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Guide type: Area Guide

Chelmsford's Travel Connections

09 March 2017

The city of Chelmsford is a favourite amongst commuters as they can flee London’s eye-watering prices without negotiating on convenience into work.

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10 Reasons to Live in South London

07 March 2017

The divide between North London and South London can cause quite the stir in the capital, who knew there could be such a debate over the different sides of the river.

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West End Nightlife

03 March 2017

From the bright lights of ‘theatreland’ and Soho clubs to hidden bars frequented by London’s elite, the West End is swarming with opportunities to enjoy its extraordinary nightlife.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Hotspots Close to Crossrail Stations

03 March 2017

Whilst the areas within direct proximity of Crossrail stations are naturally experiencing the biggest boosts, experts are finding that hotspots are emerging in the surrounding towns and villages, proving to be attractive destinations for London commuters.

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Living in Muswell Hill, London N10

03 March 2017

Crowned one of the five most desirable places to live in London, Muswell Hill is a suburban enclave surrounded by natural beauty, superb schools, quaint shopping streets and grand Edwardian architecture.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The 'John Lewis Effect' Comes to Chelmsford

24 February 2017

One of the most highly anticipated regeneration schemes in Essex has been seeing herds of people flock there since September 2016 to fulfil their shopping needs.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Chelmsford: The City Outside of London

22 February 2017

Granted city status in 2012 for its economic success and crowned one of Britain’s best places to live for quality of life, Chelmsford has certainly earned its status as the city to watch outside of London.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Why Parents are Buying Second Homes in Chelmsford

22 February 2017

Boasting some of the best academic establishments in the South East, Chelmsford in Essex is a hotspot that many parents are choosing to move to with their families, as well as buying student property for their children.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Regeneration Hotspots of 2017

17 February 2017

Areas of regeneration are being snapped up quickly by investors and first-time buyers alike as they search outside of Central London for somewhere that will almost guarantee a great return in the future.

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Buying in Britain’s Best School Districts

17 February 2017

Many families are prepared to pay hefty premiums in order to live within the catchment area of a prestigious school, with some even resorting to renting just to secure a place.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Top Breakfast Hotspots in London

14 February 2017

We all have our favourite local eatery where we pick up our daily latte or stop to start the morning with a hearty serving of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, but for those breakfast lovers out there, here’s a selection of places you should aim to treat yourself to at least once.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Top Romantic Things to do in London

08 February 2017

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, so it is about time that you think about how you want to treat that special someone in your life.

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The Best Bars in Shoreditch

31 January 2017

Do you like cocktails? If so, then Shoreditch has many watering holes and intimate lounges that are just waiting to be discovered.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Buying Property in Zones 5 and 6

30 January 2017

Zones 5 and 6 are seeing their reputation climb with commuters as they can find reasonably priced homes conveniently located near unrivalled transport connections into London’s major employment hubs.

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East London’s Best Curry Houses

30 January 2017

Looking for a curry fix to round off a long week? Whether you’re after a fiery vindaloo or a korma with a kick, East London’s food scene is brimming with opportunities to indulge in aromatic Asian flavours.

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Guide type: Property Investor

London’s Super Prime Lettings Boost

30 January 2017

Following the introduction of the new Stamp Duty levy, Brexit and the descent of the pound, would-be Super Prime investors and homeowners are now choosing to rent rather than buy.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Post-Brexit UK Investment Guide

24 January 2017

Despite concerns and an understandably slowing market, the property market survived 2016 crash-free and showing great promise for the year ahead.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Soho, London W1

24 January 2017

Soho is known as Central London’s multicultural oasis which never grows boring and always has something new and exciting on offer.

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Guide type: Property Investor

How to Develop a Property Investment Strategy

19 December 2016

Considering investing in property? Before taking the plunge and entering the world of property investment, it’s important to have a firm strategy in place that’s suited to your budget, goals and expectations.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

A Glossary of Buy-to-Let Terminology

15 December 2016

Whether you are venturing into your first Buy-to-Let investment, or just want to brush up on your vocabulary, then this guide should help you out.

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Best Spots for Art in London

14 December 2016

Whether you are an experienced connoisseur or an ambitious amateur, there is always something to feast your eyes on in the big city.

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Things to Do in London this Winter

13 December 2016

There’s something truly special about winter in London; from the bustling Christmas markets with mulled wine permeating the air to warming roasts, festive theatre trips and a sensational fireworks display to top off a wonderful year.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Inward Investment on London’s Housing Market

13 December 2016

Despite many using inward investment as a scapegoat for London’s rising property prices, foreign investors have, in fact, played a crucial role in bolstering the property market.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3

12 December 2016

Rickmansworth’s long-standing residents praise the area on its transport connections, good schools and vast amounts of green space, all of which add a village-style vibe despite being only a 30-minute commute from the West End.

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A Property Guide to the Home Counties

09 December 2016

In the last few years it would seem that London is yesterday’s news for many investors and homeowners as the Home Counties have seen a lot more attention and are becoming more and more in-demand.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Timeless Designs by Nicola Fontanella

18 November 2016

With A-listers such as Madonna and Naomi Campbell among the names of Nicola Fontanella’s client list, there is no denying the interior designer’s unshakeable status in the fashion-meets-property world.

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The Best Coffee Shops in Shoreditch

15 November 2016

We all love it, we all crave it and we all cannot live without it. Coffee is undeniably the world’s favourite morning pick-me-up, with an average of two billion cups of Joe being guzzled everyday internationally.

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Living in Clifton, Bristol BS8

15 November 2016

Commended as ‘Britain’s best city to live in’ and named as one of the top 10 cities to live in the world – ranking alongside the likes of Amsterdam, Berlin and Vienna – Bristol is the cosmopolitan capital of South West England.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Middle Eastern Buyers and London's Residential Market

15 November 2016

Since the fall of the pound after Brexit, investors from the Middle East have not hesitated to jump at the prime investment opportunities being offered by the British capital.

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Guide type: Area Guide

North London V. South London

15 November 2016

Here’s an impartial look at what each area has to offer to help aspiring Londoners decide which side of the river to make their home.

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Living in Leicester Square, London WC2

27 October 2016

Surrounded by Chinatown, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square is the epicentre of London’s vibrant West End scene.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Why Invest in Zone 4?

26 October 2016

With ballooning property prices dominating Central London, investors are now looking to the more attractive and affordable residential districts in the city’s outer zones. Here’s why Zone 4 is becoming the new hotspot on London’s property market radar.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Interiors Showcasing the Art of Urban Living

26 October 2016

Galliard has a diverse portfolio of developments – each with its own distinctive character conveyed through their impressive architecture and interior design.

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Guide type: Area Guide

What to Explore in London this Autumn

26 October 2016

The summer may be over, but there’s still so much to look forward to this autumn in London. From Halloween to Bonfire Night and preliminary Christmas festivities, this season is full of opportunities to enjoy the best food, culture and entertainment the capital has to offer.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Reasons to Move to London

25 October 2016

The UK capital is bursting with opportunities to indulge and explore. For all of you aspiring Londoners, here’s what makes this city stand out from the rest.

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East London’s Progress Since the 2012 Olympics

25 October 2016

The London 2012 Olympics was more than just a 16-day tournament celebrating international sport and culture; for London it was a chance to reinvent a key area of the capital in need of regeneration.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Future of Housing and Construction

14 October 2016

It is clear to see that there is an exciting future ahead for the housing and construction industry. The incredible advances in technology will change our environment and quality of life for the better, making the UK a better place to live.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Choosing the Right Location for a New Home

14 October 2016

It is not a secret that buying a new home is one of the most important things you will invest in in your lifetime, which means that choosing the location for your property cannot be a rushed decision; it must be deliberated very carefully.

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Guide type: Help-to-Buy

The London Help to Buy Scheme

14 October 2016

Following the success of the government’s Help to Buy scheme that was introduced back in April 2013, a new London Help to Buy scheme was announced in February 2016...

