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Right to repair movement tackling home decor’s fast furniture problem

From spare parts and take back schemes to glue-free design, thoughtful manufacturers are giving consumers greater power over the lifespan of their products

Jun 23, 2023
Property News

Islington home and studio of ‘forgotten gem’ 1960s artist on sale

A major exhibition of the artist’s work at London’s Mayor Gallery is also in the pipeline

Jun 23, 2023

Ashes-mad? Lincolnshire manor with cricket pitch is on sale for £1.75m

The owners of Seas End Hall are selling up almost twenty years after they created a bells-and-whistles cricket pitch in the grounds

Jun 20, 2023
Property News

10 of of the best detached homes for sale in London — from £475,000

Bombarded by noise from all sides, at all times? These detached London homes for sale would make neighbour relations a breeze

Jun 15, 2023
Property News

Brutalist gems for sale — from the Barbican to the Trellick Tower

It might still be architectural Marmite, but with Beyoncé and Gwyneth both expressing a fondness for concrete, Brutalism is undeniably back in style

Jun 14, 2023
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Artist David Remfry on why his London area has more to it than museums

Artist David Remfry is co-ordinator of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition this year. Here’s why he’s called Kensington home for 40 years and counting

Jun 9, 2023

The best free events at the London Festival of Architecture 2023

This year’s London Festival of Architecture, on from 1 to 30 June, will focus on community, equity and shared resources. Here are the highlights

Jun 2, 2023
Property News

Here’s what a solo buyer must earn for a home in each London borough

The London housing market poses a serious challenge to single first-time buyers — so your first step is to get clued up on the affordability criteria

Jun 1, 2023

From mould to mental wellbeing: how our homes are damaging our health

We are still designing homes that exacerbate asthma, allergens, and risks of heart attacks and strokes, says buildings consultancy Ekkist — so let’s get the developers to do better

May 26, 2023
Property News

10 homes along the Elizabeth Line — all under the £535k London average

London’s shiniest line has sparked new life into neighbourhoods east and west. These homes near Elizabeth Line stations all come in under the capital’s £535,160 average property price

May 24, 2023

Clerkenwell Design Week: what to see and do at biggest ever festival

This compact design festival makes brilliant use of Clerkenwell’s furniture showrooms and historic venues – and it’s totally walkable

May 19, 2023
Property News

Best in show: 10 London homes for sale with Chelsea-worthy gardens

London homes for sale with gardens to brag about, including three spaces designed by Chelsea Flower Show medal-winners

May 19, 2023
Property News

Game-changer or disaster: what will Renters Reform Bill mean for you?

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill has finally landed – but who are the winners and losers of biggest shake-up since the Housing Act 1988?

May 17, 2023

Here’s everything we know about the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill

Michael Gove is poised to unveil the biggest shake-up of the private rented sector in a generation — but ‘procedural issues’ and concerns from Conservative party MPs are causing delays to legislation

May 15, 2023
Property News

Secure a seat: 10 London homes for sale at the end of the line

With a seat all but guaranteed, these houses and flats within walking distance of London terminals promise a comfortable commute

May 11, 2023

What to see at London Craft Week 2023, from Poplar to Park Royal

Here’s our essential guide to the capital’s craft fiesta

May 9, 2023
Property News

Set for a street party: 10 London homes for sale on no-through roads

Cul-de-sacs and sealed-off streets are a boon for the bunting brigade in summer — and gratifyingly quiet the rest of the year

May 4, 2023
Property News

1930s houses are hot property - 10 gems from Art Deco to classic semis

London’s suburbs truly took shape in the Twenties and Thirties. We say these interwar homes deserve a fresh assessment

May 2, 2023
Property News

House sells for first time in 150 years in record-breaking auction

Bidding rocketed past an upper guide price of £1 million – and just kept going

Apr 28, 2023

Blank canvas flat in former MI6 headquarters is for sale for £4.85m

Residents of Whitehall Court have included former Prime Minister William Gladstone and the spy chief that inspired a James Bond icon

Apr 24, 2023
Property News

10 of the prettiest Georgian homes for sale in London under £1 million

Tired of the ubiquitous Victorian terrace? These historic houses and flats for sale have Bridgerton-worthy bones

Apr 20, 2023