This kitchen cupboard leads to a secret back door and people are amazed

December 10, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video London properties often surprise people (usually because they’re so tiny), but one flat has been amazing people for an unusual reason. Actor James Wilkes filmed a video of the apartment, walking into the kitchen where a nondescript […]

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What I Rent: Anna, £1,980 a month for a three-bedroom flat in Crystal Palace, London

December 8, 2020

Welcome one and all to What I Rent, our weekly series taking a look at all sorts of rented properties, from the mould-ridden and overpriced to the genuinely dreamy. Each week we go inside a different person’s rented house or flat and nose around how their interiors to see how they’ve turned a rental into […]

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Behold the £54.5million property that’s the most expensive home to go on sale since lockdown

October 24, 2020

This incredible Grade II listed townhouse in Mayfair, London, is listed at the highest asking price since lockdown began, at an astounding £54.5million. The home, which spans six storeys and 14,500 sq ft, was previously rented out for £27,500 a week, and is now being sold for 32 times more than the £1.7million it cost […]

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‘They have to think differently’ – shoppers on John Lewis’s new strategy

October 16, 2020

Christmas is still nearly 10 weeks away but Ina Ukstina is standing in John Lewis’s Kingston upon Thames store clutching several strings of shiny tree decorations. “For the first time in my life I’m getting an artificial tree,” she says. “I’ve always had a real tree but have started to think about what happens afterwards, […]

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What I Rent: Daisy and Fred, £1,350 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Hackney

October 13, 2020

It’s time for What I Rent, our weekly series taking an honest look at the ins and outs of renting. This time around we’re nosing around the property rented by Daisy Spain, 27, an interior designer, and her boyfriend Fred, 28, a multidisciplinary designer. The couple spent four years living on a canalboat together, cruising […]

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What I Rent: Bailey and Maddie, £2,075 for a two-bedroom flat in Wembley, London

September 22, 2020

What I Rent is our weekly series exploring the reality of renting, from the mould-ridden houseshares to the swanky flats in posh apartment blocks. This week’s home definitely fits into the latter description, located in a massive apartment block with its own gym, basketball court, yoga studio, and even a ‘meditation suite’. Bailey Roberts, who […]

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What I Rent: Emma, £1,600 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Hackney, east London

September 15, 2020

Our weekly series, What I Rent, is all about getting honest about the reality of renting. That makes Emma, 35, the perfect fit for taking part, as she holds nothing back when it comes to talking about what she describes as the ‘crap flat’ she rents. Emma, a content consultant from Hackney, has gained thousands […]

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This canal boat packs in more space than a city flat – and it’s going for £150,000

August 12, 2020

Whether to put down roots in the city or move somewhere greener, further out of town, is a dilemma many homebuyers face. When graphic designer Owain Harris and his partner, art teacher Rosie Clements-Gander, decided they wanted both the urban thrill of living in central London and the peace of wildlife-filled open spaces, they found […]

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What I Rent: Florence and Ben, £1,350 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Herne Hill, London

August 11, 2020

Our weekly series What I Rent aims to take a look at the reality of renting and how people turn rented flats and houses into their homes. Each week we take you inside a different rented property and chat to the tenants about their experiences. Today we’re hanging out with primary school teacher Florence, 29, […]

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What I Rent: Alice and Aiden, £1,400 a month for a two-bedroom flat in Muswell Hill, London

July 28, 2020

What’s it actually like to rent in the UK and beyond? Our series, What I Rent, aims to explore exactly that. Each week we chat with a different renter and take a look around their home. From the overpriced studios to the rundown Victorian homes, we want to take an honest look at the reality […]

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