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Chelmsford, Essex CM1

10 October 2016

Situated in the heart of Essex, just 32 miles north east of Charing Cross, Chelmsford enjoys both country perks and city convenience, dominating the league tables as one of the most desirable locations to live in the South East.

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Guide type: Area Guide

A Weekend Brunch in the Docklands

05 October 2016

Could anything be better than enjoying a relaxed weekend brunch? Only one thing comes to mind when asked this question; a weekend brunch with a view of the River Thames.

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Living in Covent Garden, London WC2

22 September 2016

Covent Garden has been a popular district of Central London since the first fruit and vegetable market opened in 1654 and continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.

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A Brunch Lover's Guide to South London

22 September 2016

South London is jam-packed with delicious places to eat for a delightful weekend brunch. Whether you want something cheap and cheerful, a little fancier or on the healthy side of things, South London has got you covered.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Benefits of Living in a Studio Apartment

22 September 2016

Ever heard of the saying ‘small things come in the best packages’? When it comes to studio apartments, less really is more because even though they are a smaller option for a living space, they come with plentiful advantages.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Asian Investment in London's Property Market

21 September 2016

After all of the commotion that the London property market has experienced over the past year, including the rise in Stamp Duty tax and Brexit, it is no wonder that the housing market came to a slight standstill. However, Asian investors have used this opportunity to their advantage...

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Guide type: Property Investor

Galliard’s Guide to Building a New Development

21 September 2016

Here’s an insight into what goes on behind the scenes when building a new-build home, from laying the foundations to the final inspection.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Introducing Galliard’s Platinum Collection

21 September 2016

Galliard Homes is proud to present its Platinum Collection – a prestigious assortment of developments boasting hotel-style facilities and premier properties worthy of Prime Central London status.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Woodford Green, London IG8

21 September 2016

Situated just on the edge of Epping Forest in the North East London suburb of Woodford, Woodford Green offers the perfect blend of a village lifestyle close to the city.

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Guide type: Property Investor

What is Eco-Friendly Construction?

20 September 2016

The term ‘going green’ is a phrase that appears to be on everyone’s lips at the moment, especially in the world of construction. But what exactly is eco-friendly construction and why is it so important?

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Guide type: Area Guide

Top Brunch Hotspots in East London

19 September 2016

Who does not love a casual trip out for brunch at the weekend? It must be everyone’s favourite meal of the week in London, but with an overwhelming choice of restaurants on offer, it can be hard to pick where to go.

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Guide type: Help-to-Buy

Help to Buy Hotspots

07 September 2016

In recent years, first-time buyers have found it increasingly difficult to find affordable properties in and around London, but thanks to government schemes such as Help to Buy, previously dubbed ‘unachievable’ locations are now thriving hotspots for young professionals.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2

06 September 2016

Spanning over 10 acres, Lincoln’s Inn Fields is celebrated as London’s largest public square, located in Central London between Holborn and Chancery Lane. It has been said that this charming location nestled in Central London was the inspiration behind New York City’s iconic Central Park.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Getting to Know Galliard Homes

31 August 2016

Discover things you never knew about Galliard Homes and understand how the company first got going and how it has become so successful.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Top 5 Advantages of Buy-to-Let

31 August 2016

Whether you are taking the plunge and investing in a Buy-to-Let property for the first time, or you are experienced in the field and simply want to add to your collection of properties, the advantages of Buy-to-Let are endless and they continue to lure people into starting a property portfolio of their own.

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Living in Bermondsey, London SE1

30 August 2016

Bordered by Wapping in the north, Rotherhithe in the east, Peckham in the south and Southwark in the west, Bermondsey’s distinctive character is observed in awe by all those who visit, and celebrated by locals who came to the area looking for the perfect blend of maritime and urban living.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

The 2016 Crossrail Report for Buy-to-Let Investors

30 August 2016

Since its formal inception back in 2008 with the Crossrail Act, investment across London and the South East has blossomed, with both UK and overseas investors looking to claim their portion of the new east-west route running through Essex in the east down to Berkshire in the west.

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Guide type: Property Investor

London’s Bike-Friendly Revamp

30 August 2016

Londoners make up around 20% of the UK’s cycling commuters, putting the capital well ahead of the rest of the country, and it’s expected that the number of bikes we see on London’s roads will soon outnumber the amount of cars.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Night Tube and the London Property Market

30 August 2016

London is already considered as one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking cities on the competitive world stage, and the Night Tube is yet another initiative designed to drive and maintain its status as a 21st century global leader.

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Guide type: Property Investor

City vs. Country Living

15 August 2016

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to where they live, some favour the bright lights and the city bustle, while others would rather listen to the birds singing instead of the din of traffic.

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Living in Brentwood, CM14

15 August 2016

In East England’s county of Essex lies Brentwood, a desirable commuter belt which is perfect for investors, first-time buyers and families.

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UK Property Market Snapshot

12 August 2016

The decision to leave the EU has no doubt created an air of uncertainty in the property market, with many predicting an economic downturn, however experts say that figures indicate that there is certainly a ‘correction’ to the UK property market, but hardly any sign of a crash.

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Guide type: Help-to-Buy

A Beginner's Guide to Help to Buy

10 August 2016

Over the last few years, the government has introduced various schemes that provide financial support, particularly aimed at first-time buyers, to ease the process of getting onto the property ladder.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Property Investment in Brentwood

09 August 2016

The best lucrative investment suburbs usually have a combination of key factors that include location, transport, infrastructure and development. Brentwood in Essex is a leading example of a desirable market ideal for investment.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Essex: The Buy-to-Let Hotspot

09 August 2016

The global powerhouse of the East of England, Essex is at the centre of The East of England Plan which places an emphasis of national economic and housing growth targets, ensuring that the County is further established as a prime commuter area.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Buy-to-Let in Brentwood

09 August 2016

Boasting a strong, local economy and great transport connections into London, including upcoming Crossrail, Brentwood is primed for Buy-to-Let investment.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Property Investment in Essex

09 August 2016

Essex has a winning combination of the desirable key features required for a thriving residential market, and as a result has a lot of potential for those looking for a profitable venture. These desirable factors include location, transport, infrastructure and development.

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Guide type: Help-to-Buy

Comparing Help to Buy Mortgages

08 August 2016

Following the Brexit Vote and in the wake of the introduction of an all-time-low interest rate, hopeful first-time buyers are keeping their fingers crossed for opportunities to secure a new home. But the first hurdle to jump is, of course, settling on a mortgage.

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Guide type: Help-to-Buy

The Help to Buy ISA Guide

04 August 2016

With the gap between property prices and the aspiring buyer’s ability to save continuing to stretch, first-time buyers are on the look-out for tax-free savings’ boosters and one tactic that’s proving to be a rewarding springboard is the Help to Buy ISA.

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Guide type: Help-to-Buy

Help to Buy Proves its Worth

04 August 2016

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has proved successful for a large proportion of people on their journey to climbing the property ladder.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Brentwood Transport Connections

26 July 2016

Sitting immediately north east of London, just outside of the M25, Brentwood is one of Essex’s most affluent destinations, boasting a convenient location with the prospect of Crossrail set to amplify its status as one of the South East’s most desirable commuter towns.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Transport Links in Kings Langley

26 July 2016

Despite its charming village vibe, Kings Langley is deceivingly close to local transport links for journeys regionally, nationally and internationally, making this a fantastic choice for commuters.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Property Investment in Hertfordshire

26 July 2016

With London property prices at an all-time high, homeowners and Buy-to-Let landlords are taking to the Home Counties for their next investment venture and Hertfordshire is certainly proving to be the hotspot to watch.

