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 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...

Revealed: London's top 10 prime boroughs

A new report reveals the top 10 most expensive boroughs to buy a home in London. And while there are no surprises at the top of the table, the list does highlight the continued eastward spread of prime central London. Hackney has recorded the steepest monthly rise in average house prices, thanks to a swathe of new-build luxury apartments and a surge in demand for the Victorian family houses close to Victoria Park. The south-east London borough of Lambeth has seen the biggest annual price rise of the top 10 districts, recording 15.2 per cent growth since March 2014. Starting from Lambeth in 10th position, we reveal the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

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.