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London house buying guide

Want to buy a house in the capital but unsure where? Our house buying guide will tell you all you need to know about buying in London. If you want to see how you could boost your budget, create a free Tembo plan today for a personalised recommendation, or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in London?

London is a big place, and unless you already know where you want to buy, choosing somewhere can be a minefield. Do you look for an chic apartment in Battersea, or do you go for a family home in the leafy suburbs of Herne Hill?

In either case, look for locations that have great transport links, investment or regeneration projects and any other criteria that you need like access to good schools or green spaces. We've listed our top 3 places to buy in London below to help get your search started.


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At Tembo, we specialise in helping buyers boost their mortgage affordability, so they can discover their true buying budget. To see what you could afford, create a free Tembo plan to get started.

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Rotherhithe has so far missed out on regeneration projects, despite being a stone's throw from Canary Wharf and the nearby Bermondsey.

However this is all set to change with a £3.3bn regeneration plan for nearby Canada Water. Over the next 15 years, British Land will transform the 53 acres of riverside into a brand-spanking new town centre, complete with 3,000 net-zero new homes for sale in early 2023, to be completed in 2024.

Alongside the new homes, there's also to be new entertainment facilities, commercial spaces, and a new broadwalk around Canada Dock.

There's already plenty of riverside pubs for a cheeky weekend drink, as well as green spaces like Stave Hill Ecological Park and Southwark Park. You could even learn to sail, paddle board or even windsurf at Surrey Docks Fitness and Water Sports Centre!

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4 simple steps to getting the keys to your new home

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Check your eligibility for a range of buying schemes, and get a personalised recommendation with interest rates and repayments in under 10-minutes.


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Book a call with our experts to complete the qualification process, and we’ll cover off any questions you might have about any of the budget boosting schemes we advise on.


Find a property

Once you’ve found a property, your dedicated advisor will undertake full affordability checks to prepare the mortgage application. Then we’ll submit it on your behalf!


Make home happen

During conveyancing, we’ll liaise with the seller and your solicitors to ensure a smooth purchase. We’ll also provide a free protection review for your insurance needs.

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 06/07/2023.