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Whether you're looking for a flat in a vibrant city or a quaint cottage out in the sticks, the UK has plenty of gems waiting to be uncovered. Discover where you should put down roots with our house buying guides. If you need help getting on the ladder sooner or boosting your budget, we can help. All you have to do is create a free Tembo plan for a personalised recommendation.

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London, the South East and South West

From leafy, laid-back suburbs to buzzy city hotspots, discover the best places to buy in London, the South East and South West.


Whether you're looking for a chic flat in the next up-and-coming part of the capital, or searching for something more family-friendly, discover the top three places in London to buy your first home.

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The best of costal life and city buzz wrapped into one - Portsmouth has it all! Uncover the best places to buy a home in the Great Waterfront city in our location guide.


This lively, south coast town provides everything you could need plus access to miles of golden beach. Discover the best places to put down roots in Bournemouth in this guide.


The seaside city of Southampton is known for its rich maritime history. Today, it's known for water sports, sailing and ocean racing as well as a bustling city centre.


Romantic and old-worldly, Cambridge is a beautiful city loved by students, young professionals and families alike. Find out where you should be house hunting in and around Cambridge in our guide


You don't have to be a student to fall in love with Oxford's gothic architecture and quaint side streets. Discover the best places to buy someone of your own in Oxford.


Artsy Bristol is renowned for its beautiful architecture, creative atmosphere and stunning countryside. Uncover the best places to buy your first home in Bristol in this guide


The picture of 18th century style, Bath is known for its grand architecture and independent shops. You'll find plenty of quirky artisans, markets, restaurants and events to enjoy!


From buzzing cities to rolling hills, the heart of England has a lot to choose from. Here's the best places to buy in the Midlands.


The Midlands metropolis has it all on offer - vibrant city life, beautiful countryside and everything in between. Uncover the best places to buy in Birmingham here.

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A friendly, historic city with surrounded by lush countryside, Leicester is a good choice for young professionals, families and downsizes alike. Discover where you should be looking in this guide.


Stunning green spaces, breathtaking architecture, and Robin Hood’s very own Sherwood Forest - Nottingham has a lot to offer. Uncover the best places to buy in Nottingham in our guide.


Coventry is England’s most central city, making it one of the country’s most well-connected and convenient places to live, whether you want to get to a big city or other nearby towns.


Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city made up of just six towns, affectionately nicknamed The Potteries and known for its pottery history and beautiful surrounding countryside.


It's not known as God's own country for nothing. Famed for its rolling hills, quaint villages and thriving cities - Yorkshire is a great place to live. Discover the best places to buy below.


A historic northern powerhouse turned modern city, Leeds is a great choice for young professionals and families wanting access to vibrant city life with beautiful countryside a stone throw's away.

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From character-filled cottages nestled in quaint little villages to luxury city centre apartments overlooking the river, this south Yorkshire city has something for everyone.


Famous for its stunning period buildings, historical city walls and iconic cathedral, York is a thriving, compact city loved by history nerds, Harry Potter fans and hiking enthusiasts.


Home of the Bronte sisters, David Hockney, and Zayn Malik, Bradford is a city known for its vibrant, multicultural atmosphere, thriving art and theatre scene and nearby Yorkshire countryside.

North West

Beautiful countryside, beaches, rural villages and some of the country's most well-known cities. Discover the best places to buy in the North West with our location guides.


The buzzy, electric Capital of the North, Manchester and its surrounding area caters to every type of home buyer. Uncover the best places to buy a home in this guide.

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Home to The Beatles, its infamous football team and its maritime heritage, Liverpool has a lot to offer first time buyers, whether you're looking for a city-centre flat or a family home in a leafy suburb.

North East

Historic market towns, unspoilt landscapes, miles of beaches and of course, the home of the Geordies - Newcastle. The North East is a home loved by many, and with good reason.


Friendly locals with a community spirit meets industrious city - Newcastle is the small big city with a lot going on. Uncover the best places to live in this northern gem here.

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Dramatic landscapes, endless beaches and buzzy cities. Scotland is waiting to be discovered - find out the best places to buy a home with our guides.


The Scottish capital, Edinburgh offers the whole package - rich history, arts, music, theatre, food and plenty of startups and commerce thrown into the mix. Uncover the best places to buy in this ancient city here.

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Edinburgh's more edgy little brother, Glasgow is a warm, welcoming city with an iconic music scene and jam-packed live entertainment calendar all year round. Discover the best places to buy in Glasgow here.


Scotland's third largest city, the Granite City offers compact urban life with its fair share of rich history, culture and a breast-taking coastline.

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