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A brief history of Pirates in London
When you think of the River Thames what springs to mind? Thames Clippers? Riverside pubs? What about Pirates? Back when the Thames was the main thoroughfare for ships bringing goods from across the world, River Pirates would often target them for their cargo.
summer holidays 14/08/2019
How to keep the kids entertained this summer
Need free and affordable summer holiday ideas in London? From parks to pools and everything we've in between, we've got you covered.
new build property 08/08/2019
How to make a new build property feel like home
Being the first owner of a new build property has tonnes of benefits, but once you've unpacked you may be itching to put your own stamp on your new home. If this seemingly mammoth task seems daunting then read on for our handy guide to making a new build property feel like home.
5 plants that are good for your health to have at home
Adding plants to your home doesn't just make your living spaces feel more welcoming - choosing the right plants can also make your home healthier.
summer heatwave 23/07/2019
How to keep your home cool in the summer heatwave
Whilst a heatwave with temperatures of 30 degrees might seem appealing when you're lying on a sun-soaked beach with the occasional dip in the ocean, it does not have quite the same appeal when you're stuck on the Tube or back in your flat, sans pool. If London does get the imminent heatwave we've been promised, then take a look at our handy guide to keeping your home as cool as possible all summer long.
New build premiums continue to rise
Since 2010, the differential in price for newly built homes compared to second-hand properties has steadily widened. In 2018 new properties sold, on average, for 26% more than second-hand properties - compared to a differential of just 17% in 2010.
To furnish or not to furnish?
The number of properties let part or fully furnished across England and Wales is increasing, accounting for 31% of properties let over the past year, up 3% year on year. Twice as many furnished apartments are let in comparison to houses.
Average contribution from the Bank of Mum and Dad increases
The total value of lending by the so-called 'Bank of Mum and Dad' is expected to reach £6.3 billion in 2019 - half a billion higher than in 2018. Lending at that volume will make it the UK's 11th largest mortgage lender.
Rents rising at their highest rate in 18 months
At 1.3%, annual rental price growth across the UK in the year to May is at its highest level in 18 months, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
5 of the best vegetarian restaurants in East London
If National Vegetarian Week has inspired you to enjoy a meat-free Monday or two, then read on for the home of London's best vegetarian food - East London. It's hard to narrow down such an amazing array of restaurants but we've done our best to put together the top five.
Proud sponsors of St John’s Hospice summer fayre 2019
St John's Hospice support over 4,000 families across seven London boroughs every year. Offering emotional, physical and holistic support to patients and their families, they work tirelessly to provide free care all year round. JOHNS&CO were proud to support their recent summer fair.
JOHNS&CO fundraising update
JOHNS&CO fundraising update - thank you to the local London businesses helping us support our charity of the year, Richard House Hospice.
Turn down the heating and help the environment
More and more people across the UK are beginning to support the initiative to cut emissions to almost zero by 2050. What most people don't realise is that this can easily be reached by something as simple as turning down the heating and wearing more clothes indoors.
Don’t miss out on the summer selling season
The summer period is the busiest in the year for selling homes. If you've been holding off because of Brexit, now is the perfect time to market your home.