London Lite Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23 ZONE 3 One-bed flat in Earlsfield on the second floor with large open-plan kitchen and living room. 249,950, kfh.co.uk ZONE 4 One-bed maisonette near Richmond station. Bay windows in living room. 249,950. foxtons.co.uk Property Zone 3TOBUY& 3TOLET TO BUY FOR 250,000 TO RENT FOR 250 a week ZONE 2 One-bed flat in Highbury set around a communal courtyard. 249,950, chesterton humberts.com ZONE 3 One- bedroom flat in central Greenwich. Fully furnished with wooden flooring. 240pw, greaterlondon properties.co.uk ZONE 4 Three- bedroom house in Crystal Palace with three reception rooms, utility room and garden. 253pw, kfh.co.uk ZONE 2 First- floor studio flat within traditional white stucco- fronted building in Westbourne Grove. 250pw, johnd wood.co.uk LIZ DYE, 26, bought a two-bed flat on Ladbroke Grove, on the route of the Notting Hill Carnival and two minutes from the market, in 2005 for 270,000. The period conversion is now worth about 400,000. The market is really vibrant and I love being able to go and buy fresh fruit and fish without having to go to a chain store or supermarket, says Liz. There are such good bars and restaurants and it is a real cultural melting point. The only downside is that it is quite irritating when you want to go out and buy a pint of milk on a Saturday and you get stuck behind a tourist, or you find people sitting on your doorstep eating their lunch. The Carnival is pretty intense. If you plan and have all your provisions in its great to go and sit on the balcony and watch the spectacle. But if you go out in the afternoon, you may not be able to get back home later, so its best to have a party at home with the best view you could ever imagine. TV PRESENTER Nick Ede, 36, lives in a one-bedroom apartment between Columbia Road and Broadway markets in Shoreditch. He bought the property in 2005 for 240,000. I really enjoy the buzz of the markets and people come and visit me when they are coming to the markets -- which I love. I go to Columbia Road every Sunday and meet a friend for a coffee and buy my flowers for the week. Ive got to know all the stallholders and I know exactly what time to go to get my roses really cheap. I dont find that there are any real problems with being near two massive markets. Because Broadway market is open on a Saturday and Columbia Road is open on a Sunday, it is constantly busy at the weekend. The only downside to living here is that you really cant sleep in. PORTOBELLO:Suchgoodbars...itssovibrant COLUMBIAROAD:Iknowallthestallholders Buzz: Nick Ede lives between two Shoreditch markets CAMDEN:Ilovethatitsfulloflife VERITY CASEY, 29, an actress, lives in a four-bed townhouse backing on to Camden Lock, which her family bought in 1977 for 40,000. It is now worth in excess of 1m. One of the nicest things about living so close to the market is waking up on a Saturday morning and hearing this guy playing his sax under the bridge, and the hustle and bustle of the market, says Verity. The market has become very commercialised, but there are still elements of old-school Camden. The Good Mixer on Inverness Street is still Camden cool and where all the musicians go, and I also like Bar Vinyl. The only downsides are the mess that comes floating down the canal from the market, and people coming out of the clubs and then partying all night. But overall I love living somewhere that is always full of people and full of life. CAMDEN:Ilovethatitsfulloflife time to go to get my roses really cheap. I dont find that there are any real problems with being near two massive markets. Because Broadway market is open on a Saturday and Columbia Road is open on a Sunday, it is constantly busy at the weekend. The only downside to living here is that you really cant sleep in.Buzz: Nick Ede lives between Buzzy: Liz bought a flat near Portobello Road market YOU CAN BUY INTO THE BUZZ OF LONDONS STREET STALL AREAS Buzzy: Liz bought a flat near Portobello Road market index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html