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A day in your future London life

By Katie Hendra

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London is changing, and it’s not all about high rise living. Talking to our local area experts, we have taken a guess at what a day in your life might soon look like – from where you will drink your morning coffee to where you will end your night. Let’s take a look into the future of London!

9am: Wake up in an IKEA wonderland in Stratford

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If you have ever walked round IKEA pretending that each perfectly styled, open fronted room belongs to you (or you have watched 500 Days Of Summer), it’s your lucky day. Strand East, a vast new development on Stratford High Street will consist of shops, eateries, work spaces and 1,200 new homes that propose a variety of property styles, flat-pack not being one of them, thankfully.

12pm: Designer outlet shopping in Hackney

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“I’m just popping into Burberry in Hackney” said no-one ever, until now. Hackney Walk and Well Street Market is an exciting new phase in Hackney’s commercial life. The development promises to deliver space for both big name brands including Anya Hindmarch, Aquascutum and Nike and smaller, community led projects, with the soon to be crowd-funded Well Street market.

Edward Taylor, Hackney Sales Manager predicts that “as the gold shutters go up to reveal the new occupants of the area I am sure there will be even more of a buzz to Hackney central than usual.” The Well Street Market development is ambitious, exciting and could prove of huge benefit to the local community, who hope to raise just over £82,000 to make it happen.

Soon you may find yourself picking up your designer gear before popping into the Teenage Market and being serenaded by live music, who would have thought it? If this sounds appealing, you can help Well Street meet their target here.

5pm: Eat, drink and party in a shipping container mall in Croydon

boxpark croydon

Boxpark Shoreditch has proved so successful that they will be launching their second shipping container dining, shopping and entertainment hub in Croydon in September this year. Sitting right outside East Croydon station, you will have the choice of 42 bars and restaurants specialising in an ever changing array of street food as well as over 200 live events throughout the year.

Obviously all this development in the Croydon area means great things for property investment; Dipan Shah, Croydon Lettings Manager says that Boxpark “will without doubt be London’s most vibrant new destination”.

It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Londoner!

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