The mayor of London has pledged £1 billion to house the capital's growing population over a three-year period. In his latest draft housing strategy, Boris Johnson has revealed a target of building 42,000 new homes each year for the next decade, with the first phase to run from 2015 to 2018.
As house prices continue to rise in the capital, fears of a housing market bubble are gaining momentum. In recent months, speculation has been growing that the country - and London in particular - is in the grip of a boom, but many organisations and public figures have dismissed the suggestions as premature.
For new buy-to-let investors, knowing where to invest money is the most crucial consideration.
Boris Johnson hopes to build 400,000 new homes in London over the course of the next decade - but new figures from Knight Frank suggest he may be fighting an uphill battle.
Prime property prices rose by £27 an hour over the last year, according to the latest data from the Land Registry.
Asking prices are falling in London for the first time this year, in a surprising blow to the capital's usually buoyant springtime market.
London has some of the best museums and galleries in the world, famous for their scope and size. It also has some delightful, lesser known ones that are just as fabulous.
London's housing market is reaching boiling point, with the pressures exerted by overseas investors a potentially huge problem to the capital's beleaguered first-time buyers.
Londoners are planning on splashing out £8,000 on home improvements over the next year, double the national average.
Preparing to buy your first property in London should be an exciting experience, but it can be a daunting prospect as well. With property prices higher here than elsewhere, it can take a lot of effort and resolve to find your perfect home. However, persevere and you will be rewarded.
Homeowners in London are likely to profit by as much as 30 per cent by 2020, predict economists.
Busy Londoners worried about when to fit in their Christmas gift buying will be pleased to learn that Westfield Shopping centre has announced midnight opening hours over the festive period.
The London Factor report by Halifax found that, while the average house costs up to 70% more in the capital, its residents also have more spending money than anyone else in the Britain.
Forget Miss Scarlett and Professor Plum, city professionals are the new suspects for a London-themed murder in the latest edition of popular board game, Cluedo.
It’s official: you can start getting excited about Christmas as celebrities, sports stars and Disney Princesses have kicked off the festive season by switching on London’s lights.
TRAILERS: The BFI London Film Festival kicks off in October for 12 days of cinematic sights and sounds. The event is the biggest of its kind in the UK and despite it being smaller than the famous Cannes or Venice festivals there is still a lot happening around the city.
Designers and all things the colour red are combining for the RED exhibition to be held during the London Design Festival. The exhibit is running from September 14 until September 23 at The Conran Shop to mark the showroom’s 25th anniversary in the Michelin Building.
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.
London is a great place to live whatever your age, but most people think it is best suited to young professionals and students. In fact, the city is ideal for bringing up children, as it offers plenty of attractions to keep them busy during the school holidays. Here are just a few.
Islington in London now has a beautiful allotment garden thanks to the minds of some young interior designers. The 18-planter strong hovering allotment garden is the brainchild of students in their final year at the American Intercontinental University (AIU) London.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to celebrate her time on the throne will be celebrated from June 2 until June 5. There are plenty of events and activities happening all over the UK, but we have put together and easy-to-follow events calendar for all of those city-slickers in London during the long weekend.
Student art portal DegreeArt has joined with many up and coming artists to stage a design event called ArtHAUS. The exhibition space on Vyner Street, London has been transformed into five different rooms.
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.
The Circle line in London is the most lucrative station to live near to gain extra money when selling your home. It can add as much as £27, 000 to a house price, according to a Nationwide report, and is also responsible for boosting the cost of rent.
The London Shard has finished taking shape and its true monumental frame can now be seen from across the city. The building has changed the London cityscape forever with the term the Shard now part of urban lingo.