Royal Leamington Spa: a town with the right connections

The rail station at Royal Leamington Spa
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The Warwickshire town has many rail, road and air links – but buyers may not want to live too close to them

View of the National Sports Centre and Crystal Palace Park, looking towards central London
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Crystal Palace: London’s latest up-and-coming area

Buyers are falling for the neighbourhood’s charms, green space and proximity to leading schools

Business warns on ‘chronic’ lack of homes

Politicians urged to build 240,000 a year and boost childcare aid

A property on Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge to go with Ed Hammond copy about £200m House. Please check with Ed that this is the right house.
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Prime housing market hit by tax changes

Homes worth £2m-plus have become harder to sell

The pond in Barnes

Barnes in London: a resilient suburb

Buyers in the southwest London suburb are attracted to its excellent schools, village ambience and river location

View of Ambleside and Lake Windermere
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Ambleside: heart of the Lake District

The town is a second-home hotspot despite being in the wettest region of England

London’s Mayfair looks to regain top spot

A £785m development scheme aims to help reclaim the area’s title as star performer in the capital’s prime sector

A general view is seen of Subodh Gupta's untitled stainless steel sculpture in the grounds of Hauser & Wirth Somerset in Bruton on July 11, 2014 in Somerset, United Kingdom
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Art gallery puts Somerset’s Bruton in the picture

Agents are confident the town’s growing arts scene will have a positive impact on the property market

Artist’s image of the Nova Building

London’s Victoria travels upmarket

A £2.2bn makeover could help the drab central district challenge its high-end neighbours and become more than just a transport hub


London offices hit by conversion trend

Businesses displaced as properties are turned into residences

Lords of London vie for design supremacy

Foster and Rogers have transformed the city’s physical fabric

The Stroud area – an earthy paradise

The housing market in the still ‘real’ part of the Cotswolds appears to offer excellent value

The twilight of private ownership in Scotland?

Landowners must be trembling in their boots – irrespective of vote result, says Merryn Somerset Webb

Tax clampdown on property owners alert

Proposals will deter investment, advisers warn

Marlborough, UK: cottage charm and tech jobs

The Wiltshire town has a distinctive high street, a famous college and lots of IT and manufacturing groups based nearby

South Cornwall’s sea change in fortunes

Over the past 20 years, the southwest tip of England has been transformed from underachiever to high-end haven

Hampstead: the heath is on for French buyers

Bilingual school is helping to attract foreign buyers to the north London area

Balham: murder in suburbia

A look back at a dark and mysterious episode in the history of the south London neighbourhood favoured by City high-flyers

Balham and The Priory in pictures

The popular south London neighbourhood and the site of a notorious Victorian murder

Royal Deeside: ‘dear Paradise’ in Scotland

The area is home to Balmoral Castle but upmarket property in this part of the Highlands rarely comes up for sale