Royal connection boosts buyer demand in Battersea

Knight Frank reports 60% surge in enquiries for family homes near Prince George's new school

Agents have reported a massive surge in demand for properties in the catchment area surrounding Prince George’s new school.

Kensington Palace recently confirmed the royal prince will be attending St Thomas’s in Battersea from September and the phones in Knight Frank’s nearby office have been ringing off the hook ever since.

Sales manager Kris Ericsson told Harper’s Bazaar: “Since the announcement that Prince George is due to attend Thomas’s school in Battersea from September, we have seen a resurgence in interest in the Battersea Park area amongst buyers.

“We have seen an increase of up to 60% in enquiries for houses of £4m and above and quite a few have explicitly cited the added draw of the royal connection that the area will now enjoy.”

The private co-ed day school has 540 pupils and charges fees of £18k per year.