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Property: Where to live in London

Moving to London or looking for a new flat? Whether you're renting or buying, make your move less stressful with our guide to the bizarre world of the London housing market

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London's coolest Airbnb properties

Book yourself into one of these ridiculously swish pads

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Ten least affordable postcodes...

...and where to live instead

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London flats vs New York apartments

London's rental market has never been tougher. But are things any better across the pond?

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Ten weird London property ads

From awesome to awful to awful-er

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North vs South

Which side of the river should you live on? Find out here

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Your housemate horror stories

Stolen cheese, melted kettles and more wince-inducing tales of calamitous cohabitation

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Eight tips for first-time buyers in London

Times are tough, but not impossible – follow these pointers to make buying your first London home that little bit easier

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London area guides

Bermondsey

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Bethnal Green

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Borough

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Brixton

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City of London

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Clapham

Discover the best restaurants, pubs, bars and things to do in SW4 Bars and pubs in Clapham Loft Happily for SW4’s discerning drinkers, this first-floor bar is still missed by the party-hunting 20-year-olds who trawl Clapham High Street. The Loft’s savvy management has created an attractive bar from these spacious, slightly industrial surroundings, black chairs adding accents to the sturdy wooden flooring. Of the 30-odd cocktails, house mixes such as the Blueberry & Cranberry Collins (home-made blueberry gin, grapes, cranberry juice and soda water) and the Wonderfizz (Whitley Neill gin, pomegranate juice and home-made grenadine) stand out; other inventions include the Holy Stone Roller, with cranberry-infused bourbon, sarsparilla cordial and calvados. Bottled beers include imports such as Brahma, Paulaner and Brooklyn Lager, plus brews from Greenwich’s fast-expanding Meantime; tables around the corner accommodate diners tucking into a variety of gastropub-esque dishes. Bobbin In a quiet residential street not far from Clapham Common, Bobbin is an appealing neighbourhood gastropub. It has a changing rota of proper ales (perhaps St Austell Tribute or something from Sambrooks), good wines by the glass, a cosy front room, and an airy conservatory at the rear. The menu’s the main focus, with typical gastropub dishes done well. Our ribeye steak (£17.50) was well-hung, tender and grilled correctly rare as requested; the chips were of the chunky, skin-on type, and the salsa verde adde

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