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2019 Articles

Judy film review: A nuanced portrait of troubled Hollywood icon
Judy film review: A nuanced portrait of troubled Hollywood icon
This biopic of screen legend Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) picks up its star in the late 1960s, and things aren’t [...]
October 4, 2019
‘Retro-futurist’ interiors bring brutalist Balfron Tower up to date
‘Retro-futurist’ interiors bring brutalist Balfron Tower up to date
Since it opened in 1967, the 26-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar has gone full-circle. The concrete behemoth was initially considered [...]
October 4, 2019
Focus on Primrose Hill: This prime enclave offers Victorian homes and a village vibe
Focus on Primrose Hill: This prime enclave offers Victorian homes and a village vibe
The term ‘London village’ is thrown around a lot these days, not least by those trying to sell you a [...]
October 4, 2019
New RIBA exhibition reveals Britain's Bauhaus heyday
New RIBA exhibition reveals Britain's Bauhaus heyday
As schools of architecture go, the Bauhaus is surely one of the most famous. Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany [...]
October 4, 2019
New builds: Homes on the market in London this week, from a former Bermondsey pub to a Deptford tower with City views
New builds: Homes on the market in London this week, from a former Bermondsey pub to a Deptford tower with City views
196 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey From £450,000 for a one-bed Bermondsey is often ranked as one of London’s best places [...]
October 4, 2019
Inside Mayfair's 'most luxurious' rental home – yours for £30,000 a month
Inside Mayfair's 'most luxurious' rental home – yours for £30,000 a month
A new-build apartment which has been dubbed Mayfair’s ‘most luxurious’ has just hit the market, and is available to rent [...]
September 27, 2019
Focus on Wapping: First-time home buyers are taking advantage of City connections and 'sensible' prices
Focus on Wapping: First-time home buyers are taking advantage of City connections and 'sensible' prices
Located on the north bank of the Thames just to the east of Tower Bridge, Wapping is one of the [...]
September 27, 2019
Property of the week: A colourful Cuban home for the well-heeled
Property of the week: A colourful Cuban home for the well-heeled
As the nights draw in, what better way to liven up those long, dark evenings than coming home to a [...]
September 27, 2019
New builds: Homes on the market in London this week, from a former quarry to flats overlooking the Houses of Parliament
New builds: Homes on the market in London this week, from a former quarry to flats overlooking the Houses of Parliament
Ridgeway Views, Mill Hill From £93,125 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bed Buyers looking for a leafy, [...]
September 27, 2019
The modular model: Can factory-built homes solve the housing crisis?
The modular model: Can factory-built homes solve the housing crisis?
picture a vast warehouse somewhere in the north of England. Workers in hard hats are poring over intricate plans against [...]
September 26, 2019
'I bought in London using shared ownership – and cut my commute'
'I bought in London using shared ownership – and cut my commute'
As a senior reporter for one of the UK’s leading national newspapers, covering stories across the capital and beyond, David [...]
September 23, 2019
'It's empowering to buy a shared ownership home'
'It's empowering to buy a shared ownership home'
Shared ownership helped West End actor Chris buy a place of his own in his beloved Islington Twenty-nine year old [...]
September 23, 2019
Our pick of the shared ownership homes on the market right now
Our pick of the shared ownership homes on the market right now
Whether you want to live in trendy east London or find a quiet family home near to schools and parks, [...]
September 23, 2019
The new rental apartments bringing 'New York loft living'  to North London
The new rental apartments bringing 'New York loft living' to North London
A new building of rental apartments has just launched, with the somewhat bold aim of bringing ‘New York warehouse-style living’ [...]
September 20, 2019