Lewisham is one of the fastest-selling London boroughs as revealed last week by Rightmove.

According to the property-selling website, houses in Lewisham take an average of 29 days to sell this year whereas this time last year it took on average 40 percent longer.

It also had one of the strongest annual house price growth rates with figures shooting up nearly 20 percent in a year.

Two bedroom flats near the station are around £250-300 a week, while the average two-bed house price is around £350,000.

The historic city of Cambridge is the only place in Britain where property is selling quicker than Lewisham and its competitor Sutton, which drew with the South-East London borough in second place.

Lewisham Council has ambitious plans to improve the town centre, and is one of the best-connected areas in South-East London with commuters demanding flats close to the train and DLR station.

However, it is the conservation areas full of Victorian and Edwardian homes that are its main attraction.

With Lewisham’s connections and old-fashioned buildings it’s unsurprising that houses are being bought out in record time.

The annual increase for the rest of London brings the average buying price to £550,000.