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Get in early: six districts tipped for growth by 2018

Buyers who head for promising new growth areas in the capital often get rewarded. While the biggest recent price rises have been in coveted areas ringing prime central London, the new growth districts are further afield, in Zones 2, 3 and 4.

High-rise homes must bring quality not quantity

High-rise buildings will inevitably form part of London's cityscape but, with over 200 planned for the capital, are they empty lock-and-leave investments or stylish homes for Londoners?

The Zone 3 homes hotspots tipped for big changes

Priced-out home buyers are heading to London's travel Zone 3, where addresses are 41 per cent cheaper on average than Zone 2 and districts are benefiting from new transport links, high street makeovers and business hubs.

New cities on the Thames by 2020

The Thames is at the heart of a greener and more sustainable London with plans for new floating villages, piers, Victorian-type pleasure gardens, cheap rental offices and thousands of new homes.

New homes on the Thames

Riverside living will be big in 2012. David Spittles reveals his exclusive buyers' guide to the top 10 new areas