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Guide type: Area Guide

The History of Kings Langley

26 July 2016

Beneath the picturesque architecture and contagious community spirit, lies a fascinating past that dates as far back as Roman times. This antiquity is what sets Kings Langley apart from other commuter locations, making it unique and far more desirable.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Kings Langley, WD4

18 July 2016

Perfect for first-time buyers, families and investors, Kings Langley has something for every need and its reputation as a property hotspot is only going to continue to climb.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Start-ups Across London

18 July 2016

With a solid financial hub, a large domestic market, strong trade links and one of the most dynamic cultural centres in the world, it’s clear to see why entrepreneurs head to London to grow, gain exposure and harness success.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Community Life in Slough

13 July 2016

Home to 60 parks and beautiful open spaces, plus a myriad of cultural and entertainment venues, with the likes of Windsor and Eton just a few miles away, Slough is the perfect choice for those looking for location with character and individuality, as well as a cohesive community spirit.

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Guide type: Area Guide

20 Facts About Shoreditch

13 July 2016

Discover more about Shoreditch with these 20 facts and learn something you didn’t know about East London’s favourite destination for urban lovers and contemporary enthusiasts.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Benefits of Living Near an Airport

11 July 2016

The vast majority of people might stray away from investing or property searching for their new home near one of London’s airports. But in fact, it would be a very wise move as areas surrounding airports have recently developed into built-up urban areas...

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Guide type: Property Investor

London is the Most Coveted Global City to the Super-Rich

11 July 2016

When it comes to the most favoured cities in the world for the super-rich, New York and London are without a doubt the top two candidates. But once again, London has beaten the Big Apple to the top spot...

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Guide type: Property Investor

London Property Prices

21 June 2016

London’s property prices are at an all-time high, with asking prices surpassing the £600,000 mark this month in Greater London – almost a 60% rise compared to figures prior to the 2008 financial crisis, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Is Buy-to-let Still a Good Investment

16 June 2016

After the introduction of the new stamp duty tax at the start of April, anxiety was high amongst many Buy-to-Let investors throughout the country. Even though the Budget has not done any favours for Buy-To-Let investors, circumstances in the United Kingdom mean that investing in property is still a good idea.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

What You Need to Know About Buy-to-Let Mortgages

10 June 2016

In an attempt to keep the market afloat and to incentivise investors following recent tax hikes, Buy-to-Let mortgage rates are at a record low. Before investing, the first big step is exploring your options and deciding on a suitable mortgage.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Transport Services in Slough

06 June 2016

Slough’s enviable location within London’s commuter belt area is one of the reasons why this suburban area is becoming an increasingly popular hotspot for those hunting for a new home and/or investment.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Best Buy-to-Let Locations Outside of London

06 June 2016

With house prices in the capital becoming increasingly more expensive, people are leaning more towards renting and investing in commuter towns in the suburbs of London.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Why Slough is the UK’s Third Most Popular Rental Hotspot

03 June 2016

Slough’s reputation as an underdog in the property market is a fragment of the past as it is now the third most popular rental hotspot in the United Kingdom, closely behind Reading and Southampton

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Guide type: Area Guide

First-Time Buyers Head to Slough

01 June 2016

With Crossrail set to close the gap between the South East’s suburban districts and the capital, more and more first-time buyers who previously set their hopes on owning a London home are becoming enticed by the idea of owning a property on the outskirts. Here’s why Slough is now emerging as one of their top choices.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Slough, The Home of Big Business

01 June 2016

Slough is highly commended as a thriving economic powerhouse, and is now one of England’s most desirable and fastest-growing towns to both live and do business.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Why Slough is the Regeneration Hotspot to Watch

01 June 2016

Praised as the third most productive town in the UK, Slough’s thriving business hub is one of its greatest assets. Now, a number of regeneration projects are set to transform the area into a rejuvenated urban centre, adding to its cultural appeal as well as its booming economy.

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Guide type: Property Investor

A Guide to Buying a Property Off-Plan

23 May 2016

After almost 25 years in the property business, Galliard Homes specialises in selling off-plan property; Galliard is experienced at choosing prime locations that offer an unbeatable investment for purchasers.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Benefits of Buy-to-Let in Slough

17 May 2016

With London’s property prices steadily soaring, landlords are looking further afield for their next investment and Slough is certainly proving to be a popular choice, especially since residents can be in Central London by train within 20 minutes.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Steps to Take Before Visiting a Marketing Suite

17 May 2016

Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner, buying a new home can be both exciting and stressful, so preparation is essential in ensuring the process is as smooth and straightforward as possible.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Start-ups in Shoreditch

06 May 2016

London’s start-up scene is evolving before our very eyes, and Shoreditch is at the heart of it all as it is a hotspot for new and ambitious companies in the digital sector.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Northern Line Extension Explained

06 May 2016

With Crossrail leading the way as London’s frontrunner for transport and regeneration, the £1bn project to extend the Northern line is yet another transformative measure by Transport for London to enhance the capital’s connectivity.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Best Buy-to-Let Locations in London

06 May 2016

Owning a property in London has a certain ring to it, and this esteemed reputation for being a city homeowner is what is prompting many purchasers to choose to invest there.

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Guide type: Property Investor

How Will Crossrail 2 Benefit the Capital?

06 May 2016

Now that Crossrail, also known as the Elizabeth line, is approximately 72% complete, the prospect of Crossrail 2 is well underway as the realisation of London’s flourishing population hits home.

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Guide type: Area Guide

East London Welcomes Pedestrian-Friendly River Crossings

05 May 2016

The Mayor of London announced that talks are underway to build 13 bridges and tunnels between Imperial Wharf in the west and Dartford in the east. This is expected to increase the capacity of pedestrians and cyclists by nearly 50%, and it is hoped this will also encourage a healthier lifestyle, getting more people out walking and cycling.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Investment Hotspots on the DLR

05 May 2016

The DLR mainly covers areas within Zones 2 and 3 – the areas investors are increasingly looking to for more affordable properties to add to their portfolios, with many regeneration schemes adding to the appeal. Take a look at the investment hotspots along the DLR, and the Galliard homes currently available.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Canning Town: East London’s Ideal Commuter Hotspot

05 May 2016

Less than two miles from Canary Wharf, Canning Town is fast-becoming the destination of choice for city professionals, with plans for regeneration and the introduction of Crossrail at Custom House set to reinforce its reputation as one of East London’s most prized commuter hotspots.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Buy-to-Let: What Tenants Look For

05 May 2016

In an increasingly competitive Buy-to-Let market, with private renters now outnumbering homeowners in London for the first time in more than a decade, landlords must balance providing a home that offers the desirability factor and value for money if they are to stand out.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Tips for Getting onto the Property Ladder

04 May 2016

One of the most important decisions that a person will make in their lifetime is the decision to get onto the property ladder. The current ever-growing property prices can be intimidating and quite frankly, just plain scary, but if the proper precautions are taken it is well worth it and will without a doubt outclass any other kind of investment that you could make.

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Guide type: Property Investor

A First-Time Buyer's Guide to Luton

29 April 2016

If there are any first-time buyers out there who are struggling to whittle down the best locations in which to invest, Luton is somewhere that is seriously worth considering.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Canning Town Travel Connections

18 April 2016

The convenience and excellent connections that Canning Town station has to offer brings an average footfall of 8.71 million people per year, a figure which is due to increase significantly over the next five years due to major regeneration plans in the area.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Travel Connections in Luton

14 April 2016

Luton’s capacity for fast and easy outward-bound travel to London, across the country and beyond, is what makes this town so appealing to its residents, stapling its reputation as one of the top five most affordable commuter towns in England.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Buy-to-Let and Surviving the Tax Hike

14 April 2016

Stricter measures, including a 3% stamp duty add-on and tax relief deductions, were introduced in George Osborne’s Summer Budget last year, altering the dynamics of the Buy-to-Let market. As changes are beginning to take effect, we explain what to expect and how to adapt to the new property climate.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Why Luton is a Wise Buy-to-Let Investment

13 April 2016

One of the biggest predicted hotspots outside of London for commuters is Luton in Bedfordshire. Over the last year, rents have been growing faster than any other location surrounding the captial. Luton could be the perfect place for property investment as the rental potential and prospect of capital growth is looking promising for the future.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Where to Buy: Regeneration Hotspots of 2016

