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Homes for Hipsters

Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue, the documentary that was given unprecedented access inside the fur-filled fashion house for the first time in its history, aired last week on BBC2. The two part documentary, combined with Vogues 100-year birthday plus the upcoming London Fashion Week has had us thinking all things trendy. Fashion isn’t our forte, property is, so we’ve picked out a selection of affordable London homes in lively, trendy areas– perfect for hipsters and those who want style on a budget.

The Lexicon, by Affinity Sutton, is situated in City Road – just half a mile away from Islington’s trendy High Street with a host of independent boutiques and sought after high street brands. Over the past decade, around £1 billion has been invested in the area to create a ‘mini-Manhattan’. The apartment at The Lexicon comprises uninterrupted floor to ceiling views of London, a private spa and a 24-hour concierge service. It is easy to assume these new zone 1 apartments are something only Anna Wintour and Alexander Schulman could afford, but with shared ownership prices at this development start from as little as £113,750 for a 25% share (full market value £455,000).

For more information on The Lexicon, call Affinity Sutton on 0300 100 0303.

Stylist Magazine recently cited Brixton Village – near to Stockwell – as one of the coolest neighbourhoods around the world, due to its culinary renaissance; artisan coffee shops such as Federation Coffee and eateries like Honest Burger sit among the original Caribbean cookware stalls. The Junction in Stockwell, Network Homes’ new development, is in prime position to take advantage of all the area has to offer, including the on-trend weekly markets. The one and two-bedroom apartments available at The Junction each have their own patio, terrace or sunspace for residents, with the shared ownership scheme, these affordable new homes can be purchased with just a 5% deposit.

Prices start at £414,950 for more information, please call Network Homes on 0344 809 2026.

If you have a little more budget, Kensal Rise, is a new luxurious development from Prime Place. Packed with some of London’s best independent shops, restaurants and bars, it has a village-like atmosphere, so it’s no surprise that Vogue voted Chamberlayne Road as ‘the hippest street in Europe’. Kensal Rise is a collection of beautifully designed one and two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom townhouses built around a new multi-million pound sports centre including a 25m swimming pool, spa and health suite and an eight-court sports hall.

Prices of the apartments at Prime Place, Kensal Rise start from £526,000. For more information on apartments at Kensal Rise call Prime Place on 020 7758 8487.

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