East London

Meatopia food festival returns to Tobacco Dock

Back for a fourth year, Meatopia is a three-day weekend showcasing the capital's best meat. From top chefs offering their secrets to DJ sets, there's something for everyone to sink their teeth into...

New riverside homes from £235k launch in east London

Barking Riverside is a 350-acre regeneration scheme and the first phase, Caspian Quarter, has been unveiled. The new district will boast new schools, shops, GP surgeries, community facilities and a new Barking Riverside Overground station, opening in 2021.

Rent now, buy later

It costs young Londoners £6,000 a year more to rent than to buy. A new scheme for first-time buyers allows them to pay rent for a property now, with a chance to buy later

Londoners love to rent

Young Londoners love to rent. It offers the chance to live centrally for less and the freedom of a flexible lifestyle, discovers David Spittles