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.


Whitechapel and the surrounding areas have a good choice of primary and secondary schools, as well as two new free schools

Whitechapel spotlight

The lively east London suburb of Whitechapel has been a sanctuary down the centuries. And now it has property for every taste and budget, discovers Anthea Masey

Homes gossip

Amira Hashish has all the latest gossip on celebrity moves, including Peaches Geldof selling her Whitechapel home, Tony and Cherie Blair's former Islington house is for sale, Tom Hanks sells luxury LA retreat and a Maida Vale terrace house designed by Sir Terrance Conran is for sale