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Where to put the bike is a perennial problem for north London cyclists

What’s the biggest problem for north London cyclists? No, it’s not air pollution or left turning lorries but where to keep your bike when you’re not riding it. We round up the best solutions to avoid both theft and grazed shins from battling the bikes in a narrow period property hallway.

Cecile Park, N8, £2,200,000

Property in Hornsey has seen prices on an upward streak, turning attention on this once under the radar area.

The Rolling Stones moved out of their shared Chelsea flat in 1964, and drummer Charlie Watts rented a flat in Marylebone

A property has come on the market in Ivor Court, the mansion block that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts made his first home in

Hornsey church tower

Situated between Crouch End and Muswell Hill on one side, and Wood Green on the other, locals joke that Hornsey’s reputation as a ‘poor neighbour’ really depends which neighbour you’re comparing it to. Most agree that this Victorian suburb is a cosmopolitan area on the up, with a great sense of community and a wealth of independent cafes and shops.

The Bishops Avenue is gaining in popularity with residents once again as new apartment schemes tempt buyers

No longer a decaying repository for oil money, luxurious new serviced apartments are putting The Bishops Avenue back on the map and attracting local buyers back to the road along with the international crowd.

How to update your boiler and heating system. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Repair proof your central heating with these top tips to keep your boiler bubbling along nicely and avoid nasty surprises when a cold snap comes.

Prince Arthur Road, Hampstead Village, NW3, £3,750,000, Jonathan Arron, 020 7604 4611

You’d be a fool to buy a property just for summer – especially with all this June rain – but these properties with decking will see you through many an outdoor occasion.

Ben Relton, sales manager, Foxtons

West Hampstead sales manager Ben Relton is full of tasty tips for the local area.

Which dog breed will suit your household best is not all about size

North London’s myriad open spaces, from the doggie paradise of Hampstead Heath to street side cafes for lapdogs of luxury, offer options for dog owners with time to spare outside the house, but what about at home? We find the ultimate four-legged friend for each type of property.

Brae House, Stanmore Hill, HA7

Situated in one of Stanmore’s most sought-after locations, Brae House could be considered the perfect family home. Boasting exemplary design from a bygone era, this impressive detached residence is perfect for family living.

Lush lilac-coloured clematis flowers in bloom. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Do you have a tall space you’d like to fill with fragrant blooms? Or perhaps an eyesore you want to mask? The answer may be in a carefully chosen climbing plant, whether it’s roses around the door or velvet blue wisteria dripping from the house wall, fragrant sweet peas in a pot to enjoy as soon as you open the patio door or an arbour covered in the saucer-sized clematis blooms.

What is happening in the north London property market after Britain voted to leave the EU?

Multi-million pound sales to hedge funds, increased asking prices and on the day reductions how has the immediate aftermath of Brexit played out in the Hampstead property market?

Eastern Biological

Dubbed “horticultural hipsterville”, GROW London is back on Hampstead Heath with a brand new interiors offering. We preview the best of the new GROW Living display.

Top 3 properties in Little Venice

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Warrington Crescent W9, £2,500,000

Grand stucco-fronted houses and large Georgian and Victorian brick constructions line the wide streets of Little Venice.

The canal at Little Venice

The meeting point of the Regent’s Canal and the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal forms the central point for this charming London neighbourhood.

The house on Swains Lane was used as a backdrop in The Beatles ‘Mad Day Out’ photoshoot with war photographer Don McCullin

A house opposite Highgate cemetery, which was used as a backdrop in The Beatles ‘Mad Day Out’ photoshoot with war photographer Don McCullin is on the market for £3.45 million.

London is becoming cheaper for expatriate workers to live in as

London is becoming cheaper for expatriate workers to live in as “Brexit fears” fuel a slump in the pound, according to a global report.

Danielle Lester, Aston Chase

This Hampstead lettings negotiator has plenty of tips for letting your property - just make sure you tidy up before she comes round

Shepherds Hill, Highgate, N6, £2,999,950, Foxtons, 020 8432 4343

Off street parking is hot property in London, but these houses take it one step further. From car turntables to custom lifts these properties will put your parking space into top gear

Queen's Park Place, Queen's Park, NW6

An opportunity to acquire one of only two remaining penthouses in Queen’s Park Place with private outside space and underground parking.

