Thousands Expected at London’s Largest First Time Buyer Event


Thousands of budding buyers are expected to attend the twelfth London Home Show on Saturday 23rd March, as London’s largest event for first time buyers returns to the capital for the sixth year running. Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster from 11AM to 5PM, the event offers prospective buyers the unparalleled opportunity to explore the home ownership options available to them, meeting London’s largest housing providers face-to-face.

With 53 exhibitors all under one roof, the free exhibition will showcase the best affordable homes – including Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties – available across London and the home counties. Hosted by Share to Buy, the UK’s leading online portal for Shared Ownership properties, the bi-annual event is held each March and September and has welcomed over 45,000 visitors since its launch in 2013.

Nick Lieb, Head of Operations for Share to Buy, comments: “Buying your first home, whether on the open market or through an alternative home ownership scheme, can feel very confusing. While there are useful resources online, we know that nothing quite beats meeting and talking to industry experts who can guide you through the process. Designed to help first time buyers navigate the seemingly complex world of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy, the London Home Show allows hopeful buyers to easily compare all of the available options – deciding which scheme and provider is right for them. In 2018, over 8,000 first time buyers attended the two London Home Shows, and we are expecting another buzzing show this month.”

Partnering with London’s leading housing providers, sponsors of the event include The L&Q Group, Clarion Housing, Notting Hill Genesis, Southern Home Ownership, So Resi, Peabody, Red Loft, Crest Nicholson, and Countryside Properties, as well as new exhibitors including JLL, Redrow and Origin Housing. Each exhibitor will have their own stand, making it easy for hopeful buyers to speak to sales teams and get their questions answered.

Throughout the day, there will also be live Q&A sessions – some chaired by Lynda Clark, editor of First Time Buyer Magazine, where industry experts will answer questions from the audience – covering everything from perfecting your credit score to understanding eligibility criteria. Independent mortgage advisors and conveyancing solicitors will also be on hand to offer financial and legal advice to anyone looking to buy their own home.

To register for a free ticket to the London Home Show, visit