Leading residential estate agent Hamptons International hosted its second Country Roadshow of the year at the weekend which took place at four of its London branches. With the purpose of showcasing superb country properties to London locals interested in moving to pastures greener, those in attendance received expert advice on subjects ranging from commuting times, schools and areas representing the best value for money.

With research from Hamptons International showing that in the last 12 months, nearly 68,000 Londoners left the capital, it is no surprise that Hamptons International’s bi-annual Country Roadshow continues to increase in popularity.

Those who made it along to the Balham, Fulham, Putney and Kingston branches on Saturday enjoyed discussions with agents from key commuter belt and countryside locations, whilst little ones enjoyed free face-painting and balloons. A prize draw also took place on the day, with the lucky winner of a weekend break in Tunbridge Wells yet to be announced.

Mary Beeton, Head of Sales for Hamptons International says: “Thank you to all who attended our second hugely successful Country Roadshow of this year. At Hamptons International, we love to see the city and country collaborate to give time-poor Londoners the opportunity to make their rural dreams a reality.

We understand what a momentous leap it is to move from the city to the countryside and how it not only revolves around the perfect property but also important lifestyle decisions such as commuting times and top-performing schools. It goes without saying that this event is essential for any Londoner who is considering escaping to the country, and we look forward to hosting the next Country Roadshow.”