Pubs are top of the house hunting checklist

Posted at 12:15 pm, January 26, 2014 in Fun London, News
The Carpenter's Arms pub, Brick Lane

Leafy parks, good schools, quality transport links, low crime rates – these are the things that people look for when buying a home. But according to a survey by a company called Hygena (a name that brings to mind a particularly clean wild dog), those things are secondary to the most important consideration: pubs.

That’s right, a quarter of people would rather live near a good pub than a good park. Apparently this is news. If you’d asked us, we would’ve told you it was just common sense.

So let’s look forward to Kirsty and Phil saying things like this on the next season of ‘Location, Location, Location’:

‘The best thing about this delightful post-war bungalow is that it’s a mere five minute walk, or 15 minute crawl, from your nearest pub.’

‘This Victorian townhouse boasts no less than four boozers within a one-mile radius, including two with late licenses, so you can get sozzled within spewing distance of your own home.’

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