo Barbour reveals her favourite London shops, restaurants and museums - and uncovers secret gardens on her BMX.

Property insider: Chiswick

Local estate agent Steven Jones, of Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward's Chiswick office, shares his expert knowledge of this riverside west-London village.

Design news: bargain finds

Auctions and flea markets offer cheap, good quality furniture that can be quickly updated to achieve spectacular results