Tuesday, September 18The Voice of London

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London Vs Hertfordshire: The Cost Of Living Bout

Generation Rent
London is the third most expensive city in the world to live,  according to cost of living index Expatistan. For many of us London is seen as the city with the most opportunity and therefore it has become one of the most desirable places to live. Words: Lauren Banton, Jason John, Tamara Hutchinson, Mariya Hristova    Commuting has become increasingly popular. Hertfordshire is a county that borders the capital and has reliable transport links into London. Using it as an example we compared the cost of living outside of London and commuting to living in the capital. St. Albans, a small city in South Hertfordshire 20 miles north of London, has a population and atmosphere comparable to Hampstead in North West London. Although the town is extremely attractive to families it is

London Housing Crisis: Does Size Really Matter?

Generation Rent
Being a young singleton is hard enough without trying to navigate London’s property ladder. The probability of owning a house in the country’s capital is growing increasingly more unlikely with mortgages sitting at a hefty £373,000. With 20 per cent of that being required up front, many of us are left with litt le to no hope of ever becoming homeowners. Words: Alice Marshall, Subeditor: Keziah Leary What’s worse — because of course it gets worse — is that we’re looking to lose at least an arm and a leg renting a one bedroom flat. And the icing on the cake? It’s probably not even wide enough to do the splits in (if we ever thought we might like to do that anyway). But all is not lost. We’re posing the question men and women alike have been asking themselves for years: does size real
Horses, Planes And A Mini Waitrose: Hatton Cross vs Hyde Park Corner

Horses, Planes And A Mini Waitrose: Hatton Cross vs Hyde Park Corner

Generation Rent
As London rent prices reach stratospheric heights, we visit the cheapest and most expensive parts of London to live. Words: Matt Hooper, Corey Armishaw, Natasha Bandlish The town of Bedfont sits next to Hatton Cross tube station, which is the cheapest area in London to live. Located in South West London (well, it’s pretty much inside Heathrow Airport), the average monthly rent price is £324 a month. We popped along to get a feel for the location and to see why it's such a bargain. https://vine.co/v/eE6VTxZgqwE We stepped out of Hatton Cross tube station and were greeted by: https://vine.co/v/eE6Yltgz61Y After asking where the nearest residential area was (we got lost; we initially went through the front door, but it turned out the back door had more going for it), we set o
Generation rent might have just found their Momentum

Generation rent might have just found their Momentum

Generation Rent
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign has created a new movement, coined Momentum; we took a look at how this hopes to galvanise a very disparaged ‘Generation Rent’. Words: Mattia Bosio, Ena Bilobrk, Isabella Ellis, Jack Everitt, Cerys Kenneally. It was World Homeless Day last week. So in London, with a swell of young people on the streets, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the event would have merited some serious attention. It most definitely didn’t. You could count the amount of people gathered outside Euston Square on one hand and with technical issues preventing speeches the event quickly dispersed. It cannot be dismissed that Britain's streets are filled with campaigners like never before. Tory austerity measures have enraged thousands. But these movements are
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