Man of the house

Sunday, June 19, 2016
A Stressless James aluminium and leather recliner chair and footstool is available for the introductory price of £1,490 during June, from Wharfside. PA Photo/Handout

Men are showing more interest in decor , inspired by mid 20th century and industrial design

5 tips for planning a patio or deck

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Alterations being made to the outside decking area. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Use the long days and warm (hopefully) weather to plan and build your garden patio or decking.

In the bank: could a leave vote prompt financial services to relocate their global headquarters?

The lead up to the EU Referendum has dark clouds brewing over London, with experts predicting everything from economic shocks to the ‘Brexit bounce’. But are there even bigger storms coming?

Gardening behind bars

Friday, June 17, 2016
The Clink Gardens at HMP Send, Surrey. PA Photo/Nishi Sharma

For some time now we’ve all known that gardening is among the best pastimes for both physical and mental wellbeing – but it’s also being used to help rehabilitate prisoners and give them hope for the future.

Top 3 properties in Camden Town

Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Glass Building, Arlington Road, NW1, £1,325,000

Development of the area began in the late 18th century and continued through the Victorian era, accompanied by growing industry and infrastructure, including the Regent’s Canal in 1816. As a result there are several terraces from the era.

Camden Lock

Students, tourists and music fans flock to Camden Town for its rental property, markets and alternative heritage.

This ground floor flat on Heath Drive in Hampstead is on the market for the first time in 65 years

The entire house on Heath Drive, NW3, was bought in 1951 for £3,500. Now, 65 years later, the two-bedroom ground floor flat alone is on the market for £2.25million, 642 times the original price.

What should you buy for north London's dearest dad?

What to buy the man who has everything? It’s not as hard as you might think with our fathers’ day gift guide, which has been geographically targeted for north London dads.

London twentysomethings see more than half of their post-tax income swallowed up by rent

Twentysomething Londoners face seeing more than half of their post-tax income swallowed up by rent, a report has found.

Top 3 studio flats

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Randolph Street, Camden, NW1, £389,950, Goldschmidt and Howland, 020 7043 4433

Whether it’s a bachelor pad or a pied-à-terre, a studio flat ensures you have a little more room of your own than a pokey box room whilst remaining vaguely affordable. Here are three of the best studio flats currently on the north London property market

Amit Soni, Associate Director, Glentree

Family man Amit Soni on why he loves living in the Suburb, and why his dream home includes all the latest technology

Don't put your property on the market before the EU referendum

We have been marketing our large family house in Hampstead on and off for a couple of years because we are planning to downsize but haven’t found the right buyer at a suitable price. We are keen to move but worried about the current housing market and the impact of the EU referendum. Should we keep it on the market or give up on the idea of selling altogether?

Beaumont

A stunning new development of 25 two and three bedroom apartments, as well as 4 three-bedroom duplex apartments, have come to the market through new homes selling agents, Glentree International.

Soft hues, as featured in the LG Smart Garden, could catch on. PA Photo/Hannah Stephenson

Subtle planting, soft blue, gentle pinks and white palettes, plus a focus on naturalistic designs and a strong health and wellbeing message formed a big part of Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Gold and black make a contrast on a white wall, from an image in White Rooms, by David Harrison and Karen McCartney, published by Penguin Lantern. PA Photo/Penguin Lantern

Colour may be cool currently – but if you prefer to dance to a different decor tune, and yearn for light-filled, calm, easy-on-the-eye rooms, then a white palette’s the obvious choice.

Two men surveying a property

Don’t scrimp on your survey. It’s the biggest thing saving you from a bad buying experience.

How to decorate your north London home like a Premier League footballer. L to r: Mathieu Debuchy, Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil, Hugo Lloris

With Euro 2016 kicking off in Paris this weekend and many north London-dwelling Arsenal and Spurs players heading over to represent their countries, we look at how you can bring a touch of Premier League interiors magic to your own home.

The main reception room has original wood panelling, leaded glass windows and an original fireplace

Distinctive décor helped this Hampstead property sell for almost double the average price for the area.

Top 3 properties in Alexandra Park

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Victoria Road, N22, £1,175,000

Homes in Alexandra Park are predominantly very large Victorian and Edwardian properties and there are some streets of large inter-War semi-detached properties.

The view from Ally Pally

Muswell Hill’s quieter eastern neighbour, the streets north of the Palace and the Park are popular with young families who move there for the spacious period housing and excellent state schools. The hill also offers stunning views over London and plentiful green space so is a popular spot for a stroll.

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