Breathe new life into your buy-to-let portfolio this weekend with a London property Easter hunt through the capital’s latest new developments.
Spring is an ideal time to make new investments and hop straight into the property market. And with London no longer driving house price growth throughout the UK, it really will be a buyers’ market this Easter.
There are many new build developments popping up across the capital, so we’ve picked out the best for you to view, alongside enjoying some family time at London’s best attractions.
So where should you look?
Southwark is a great place to start, thanks to its string of riverside attractions. Head over to County Hall, where the office of former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is part of a marketing suite for Thirty Casson Square at the Southbank Place development.
The range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments is named after Sir Hugh Casson, the late director of architecture for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Prices start at £750,000, while you can enjoy family fun at Shrek’s Adventure and the London Eye nearby.
After a day of strolling around the Tate Modern or Borough Market, take a look at the show home centre for three SE1 schemes by developer Crest.
These include Valentine Place, 42 flats and mews houses near the Old Vic theatre, with prices starting at £735,000, and Snowsfields Yard, 28 flats sitting in the shadow of The Shard, costing from £765,000.
City of London
Cross the iconic London Bridge into the City of London to visit The Stage, a 412-home development situated on the spot where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first performed.
Archaeological remains of the original stage will be encased in glass as part of a new heritage centre, which will include a 200-seat sunken amphitheatre. Show flats were designed by award-winning Nicola Fontanella and created in refurbished railway arches on the 1.2-acre site. Homes cost from £695,000.
Many house builders are collaborating with various companies to combine design and architecture. Some work with luxury brands, while others focus on high street chains and specialist local shops to provide homes where first time buyers can afford to get the look.
Furnishing store Heal’s has designed Scandinavian-style show homes at Woodberry Down, where new flats, starting at £465,000, overlook two reservoirs. Enjoy the sailing club and nature trail with your loved ones this Easter.