South-east London is emerging as one of the capital's top hunting grounds for first-time buyers, with 15,000 starter homes bought there in the last year, according to new research by Hamptons International.
Good-value areas furthest from central London have seen the highest levels of demand - such as Beckenham, Crystal Palace and Bromley, where homes with two or more bedrooms can still be found priced under £300,000.
One-bedroom flats are more popular with first-timers who are considering postcodes closer to the centre, such as Brixton or Surrey Quays.
"For some first-time buyers it's simply a case of finding a home that they can afford," says Johnny Morris, head of research at Hamptons International. "But an increasing number are choosing to skip a step in their housing journey, looking for a bigger home they can stay in for longer."
Join us as we take a property tour across south-east London to discover the best-value areas to buy, average prices and much more...