One of the main goals of Shared Ownership Week is to spread the word about the housing providers that are making home-buying more achievable and affordable. For while London remains a popular city to live in, actually getting on the property ladder in the capital can take years of saving.
You might think the best locations are out of your budget, but don’t give up your search just yet. At Legal & General Affordable Homes, you can discover your dream home, without moving miles away from the buzz of London. Here’s our pick of the four London property hotspots that you should know about – all available through Shared Ownership!
East River Wharf, East London E16 2AX
At East River Wharf, you can grab the chance to be part of the vibrant and diverse East London revival. Once the heart of the UK’s shipping industry, Royal Docks, which includes Royal Wharf, has thrived off the back of regeneration, with a commercial hub and a scenic waterfront location. And that’s not it – this new community will see an overall investment of £8bn, including a £600m upgrade to the Docklands Light Railway, and a new pedestrian bridge connecting Silvertown on the south side, so there is no better time to make this historic part of London, home.
Royal Docks also boasts a full table of cultural events, from jazz festivals and international food and drink events to the festival of architecture and abstract art shows – there’s something to suit a variety of tastes and palates.
From the comfort of your home at East River Wharf, you’ll benefit from a wide range of amenities including a spa, fitness studio, residents’ gym, concierge service and security. An The Sky Lounge, is an impressive 16th floor space where residents can meet and socialise while taking in spectacular views of the city skyline and the River Thames.
1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are on offer, starting from £96,875 for a minimum 25% share.
Acer Apartments, White City W12 7RQ
Right at the heart of Central London, Acer Apartments at White City offers beautifully designed affordable studio apartments. From a minimum 25% share of £126,250, you can look forward to luxury features like floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious sheltered balconies, and spectacular views of the London skyline.
From here, the city truly is your oyster – you’ll be nestled amongst prestigious postcodes such as Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington, with Bond Street and Oxford Circus less than 15 minutes away. With Westfield London and Imperial College London just around the corner, you can expect a community that is vibrant, diverse, and full of opportunity.
A minimum 25% share is available for £126,250 for a studio apartment and £177,500 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Trent Park, Enfield, EN4 0PS
Are you more drawn to nature? Welcome to Trent Park in Enfield. Quite literally set in the heart of the country park. Trent Park is a green oasis offering fantastic, uninterrupted views across the green space, as well as a golf course from the one and two-bedroom properties. Surrounded by 413 acres of parkland consisting of ancient woodlands, and natural grasslands dotted with lakes and ponds, you’ll get to explore Mother Nature on your doorstep as you take in the changing seasons. And with Cockfosters and Oakwood stations a short walk away, you can go from country to city living in a heartbeat.
A minimum 25% share is available for £110,625 for one-bed and £130,000 for a two-bedroom home.
The Moorings, Brentford, TW8 8FU
The Moorings at Brentford TW8 is situated in a prime location in Brentford Lock on the Grand Union Canal and is within close proximity of the waterfront and stunning parks, meaning residents won’t be short of outdoor space to unwind in. Immerse yourself in swathes of countryside as you stroll or cycle along Brentford Lock, or take a scenic trip to Syon Park. Venture out a bit further across the River Thames, and you can explore the celebrated Kew Gardens and Richmond Park. And should you favour a trip to the city centre, the one and two-bedroom homes at The Moorings can get you to central London in just over 30 minutes.
A minimum 25% share value, prices start at £131,250 for a two-bedroom home.
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