Hackney

Hackney's new first-time buyer homes from less than £100k

Kings Crescent, once a run-down council estate, has been knocked down and transformed into a mixed development with social housing, shared-ownership and private homes. Prices start at £98,750 for a 25 per cent share. We take a tour...

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. 

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...

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...