There are many other products to invest in such as offshore bonds and Investment Trusts. Investment planning is very complex especially if you have to consider the tax implication of the investment you are making. Seeking financial planning advice can greatly help here and I would strongly recommend seeking advice before acting.
Property is a big investment these days but as we have seen with the financial crisis of 2007/8 it can be a risky asset. Again with any investment that you are considering making, you should seek the proper advice as it could save you a fortune.