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The best places to invest in property outside London

Whether you’re looking for your next home or investing in a buy-to-let property, finding the best places where to invest can seem like a minefield. We’ve rounded up the top 5 property hotspots outside of London that offer great investment opportunities and capital growth.


Manchester has undergone a complete transformation over the past ten years and currently stands as one of the strongest UK property markets outside London, with rental yields up to 6%. Affordable property prices combined with a strong demand make this northern city a hugely desirable place for property investors. Manchester also boasts one of the UK’s largest student populations, making it a prime location for buy-to-let property investors.

We have a growing portfolio of properties available in Manchester, such as Wavelength, a selection of stunning waterfront apartments located in the sought-after Salford Quays area.


With the city set to benefit from a £5.5 billion regeneration scheme that will transform its waterfront, Liverpool is an increasingly desirable place to invest in. Many property investors are now looking to take advantage of its booming property market that offers healthy rental yields. Plus with numerous World Heritage sites located in and around its centre and a thriving economy, Liverpool truly is a thriving city.

One of the developments causing a stir amongst investors in Liverpool is Crosby Gardens which is home to a stunning collection of modern apartments located just moments away from the city centre.


Birmingham recently stepped into the spotlight as a place to watch for investors looking to achieve good rental yields. Its local economy is among the strongest in the UK. Birmingham is also benefitting from important investments in infrastructure and regeneration, making it a top destination for property investors. From arts and culture to excellent transport links and fascinating history, Birmingham truly has it all, making this area of England a sensible place to invest in.


Combining the best of city living with tranquillity, Sheffield is one of the best places for property investment in the UK. The city also has a large student population and is home to two of the UK’s largest universities. Sheffield is undergoing significant regeneration plans, yet remaining one of the greenest cities across the UK, with over 80 parks and more than 2 million trees. From contemporary flats to terrace houses, property investors will be spoilt with choice in Sheffield.


Leeds represents an attractive property investment location thanks to its strong economic growth combined with its increasing student population. Located in the heart of Yorkshire and the Humber, the city is one of the driving forces of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. Rental demand in Leeds is rising, allowing­­ investors to secure high rental returns in the long term.


Are you thinking about investing in the North of the UK? Call the Kingsley Hamilton Estates team today on 020 7078 0214, or email and we will be in touch shortly.