13 April 2016

With residential hotspots steadily merging outwards towards Zones 2-4, buying in to areas of regeneration is fast-becoming the new norm on the London property market, attracting Buy-to-Let investors and first-time buyers alike.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

How to Run a Successful Buy-to-Let Business

12 April 2016

The term ‘mega-landlords’ is one that is being used more frequently nowadays, as the number of people leaving their typical jobs to become a professional landlord is a path that many are choosing to take.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Community Life in Luton

01 April 2016

A strong, connected and vibrant community culture is always on the wish-list for those moving into a new area, and Luton is sure not to disappoint. Whether its cultural events, theatre shows or educational activities you’re after, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Luton, Bedfordshire LU

31 March 2016

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, or a buy-to-let landlord looking to invest in a property with a strong rental catchment, then Luton is the place to look out for. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about living in Luton, from soaking up the charming culture to reaping the benefits from the excellent transport links.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Luton’s Big Business Appeal

24 March 2016

Home to the UK’s fourth largest international airport and boasting a flourishing economy with an ever-expanding business population, Luton is one of the most productive towns in the UK – most prominently known for its significance in the motor, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries.

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Hotel-Style Developments Rule London

24 March 2016

Tastes have changed when it comes to buying property as wealthy buyers no longer desire large houses in the countryside with winding staircases and acres of land, they are after lavish London pads with stylish interiors, hotel-style facilities and incomparable city views.

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Things to Do in London with the Family

24 March 2016

The extensive choice of things to do in London can sometimes be overwhelming if you do not know where to start, but this guide will narrow down the best things to keep you and your family entertained during a visit to the city.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

The Rise of Commuter Towns

23 March 2016

The spotlight on commuter hotspots is continually emerging and the popularity of living in some of London’s commuter belts is rising at a fast pace as London’s property prices carry on soaring.

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Literary London

17 March 2016

From Shakespeare to Dickens, and Keats to Hardy, the capital is abundant with opportunities to explore its scholarly past. Take a look at writers’ hideouts, age-old watering holes and today’s must-see attractions for the dedicated bookworm with this extensive guide to literary London.

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The Regeneration of Canning Town

14 March 2016

Learn about why the East London location of Canning Town is anticipated to make a new reputation for itself as a property investment hotspot.

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London Ranked the World’s Most Innovative City

14 March 2016

Having already been deemed a world city and a Super City, London has been ranked as the most innovative city for the second year in a row, making it very clear that the capital’s immense presence on the global stage is only set to gravitate towards further success.

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A Spotlight on Shakespeare Hotspots in London

14 March 2016

If you want a hearty helping of Shakespearean culture, honour his legacy by visiting some of these fantastic offerings showcased throughout London.

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Living in Stratford, London E20

14 March 2016

Home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, Stratford is fast-becoming the residential district of the East and one of the London’s most desirable destinations for retail, culture and entertainment.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Investing in Property – Crossrail Hotspots

14 March 2016

At Galliard Homes we recognise the regeneration potential of Crossrail areas and their ability to act as a catalyst for greater capital growth. Read our guide on Crossrail property hotspots and discover key areas for property investment.

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Living in King's Cross, London N1

14 March 2016

King’s Cross has evolved over recent years and is now a popular creative district that is full of culture and nightlife hotspots, plus it boasts excellent educational establishments, making it a desirable place for investors and students alike.

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Shoreditch Old and New

24 February 2016

Between the young and hip Shoreditch crowd, eclectic fashion trends and cool contemporary restaurants, is a rich history that adds an extra touch of character to this East London location.

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A Guide to Pubs in Fitzrovia

24 February 2016

After a long day manoeuvring around the busy West End streets or a tiring day at the office, nothing beats an evening relaxing in your favourite pub.

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Living in Knightsbridge, London SW1X

24 February 2016

Lying along the south side of London’s esteemed Hyde Park, neighbouring illustrious Belgravia to the east and South Kensington’s museum quarter to the west, Knightsbridge is, without a doubt, the crown jewel of residential districts.

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City Professionals Head to Clapham

24 February 2016

City professionals and ambitious twenty-somethings are heading to the bustling urban district of Clapham in South West London for their fill of an upbeat, sociable lifestyle, convenience to the rest of the capital, and affordable prospects for climbing the property ladder.

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Living in Mayfair, London W1

15 February 2016

Declared as one of the most prestigious areas in London, Mayfair is home to a fine diversity of cuisine, glamorous fashion shops and clubs that will make nights out in London extra special and unforgettable. This guide will offer everything you need to to know to discover the magic of Mayfair.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Investing in Student Housing

15 February 2016

For the UK as a whole, investment in student housing surged from a net worth of £500 million in 2010 to £3.8 billion over the first half of 2015, with £1.5 billion being exclusive to London; paving the way for an exciting, prosperous future in the years ahead.

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North London's Creative Scene

15 February 2016

It is no secret that the West End is famed for its impressive assortment of contemporary art galleries and unforgettable theatre performances, but it would seem that North London is the new hotspot for creativity.

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The ‘Crossrail Effect’ Comes to Slough

15 February 2016

It is estimated that Crossrail will bring an impressive 1.5 million people within a 45 minute commute of London, and as Slough’s population is set to increase by 18,154 in the next four years, there is no doubt that this figure will accelerate and add to the residential appeal of the area.

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A Spotlight on London's 'Theatreland'

15 February 2016

Who does not love a good trip to the theatre? The music, the costumes and the atmosphere make for an unforgettable evening of exceptional British culture, and what better place to experience such talent and magnificence than London’s West End?

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Living in Belsize Park, London NW3

02 February 2016

With affluent Hampstead to the north and the bustling cultural centre, Camden Town, in the south, Belsize Park is perfectly placed for those looking to embrace an indulgent residential experience in an area bursting with beauty and grandeur.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Why Clapham is the Best Place to Live in London

21 January 2016

It's official! Clapham has been voted the best place to live in London, so whether you are a young ambitious professional or a home bird, this London location will undoubtedly suit you.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Buy-to-Let in Haywards Heath

20 January 2016

With a population of circa 29,000 and rising, the West Sussex town of Haywards Heath is a firm favourite with both growing families and young professionals looking for affordability outside of the capital, without compromising on key area features such as transport facilities, local amenities, parks and schools.

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London's Super City Status

20 January 2016

From World City to Super City, London's prestigious reputation is only increasing and it is not hard to see why. Read this to find out more about London's Super City status.

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Property Spotlight: The Prime Commuter Town of Haywards Heath

18 January 2016

The list of benefits when living in Haywards Heath is endless; Haywards Heath railway station is one of the biggest assets and in the area and is something that commuters are tempted by as journeys into London take just over 40 minutes.

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Tech Companies at Old Street

18 January 2016

East London’s Tech City is a cluster of technology companies stretching from Old Street roundabout, also known as Silicon Roundabout, to the Olympic Village in Stratford. It is the third largest technology start-up cluster in the world after San Francisco and New York City.

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A New Phase of Regeneration for Surrey Quays

14 January 2016

Surrey Quays, situated within the London Borough of Southwark, has become one of the most desirable residential locations in the Docklands, combining tranquil, nautical living with city luxury and convenience.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16

14 January 2016

Picturesque scenery, a pleasant community atmosphere and incomparable travel connections into the city are just a few things to expect when living in Haywards Heath. Labelled as a prime commuter belt, a property in this area is an investment opportunity that should be seriously considered.

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Why Surrey Quays Appeals to Everyone

11 January 2016

Surrey Quays could quite possibly be one of the most versatile locations in London, boating facilities and features that will appeal to everyone. Young professionals, families and first-time buyers will not be disappointed by the wonders that Surrey Quays has to offer.

