England

Hot homes with spectacular gardens

Inspired by the glorious gardens at Chelsea Flower Show, we have taken a behind-the-scenes tour of some of Britain's best "hidden gardens" - and, of course, the homes they belong to - that are on the market right now. Discover the modern oases in the city that are easy to maintain and offer direct access to the river, the countryside retreats with kitchen gardens in full bloom, and the historic garden in Malmesbury that's said to be the burial place of the first king of all England...

London's cheaper areas vs. the prime property market

Homes in London's poorer boroughs have increased in value by up to 21 per cent over the last year, latest figures released by the Land Registry reveal. Find out how your borough is faring compared to the rest of the capital...

Design trends: the village look

No need to leave town to enjoy a country-chic summer: all you require are some faded florals and the kit to make your own jam. London still being England, of course, you will also need a nice pair of wellies