The young move to Shoreditch, where to invest in Crossrail and affordable Barking

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The young move to Shoreditch, where to invest in Crossrail and affordable Barking
26th November 2014

Time for your Wednesday dose of property perving with The Evening Standard's Homes and Property Editor Janice Morley.

Young Londoners are moving into urban villages and giving up commuting

It’s where the new houses are as well as the bars and clubs.
Areas like Shoreditch, Kings Cross and Victoria are no longer just places for businesses, but places to build a home.

Young Londoners especially, are trying to be rid of the commute all together to live a stones throw away from their place of work.


Prices in pretty villages in Essex and Berkshire set to soar

As the last bit of Crossrail gets underway, the biggest secret in investing in property comes down to our neighboring county of Essex.

With the new superfast Crossrail, commuting in and out of London will become quicker and more accessible.  Already it is the quickest commute into London at the moment.

Prices are set to rise in the areas, but for the time being they are the cheapest in Essex than in any home county.

Who Designs London

Londoners don’t look up, well that’s what Janice thinks, but they may do once the new fabrics of everyday life in London are re-designed.

Two designers, best known for designing the Olympic torch,Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, have been commissioned to design parts of Crossrail.
It is a huge responsibility, as these designs will become part of commuters living and working life.

Architect builds herself a dream home in Greenwich.

She used her skills to turn six garages into her dream home.
The properties was originally was intended for one of her clients, which was left for years unchanged – so she offered to take it off their hands.
She transformed the fly-tipped land into a dream home for her and her family, after a few dramatic hiccups along the way.

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