When we think of the most desirable places to live in our beloved capital, it is easy to overlook the East End of town.
West London is well known for its picturesque homes, and areas such as Kensington and Chelsea are considered some of London’s most desirable areas to buy property.
On the other side of the city, there are plenty of knockout homes that are just as stunning as any you’ll find in Kensington – if not even better!
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An up-and-coming area of London where you will be blown away by the dream combination of beautiful architecture and reasonable prices is London Fields in Hackney.
With independent cafes, stunning bars and a unique history, London Fields is known as one of the capital’s most fashionable areas.
The area, named after the scenic park it surrounds in south-central Hackney, is leafy and well-connected. London Fields Lido is right on your doorstep, and the trendy London Fields Brewery is waiting to welcome you for a pint.
You can also explore Broadway Market, a Victorian-style street market, or walk along Regent’s Canal and take in the sights.
The properties surrounding London Fields park are a mixture of flats, terraced and semi-detached Victorian properties.
Despite these homes having all the charm and character of houses in West London, the prices are nowhere near as high.
According to RightMove, to buy a flat in London Fields the average price is just under £600,000.
Terraced properties in the area sold for an average of £1,288,513 over the past year, with semi-detached properties fetching £1,322,844.
These house prices are over £3 million cheaper than the Kensington-based property averages.
Although these prices are extremely reasonable given the stylish nature of London Fields, the area is becoming more and more desirable and house prices went up by 8% last year.
Dexters, a popular estate agents with an expert branch in Hackney, has been matching Londoners with their dream homes for a number of years.
Director of Dexters’ Hackney branch Jodie Ryan said: “London Fields has been up and coming for a while now and this is reflected in the house prices which have also been rising. There are lots of incredible homes in this area and most are now going for more than £1000 per square foot.
“The area is very popular with the art crowd and we see lots of creatives and actors moving from west to east as there’s more to do here. Celebrities like Michael Fassbender, Will Young and Mick Jagger’s son have properties in the Fields.”
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Estate agents Dexters have a number of properties currently on the market ready to be snapped up in the London Fields area.
Currently, Dexters can provide you with a stylish two bedroom apartment on Martello Street, E8, for only £750,000.
If you’re looking for the perfect family home, Dexters are also selling an impressive seven bedroom Victorian terrace on Sandringham Road, E8, for a suprising £2.6 million.
If you’re looking for a beautiful new home in a warm, welcoming neighbourhood in the heart of East London, look no further. London fields may be just the place for you.
To browse even more Hackney properties, visit the Dexters website.
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