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Strictly’s Neil Jones on the ‘unique, modern’ London area he rents in

You might not recognise him without the fake tan and glitter, because Neil Jones is better known as one of Strictly’s professional dancers. When not cha-cha-cha-ing, the 39-year-old lives in a rented flat in Wembley Park.

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The Elizabeth line draws north and east Londoners to this leafy suburb

Good schools, short journey times and rapid regeneration projects are drawing eyes east

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‘It is liveable, just’: London leavers on life in a crumbling rectory

No strangers to a reno job, this young family have set themselves a new challenge in Somerset — leaking windows and all

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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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Artist Rose England on the ‘idyllic’ corner of Hackney she calls home

Artist Rose England, whose London print series brings to life her favourite corners of the capital, shares her insider’s intel on this Hackney neighbourhood.

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Swapping London for a market town left couple ‘totally lost’ at first

As newcomers to the area, and new parents, Becca and James found sports clubs useful for meeting people and making friends.

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A guide to the London village Boris and Carrie may soon call home

Boris and Carrie Johnson are rumoured to be moving to upmarket Dulwich Village after leaving Downing Street — here’s everything you need to know about the area.

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‘My characterful north-west London area hasn’t changed since the 90s’

Alice Wawrik of sustainable homeware brand By Alice reveals what’s to love about her north-west London neighbourhood.

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How a former ‘industrial dead zone’ is being transformed by Crossrail

Crossrail has transformed this east London area’s transport options, and ongoing regeneration is set to bring venues, gardens and schools.

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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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Curator Rosa Rogina on the east London area that has it all

Architect and curator Rosa Rogina gives us a tour of her vibrant east London neighbourhood.

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Where to live in the county with everything London leavers need

Just over an hour from London and with a choice of charming cities or beautiful villages — Hampshire’s the perfect country escape. But be prepared for top prices

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Top commuter towns across Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and Essex

Picturesque country and seaside locations for 2022 house-hunters who still want to live within reach of the capital.

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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.