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Revealed: the happiest place to live in London

Londoners were questioned on everything from local community spirit to the friendliness of their neighbours, the quality of local sporting facilities, safety, transport and green space, in search of the number one happy spot....

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.