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All dressed up: London doors greet trick-or-treaters

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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Is your home ready for the spookiest day of the year? London's beautiful front doors are ideal for getting into the Halloween spirit.

London is home to some remarkable front doors. They introduce a home’s personality and elevate its kerb appeal. They’re also a great way to share good cheer with the local community around the holidays – surely, we all remember last year’s explosion of decorated front doors around Christmas in Lockdown. This October, as we've been out around London, busily presenting homes to hopeful buyers, we were delighted to spot some scary good Halloween decorations, too.

Halloween decorations outside a front door

London’s got spirits

You'll likely see more decorated doors in the coming years, as Halloween is rapidly gaining traction in London. According to Statista, retail spending on Halloween products in the UK has more than doubled from 2013’s £230 million to 2019’s £474 million. As people are able celebrate more freely than they could last year, sales are forecasted to rise again this year.

Your forever canvas

A home’s front door is more important than you might realise. Property reporter found that 93% of buyers have made their first impression of a property before they've stepped through the door, and 63% of buyers could be persuaded to offer more money for a home with kerb appeal. Who can blame them? This is the face your home presents to the neighbourhood and, of course, your canvas for showing off your holiday decorating chops. Take, for example, these gorgeous properties Foxtons has on the market right now. We’re just dying to get at these front doors with the string lights and autumn gourds:

5 bed terrace house | £1,200,000 | Leyton

The exterior of this three-storey home, with its climbing greenery and elegant period woodwork, gives a taste of the beautiful period accents within.

Exterior of a home with period features and ivy

3 bed house | £3,750,000 | Chelsea

A bright red door nestled amid green foliage provides a warm welcome to this Chelsea home. It's a Grade II listed property that's beautifully presented over 4 floors.

Exterior of a home with brick walls and a bright red door

6 bed period conversion | £1,800,000 | Islington

This Islington home is as stylish inside as its exterior suggests, with a lovely, sunny garden in the rear.

5 detached bedroom | £2,500,00 | East Finchley

Immaculate kerb appeal leads to spacious modern interiors for this 5 bedroom home.

Exterior shot of a brick front home with all white accents and a chic white boundary wall at the front

5 bedroom period house | £1,775,000 | Chingford

The charming door hints at the remarkable character within this Chingford home. The spacious rooms are impressively decorated throughout, accenting its period features.

Brick house with colourful glass panels on the front door.

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