Record numbers of Londoners flee the capital to the suburbs even as the capital reopens

Record numbers of Londoners flee the capital for more suburban space even as the capital reopens

Record numbers of Londoners flee to the suburbs

Record numbers of Londoners are fleeing to the suburbs even as the capital reopens and tries to shake off the pandemic.

More than 60,000 Londoners have been sold and left in the first six months of this year, according to international brokerage chain Hamptons.

This is the highest number in 15 years as homeowners sought more space and greenery during the Covid lockdowns. Londoners make up 8.6 percent of all buyers outside the capital so far this year, the highest percentage ever and up from 6.6 percent in 2020.

They paid an average of £389,975 for their new property with top destinations including Tandridge in Surrey.

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