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Guide type: Property Investor

London Docklands and the Property Market Boom

11 January 2016

It is not a secret that London's Docklands has gained a new lease of life over the last decade; read all about the recent property market boom within the area and learn why the Docklands is the place to watch out for.

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Londoners Crave Homes Closer to the Office

11 January 2016

A long day at the office followed by a long-winded journey back home – no doubt muscling through heaving Tube stations and mastering the art of falling asleep whilst standing – is not at the top of anyone’s wish list. City workers are instead looking for somewhere they can live, work and play all within the same proximity.

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Living in Hampstead, London NW3

11 January 2016

The Hampstead Village postcode has been home to more millionaires than any other location in London, with its perfect mix of country expanses and luxurious city amenities ranging from artisan cafés, international restaurants and bohemian Camden markets.

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A Master Plan for Canada Water

23 December 2015

The Canada Water Master Plan, headed by British Land and Southwark Council, is set to transform the area into a landmark destination with a brand new town centre, making it a hub for the local community with a variety of stores, restaurants, cafes and green spaces to enhance the location’s leisure and entertainment appeal.

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10 Facts and Figures About Slough

16 December 2015

Read more to find out 10 interesting facts and figures about Slough that you never knew about before.

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Companies Migrating to South East London

14 December 2015

South East London is increasingly becoming a coveted commercial landmark with more and more businesses looking to anchor their headquarters in this thriving, regenerated area.

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London’s Coveted Primrose Hill

14 December 2015

Primrose Hill is a charming destination brimming with quaint boutiques and chic restaurants and bars, making it a magnet for media personalities and some of London’s most affluent residents.

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The Perks of Waterside Living

14 December 2015

With improved transport connections and vibrant areas of regeneration blossoming across the Docklands, more and more people are looking to claim their portion of the 215-mile-long River Thames as the backdrop to their luxury nautical home.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Surrey Quays vs. Wapping

10 December 2015

Surrey Quays or Wapping? Having troubles deciding between each of these luxury London Docklands locations? This guide will help you see which is the best option for you.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Blackheath, London SE3

03 December 2015

Boasting more than 200 acres of leafy countryside, Blackheath holds one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London, located just south of the Thames and world-renowned financial district, Canary Wharf.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Why Slough is the Next Property Hotspot

30 November 2015

With Crossrail, Western Rail Access to Heathrow (WRAtH) and regeneration worth £1 billion planned over the next 25 years for Slough, this thriving new property hotspot promises lucrative investments.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Rise of Boutique Developments in London

30 November 2015

The new trend when it comes to property in London is unmistakably boutique developments; learn all about what to expect from boutique developments and the fantastic selection that Galliard Homes has to offer in London.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Benefits of Property Investment in South London

27 November 2015

The list of advantages about investing in South London is endless; Galliard Homes is proud to present a number of impressive developments in various areas throughout South London and this guide will tell you everything you need to know about why they are property investment opportunities not to be missed.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Zone 2 Property Price Growth Promise

25 November 2015

London’s owner-occupiers and investors looking for fantastic value accompanied by regenerative appeal should no doubt opt for Zone 2 destinations, which will more than likely pay dividends later on with the likes of Crossrail driving their success forward.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Surrey Quays, London SE16

24 November 2015

Surrey Quays is a perfect location for young professionals looking for a quick commute into the City and young families who want a peaceful riverside lifestyle. The area is now in its second phase of regeneration and is set to become one of London's most in demand hotspots.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Global Powerhouses Relocate to North London

24 November 2015

London has now surpassed other city giants such as New York and Hong Kong in the Prime property league and is now also home to more than 40% of the globe's biggest companies, with the north of the capital certainly proving to be a popular destination.

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Living in Slough, Berkshire SL1

20 November 2015

Boasting expansive green spaces and picturesque waterways Slough is a melting pot of cultural and historical venues, with the likes of Windsor and Eton just a few miles away.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The Premium Potential of London’s Penthouses

13 November 2015

In today’s London property market, penthouses are the ultimate symbol of opulent living and have huge investment potential as their popularity continues to skyrocket.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Wapping Nightlife

12 November 2015

If you are looking for a new hip and happening place for a good night out in London, then look no further than the riverside location of Wapping in East London.

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Guide type: Area Guide

The Regeneration of the Leegate Centre

11 November 2015

The Leegate Shopping Centre in Lee Green could be underway to receive a massive transformation that is predicted to change the face of the entire area for the better. Read this to learn all about the submitted plans and progress in the making.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Euston, London NW1

11 November 2015

Set in the bustling eclectic cultural hub of Camden, centred around the UK's fifth largest train station, Euston is alive with opportunity and filled with a variety of eccentric treats to satisfy your curiosity.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Aldgate, London E1

09 November 2015

A rich history lies within the walls of Aldgate, giving it a charming atmosphere that keeps people coming back for more. Full of relaxed pubs, bustling bars and exciting culture, this area of East London is a great place to visit, live in and play.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Colindale, London NW9

09 November 2015

Colindale in North London is an up-and-coming hotspot that is one to watch for investors and first-time buyers. Explore Colindale and everything it has to offer in this insightful area guide.

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Fitzrovia Blue Plaque Tour

02 November 2015

Fitzrovia has been home to many historical members of society including British playwrights, musicians and poets and has become known for its bohemian history.

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Hounslow: A Charming Place to Call Home

30 October 2015

Hounslow’s thriving community, excellent transport links and revitalised High Street, complemented by beautiful parks and green gardens dotted across the area, all add to the convenient and comfortable living experience of this vibrant West London location.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Buy-to-Let Boom

30 October 2015

Learn about the recent Buy-to-Let boom that has recently blossomed in London and find out more about Galliard developments that are perfect for a Buy-to-Let investment.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Greenwich, London SE10

30 October 2015

Home to architectural spectacles from palaces to landscaped pastures, set against the exquisite backdrop of the River Thames, Greenwich exudes elegance and refinement for a truly indulgent experience, whether you’re just visiting or planning on a permanent move.

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Why Blackheath is the Ideal City Suburb

30 October 2015

Neatly bordering London’s historic centrepiece, Greenwich, Blackheath is a peaceful pocket of green space bursting with village charm less than a 30 minute commute from the fast-paced buzz of the City and Canary Wharf.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Hayes, London UB3

30 October 2015

This peripheral West London town is a prime commuter catchment, bursting with history and an abundance of green space - ideal for those looking to embrace a laid-back suburban culture with easy access into the city.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Top London Locations for First-Time Buyers

23 October 2015

Buying you first home does not have to be as difficult as you think; this guide will help you on your way to deciding which London location is the best choice for you and your new home.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Lewisham, London SE13

21 October 2015

This guide will tell you about all of the hotspots and places that you must visit when in Lewisham. Discover the greenery and the inviting community and learn about why Lewisham would be a great place to live and visit.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Soaring Property Profits Thanks to London Overground

20 October 2015

With easier, faster and more comfortable journeys from London Overground stations comes an increase in property prices and the desirability to venture out of the centre - fantastic news for prospective investors.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Hounslow’s Growing Investment Potential

14 October 2015

Hounslow’s reputation as a commercial base, transport hub and residential hotspot is set to soar with Crossrail’s anticipated completion in 2018, Heathrow’s expansion and regenerative developments to the town centre.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Hounslow, London TW3

09 October 2015

Boasting exceptional transport connections and a booming town centre, Hounslow is perfect for modern living in a thriving West London community.

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Living in Bloomsbury, London W1

08 October 2015

Bloomsbury’s reputation precedes itself as one of London’s most fashionable residential areas, with culture, history and artistry around every corner.

