Westminster tries to block the mega mansions

Could the vogue for super-houses in central London have gone too far? Westminster council thinks so, and is against the creation of a 27,000sq ft home in Mayfair on the site of the former Brazilian embassy.

Behind Westminster's iconic landmarks

Just steps away from Westminster's iconic landmarks there is another side to this central London neighbourhood - with peaceful cathedral precincts, some of London’s finest streets of Queen Anne and Georgian houses, and period terrace homes.

Property insider: Pimlico, SW1

Pimilico estate agent Jake Civardi, of Marsh & Parsons, shares his insider knowledge, revealing the area’s best streets and hidden property gems.

Pimlico spotlight

Known for its monumental terraces and white stucco homes, Pimlico is packed with style and offers excellent value for money in central London

Design trends: crests

Now that Kate Middleton has a family crest, you can too: from embroidered cushions to engraved glassware, crests will add a signature look to your home