Hackney

London's top 10 prime boroughs

Latest Land Registry figures reveal the prime property market is stabilising, with Hackney once again showing the highest annual price growth. 

Revealed: London's top 10 prime property boroughs

We name the capital's top 10 most expensive boroughs in which to buy a home, according to the latest Land Registry figures. Hackney - including Dalston, Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and Hoxton - continues to record the biggest annual price rise of the top 10 boroughs, up 9.7 per cent in the past year to an average £637,299. However, movement across the rest of the capital's prime boroughs has been minimal, with The City of Westminster and Southwark seeing the the steepest monthly rises of 1.7 per cent. In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

Revealed: London's top 10 prime property boroughs

We name the capital's top 10 most expensive boroughs in which to buy a home, according to latest Land Registry figures. Hackney - including Dalston, Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and Hoxton - continues to record the biggest annual price rise of the top 10 boroughs, up 11.4 per cent in the past year to an average £629,183. The City of Westminster saw the steepest monthly rise, with the average cost of buying a home now reaching £994,748. In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

Open House London: ballot now open

London's Open House Weekend is so popular you have to take part in a ballot to be granted access to the top sites — 10 Downing Street, BT Tower and the London Eye. But more than 700 other buildings are included in this year’s architecture-fest on the weekend of September 19 and 20.

While many people will head to City landmarks such as the Gherkin, and ballot winners will get a glimpse inside the PM’s official residence, some of the capital’s most fascinating private homes will also be on view. 

​They include a “gingerbread” house in Hackney and a super-eco family home in west London that promises to be a tight squeeze - The Gap House is only 8ft wide.

To see the key addresses taking part and to enter the ballot, visit open-city-engage.org.uk. For full event details, visit openhouselondon.org.uk.
 

My design London: Abigail Ahern

Tastemaker Abigail Ahern has an eye for dramatic interior design and a penchant for moody glamour. She takes us on a tour of her favourite shops, haunts and secret escapes in the city...

London Open House weekend 2014

From the City's tallest tower to the ultimate Hackney shed, it's open house weekend in the capital. Just turn-up, or book ahead, but don't miss these showstoppers...

New London homes for food lovers

Street markets are revitalising some of our forgotten neighbourhoods as well as smarter areas, and developers are getting in on the action too.