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Commercial property area guide: Blackfriars - London

Proudly boasting the majestic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars is one of the most prominent and ancient districts of London. The area has been a crucial and inimitable part of London’s cultural and economic life for centuries, and has constantly reinvented itself over this time, welcoming new commercial developments and businesses among the grand old buildings.

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Commercial property area guide: Bristol - England

With a number of art galleries, museums, live music venues and annual festivals, Bristol is a lively city that attracts thousands of visitors each year. A number of restaurants and bars are dotted around the banks of the floating harbour, which give the city a buzzing centre – particularly in the summertime.

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Commercial property area guide: Bethnal Green - London

Today Bethnal Green is still down to earth, but like most of East London, it has attracted higher-earning professionals, a large migrant population and of course, the hipsters. As a result this diverse neighbourhood has become something of a melting pot, with a richly diverse economy with increasing confidence and a property market to match.

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Commercial property area guide: Bermondsey - London

Bermondsey, which was severely damaged in the aerial bombing of WWII, is undergoing a renaissance. As well as a growing commercial property sector, boosted by sustained demand for restaurants, bars, shops and offices, Bermondsey is also home to some jewels of the London tourist scene including HMS Belfast, and some of the city’s most interesting museums and cultural attractions.

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Commercial property area guide: Manchester - England

Manchester is known around the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, which saw it grow at an astonishing rate thanks to textile manufacturing and later the engineering and chemical industries. Financial services companies expanded to the city to support these trades, creating a commercial hub.

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Commercial property area guide: Belgravia - London

The Belgravia of today counts some truly exclusive restaurants, hotels, bars and members-only clubs, as well as some of West London’s chicest shopping, and an array of professional services for the wealthy, from banking to architecture to luxury travel agencies.

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Commercial property area guide: Edinburgh - Scotland

A medieval city with a heavy Georgian influence, Edinburgh has a rich heritage and distinctive architecture. In the city centre, you’ll find the castle, winding streets and majestic Neoclassical buildings, while just outside lies the monarch’s resident, Holyrood Palace.

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Commercial property area guide: Bayswater - London

Since as far back as the 19th century, Bayswater has been synonymous with wealth, tourism, fine-dining, and the luxury living. This well-heeled part of West London, adjacent to Notting Hill on one side and Hyde Park on the other, can feel like a world away from central London, despite the fact that it’s only around 10 minutes to Oxford Circus by Tube.

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Commercial property area guide: Battersea - London

Battersea is home to one of the most iconic buildings to be found anywhere on the banks of the River Thames, the famous Power Station. Now decommissioned, the old coal-power station is in the midst of a significant phased mixed-use redevelopment, which is not only breathing new life to the listed building itself, but the whole surrounding area.

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Commercial property area guide: Liverpool - England

Today, Liverpool’s bohemian creative scene is flourishing with areas such as the Baltic Triangle and Ropewalks attracting innovative businesses. You’ll find quirky eateries, boutique shops, creative companies and music venues dotted about both districts.

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Commercial property area guide: Barking - London

Now Barking is in the midst of one of the largest regeneration projects anywhere in London, a £2 billion 10-year masterplan that includes some 6,000 new homes and a raft of commercial developments including retail, office and entertainment space.

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Commercial property area guide: Bradford - England

Home to two UNESCO labels, Bradford is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Over the years, it has been home to celebrated writers and artists, and is now listed as an UNESCO City of Film for its contribution to the creative industry.

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Commercial property area guide: Barbican - London

Superbly well-connected, with two major overground stations in the immediate vicinity, unsurprisingly Barbican has attracted myriad businesses from all sectors. Every day thousands of commuters and visitors are drawn to the area by the plethora of shops, offices, restaurants and bars that have sprung up in Barbican in the past 20 years.

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Commercial property area guide: Bankside - London

Bankside is the home of some of London’s most important cultural icons – The Tate Modern, The Southbank Centre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the National Theatre – pulling millions of tourists over the river each year. But for centuries the banks of the Thames, the lifeline of the capital, have also been the source of huge levels of trade, commerce and business.

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Commercial property area guide: Sheffield - England

Often called the Steel City, Sheffield has long since produced an array of cutlery and blades. After the industrial revolution, it came into the spotlight for its top-quality steel and, in particular, as the birthplace of stainless steel. Thanks to this trade, it grew to become the city it is today – a northern powerhouse with a flair of creativity.

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Commercial property area guide: Balham - London

Balham is often overlooked as a location for offices, partly because there are better-known areas such as Clapham nearby, and partly because it is such a popular and attractive place to live. But over recent years this vibrant area has become more lively and more enticing to different types of occupiers, and for offices.

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Commercial property area guide: Glasgow - Scotland

The medieval city of Glasgow has changed dramatically over the years. From humble beginnings as a small village on the River Clyde, Glasgow developed to become one of the major trading and business hubs in the UK.

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Commercial property area guide: Leeds - England

This week we are bringing you area guide for Leeds. Check out what the city has to offer.

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Commercial property area guide: Aldwych - London

Aldwych is a remarkable crossroads between London’s compass points: the City to the east, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus to the west, and Holborn, Clerkenwell and St Pancras directly to the north.

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Commercial property area guide: Birmingham - England

Birmingham is an ever-evolving city. Base yourself in Birmingham and you’ll also have a number of the city’s own delicacies on your doorstep, from Balti curries to Cadbury’s chocolate.

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Commercial property area guide: Aldgate - London

Aldgate is attracting a new generation of digital industries and professionals with new ways of working. Home to an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars and a wealth of transport connections, Aldgate is one of the hottest spots in central London.

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