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Where to buy near London's six key mainline stations

Previously undesirable areas near the capital's mainline train stations are undergoing ambitious regeneration, with swish new homes, good-looking shops and offices changing London's streets and skyline...

Town vs country: the guide to spring house hunting

Looking for a new home on a budget this Easter weekend? The spring market is thriving with plenty of properties for all price brackets. Here's our pick of the best from London to commuter market towns...

The best English sparkling wines

Many Michelin-starred restaurants are placing award-winning English sparkling wines at the top of their lists. L'Enclume serves Gusbourne's Brut Reserve; their Blanc de Blanc is a sell-out at Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road; while Story, in London Bridge, serves Ridgeview Grosvenor and Balfour's Brut Rosé is a favourite at the Harwood Arms.

Slash commuting costs with a new home near a station

London's mainline stations have become hubs for homebuyers who see commuting as a waste of time and money. Waterloo, Paddington and London Bridge are at the centre of ambitious regeneration that is turning the surrounding districts into property hotspots.

Glass bauble workshop

December 7 and 14, morning and afternoon sessions, Foxbury Barn, Epsom Road, West Horsley, Surrey (01483 375 035 or 020 3005 4602; adamaaronson.com)

Affordable Lambeth

Nestled snugly between Clapham and London Bridge, Lambeth is a great place for first-timers to find a bargain home