City Living Items
Londoners have experienced the biggest improvement in life expectancy since 2006, official figures have shown. The latest results from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have highlighted an improvement in life expectancy for both women and men in the capital.
Despite a reputation as one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, London isn't rated highly by young Brits in terms of quality of life. In fact, the British capital has just come 15th out of the top 20 UK cities for quality of life, with Cardiff taking the number one spot.
Homeowners across the UK are always concerned about the levels of security around their property and many take numerous steps to improve this.
Renting a chic city-centre apartment or house certainly gives you the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic social life - namely as you'll live within walking distance of restaurants, bars, cinemas and other leisure facilities. Having an urban pad can, however, be costly, and it's important to do as much as possible to reduce your expenditure.
Melbourne in Australia has beaten out all UK and worldwide cities to be labeled the most-liveable. Despite its excellent performance during the Olympic Games London has dropped further down the list of most liveable cities, now coming 55th.
City living has drawn people in for thousands of years. Song lyrics, films and even poetry have been written about the romanticism and hustle and bustle of city life. See our favourite quotes about life in the city.
Soho is already known for its food, shops and nightlife but it could soon be a coveted place to live in the city. According to a Soho estate agents the location is undergoing a facelift and investors are seeing the area as a place of opportunity.
Ten London apartments in the city’s tallest building, the Shard, will not only have the best views of the city but break two major property records. These luxury apartments will be the highest homes in the whole of Europe.
Cardiff is a place where the old Welsh charm meets the modern world to create a very industrious city. Here we give you a breakdown of urban living in one of Wales’ top locations.
City homes are now more affordable than any other time in the past nine years. According to Lloyds TSB the average price for a home in a UK city is £173,202 which is 5.5 times the gross annual income of the average worker.
Manchester is the next city to get Brompton bikes at its Piccadilly train station. The bikes will be launched next week to help commuters get around the city.
The most coveted cities in the UK have been listed in a new survey that identifies London, Scotland and Bath in the top three positions. Participants had to identify the places they most wanted to visit and the cities that topped their bucket list.
Manchester is a dynamic and lively place with a rich history. Here we give you a breakdown of urban living in one of the most charismatic cities in the UK.
Those who are lucky enough to have a parking space near their urban pad, whether it's a driveway, garage or carpark, may be luckier than they think. An online service allows those with a coveted car space to rent it out while it is not in use.
Open plan living is ideal for style-rich, space-poor urban pads. Now analysis of Britain’s housing stock by Lloyds TSB Home Insurance finds one in five (21%) homeowners polled said that they have taken a sledgehammer to their home’s walls.
A whole new breed of rappers, singers and drummers have knocked old favourites Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Bjork down the ranks in this year’s NME Cool List. The cult countdown is topped by 19-year-old New York rapper Azealia Banks.
A study has found city dwellers are willing to pay up to £29.91 per month, or around £360 per year, for greener urban spaces. People in Manchester and Sheffield agreed a council tax supplement could help pay for better parks and more trees.
For many, the dream of owning their own home is very much out of reach in the current economic climate. This means that most people are left living in the world of rental property - and the average rent has hit an all-time high.