Bermondsey, Blackheath, Walthamstow - Maybe You Can Afford To Buy After All

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Bermondsey, Blackheath, Walthamstow - Maybe You Can Afford To Buy After All

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Share to Buy.

The Chain in Walthamstow

Staggering asking prices. Eye-watering deposits. London's property market is tough for many of the capital's young renters. But look to the city's up-and-coming neighbourhoods, and you might find some more realistic options — especially if you consider Shared Ownership.


Art in the railway arches. Amazing al fresco cuisine from Maltby Street. The famous Beer Mile. Bermondsey is fast becoming a favourite for young professionals — especially as it's so well placed for the City. And there's a wide choice of new build, Shared Ownership apartments — including Lazenby Square's collection of one to three bedroom Shared Ownership homes by Peabody.

Lazenby Square in Bermondsey


Thames-side walks. A fascinating maritime history. A burgeoning scene of breweries, bars and rooftops. Woolwich's transformative regeneration has also brought a DLR station, riverboat pier, and a future Crossrail station — making it an affordable alternative to Greenwich. The last remaining home at Artillery Place by Optivo provides contemporary living in a neighbourhood that mixes modernity with heritage.

Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow

The neon lights of God's Own Junkyard. The rambling nature of the wetlands. Home to London's second Beer Mile. Walthamstow was recently named one of the best places to live in London for 2021. Blackhorse Road is the residential end of the buzzing Blackhorse Lane, home to the likes of Armstrong Audio and Krypton Comics. Nearby in the St James area, you'll find L&Q's collection of Shared Ownership homes, at The Chain.

The communal garden at Artillery Place, Woolwich

How does Shared Ownership work?

  • The part buy, part rent scheme allows you to take your first step onto the ladder by purchasing a percentage share of a property, usually between the minimum 25% and maximum 75%.
  • Deposits are between 5% and 10% of the purchase share price – much more attainable!

Who are Share to Buy?

  • Share to Buy is the UK’s leading online portal for Shared Ownership properties. Established in 2004, it's developed into an essential resource for first time buyers.
  • Share to Buy also offers a wealth of free digital tools for budding buyers — think jargon busting videos, and affordability and mortgage calculators.
Sleep better knowing you can afford to get on the London property ladder

Want to learn more about Shared Ownership? Visit the London Home Show

The London Home Show — hosted by Share to Buy — is the capital's largest first time buyer event — a one stop shop for first time buyers looking to find out more about Shared Ownership, Help to Buy, and all things affordable home ownership.

The free exhibition offers potential buyers unprecedented access to some of the housing industry's biggest names and showcases the best affordable homes available across London and the Home Counties.

You could own your very own home office

A series of first time buyer workshops and live Q&A sessions takes place throughout the day, from a range of industry experts. Exhibitors include: L&Q, Latimer by Clarion Housing Group, Peabody, Catalyst New Homes, Notting Hill Genesis, SO Resi by Metropolitan Thames Valley, Southern Home Ownership, Countryside Properties, Galliard Homes, Red Loft, JLL, Savills and many more.

The London Home Show is at The QEII Centre in Westminster on Saturday 18 September, from 10.30am-5pm. To plan your day and register for your free ticket, visit the London Home Show website

Last Updated 17 September 2021