Sell your House Fast in London
National Homebuyers’ London division possess extensive knowledge of the property market in the capital and are expert London property buyers & are here to help you achieve a quick house sale in London.
National Homebuyers are the UK’s number one direct cash house buying company and we have been leading the quick sale property market in London for over ten years. We buy any house in London, regardless of condition or location and irrespective of your circumstances or reason for selling your home in London. We are therefore ideal if you are looking for a quick London house sale.
Our process takes all the hassle out of selling property in London. Following the provision of a fast, comprehensive, no obligation valuation of your property, we guarantee to make a genuine cash offer to buy your house in London quickly. As you can see, there is a reason why we are known for providing residents with a fast house sale in London.
If you want to sell property in London without all the stress and hassle normally associated with selling property in London, contact our London team on 08000 443 911, or Request a Call Back icons or fill out our online form to get your cash offer to buy your house in London.
Regardless of where your property is located we buy any house anywhere in the UK.
Not only is London the capital city and the most populous area in the country, it is one of the leading cities of the entire world. It is a megacity in every sense of the word.
With over 9 million inhabitants in the urban area, more than 13 million residents in the metropolitan borough and around 21 million citizens in the wider region, London is the most highly populated place in Europe and one of the most populous on the entire planet. It was the most populous city in the world until 1925, having held the title since 1831.
London is also the world’s most visited city and has the world’s largest city airport system, the biggest concentration of higher education centres in the world and the oldest underground rail system on Earth.
One of the world’s most important financial centres, London topped the Worldwide Centres of Commerce List in 2008 and has the largest economy of any urban centre in Europe, producing around 30% of the UK’s GDP.
The capital is also a leading world city in countless other aspects, being an important international centre of finance, commerce, culture, tourism, media, fashion, numerous professional services, research and development, education, healthcare, entertainment and transport.
It is also one of the world’s most multicultural cities, with over 300 languages spoken.
London has spawned so many icons that many have entered the collective consciousness to such an extent that they have become an almost unnoticeable part of the cultural fabric of the country. Beefeaters, black cabs, red double decker buses and red telephone boxes are just a few of the more famous examples.
Superlatives abound in any description of London and it is difficult to exaggerate its magnitude, importance and international prominence.
London House Prices
London has the highest average property prices in Europe and some of the highest in the entire world. The most recent quarterly figures show that, on average, property in central London costs an eye-watering £19,324 per ft².
Average prices across the capital have jumped 19% in the past year, while certain areas have seen prices go up considerably faster. Even this figure hides much of the house price escalation that has occurred in the capital recently. Last month’s figures, which were released before the Bank of England’s macroprudential polices and increasing anxiety over imminent interest rate rises took effect, showed that, year on year, average London house prices were rising by around 26%.
In Kensington and Chelsea, often referred to as ‘the richest borough in Europe’, the typical property will set house buyers back around £2m. In Lambeth house price inflation stands at 38%, while in Wandsworth and Waltham Forest people buying property are currently paying over 25% more to buy houses than they were this time last year.
London has been at the centre of the developing housing bubble that has drawn so much media attention of late. The Bank of England’s assortment of measures, increasingly tougher rhetoric from housing financial policymakers and the recent introduction of capital gains tax on foreign house buyers have all been introduced with the intention of cooling the market and allowing the housing bubble to deflate rather than burst.
The fact is, if the London housing bubble bursts, the entire UK housing market, and the wider economy itself, will be in serious trouble.
However the latest data shows that there has recently been a distinct drop in the level of demand for property in the capital, as well as a simultaneous increase in the supply of new housing stock entering the market, indicating the probability of an imminent and much needed realignment of the property market in London.
Given the size and status of London, it is unsurprising that the scope of development and regeneration currently ongoing in the city is extensive.
There are several proposed, ongoing or relatively recently completed developments contained within a 43 mile stretch of land known as the Thames Gateway.
An expansive plan to create 11,000 new homes in Barking Riverside, planned since 1994, will be enabled by an expansion of the London Overground system to provide the area with the requisite infrastructural access.
The long awaited and previously problematic redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, the large brick built building in Europe, is now currently underway in the guise of the Rafael Vinoly scheme, with Phase One of the project due for completion in 2017 and the first residential apartments having gone on sale last year.
