Dalston

Revealed: London's top 10 prime property boroughs

We reveal the capital's top 10 most expensive boroughs in which to buy a home, according to latest Land Registry figures, highlighting the continued eastward spread of prime central London. Hackney - taking in areas such as Dalston, Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and Hoxton - recorded the biggest annual property price rise of the top 10 boroughs, up 10.7 per cent in the past year to £627,213. Southwark saw the steepest monthly rise, with the average cost of buying a home now reaching £559,910. But which borough now has average prices of nearly £1.35 million? In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

The Dalston design challenge

Architect Ben Kilburn and his wife Jane took a dingy Dalston house split into flats and turned it into a bright family home packed with clever design ideas.

Dalston spotlight

New train services are opening up Dalston to City buyers who are enjoying its vibrant and arty community