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History of The Curtain Theatre

08 October 2015

Dating back more than 400 years, eager theatregoers flocked to Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre to see the first performances of plays now considered to be the timeless hallmarks of British culture and international literature.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Wapping: A Luxury London Docklands Hotspot

08 October 2015

Offering exceptional riverside living with easy access to the City, and anticipated projects such as Crossrail adding to its appeal, Wapping is set to become the Dockland's new luxury hotspot, promising to be a fantastic residential investment.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Whitechapel, London E1

06 October 2015

Whitechapel is a vibrant and bustling area in East London that is the place to go if you are looking for tasty food and a slice of exuberant culture. Find out everything there is to know about living in Whitechapel here.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Things to Do in Shoreditch

04 October 2015

Shoreditch is full of a variety of things to do, but which of these things are really worth it and will keep you coming back for more? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the best things to do in Shoreditch.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Property Investment Opportunities in East London

02 October 2015

East London is on the rise and is transforming rapidly. This guide will let you into the best property investment opportunities in East London and what makes them so outstanding.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living in Hoxton, London N1

30 September 2015

The exuberant and energetic atmosphere that Hoxton has to offer is incomparable; full of bars and restaurants that everybody must try and even a few hidden retail gems that are favoured amongst the celebrities. When in Hoxton there is always something to do to keep occupied, whether it be shopping, eating or a gallery visit.

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Living in Shoreditch, London EC2

30 September 2015

Located in the London Borough of Hackney, to the north of the City of London, Shoreditch is the epitome of urban cool; packed with trendy cocktail bars, gastro eateries, cultural delights, and quirky markets.

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Luxury Apartments in W1

29 September 2015

With culture, class and charm around every corner, the W1 postcode is London’s most desirable residential hotspot, with an elite range of luxury apartments available from Galliard Homes.

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Guide type: Area Guide

The Silicon Roundabout Regeneration

29 September 2015

London's digital technology sector is about to increase even more thanks to the Silicon Roundabout regeneration. Discover the benefits of the transformation and the advantages that it will bring to the area.

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Guide type: Property Investor

The City of London's Growth Will Outstrip the Rest of the UK

29 September 2015

The City of London is the host of various highly anticipated regeneration programmes which is due to cause an impressive growth to the economy as a result of new property and business opportunities. Read this and find out why London's growth is due to outstrip the rest of the country.

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Crossrail at Liverpool Street

24 September 2015

From 2019, Crossrail is set to slash journey times across London, as a result planned station and connection improvements at Liverpool Street are already having major effects on development in the surrounding area.

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Things to Do at Liverpool Street

24 September 2015

Liverpool Street is a vibrant area in the heart of the City and has everything you could possibly want all in one place, from unbeatable travel connections to delicious restaurants.

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Clapham Through the Years

24 September 2015

Clapham is becoming an increasingly popular place to live in London and behind this area's vibrant character lies an extremely rich history. Learn more about Clapham about why it is an excellent place to invest in London.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Places to Eat in Fitzrovia

21 September 2015

Fitzrovia may be known for its creative community but in fact, it also is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Whether you fancy fine dining or a good old English pub, the streets of Fitzrovia are sure to have something to tempt you.

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Crossrail Initiates the Growth of Fitzrovia

21 September 2015

Crossrail is planned to open in 2018, creating quick and simple links throughout London. Leading up to the opening of Crossrail, redevelopment has begun in areas of London to create new office and retail spaces next to the new stations.

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The Best Restaurants in Shoreditch

21 September 2015

Shoreditch is a go-to spot for foodies, it’s home to a wide range of eateries, from upmarket restaurants, to cheap bites and trendy pop-ups. Here’s our restaurant guide to the best places to eat in Shoreditch.

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Guide type: Area Guide

What to Find on Shoreditch High Street

20 September 2015

This guide will give you information about some of the best spots on Shoreditch High Street. Here, you will find everything at your fingertips; the railway station, an abundance of bars and restaurants and luxury developments just a stone's throw away.

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What Makes An Area in London ‘Prime’?

18 September 2015

Central London is known for its perfect location and luxury living resulting in areas to be considered as ‘Prime locations.’ Prime London locations have certainly expanded as once only four locations were considered to be Prime including Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and St James.

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The Art Scene in Fitzrovia

17 September 2015

Learn and understand why Fitzrovia is considered to be the creative hub of the city. This impressive array of art galleries and museums will inspire anyone and everyone to release their inner artist.

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Something for Everyone in Shoreditch

13 September 2015

Shoreditch is full of galleries, art, good food and hidden bars and has become a focal part of London’s night-time economy, with a diverse character and true international presence.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Culture in Shoreditch

12 September 2015

A guide to the culture in Shoreditch where you can lose yourself in the artistic creations in the area and tantalise those tastebuds by just reading about the variety of food that is on offer.

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Top Universities in London

08 September 2015

Amongst the popular cultural attractions, fine dining and global business headquarters are an impressive selection of top universities, not only in the UK but in the world. This guide will answer all of your questions about these prestigious establishments and let you know about some luxury properties that are conveniently close by.

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Rental Yields in the City of London

08 September 2015

Across the last few decades, Buy-To-Let has grown into a self-managing business, becoming so popular that the property world has exploded with the search for locations best suited for Buy-To-Let investors. Take a look at the rental yields you can expect from investing in the City of London.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Why is Fitzrovia So Fashionable?

04 September 2015

So, why is Fitzrovia known as one of the most fashionable and trendy districts in London. Explore the most unique boutiques, stylish people and sleek properties in this area of London and appreciate the fashion culture that Fitzrovia has to offer.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Shoreditch Nightlife

04 September 2015

Shoreditch nightlife has a vast array of options from bars to clubs and exclusive cinema screenings, offering choice locations for any night out. Read our guide to discover exactly where you should visit London’s varied, urban melting pot of culture.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Why is Fitzrovia the Next Prime Location?

01 September 2015

Find out why Fitzrovia is the new Prime location in London, why it is a strong investment opportunity and how it is catching up with its prestigious neighbours including Marylebone and Mayfair.

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East London V. West London

30 August 2015

Deciding where to live in London can be tricky, though inevitably you will end up claiming that your area is the best. To ensure that your statement rings true, this article will outline the rise and fall of contrasting locations in London and where is ideal for you to choose to establish roots.

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Shoreditch – The Exclusive Fashion Destination

28 August 2015

The streets of Shoreditch are painted with edgy graffiti designs and artistic vibes fill the stores providing a unique shopping experience to contend with the busy streets of the West End.

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The Fitzrovia Partnership

28 August 2015

Fitzrovia has always been a choice location for homeowners and investors within London, offering a great mix of things to do and see. In recent years it has climbed back up the property ladder with the aid of The Fitzrovia Partnership.

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Living in Deptford, London SE8

28 August 2015

Deptford has been highlighted as a true up-and-coming area with some even claiming that Deptford is the new Dalston; whilst you may be skeptical there is evidence to support this claim.

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Living in Bow, London E3

28 August 2015

Bow is an area which has undergone much regeneration in the last half a decade, ensuring that it now sits prominently in the mind of the property developer. It provides an exclusive opportunity for investors offering a guaranteed high rental yield and capital growth.

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Guide type: Property Investor

10 Reasons to Invest in the City of London

27 August 2015

Discover the top 10 reasons why the City of London is worth investing in. Learn all of the facts and figures and discover why St Mary at Hill by Galliard Homes is an incredible investment opportunity.

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Guide type: Area Guide

London's Royal Parks

27 August 2015

The Royal Parks are some of London's most treasured destinations for both locals and tourists. In addition to being so close to many of Galliard Homes' remarkable developments find out what else makes these parks so admirable.

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Guide type: Area Guide

The City Fringe

26 August 2015

An overview of the City Fringe and everything in it; learn what it is like to live and work in the City Fringe and explore how this area will benefit from the regeneration plans that will be complete in the near future.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Living on the Strand, London WC2

24 August 2015

The Strand is an area of London which combines business, residential, commercial and cultural schemes and offers the visitor a plethora of history and culture to indulge in.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Spotlight on Marylebone W1 Properties

21 August 2015

The spotlight on property is constantly changing its focus; however the W1 postcode has always maintained an element of desirability. Marylebone itself has recently spiked as a striking location for property development and this focus can be broken down into what defines a property spotlight…

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Property Price Growth in the City of London

20 August 2015

Discover all of the reasons why property prices in the City of London are on the rise and learn why it is one of the best places to invest in London.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Marylebone is the New Mayfair

17 August 2015

Marylebone has risen up the property ladder in recent years offering the Mayfair lifestyle for a lower price as the investor value of this zone steadily increases. Read on to see why we class Marylebone as the new Mayfair...

