BY SEEING LONDON, I HAVE SEEN AS MUCH OF LIFE AS THE WORLD CAN SHOW………Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) noted London essayist.
London is a vibrant cosmopolitan community with diversity being its biggest asset. A City that competes with some of the finest Capitals in the World its property is some of the most sought after. With a limited supply in traditional areas, it is resistant to economic woes and keeps a reputation for both tourism and business a combination that fuels demand for living and investing. In two years time -2012, the Olympics will be hosted in London adding yet another global profile beyond the history and culture it already affords by offering sporting history to its long list of notable events. Communications are second to none with interlinked transport infrastructure making getting around London an easy task. The commercial activities of the City of London, the many tourist sites and museums, theatres and centres for art and study all come within the network. Residential property is clearly defined in prestige areas such as Mayfair, Belgravia, and Knightsbridge and the surrounding zones enable it to be an affordable market at most levels. For those needing to keep flexibility in their movements then an active and straightforward rental market makes the finding of accommodation an easy task. World renowned shopping and restaurants provide for a wealth of diverse appetites and many visitors enjoy all of these facilities and more. London Property is equally diverse and allows owners to express their own individuality be it through ultra modern or traditional values of design and style. There is an ever improving upgrade in the quality of property being offered in older established classically designed locations and regeneration of new urban areas sees many innovative and ecological designs being introduced. London will remain one of the leading Capitals for Real Estate – attracting owners and companies form every corner of the globe. For this reason it has to be taken into consideration when examining viable alternatives for investment in overseas property.