Commercial property

Claridge’s

Abu Dhabi wants to buy Claridge’s, The Berkeley & The Connaught for £1.6bn

Mon, 2 Mar 2015

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s second-largest sovereign wealth fund, owns assets worth over $773bn.

The Ritzy cinema in Brixton

Phew! Brixton saved from Piccadilly-Circus-style screens

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

Seven reasons we hated the plan

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle to be demolished & built from scratch as part of £300m deal

Thu, 19 Feb 2015

The construction of the Pinnacle skyscraper, also known as the Helter Skelter, has been um, a bit of a helter skelter.

Farmland

Farmland has gone up twice as much as prime London property in the last decade. Why?

Thu, 19 Feb 2015

Prime London property has rapidly shot up, but farmland has beaten it

The Shard, Bermondsey

Why are 100 British landmarks getting re-named? (Hint: to please the Chinese)

Tue, 17 Feb 2015

Want to buy a suit? Head to the “Tall, Rich, Handsome Street”.

Madame Tussauds marylebone

Waxworks under the hammer: Madame Tussauds site up for sale

Wed, 4 Feb 2015

First time the building has come to the market as a single investment opportunity

The Shard

Harrods, Canary Wharf, now British Airways: Here's what Qatar owns in the UK

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

You won’t believe how many British assets the oil-rich emirate holds stakes in

The Cheesegrater

Skyfall: a third bolt falls off the Cheesegrater

Wed, 14 Jan 2015

British Land got a bolt from the blue recently as another bolt fell off the Cheesegrater.

shopping on oxford street

London is NOT the world's most expensive retail market

Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Hong Kong boasts the most expensive retail space in the world, it has been revealed.

New Scotland Yard

New Scotland Yard sold for £370m (a mere £120m ABOVE the asking price)

Tue, 9 Dec 2014

The Abu Dhabi Financial Group has bought New Scotland Yard for a massive £120m above the original asking price of £250m, it has been announced.

UK's billionaires

Britain's richest property billionaires revealed - but what do they own in London?

Fri, 5 Dec 2014

The total wealth of the 250 wealthiest property investors in Britain is a whopping £218.3bn – that’s more than Facebook’s market cap, the value of

Battersea Power Station pink floyd cover

Welcome to Malaysia Square - Battersea Power Station’s new public space

Tue, 2 Dec 2014

From Sting to Boris, everyone loves the new luxury development that is Battersea Power Station.

Bond Street

The world’s most expensive shopping street is NOT in London – where is it?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

That’s right – despite boasting rents worth $1,216 a square foot a year, London’s Bond Street is not the most expensive shopping street in the world.

Boris Johnson doing infrastructure

Boris Johnson accused of involvement in “semi-corrupt” £1bn deal with Chinese firm

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Boris Johnson has ordered an inquiry into a deal he signed with a Chinese firm to redevelop the historic Royal Albert Dock in London.

New Scotland Yard

New Scotland Yard building sold for £250m to mystery buyer

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

New Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police’s HQ, has been sold for a reported £250m.

World Trade Center window cleaners dangling from 68th floor

In pictures: What it's like to be dangling from the 68th floor of one of the world's tallest skyscrapers

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Dangling from the 68th floor of a 1,776-foot skyscraper is definitely a nightmare that came true for two window cleaners yesterday.

Tower Bridge glass walkway

Forget the Shard! Take a look at amazing London views from Tower Bridge's £1m glass floor

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

Now we’re not sure if Tower Bridge’s £1m new glassway will be as popular as the poppy exhibition but the views from the top are pretty amazing.

Gherkin

Gherkin sold to Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra for £700m

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra has snapped up the Gherkin for a whopping £700m.

The Cheesegrater

City workers terrified as part of a steel bolt falls off the Cheesegrater

Thu, 6 Nov 2014

Part of a large steel bolt, as big as an adult hand, fell off the 47-storey Cheesegrater yesterday which resulted in the area being cordoned off. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Thames fort

Who just spent £400,000 on this abandoned fort in the Thames?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014

Number 1 the Thames, is a pretty snazzy address, and one lucky buyer has just snapped it up for what is comparatively, a pittance.

50 Bank Street

This iconic Canary Wharf building has just been sold for £152m

Wed, 1 Oct 2014

Songbird Estates, the developer behind the Canary Wharf financial district, has sold off one of its iconic buildings for £152.5m

Old Oak Common

Mega new transport hub could transform London’s Old Oak. This is why it's an area to watch...

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Old Oak is set to emerge as a newly thriving London area within a few years, if government and Transport for London (TfL) proposals come to fruition.

Sewer in London

London’s £4.2bn super-sewer is in big trouble - why?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

The government is under fire for not following the “correct legal process” to approve London’s £4.2bn super-sewer.

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scot! Former police HQ Great Scotland Yard to become £10,000-a-night hotel

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

“Ello, ello, ello”, is probably not what the person at the front desk at Great Scotland Yard will utter when you stroll into the lobby, as the former police HQ is set to be turned into a £10,000-a-night five-star hotel.

Amazon building at Principal Place in shoreditch, London - new office

Amazon to open massive new Shoreditch office (with a rooftop tennis court), creating thousands of jobs

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Amazon is upping its game in London with a gargantuan new office in Shoreditch.

Battersea Power Station pink floyd cover

Battersea Power Station to get multi-million pound financing next month

Tue, 9 Sep 2014

Battersea Power Station is set to receive multi-million pound financing by the end of October, Battersea Power Station Development Co. CEO Rob Tincknell has said.

Cambridge Terrace

Christian Candy spends £100m on 7 London homes to build his own Buckingham Palace

Mon, 8 Sep 2014

Some people are rich. And some people are so overloaded with money that they don’t really know what to do with themselves. Here we have Christian Candy, one half of the Candy brother property-developing duo, best known for their controversial One Hyde Park extravagance – a lavish warehouse for oligarchs.

“Street food in the sky” to launch at Battersea Power Station

Fri, 5 Sep 2014

Battersea Power Station will be home to a “street food market in the sky” as part of the redevelopment which will see the Grade II building at the centre of a new London “village”.

Woolwich central Tesco

“Oppressive, arrogant and inept” – here is the UK’s ugliest building

Wed, 3 Sep 2014

Woolwich central Tesco. Photo via Twitter

New Scotland Yard

Did you know New Scotland Yard is up for sale for £250m?

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

One of LondonlovesBusiness.com’s neighbours, New Scotland Yard, is up for sale.