Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast’s house is for sale in London

The mansion where Channel 4’s popular morning show The Big Breakfast was filmed, is up for sale in Bow, East London for £5.75 million.



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: The mansion where Channel 4's 90s morning show, The Big Breakfast, was filmed is on the market in East London, just moments from the Olympic Park in Stratford


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The mansion where Channel 4’s 90s morning show, The Big Breakfast, was filmed is on the market in East London, just moments from the Olympic Park in Stratford

Situated on Dace Road on half an acre of land and formally three separate lock keepers’ cottages, this detached six-bedroom property was the setting for the hit 90s breakfast show, which aired from September 1992 to March 2002.

The much-loved entertainment show — which will return to our screens in 2021 for a one-off revival hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan — was presented by the likes of Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin, Mark Little, Zoe Ball, Johnny Vaughan and Denise van Outen.

Once the show had finished, the beautiful property was renovated into a light-filled family space.

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Coronavirus pandemic shifts London property hotspots on tube lines

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The majority of zones have swapped demand rankings compared to the previous year. Photo: Getty

Properties further out on London commuter lines are seeing the biggest jump in the number of buyers looking for a new home, a complete reversal compared with this time last year, new analysis by property website Rightmove has found.

The majority of zones have swapped demand rankings compared with the previous year, and the rise in the number of buyers now increases as zones move further out from the centre of the capital.

Estate agents have said buyers are looking to move to areas with more living and green space in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, resulting lockdowns and increased remote working opportunities.

The number of buyers in zone 6 has gone up by 108% this year, after having 9% more buyers in September 2019 compared with the previous year.

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London property prices hit new high with talk of exodus ‘overblown’

A view of semi-detached homes in the Willesden neighbourhood of northwest London, August 15, 2014. The Bank of England gave a clean bill of health to Britain's controversial flagship mortgage guarantee scheme on Thursday, sparing the government from potential embarrassment in the run-up to a national election. The central bank also formally asked to expand its arsenal of powers to curb mortgage lending for homes and buy-to-let properties, and said it was bringing forward the date when it would put a figure on the maximum leverage banks can have. Picture taken August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS REAL ESTATE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 20 OF 21 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'NEIGHBOURING VISIONS' SEARCH 'PLUNKETT VISIONS' FOR ALL PICTURES
Homes in Willesden, north-west London. Photo: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

London property prices hit a record high over the summer despite the coronavirus crisis, official figures show.

Analysts said talk of an exodus from the capital appeared “overblown,” as Land Registry data showed average prices rose 3.5% in the year to August.

Homes sold for an average of £489,000 ($642,000) in London in August, a joint record high last seen in July 2017. The growth was significantly higher than than the UK average of 2.5% year-on-year growth. Economists had expected 3% national growth.

It marks a reversal of pre-pandemic trends, with Brexit, affordability and tax reforms dampening demand in London and the south-east in recent years while prices have surged in many areas elsewhere.

Prices in the capital were more than twice as high as the UK average of just over £239,000.

The figures appear at odds with widespread signs many residents

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Ontario pension fund hunts for new London property deals

London’s commercial property market still ranks as one of the most attractive in the world, says the head of one of Canada’s largest pension funds which is looking for new UK real estate deals. 

Blake Hutcheson, chief executive of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (Omers), said the fund, which owns UK investments worth C$10bn (£5.8bn), intends to “buy more” real estate in London.

“We believe in the UK. London is still one of the top five or six cities in the world to invest in for real estate. It will be one of the very best markets over the long-term,” he said. “We have made more money investing in London than any other city in the world. Nothing about Brexit will change our posture.”

Mr Hutcheson was appointed chief executive in June. Omers oversees C$109bn on behalf of more than half a million pension savers across Ontario. 

Many offices across

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Land Securities’ New CEO Sees a Future for London Offices

(Bloomberg) — Land Securities Group Plc, one of the U.K.’s biggest real estate investment trusts, signaled confidence in the future of London offices in a strategy set out by new Chief Executive Officer Mark Allan.



a large body of water with a city in the background: Skyscrapers stand in the City of London square mile financial district as the sun sets in London, U.K., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Londoners are steadily increasing their use of public transport after schools reopened, freeing parents to go back to the workplace.


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Skyscrapers stand in the City of London square mile financial district as the sun sets in London, U.K., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Londoners are steadily increasing their use of public transport after schools reopened, freeing parents to go back to the workplace.

The company plans to sell non-core assets including its leisure properties and reinvest the proceeds in developing new offices and mixed-use projects, the company said in a statement Monday. Rental income from existing properties won’t be the key driver of earnings, he said.

“London remains one of the world’s gateway cities, and this portfolio represents a good source of liquidity over time, with clear potential to recycle capital out of

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Brexit Supporting French Rush To Buy London Homes

In anticipation of Brexit in January, upmarket London homes have been selling in record numbers. Buying more than any other foreign nationality are the French.

During the first nine months of this year, the French were the largest foreign buyers of prime central London real estate. Their share of transactions has jumped from 2% in 2019 to 11%, displaying a rush to secure property before the U.K. concludes its Brexit transition period in January.

“Despite the background noise of Brexit, there is smart money in Europe targeting London,” says Tom Bill, head of U.K. residential research at Knight Frank, which published the figures on Monday (19 October). Earlier research from the real estate consultancy showed that 16% more London houses over £10 million ($13.1 million) had been sold compared to the same period last year. Savills also reported selling more £5 million-plus ($6.5 million-plus) houses than

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Social Distance In Style In This Luxury Former Cold War Bunker In London

Do unusual homes require a different kind of sales marketing? The owner of this converted Cold War bunker in northwest London clearly thinks so.

The sales particulars for this 10,000-square-foot concrete house describes it as a “pandemic refuge”, and says that it anticipates buyers from the following categories: “a secretive businessman, celebrity avoiding paparazzi, young or old playboy, trophy hoarder, car collector, original thinker, eccentric intellectual.”

The owner, rather than the selling agent, came up with the quirky description, according to a spokesperson for FW Gapp, the estate agency selling the grade II listed property, which is on sale for $12.9 million and lies in the suburb of Mill Hill.

The Cold War relic, once part of

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