New Year New Walks

New Year New Walks

Walk London's Longest Nature Reserve

This 4.5 mile green walkway follows the course of the abandoned railway line that once ran between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace.

Walkers and cyclists can let off steam going through tunnels, past old train stations and under the mysterious Crouch End Spriggan.  This is London's longest Local Nature Reserve and supports a remarkable range of habitats and wildlife.  Keep an eye out for orchids and hedgehogs, while a rare species of muntjac deer is spotted from time to time.

Click Parkland Walk for details on Getting There, Maps, Accessibility and other important information.

 

 

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Lights at Kenwood

Lights at Kenwood

Brand New Outdoor Illumination Trail

Perched on the edge of Hampstead Heath, the exquisite gardens of Kenwood House will come alive with a spectacular burst of Christmas magic and sparkle and will become home to an illuminated trail that invites you to see the historical landscape in a new light, as you step into a dazzling winter wonderland.

Make Christmas special this year with a contemporary twist on a seasonal classic.

Opens 26th November 2021 until 9 January 2022

Kilimanjaro Live Presents Christmas at Kenwood

Click here for details and tickets

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Haunted Hampstead

Haunted Hampstead

Hampstead is centuries removed from the rush of modern London.  There are dark alleys to meander to ancient stairways that lead to silent pathways where horrors untold glide their way into silent graveyards.  

Step through the creaking iron gates and into an overgrown churchyard where crumbling gravestones and sunken tombs have been toppled by the hands of time. 

Stike out onto the wildest reaches of Hampstead Heath to hear the ghostly horseman whose galloping phantom has been known to ride from the shadows.

Get spooked and book a tour:

https://www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/ghostly_hampstead_walk.htm

https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/bar-crawl/halloween-pub-tour?t=tickets

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The Best Things to do in North London

The Best Things to do in North London

Time Out have put together a list of the very best things to do in North London, including best bars for a tipple, Hampstead Heath's lush swimming ponds, antique hunting and partying at Ally Pally.  We've listed the top 5:

  • Swim in Hampstead's Ponds

Bathing ponds in the middle of the wild green space of Hampstead Heath, where you can splash about any time of year from just £2 for an adult day ticket. There are men's, women's and a mixed pond with a picturesque view.

  • Admire the View from Parliament Hill

This grassy hill on the northern side of Regent's Park has stunning views over the capital's skyline, both day and night!

  • Famous Resident's of Highgate Cemetery

Take a stroll through a magnificently gothic, overgrown, 53,000-grave cemetery (housing 170,000 deceased) in Highgate.

  • Smell the Roses in Regent's Park

A Grade I-listed Royal Park which hosts the London Zoo, a boating lake and the country's largest collection of lush roses in Queen Mary's garden.

  • Watch the Fireworks at Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace, known to locals as Ally Pally, was built in the 1870s as an entertainment and educational venue and it’s proudly still doing that job today by, among other things, hosting an incredible firework display to mark Bonfire Night every November.

Check out their full to-do list here

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Housing Market To Remain Open During Lockdown

Housing Market To Remain Open During Lockdown

The housing market will remain open during the new lockdown in England.

Boris Johnson has announced a set of new national restrictions for England, similar to the March lockdown.

But unlike the first lockdown, the housing market is to remain open for business.

Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus remains unchanged. Consequently, people in England will be able to move and removal firms, tradespeople, and estate agents can still operate by going inside homes. Adherence to safety and social distancing remains crucial.

Government advice on moving home: 

You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.

Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

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Here's to a Brighter 2021

Here's to a Brighter 2021

The housing market has proved resilient in the face of the Covid-related disruption and buyer demand has been sustained at a high level since May 2020. Prices have also risen, reaching 4.7% growth across the UK in the year to September, the highest rate since October 2017.

London has experienced the same trends but with a notable divergence between the mainstream market and the higher value locations. Annual price growth across Greater London is around 4%, whereas prime London prices have fallen by 2%-4%.

Although the hangover from Covid-19 will be felt throughout 2021 and beyond, and despite the continuing Brexit uncertainties, the outlook for 2021 is positive.

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Wishing you a Safe and Healthy Christmas

Wishing you a Safe and Healthy Christmas

This year has been extremely challenging for everybody with many personal and professional sacrifices being make.  

We would like to wish you all a brighter 2021.

From all the staff here at Stella Lange.

 

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Second Lockdown - Here We Go Again

Second Lockdown - Here We Go Again

Good news, UK Government has confirmed under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions), estate, lettings agents and removals firms can continue to work.

The Regulations state that you can undertake the following activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property:

1) visiting estate or letting agents, by appointment only

2) viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or to rent, by appointment only

3) property a residential property to move in

4) moving house

5) visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental of sale of that property

We continue to follow the strict guidelines set out to ensure the safety of all our clients and customers:

  • Virtual video viewings in the first instance, wherever possible.
  • Physical viewings to take place where there is a serious intention to rent or buy, by appointment only.
  • Nobody with any Coronavirus symptoms takes part in any in-person viewings.
  • Physical viewings are limited to essential participants only, to a maximum of two households within the property at any one time, to include the agent.  If possible, please do not bring along children.
  • We will meet you at the property as we are unable to offer transport.
  • We will accompany physical viewings and seek to maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance.
  • Personal Protective Equipment must be worn (mask, gloves) & use hand sanitiser. Please ensure you have this with you and wear it at all times.
  • We kindly ask that you refrain from touching anything in the property.

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times.  

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Market Update

Market Update

With further restrictions already in place for this autumn, people’s homes have become more of a haven than ever. Meaning that despite ongoing economic uncertainty, buyers and renters continue to prioritise searching for a property capable of adapting to their changing needs.

This continues to drive buyers and prospective vendors into the market, with the number of properties going under offer up for the third consecutive month in September.

For lettings, however, we are still seeing the volume of new instructions outpace new lets agreed, which impacted achieved rents again in September.

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go - Government Update

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go - Government Update

As the Government announces that sales and lettings activity can resume, and although branches can open, we will continue to work from home as much as we can and only go to the office when necessary as per the guidelines.

They have confirmed that physical viewings are now allowed and following the strict guidelines set out to ensure the safety of all our clients and customers, we are pleased to offer the following:

  • Virtual video viewings in the first instance, wherever possible.
  • Physical viewings to take place where there is a serious intention to rent or buy.
  • Nobody with any Coronavirus symptoms takes part in any in-person viewings.
  • Physical viewings are limited to essential participants only, to a maximum of two, and currently live in the same property.  If possible, please do not bring along children.
  • We will meet you at the property as we are unable to offer transport.
  • We will accompany physical viewings and seek to maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance.
  • Personal Protective Equipment should be worn (mask, gloves) & use hand sanitiser. Please ensure you have this with you and wear it at all times.
  • We kindly ask that you refrain from touching anything in the property.

You can also begin to market your home and we are happy to offer property appraisals undertaking the following measures:

  • Before we visit, please ensure the property is well ventilated.
  • We will need to maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance.
  • We will remove our shoes and wear facemasks and gloves throughout the appointment.
  • We will not touch anything in the property.

 

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times.  To see the full guidance please click here:

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