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Qatar Crisis Shakes London Property

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Qatar owns three times more property in London than the Queen. The tiny emirate’s current diplomatic spat  with Saudi Arabia and other Arab neighbours has put a new focus on Qatar’s large-scale investments on the global stage and raised the question of whether there will be any fall-out for Britain. Qatar is certainly one of the most significant Middle Eastern…

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Coping with London’s Property Prices

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Young Londoners do not have to despair about sky-high property prices and simply resign themselves to a lifetime of renting. Instead they can take the initiative by looking for property outside the city. A recent study by estate agents Savills showed that workers in the capital could save more than £3,000 on house prices for every extra minute they were…

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Property: What Is London’s Best Connected Address?

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Did you know there are 67 apartments at St.Pancras? One of London’s great landmarks and architectural icons has a less noticed distinction as the best-connected address in Britain for the well-funded commuter. When the St Pancras Grand Midlands Hotel opened in 1873 the building’s designer George Gilbert Scott could hardly have imagined the advent of the Eurostar which now has…

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The Secretive Billionaire Abodes of One Hyde Park

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Six years after Britain’s most expensive property complex opened its doors it remains a secretive part of London’s “super rich” economy, still sparking controversy over funding and taxes. The media has repeatedly tried to unravel the workings of the 86-apartment development known as One Hyde Park, which is actually at numbers 68-114 Knightsbridge. Accusations about both the complex and its…

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