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The History of Hanway Street

17 August 2015

Hanway Street is a little known historic street immediately behind Tottenham Court Road. Utterly steeped in history, the winding thoroughfare’s history can be traced back to the days of Henry VIII and actually pre-dates much of the grander roads in the area.

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The Owners of Marylebone

17 August 2015

A full guide that will allow you to get to know the owners of Marylebone and why they bring such charm and personality to the area and have made it the renowned area that it is today.

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Property Investment Opportunities in the West End

17 August 2015

The West End is full of advantages from the highly anticipated introduction on Crossrail in 2018, to the never ending shopping and dining choice. This is the place to look if luxury apartments is what you are after and Galliard Homes have got you covered with developments such as The Chilterns and Hanway Gardens.

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Guide type: Area Guide

The Rise of Fitzrovia

14 August 2015

Fitzrovia sits between the classic streets of Marylebone and Soho and is perfectly located with easy access to many West End hotspots including Tottenham Court Road, which along with the introduction of Crossrail is undergoing a huge regeneration.

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Guide type: Area Guide

The Old and New Meet at Fitzrovia

12 August 2015

Discover all that there is to know about how Fitzrovia has become was it is today. Learn everything about how old meets new and all of the features that make this area such an attractive and charming place to live in London.

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Guide type: Area Guide

Regent's Park: Local Area

11 August 2015

Regent's Park, home to many of London's iconic landmarks and much of its culture, is closely revered by many. Discover how the history and local area only serve to enhance the reputation of this royal park and increase the desirability of living within the W1 postcode.

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Fine Dining and Café Culture in Marylebone

07 August 2015

A guide to the best cafés and restaurants in Marylebone; explore the most tongue tantalising menus and add these places to your list of places you must eat. Fine dining and café culture is one of Marylebone's best assets and everyone must experience it.

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The History of Shoreditch

06 August 2015

Shoreditch has a colourful history; read on to discover how the area has been cultivated to offer the cultural City Fringe lifestyle you can experience today.

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Luxury Apartments in Marylebone

04 August 2015

Marylebone offers some of the best luxury apartments around and this article tells you all you need to know about that famous Marylebone charm and appeal.

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Who Lives in Marylebone?

28 July 2015

Marylebone is quiet and cultured, yet only minutes from lively Oxford Street and with unparalleled travel connections. Residents can enjoy easy access to vast green space as well as a plethora of leisure and retail facilities on picturesque Marylebone High Street.

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Marylebone in Figures

28 July 2015

Look no further for all the facts and figures that makes Marylebone what it is today. Find out facts about the underground stations, hotels, tourists and so much more.

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Things To Do in Fitzrovia

28 July 2015

Fitzrovia has become home to 8,000 residents including many commercial premises, medical and educational facilities. Fitzrovia has a variety of enticing attributes including fantastic shopping, art and the yearly community-driven Fitzrovia festival.

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Live a Life of Luxury in Marylebone

27 July 2015

As one of London's most affluent and prestigious areas, Marylebone offers true luxury living in the West End.

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Marylebone Through the Years

27 July 2015

There is so much more to Marylebone than luxury shops and hotels, this area is actually full of a rich history that give the location so much culture and allow us to appreciate that prestigious place that it is today.

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Living in Bishopsgate, London EC2

23 July 2015

Bishopsgate is a thriving area in the City of London that benefits from being neighbour to the hip area of Shoreditch. Learn everything there is to know about living in Bishopsgate, from the best restaurants to the best places to shop.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Marylebone's Rising Prime Central London Status

23 July 2015

There is no better time than now to invest in Marylebone as its Prime Central status is on the rise. Explore the splendours of Marylebone and why its prestige continues to grow.

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The History of Harley Street

22 July 2015

Ever wondered how Harley Street gained its famed name in the medical world? Uncover everything you need to know about the history of Harley Street and how its medical excellence evolved into what we all know it for today.

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The Chilterns Transport

22 July 2015

Located in the heart of Marylebone, The Chilterns sits amidst todays vast public transport network, offering easy access to the London Underground, National Rail, Eurostar and various London airports.

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Living in Fitzrovia, London W1

21 July 2015

A hidden gem that sits between affluent Marylebone and stylish Bloomsbury; Fitzrovia is an historic part of London's West End, bursting with art and culture. Read our guide to learn all there is to know about this area and discover why it is a wise investment.

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Regenerating Fitzrovia

21 July 2015

Enclosed by Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street, Great Portland Street and Euston Road, Fitzrovia has a little bit of Soho, a little bit of Marylebone and a little bit of Bloomsbury, all of which it borders, but Fitzrovia W1 has long been overlooked in favour of its glossy neighbours. Until now…

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Living and Investing in Zone One

21 July 2015

Ever wondered whether or not investing in Zone 1 is the right choice for you? This article will tell you all you need to know about why living and investing in this area is second to none and well worth it.

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Living in Wapping, London E1W

15 July 2015

A guide to Wapping and everything you need to know about the area; where to eat, where to visit and much more. Discover why Wapping is such a superb residential area and why it is the right choice for an investment.

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5 Reasons to Live in Marylebone

15 July 2015

The reasons why Marylebone is a fantastic place to live in London are endless; here we pick 5 of the best reasons.

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London’s West End: Ultimate Shopping Experience

13 July 2015

London’s West End is world-renowned for its luxurious shopping options. From the hundreds of designer and high street brands on offer on Oxford Street to the chic, independent boutiques in Marylebone, shoppers are truly spoilt for choice.

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Living in The Royal Docks, London E16

07 July 2015

The Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock make up the Royal Docks in East London. Plans have been put in place for ABP London to transform Royal Albert Dock into London’s next big financial district.

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Living on Old Street, London EC1

29 June 2015

Shoreditch has become well known for its street art and designs which has established Shoreditch as the centre of the art world.

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Living in the City, London EC

26 June 2015

This guide is full of the important information about what living in the City of London is really like. Learn everything there is to know about where the best restaurants are, discover tranquil parks and the best cultural places to visit.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Canary Wharf & Docklands Property Development

24 June 2015

Read about Galliard’s Docklands property development history and discover the investment potential of past and future Docklands developments.

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Travel Connections at Canary Wharf

24 June 2015

Harbour Central will be within 10 minutes’ walk of Canary Wharf's most futuristic and sophisticated travel infrastructure and interchanges, integrating the DLR, Tube, Crossrail and Thames Clipper river bus services.

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20 Facts About Canary Wharf

24 June 2015

Here are 20 interesting facts about Canary Wharf that might make you look at London’s financial district in a whole new light.

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Docklands Leisure and Retail

24 June 2015

One of London’s biggest financial and commercial hubs, Canary Wharf is the centre of The Docklands. Previously known for being a fast-paced, hive of activity during the week but somewhat quieter at weekends, this area is rapidly changing and becoming an increasingly popular residential destination that buzzes all week through.

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Things to Do in Wapping, London E1

23 June 2015

Think you know everything there is to know about Wapping? Think again as this guide will help you uncover the cultural wonders that Wapping has to offer for you, your family and friends.

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Living in Marylebone, London W1

23 June 2015

Get to know how to live the high life with this guide to living in Marylebone. Luxury, style and elegance are just a few of the things that this area has to offer, make dreams become a reality in this lavish London location.

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Living in Clapham, London SW4

19 June 2015

All you need to know about living in Clapham, from where to go for the best food to exciting events that cannot be missed! Discover the exciting lifestyle that Clapham has to offer and understand why is has become one of the most sought after places to live in London.

