When over 3,000 people were moved from the Heygate Estate in South East London to make way for regeneration, housing campaigners regarded it as the latest example of a pocket of a major city being gentrified. This figure is among the statistics that designer Herwig Scherabon has visualised in attempting to give meaning to numbers which can often feel vague and difficult to g
Revealed: the 10 London boroughs with fastest-growing house prices
The east London borough of Havering tops the list of boroughs with the fastest house price growth this year, with the average cost of buying rocketing by £40,000 over the past 12 months. An 11.4 per cent increase has taken prices to an average of £392,000. The borough, which is home to Romford, has hugely benefited from the 'Crossrail effect', with the new station set to open in its main town at the end of 2018.
How London's property market has changed in 20 years: How London's property market has been transformed in 20 years
From yuppies to yummy mummies, and scumble glazing to polished concrete, it’s not only London’s skyline that has changed almost beyond recognition in the past 20 years. 1. HOUSE PRICES In 1996, London was just coming out of the recession-before-last. The average home cost £79,000. Today prices have jumped 518 per cent to an average £488,908.
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