London home features

The following charts compare home features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in London region to the home features in whole England and Wales. Data is taken from energy certificates for domestic buildings. The certificates were issued between 2008-2019. Data is available for more than 15 million properties.These charts include both London house features and London flat features.

London homes by number of rooms

Room count is number of habitable rooms. Habitable rooms include any living room, sitting room, dining room, bedroom, study and similar; and also a non-separated conservatory and a kitchen/diner having a discrete seating area. Excluded from the room count are any room used solely as a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, cloakroom, en-suite accommodation and similar, any hallway, stairs or landing, and any room not having a window.

London homes by number of rooms
No. of roomsLondonEngland & Wales
15.1%1.9%
220.4%13.0%
330.0%21.2%
418.2%22.2%
514.4%22.7%
6+12.0%19.0%

London homes by floor area size

The gross floor area - the total of all enclosed spaces measured to the internal face of the external walls

London homes by floor area size
Floor area sizeLondonEngland & Wales
under 30m²3.5%1.5%
30-49m²18.9%12.6%
50-69m²28.4%23.8%
70-89m²23.6%28.4%
90-109m²11.6%14.4%
110-149m²8.8%11.8%
150m²+5.1%7.5%

London homes by rental type

London homes by rental type
Rental typeLondonEngland & Wales
social rental15.3%14.0%
private rental28.7%17.6%
non-rental56.1%68.5%

London homes by number of fireplaces

The number of open fireplaces in the property. Air can pass between the inside of the property and the outside.

London homes by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesLondonEngland & Wales
091.3%90.3%
16.7%7.9%
21.6%1.4%
3+0.4%0.3%

London homes by main heating fuel

The type of fuel used to power the central heating. Bio is one of biomass, B30D, B30K, bioethanol, biogas, rapeseed. Coal also includes anthracite. Dual is dual fuel with mineral or wood. Wood can be pellets, chips or logs.

London homes by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeLondonEngland & Wales
bio0.1%0.1%
coal0.0%0.2%
dual0.0%0.2%
elect13.1%12.2%
gas86.1%82.6%
LPG0.1%0.7%
no heat0.4%0.3%
oil0.1%3.5%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.0%0.1%

London homes by windows glazing

The type of glazing. From British Fenestration Rating Council or manufacturer declaration.

London homes by windows glazing
Windows glazingLondonEngland & Wales
sigle13.7%5.8%
double/secondary75.6%84.5%
triple/multiple0.4%0.3%
high perfomance10.3%9.5%

London homes by gas meter availability

A gas meter or a gas-burning appliance is available in the dwelling. A closed-off gas pipe does not count.

London homes by gas meter availability
Mains gasLondonEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance74.6%73.3%
no gas meter25.4%26.7%

London homes by number of heated rooms

London homes by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsLondonEngland & Wales
15.6%2.8%
220.6%13.5%
330.0%21.4%
418.2%22.1%
514.1%22.0%
6+11.7%18.3%

London homes by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

London homes by solar heating availability
Solar heatingLondonEngland & Wales
solar0.1%0.3%
no solar99.9%99.7%

Associated reports:

London house features

London flat features

London home energy certificates

London crime statistics

London population statistics

London property prices

London energy costs

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