New homes in London: Marine Wharf

This Zone 2 development has only six flats remaining, set around cental courtyards, with spacious terraces and concierge services.

Revealed: London's new property hotspots for first-time buyers

The Autumn Statement good news is that young Londoners can now borrow double on homes priced up to £600,000, opening up good-value pockets of the inner city such as King's Cross, Finsbury Park, Whitechapel, Deptford and the sprawling mass of east London.