Record numbers of Londoners flee the capital for more space in the suburbs even as the capital reopens
Record numbers of Londoners flee to suburbs
Record numbers of Londoners flee to the suburbs, even as the capital reopens and tries to ignore the pandemic.
More than 60,000 Londoners have sold and moved in the first six months of this year, according to the international chain of estate agents Hamptons.
This is the highest number in 15 years, as owners sought more space and greenery during Covid closures. Londoners have accounted for 8.6% of all shoppers outside the capital so far this year, the highest proportion on record and up from 6.6% in 2020.
They paid an average of £ 389,975 for their new property with top destinations including Tandridge in Surrey.