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Transport in London

Shops, sport and showbiz all within handy distance

Regeneration projects and fast transport links are transforming much of southeast London and giving older areas a brand-new appeal.

Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:00am

There's more to Kew than world-famous gardens

Those who know London recognise Kew as home to one of the world's most famous gardens, an exquisitely landscaped 300 acres of flowers and plants from around the globe.

But residents of Augusta House will discover the neighbourhood offers far more than just the renowned botanical collection.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Extended debate on runway ruled out

The Airport Authority will not extend the consultation period for its proposal to build a HK$136.2 billion third runway at Hong Kong International Airport, which is set to end on Friday, despite appeals by lawmakers and an allegation that the economic benefits of the project have been grossly overestimated.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Credibility sorely lacking in consultation on third runway

The public consultation for the Airport Authority's Master Plan 2030, which proposes ways to expand airport capacity, including building a third runway, ends this Friday. Are the opinions expressed so far rational? Has appropriate and sufficient information been accessible in a timely manner to the public, beyond just professionals and politicians? Is the process of consultation fair?

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Chocks away

This week, the Airport Authority released the master plan on Chek Lap Kok's development up to 2030 and launched a three-month public consultation on whether a third runway is needed.

The document outlines two development options - one for and one against the building of a third runway - and contains the pros and cons.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Good transport links make getting around so easy

The Tower has excellent transport connections, giving residents the opportunity to make the most of everything London has to offer.

It is next to Vauxhall Bridge, opposite Pimlico, and within easy reach of the main business, shopping and leisure destinations.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

House on the beach

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The place to be seen

Chelsea Creek is named after the arm of the River Thames that once flowed past it. Once known as Counter's Creek, it started life in 1828 when barges navigated from Kensington to wharfs on the riverside of Chelsea.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Changing face of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf has reinvented itself since its regeneration began three decades ago. Traces of its former identity, starting in the 1800s as one of the world's largest ports, are all but gone. The ghostly slump of the 1970s, after the docks closed as a trading port and the area went into decline, has been replaced by a bubbling current of expansion.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The London Underground

The Tube

The London Underground is often called the Tube. It was the first underground passenger railway in the world.

The first section opened in 1863. It has grown and grown. Now it is the longest city rail network in the world.

The Tube has about 400 kilometres of tracks.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Time on investors' side at home of the Dome

Home of the Meridian timeline and the Millennium Dome, Greenwich, one of London's world heritage sites renowned for its historic attractions, is also gaining recognition for its quality property developments.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Public transport upgrade boosts appeal of area

Traffic congestion in central London became so much of a problem that a charge was imposed on motorists using the area during peak periods. But where there is traffic crisis, there's opportunity.

9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Location enhances appeal of apartments

Imperial Wharf is in the southwest of London close to the affluent Fulham area, and within walking distance of some of the city's best nightspots and shopping areas.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Trendy location offers easy access to the sights

Forest Hill is in a residential area near East Dulwich, a district which, after gentrification, has gained in popularity among trendy types seeking its restaurants, bars, cafes and art galleries. Forest Hill acts as an overspill for people priced out of East Dulwich.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Top location puts centre of capital within reach

The reasons for needing a flat in London are varied - and what makes Silkworks uniquely positioned is that its price, design and location can satisfy most buyers.

Silkworks sits on the doorstep of a neighbourhood bursting with possibilities.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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