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How the cost and ease of renting in Madrid compares to London

Considering a city swap? Here’s how renting in London compares to Europe’s second largest metropolis

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Brompton design curator on this South Kensington enclave’s hidden gems

Jane Withers, curator of Brompton Design District, on how the neighbourhood is a vibrant cultural hub filled with secret spaces

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Onezone founder Natasha Zone on her ever-evolving London neighbourhood

Onezone founder Natasha Zone put restaurant inspiration, booking and sharing all in one app. She tells Amira Hashish why she’s grateful she calls this ‘secret’ London corner home

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London leavers find perfect home in coastal town they compromised on

A move to the coast was initially a compromise for the couple, who found themselves priced out of Margate and Broadstairs

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Herne Hill: a guide to The Johnsons’ rumoured new postcode

The former Prime Minister and his family are rumoured to be moving to leafy SE24 after leaving Downing Street. But is Herne Hill a good place to live?

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‘Redundancy and baby news sparked our move from Streatham to Bristol’

Now a family of four, Richard and Eleanor Davies have adjusted to life near Bristol.

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Which are the ‘best’ UK cities for Gen Z to work in?

New research weighs up factors such as average flat rent, internet speed, salaries and number of restaurants to determine the ‘best’ UK cities for 18 to 24 year olds.

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By Rotation’s Eshita Kabra-Davies on loving her low-key London village

Eshita Kabra-Davies, founder of social fashion rental app By Rotation, tells Amira Hashish what she loves most about her central London neighbourhood

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Where to find family-friendly new-build homes in and near London

The family-friendly houses outside the capital that will contest the Evening Standard New Homes Awards

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Goodhood founders on the special energy of their E2 neighbourhood

Jo Sindle & Kyle Stewart have grown their family and their lifestyle brand Goodhood from Columbia Road. Here’s what makes their friendly neighbourhood so special.

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The London area in line to be one of Crossrail’s biggest beneficiaries

With the biggest drop in journey times to central London of any Elizabeth line station, this west London suburb is also seeing gradual investment.

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London’s most ‘recession-proof’ neighbourhoods to buy a home in now

In ultra-resilient London property hotspots like Kingston, prices are likely to stay high whatever the economic weather

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HS2, cheaper homes and a warm welcome — the city luring London leavers

Looking for culture and city life with a warm welcome? Journey up the M1 to a rejuvenated Birmingham for a better quality of life at just a third of the price

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Why we swapped ‘prim and proper’ south-east London for the countryside

When Benjamin McGregor-Campbell and Maria Peklivanas first moved into their listed cottage, in the middle of winter, they didn’t think they’d stay very long.

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We swapped London for the coast — but now miss the buzz of a big city

Swapping London for Southampton made a lot of sense for one couple. Here’s why, five years later, it could be time for another move.

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‘London leavers can be tone deaf but housing crisis isn’t their fault’

Chirruping about the price of a pint outside London is not going to win you any friends

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Your guide to Notting Hill’s ‘more affordable, interesting’ neighbour

Charlie Porter is the founder of Tat London, a vintage and antique treasure shop. Here’s what Shepherd’s Bush has to offer beyond the Westfield Centre.

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Where to find the cheapest homes to buy in zones 2, 3 and 4

From Peckham to Plaistow, we’ve scoured the data to pinpoint the neighbourhoods where buyers looking for a flat or a house can find the best value in London’s inner travel zones

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‘I swapped a modernist palace in London for a new life in Ramsgate’

Emily Bradbury never thought she’d move, until bereavement made her reconsider city life.

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‘We thought we were Londoners for life until a chance day trip away’

Chloe and Kyle Seeley fell in love with Dickens’ former hometown of Rochester when they visited on a day trip back in 2019.

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The Cornrow’s Kemi Lawson on why this outer London postcode has it all

Kemi Lawson founded lifestyle site The Cornrow, celebrating the modern black aesthetic. Here’s why her diverse area is such a big draw

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The five west London Crossrail areas with the lowest house prices

House-hunters wanting to live on the Crossrail route should target their search in these west London hotspots

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Why this north-east London neighbourhood is the land Crossrail forgot

There might not be huge change on the horizon, but this north-east London suburb has much for homebuyers to like.

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Designer Felix Conran on his ‘endlessly entertaining’ East End area

Felix Conran is the grandson of designer Sir Terence, and the co-founder of luxury furniture brand Maker&Son. Here’s his insider guide to the bustling East End

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Anna Shaffer on why she loves her ‘old-school nosy’ London area

Anna Shaffer’s home turf is all about the footie, food and a friendly vibe.

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This south-east London area has been touted as the new Hackney

This vibrant location with a fascinating history and fast links to the City is the next cool new quarter.

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‘Berlin has given me a lifestyle I could never have in London’

Renting may be cheaper but it can take up to a year to find a long-term home warn Berliners

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‘We left London to rent in Zone 6 — now we have the best of both’

Candice and Barry Quinn swapped their West Hampstead flat to rent at the far end of the Metropolitan Line.

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Four pretty, countryside locations for exiting London homebuyers

Exchanging the capital for a breath of fresh air doesn’t have to be dull. Ruth Bloomfield hears from the ex-Londoners who have cracked the countryside code

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Tinie Tempah’s local tips on the south-east London area he grew up in

Rapper and property investor Tinie Tempah tells Amira Hashish what his childhood stomping ground has in common with Bel-Air

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‘We sold our London home for a seaside doer-upper four times the size’

When Leanne Fraser was made redundant during the pandemic, it was the catalyst she needed to retrain and move her family to live by the sea.

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Author Rosa Rankin-Gee’s guide to her ‘perfect’ south London postcode

Here’s why author Rosa Rankin-Gee loves her exciting south London neighbourhood sandwiched between Peckham and New Cross.

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‘I was scared to leave Mile End for Oxford but I don’t miss it at all’

Committed Londoner Allana Clear loved her ‘forever home’ in the east, but then an opportunity presented itself that she simply couldn’t turn down.

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Five hipster-friendly seaside towns for London commuters

Spend weekends paddleboarding without sacrificing on London comforts in these hipster-friendly commutable coastal towns with flats for about £200k

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Huge cash injection bringing thousands of homes to this Crossrail area

During the pandemic, a new breed of Crossrail hotspots has emerged led by Southall, in west London, which has seen 14 per cent house price growth in the last two years.

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The best-value property hotspots within 1km of Elizabeth Line stations

New research reveals the best-value areas within one kilometre of London’s Elizabeth Line stations.

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How Crossrail is set to change this ‘magic melting pot’ in east London

It’s still scruffy for now — but Crossrail could make E1 a hotspot

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Good value period homes on Crossrail are draw to this east London area

Good value period homes on Crossrail are a draw to the area, where house prices have skyrocketed

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Greenery and value period homes make this Crossrail’s eastern star

East London’s Manor Park has new homes, green spaces and and further change on the horizon.