Lewisham Ascending

Nothing says "culture of radical protest and dissent" like a map from property agents Savills, predicting that Lewisham borough will experience the joint-fastest house price rises in London between now and the end of the decade.

The estate agents reckon that Lewisham and Waltham Forest are London's two "promotion candidates" to the "expensive boroughs" category and will rise by a total of 20% by 2020. The established "prime" markets like Islington and Camden will rise at the slowest rate.

Lewisham house prices have been rising faster than the London average for years, but remain relatively low compared to the rest of inner London, which has been pulling away from the outer boroughs as city centre living returns to fashion.