Guy Meacock on the very real threat to London’s urban villages

London’s idiosyncratic ‘villages’ – from Barnes to Marylebone High Street – contribute a large part to London’s international appeal, says Guy Meacock of buying agency Prime Purchase. But the homogenisation of British high streets is threatening the heart and soul of the capital’s local neighbourhoods…

New York is billionaires’ favourite city

The Big Apple is home to 85 billionaires, say Savills and Forbes. Singapore, in second place, has 79 resident billionaires, while Moscow, Beijing and London have 71, 61 and 55 respectively