Covent Garden

Diary of an estate agent: West End

August might be our quiet season but we still have plenty of viewings and offers including off-market apartments, a hi-tech flat perfect for a gadget geek and two lucky children who get a flat each in Covent Garden near their respective colleges.

Renting guide: Covent Garden

Rental flats in Covent Garden are popular among lawyers needing quick access into the City and creatives working in the Soho film industry.

July 2013: London homes and interiors events

Enjoy Italian culture at the House of Peroni, discover Covent Garden's floral history at the Food and Flowers festival and celebrate Richard Roger's 80th birthday at the Royal Academy.

The deposit boom amid the gloom

Home buyers are now able to buy flats and houses in London with a much lower start-up deposit, thanks to the Governement's Funding for Lending, Newbuy and shared-ownership schemes

Countdown to Christmas

Don’t panic. Personal shoppers in the big stores and internet sites are there to help. Use them