The proposed £4.5 billion development of Brent Cross Cricklewood will see the construction of 7,500 new homes, 4,000,000 ft² of offices, 4 parks, a 592,000 ft² extension of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre and various communication improvements.
Phase One of an extensive redevelopment project at Canada Water was begun this year. The project involves the construction of new residential developments, cafés, restaurants and a new Kings College campus and the redevelopment of the shopping mall.
Canary Wharf has undergone immense redevelopment over the past few years and there are still a huge number of projects either planned or ongoing in the area. Projects under construction include the introduction of Baltimore Tower, which will become Canary Wharf’s tallest residential building, and plans in the pipeline include Columbus Tower, which will become the tallest tower in Canary Wharf and a number of projects centred primarily on Wood Wharf and North Quay, though much of the planned development in the area is on hold due to the ongoing Crossrail construction works.
Ground was broken last year on the £1bn Chelsea Waterfront project which will eventually see the construction of a huge mixed use development on the site of and adjacent to Lots Road Power Station, known colloquially as the ‘Chelsea Monster’.
The Olympic Village is currently being converted into a new residential quarter that will house thousands of new homes, gardens, parks and communal areas, a school, a health clinic and shops.
The Elephant & Castle is the centre of a proposed scheme to introduce £4bn worth of transport improvements that are largely aimed at improving cycle safety in the area. There are also plans to develop a number of homes, shops and local amenities in what will become the Latin American Quarter and a new leisure facility is currently under development and is due to be completed in 2015.
When completed Fitzroy Place will be a mix of offices, residential and commercial buildings covering almost 100,000 ft² of the former Middlesex Hospital site in Fitzrovia.
Seemingly perpetual works are ongoing across a 15 mile stretch of the Thames Gateway, which includes the Sustainable Industries Park at Dagenham Dock, as part of Boris Johnson’s flagship plans to create a Green Enterprise Zone in Greater London. The Crystal at Royal Victoria Dock, which opened in 2012, is one of the most emblematic aspects of the project already completed.
Just south of the O2 Arena, the Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) is an innovative, sustainable urban village being constructed as part of the regeneration of the immense East Greenwich Gas Works site. Designed to be environmentally friendly and using low energy construction techniques, the mixed-tenure residential development is due to be completed next year. The GMV is just part of the huge ongoing mesh of regeneration and redevelopment works ongoing in the Greenwich Peninsula.
A massive mixed use development comprising offices, homes, shops, hotels, leisure and community facilities, music venues, galleries, bars and restaurants is currently taking shape at King’s Cross Central. After ten years of planning and varying levels of controversy, the first phase of the development is now open to the public.
London City Island, or Blackwall Island, is a major mixed use development under construction in the Leymouth Peninsula, where the Lea meets the Thames at Bow Creek. A complex of office towers, apartment blocks, shops, restaurants, cafés, arts centre and galleries are in various phases of development at the site.
The Paddington Waterside project is an ongoing development scheme consisting of ten separate projects across a site roughly the size of Soho. More than £2bn has been spent on the project so far, with over 2,000,000 ft² of commercial space and 1,100 homes having already been completed and a further 1,200 homes and 1,400,000 ft² of commercial floorspace still in the pipeline.
Silvertown Quays is yet another development site encompassed by the Mayor of London’s ambitious Royal Docks regeneration scheme. The mixed use site is intended to provide 2,460,300 ft² of commercial and retail space and 1,361,000 ft² of residential space, as well as education, research and development centres and a series of innovative advertising pavilions in which resident companies will have the opportunity to showcase their products.
George Osborne’s most recent budget earmarked £150m to be invested in the regeneration of the country’s worst housing estates and the majority of this is expected to be spent on estates within the capital.
London Culture, Attractions & Things to Do
As has already been noted, London attracts more visitors annually than any other city on Earth. It probably goes without saying that there is lots to do for anyone visiting the capital. Again, it is heard to be hyperbolic when talking about London and ‘lots to do’ is such an understatement its almost painful.
While the top attractions in many cities can be exhaustively categorised and those in large towns can be adequately reviewed in articles such as this, any attempt to do either in relation to London would result in the creation of an incredibly lengthy piece of writing and very likely the stressed out resignation of the writer in question!