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Living in Camden, London NW1

19 June 2015

If a unique and eccentric lifestyle is something that you desire, then this Camden area guide is a must-read and will help you on your way to decide that this is the location for you.

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Living on the South Bank, London SE1

19 June 2015

Explore the reasons why the South Bank is a great attraction in London. If excitement and culture is what you are after then this is the place to be, with entertainment for both adults and children, there is a reason why the Southbank is a favourite area amongst Londoners!

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Canary Wharf Becomes London’s Leading Technology Cluster

18 June 2015

In 2012 the Canary Wharf Group stimulated the shaping of future developments to encourage companies in growth sectors including technology to locate their companies in Canary Wharf

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Future Developments in the London Docklands

15 June 2015

Many upcoming projects will add to the current prestigious home and business offices on offer that enhance the lively and busy lifestyle of those living and working in the Docklands.

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10 Reasons to Invest in Canary Wharf

11 June 2015

Best known as the headquarters of London's global financial centre, Canary Wharf has become one of the capital’s most popular addresses for residential property investment. Here we list 10 of the most compelling reasons to invest in Canary Wharf.

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Galliard, London’s Docklands and Regeneration

11 June 2015

In the early 1990s Galliard Homes helped pioneer the regeneration of London’s Docklands.

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Living in Canary Wharf, London Docklands E14

10 June 2015

Over the past 30 years, the population of the Docklands has more than doubled, transport links have significantly improved and the area has become both a booming financial district and an increasingly popular area to live.

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Guide type: Property Investor

Property Investment Hotspots 2015 - Spotlight on E14

10 June 2015

The property spotlight is constantly changing its focus however, one area which has remained a constant for property investment is the London Docklands incorporating Canary Wharf. Read our guide to find out why we consider the London Docklands a major property investment hotspot for 2015.

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Property Investment in Riverside Locations

09 June 2015

Galliard Homes has a long established history of developing property in riverside locations which began in the 1990s following the revival of the London Docks. We have always regarded London’s riverside locations as key areas for capital growth and believe that such locales will forever attract homeowners and tenants.

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15 Reasons Why London is a World City

07 June 2015

London has been voted the most coveted place to live in the world, here are 15 reasons why the capital is classified as a world city.

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Wapping – The Ultimate Urban Village

04 June 2015

You’ll find Wapping, a village-like area steeped in maritime history, neatly perched atop river walls on the north eastern banks of the Thames, nestled between the river and what was once the London Dock. Conveniently located for easy access to the City and West End, the area has an abundance of retained character, charming cobbled streets and great selection of independent shops and eateries – it’s the ultimate urban village.

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Riverside Rental: Buy-to-Let in Wapping

22 May 2015

The current average London rental yield stands at 4.5%, yet Wapping is far outperforming this statistic; with impressive yields of up to 6.0% for a two bedroom apartment.

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Living in Regent's Park, London NW1

22 May 2015

Situated in the very centre of London, just north of Marylebone Road, Regent’s Park is a delightful and extensive area of parkland that brings welcome greenery to the northern part of the capital.

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Zone 3 Property Hotspots Tipped for Growth

30 April 2015

As property values continue to rocket at a phenomenal rate within the heart of the city, home buyers are instead heading out to the cheaper yet still convenient, neighbouring Zone 3.

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King's Cross Nightlife

29 April 2015

King's Cross may be best known for its landmark train stations, but with vast regeneration underway, the area has seen an influx of new restaurants, pubs and bars – making King's Cross a destination in its own right.

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London's Highest Property Price Rises

16 April 2015

New statistics from The Land Registry House Price Index have revealed that the average property price rise in London stands at a healthy 13%, with the average London house price at £463,872. As it stands, we at Galliard is developing 12 developments in 8 London boroughs that are performing above average in terms of like-for-like price rises.

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Travel Connections in Colindale

13 April 2015

Strategically situated in a prime commuter location, the Silver Works will benefit from a diverse transport infrastructure; with a range of connections delivering residents to principal destinations, including major London railway termini, world-class business districts and chief London airports.

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10 Reasons to Live in North London

09 April 2015

As one of the oldest and most culturally varied cities in the world, each corner of London provides something uniquely different to the others; find out what makes North London so inviting.

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Things to Do in London This Easter

02 April 2015

In celebration of the long Easter weekend (3-6 April), here at Galliard Homes, we’ve put together some of the best things to do in London.

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Out and About in North West London

30 March 2015

North West London offers a catalogue of things to do on a leisurely evening or weekend. Whether you are partial to taking a stroll through the rolling landscapes of Hampstead Heath, or inclined to perusing the stalls of Camden’s Stables Market, you will be truly spoilt for choice by the abundance of activities and attractions that North West London has to offer.

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Colindale’s Cosmopolitan Neighbours

23 March 2015

Colindale is part of the London Borough of Brent; a multi-cultural, young and family-friendly, outer London suburb. As well as benefitting from close proximity to Central London and the City; residents of NW9 are within a 10 minute drive of prestigious Mill Hill, diverse Edgware and lively Hendon.

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The Printworks – Perfect for First-Time Investors

19 March 2015

Here at Galliard Homes, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new apartment scheme in Oval, London. The Printworks development is ideal for first-time investors due to its pricing, anticipated yields and the buoyancy of the local lettings market.

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Regenerating Colindale

16 March 2015

With access to the City in just 20 minutes, great road connections and an abundance of open green space, Colindale is a North London suburb in NW9 primed for regeneration; and it seems that now its time has come.

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Getting onto the Property Ladder

16 March 2015

Established as the 11th most expensive city in the world, and with property prices at an all-time high, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that London is a costly place to live. We at Galliard Homes' are here to provide reassurance and opportunities for those searching for a starter home in London.

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North London Living - Parks

09 March 2015

There are many encouraging reasons for setting up home and buying a property in North London; for green outdoor living, here’s our top five parks in the North London area.

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Key Areas Along the Northern Line

05 March 2015

Here at Galliard Homes, we have a wide selection of developments' along the Northern line in key areas ranging from fantastic investments and prime regeneration hotspots to highly-coveted, landmark addresses.

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10 Reasons to Buy at Silver Works

03 March 2015

Step into a world of sophisticated style, sleek finishes and luxury specifications that can only come from London’s leading developer. Galliard Homes is proud to introduce the Silver Works in London's regenerating Colindale, NW9.

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Stockwell is Back in Fashion

26 February 2015

Situated in the London Borough of Lambeth, Stockwell is well on its way to becoming as trendy as its hip neighbour, Clapham. Once well-known for manufacturing; Stockwell is now an increasingly popular residential area in south London due to its excellent transport links and close proximity to Central London.

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5 Reasons to Study in London

19 February 2015

Galliard Homes explain why London is a fantastic place to be a university student.

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10 Reasons to Invest in Hayes

20 January 2015

A new regeneration hotspot; Galliard Homes assess 10 reasons why now is the time to invest n Hayes, and its not just because of the Crossrail!

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Luxury London Apartments are Hot Property!

31 July 2013

Since the 1960s, Central London prices have roughly doubled every eight years, a track record at least as good as gold.

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What is Property Investment?

27 June 2013

Property investment is big business, and, if done properly can quickly become highly lucrative. It involves the purchase of a property, typically one that is still being built, with a view to enhancing it and either selling it on or leasing it out in order to gain a return.

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London Property Investment Guide for Overseas Investors

27 June 2013

Considering property purchase in the UK or London? Find out all you need to know right here - your Galliard guide to buying a property in the UK

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Guide type: Buy-to-Let

Buy-to-Let Fundamentals

27 June 2013

Last year we ran some buy-to-let investment seminars in London. From the feedback received, it was clear that there is a big demand for advice on buy-to-lets from both first time investors and those looking to build their portfolios.

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Property Investor Guide for UK Residents

27 June 2013

As a property investor, you’ll know that your buying decisions depend on access to accurate and timely information about the property market - so welcome to this Galliard guide to successful property investment.

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