London Housing Market – Rental Trends

London housing market becoming similar to the rest of the UK? Surprisingly, this is a positive trend that shows promise for the future of the London housing market. The London housing market is well known for its profitability and new market trends to demonstrate the same. Interestingly enough some trends are showing the usually much higher London housing prices [...]

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The population of London

Understanding London’s Growing Population  

Since 1801, London’s population has grown from 1.1 million (m) to 8.2m in 2011. Over the next 39 years (to 2050) it is expected to rise steeply to over 11.3m people. This is predicted to put a huge strain on the current London infrastructure which has been in place since the peak population of 8.6m in 1939.

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Areas of London

Knowing Your London Areas

London, as is typical of old cities which have grown up over time, is a great sprawling mess. Devoid of the rigid highway system of a more modern city such as Los Angeles, or the rigidly planned and structured New York City, London stands alone.

Huge efforts have been made to try and define Lon [...]

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London East

Cheat Sheet To Living In East London

London has historically (and, at times, rather contentiously) been divided into different zones according to the London Plan. According to the latest revision in 2011, London is made up of 5 different zones - Central, East, West, North and South.

East London is famed for it’s artistic culture, and has recently been the main focu [...]

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What Would a Perfect London Look Like?

  “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”  ~ Aristotle It’s a cold Monday morning, mid-January. The tube is late and the person standing next to you on the platform is playing music aloud from his phone. You want tell him to stop but you won’t. That’s not the London way.

Happiness is rarely something associated with big urban cities. It’s something general [...]

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London Council Tax Logic

What Is The Logic Behind London Council Tax?

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The theory seems to be that moving into a cheaper area of London means both cheaper properties and a lower rate of council tax. Unfortunately, this rarely turns out quite how many assume it will. When faced with the cut wrenching truth that the lowest rate o [...]

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Cheat Sheet For Living In West London

Living in West London:

London has historically (and, at times, rather contentiously) been divided into different zones according to the London Plan. According to the latest revision in 2011, London is make up of 5 different zones - Central, North, South, East and West.

West London is a more sub [...]

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