Chinese Estates Revitalizes Fleet Street in London


Chinese Estates Revitalizes Fleet Street in London

Chinese Estates will spend 429 million pounds (HK$4.22 billion) on the redevelopment and revitalization of 120 Fleet Street, a flagship project in the heart of London’s business district. The Hong Kong developer said that it purchased the property, which includes the Daily Express Building and commercial building River Court, for 280 million pounds back in…

The Queen Meets Paddington Bear for Jubilee Celebrations


The Queen Meets Paddington Bear for Jubilee Celebrations

Queen Elizabeth kicked off the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday by teaming up with another British icon: Paddington Bear! In a pre-recorded skit that aired for attendees at the celebratory concert at Buckingham Palace in London, the Queen showed off her comedy and acting chops while hosting the beloved character for tea. After…

UK Companies to Trial Four-day Workweek


UK Companies to Trial Four-day Workweek

The UK is about to be the center of a global experiment. On 6 June, it will host one of the largest experiments to reduce the length of the working week, with 3,500 workers at 70 firms due to switch to a four day week. The six-month pilot is being run by the nonprofit, 4…

Average UK House Price Hits Record £250,000


Average UK House Price Hits Record £250,000

House prices have hit a record high in April 2022, but the property market is showing signs of slowing as homes take longer to sell and more asking prices are reduced. he average cost of a UK home has broken through the £250,000 barrier for the first time to stand at a record of £250,200….

UK Launches New Visa for World’s Top Graduates


UK Launches New Visa for World’s Top Graduates

Graduates from the world’s top colleges, who are still early on in their careers, will now be able to apply for a short-term visa to stay and work in the U.K. From Monday, the U.K. government has said people who have graduated, in the last five years, from one of the eligible leading universities listed…

Chelsea Flower Show Opens to Public in London


Chelsea Flower Show Opens to Public in London

The annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is a pilgrimage for garden enthusiasts from around the globe. Described as the world’s most celebrated garden show, it is a landmark event for hobbyists and industry insiders alike. Garden-lovers schedule vacations in the U.K. each May to attend this spectacle of horticulture in fashionable West…

National Statistics: UK House
Prices in March Increased 9.8%


National Statistics: UK HousePrices in March Increased 9.8%

House prices in the UK have increased 9.8% in March on an annual basis, with the average property in the UK being valued at £278,000, according to the latest UK house price index data from the Office for National Statistics. The data found that house prices in the UK have decreased from 11.3% in February…

London Corinthia Hotel Offers Two-night Platinum Jubilee Stay for £48,000


London Corinthia Hotel Offers Two-night Platinum Jubilee Stay for £48,000

Now less than a month away, the Platinum Jubilee presents a right royal opportunity for London’s hotels to cash in on the nation celebrating the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. One five-star hotel, the swish Corinthia in Whitehall Place, has created a two-night stay during the bank holiday that is so luxurious any member…

Elizabeth Line: Queen Makes Surprise Visit to Paddington Station


Elizabeth Line: Queen Makes Surprise Visit to Paddington Station

The Queen has made a surprise visit to see the new Elizabeth line at London’s Paddington Station. The 96-year-old monarch joined her youngest son the Earl of Wessex for the official visit, in what Buckingham Palace described as a “happy development”. It was not known whether she would be able to attend – partly because…

UK Annual Cost of Renting to Climb by as Much as £1,500


UK Annual Cost of Renting to Climb by as Much as £1,500

In just 12 months, the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent, according to the latest research by Ocasa, the rental platform specialising in affordable homes that don’t compromise on quality. Following a turbulent pandemic period, the UK rental market is back on track and the analysis of rental market…