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13/06/2017 - Live by the beach... in London! 13 Jun 2017
08/06/2017 - Election causing buyers and sellers to "wait and see" 08 Jun 2017
06/06/2017 - More lenders target small-deposit buyers, just as house prices slide 06 Jun 2017
02/06/2017 - House prices show longest sustained fall since 2009 crash 02 Jun 2017
01/06/2017 - Apps for surveyors: 2017 edition 01 Jun 2017
22/05/2017 - Conservatives plan to bring back Home Information Packs 22 May 2017
15/05/2017 - Revealed, the least affordable places in Britain to buy a property: 15 May 2017
08/05/2017 - House price growth stagnates in the UK, latest index shows 08 May 2017
06/04/2017 - Dramatic scene after house collapses in affluent street in Kingston 05 Apr 2017
28/03/2017 - Borrowers urged to fix their mortgage fast as rising inflation could soon spell the end of super low interest rates 28 Mar 2017
22/03/2017 - House prices see 1.3% monthly surge 22 Mar 2017
09/03/2017 - UK property market growth continues to rise modestly apart from in London 09 Mar 2017
24/02/2017 - House prices go potty! 24 Feb 2017
09/02/2017 - How the Government's Housing White Paper plans will affect you 09 Feb 2017
08/02/2017 - How to flood proof your home: We visit 'Resilient House' with latest defences to help protect against expensive water damage 08 Feb 2017
30/01/2017 - Homeowners taking advantage of cheap remortgage deals 30 Jan 2017
25/01/2017 - Analysis: Stamp duty is killing the housing market and harming the economy 25 Jan 2017
11/01/2017 - Mapped: Which London neighbourhoods have seen the biggest house prices rise since the crash? 11 Jan 2017
09/01/2017 - January sees largest fall in BTL products since 2009 09 Jan 2017
04/01/2017 - 'Thousands' of Starter Homes to be built in 2017 04 Jan 2017


11/01/2017 - Mapped: Which London neighbourhoods have seen the biggest house prices rise since the crash?

Property prices in south and east London have boomed since the last downturn, growing faster than anywhere else in the capital.

Herne Hill, a neighbourhood in south London near Brixton, which is known for its large park and lido, has had the highest growth in the country since the peak. New research by Knight Frank has found that property there has increased in value by 59.8pc since the first quarter of 2008, and the average home is worth £728,154.

Other postcodes where house prices have soared since the downturn include Homerton and Walthamstow in east London, and Brockley and Peckham in south London. 

The map below shows the areas in dark blue which have bounced back the most since the previous peak.

House prices across London are far higher than they were at the previous peak; in eight of the top 10 performing postcode districts in the capital, house prices have risen by more than 50pc since their previous market peaks. 

Tom Bill, head of London residential research at Knight Frank, said: “It may surprise some to know that house prices in parts of south-east London have grown by more than prime central London since 2008.

Post-crash hotspots: the areas of London that have rebounded the most since the previous peak



Price Growth %


Herne Hill






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South Tottenham





Land Registry Knight Frank

"While the safe haven appeal of prime central London meant prices grew strongly after the financial crisis, the regulatory landscape has since got tougher and growth of 32.7pc is exceeded by areas that include Herne Hill and Brockley.

"It is a similar story in other more affordable areas of east and north London, where strong demand has rippled outwards and, in many cases, driven a wider regeneration story.”

New website OneDome has created a mapping tool to help capital's house hunters who turn their sights further south and east to seek more affordability and space, by finding out more about a neighbourhood before moving there.

Enter any London postcode in the interactive widget below and it will reveal a wealth of data about that area, including crime statistics, proximity to amenities such as green spaces, supermarkets and schools, and how well connected it is.

Source: 11/01/2017