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French Fancy: UK is star of property annual ball

Britain is this year's honoured country at the annual European commercial property beano in Cannes – MIPIM.

Several London developments will be showcased including Earl's Court, Stratford City and Battersea Power Station.

The real estate market may not be anywhere near its peak of 2006, but MIPIM is still set to attract more than 18,000 this week.

This is slightly up on the 17,306 participants who travelled to the French Riviera last year, left.