London has some of the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions in the world, including Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, Nelson’s Column, The Tower Bridge Experience, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The Tower of London, London Zoo, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Dungeon and the London Aquarium.
Boasting over 240 different museums, there is something for everyone right across the board. Tourists in the capital can view exhibitions on everything from textiles to toys to Egyptology. Some of the most notable museums located in the capital are The Natural History Museum, The British Museum, The Science Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
There is The National Portrait Gallery, The Queen’s Gallery, The Riverside Gallery or the Riesco Gallery. You could visit The Royal Academy of Arts or The Royal Academy of Music Museum, The Royal Air Force Museum or The Royal Botanic Gardens. There’s Shakespeare’s Globe, The Sherlock Holmes Museum and Benjamin Franklin House.
There are literally enough museums to keep you busy for a year! And that’s just the museums!
More into music than museums? Don’t fret. London is home to the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. There are a myriad of choirs, including London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Chorus, the London Chorus, London Voices, the Bach Choir, the Holst Singers and the choir of the English Concert.
Enough choice for you classical music fans? The next decision regards where to hear them? There’s The Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall and St John’s, Smith Square.
Opera buff? The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden houses both the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies. There is also the English National Opera. Opera Holland Park hosts opera events in the summer and there are numerous smaller freelance companies performing across the city at any given time.
If mainstream music is more your thing, as well as launching an almost uncountable number of internationally known musicians, from The Sex Pistols and The Who to Blur and Adele, London has also been the cradle for a number of musical genres, including garage, drum and bass and dubstep.
The city also has various live music venues, the most prominent of which are the O2 Arena, Shepherds Bush Empire, Brixton Academy, Hammersmith Apollo, Wembley Arena, The Marquee, The UCL Bloomsbury and the Royal Albert Hall. London is also the home of many major clubs, some of which, like Ministry of Sound, have developed beyond simply being enormous night time venues and have become international music franchises. The city also has the largest LGBT clubs in the country, including G-A-Y and Heaven.
There are forty major theatres in the capital, as well as a myriad of smaller venues throughout the city. The West End Theatre District, also known as ‘Theatreland’, shares with Broadway the distinction of being considered as the absolute height of theatrical production in the entire English speaking world. Around 15,000,000 people take in a West End show every year. There is also the National Theatre, The Globe, The Royal Court Theatre, The Old Vic, The Young Vic, and more fringe venues such as Battersea Arts Centre, The UCL Bloomsbury, The Place and Tricycle Theatre.
As well as the galleries already briefly referred to, there is the National Gallery, The Wallace Collection, the Courtauld Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, White Cube, the Saatchi Gallery and The ICA. Again, to name but a few.
In terms of sport, London has several football, cricket and rugby teams and The Boat Race and the Wimbledon tennis tournament are among the best known of the world famous sporting events hosted in the city.
There are numerous annual festivals and events in London, including the enormous New Year’s Day Parade, the London Marathon, Notting Hill Carnival, Trooping the Colour, The Chelsea Flower Show, The London Festival of Architecture, City of London Festival and The London Film Festival.
London has more restaurants per capita than anywhere in the country and is home to some of the finest and most famous eateries in the world. There are more pubs than even the most hardened drinker could crawl in a year, a host of clubs that cater to every possible taste, from jazz to grime and events for everyone from gamers to history buffs.
Quick House Sale London
National Homebuyers are the UK’s leading fast purchase property company and we are always looking to buy houses in London. We are ideal if you are looking for a quick house sale in London.
We buy any London home, regardless of the property’s condition or location and irrespective of your personal circumstances or reason for selling your home in London.
Unlike several other companies that buy houses in London, we are direct cash house buyers, meaning that you are assured of a quick house sale. National Homebuyers will buy your house in London chain, stress and hassle free.
So, if you are sitting there thinking I want to sell my house in London fast, then why not get in touch to see what we can do for you? We can offer a quick London house sale.
If you want to sell your home in London without all the stress and hassle normally associated with selling property in London, contact our London house buying team on 08000 443 911, or Request a Call Back or fill out our online form to get your cash offer to buy your house in London.