Million Pound Streets

Nearly 3,000 streets in London could now be called "Millionaires' Row" - as the average price of a property along them tops £1m.

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Nationwide reports house price boost

House prices in London are now 5% higher than in 2007. Credit: Toby Melville, Reuters

A separate report has found that house prices are rising at the fastest pace in almost three years - largely driven by growth in the London property market.

The Nationwide building society found an average annual increase of 1.9% in June - pushing average UK prices to £168,941 - the strongest year-on-year uplift seen since September 2010.

London has seen the greatest recovery in prices of any region, with prices now standing at a new all-time high at £318,214 on average, 5% above their previous 2007 peak.

By contrast, prices across the UK are still around 9% below their pre-crisis peak.


Top streets 'too expensive for lottery winners'

Lawrence Hall of said:

“Even lottery winners can only fantasise about owning a home on streets like Kensington Palace Gardens and The Boltons. Property values in these super-prime areas are astronomically high and have risen substantially over the past year. Only the super-wealthy can entertain the notion of living on the most expensive streets and they are paying as much for the address and location as they are for the size and quality of the property. You can find magnificent mansions in other parts of the country for a similar price to even just average properties in areas like Kensington.”

Britain’s top 10 most expensive streets

Listed by average house price.

  • 1 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, £36,066,148
  • 2 The Boltons, London SW10, £23,375,758
  • 3 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X, £19,768,963
  • 4 Courtenay Avenue, London N6, £10,750,336
  • 5 Compton Avenue, London N6, £10,006,014
  • 6 Frognal Way, London NW3, £9,513,716
  • 7 Park Place Villas, London W2, £8,980,477
  • 8 Montrose Place, London SW1X, £8,980,468
  • 9 Cottesmore Gardens, London W8, £8,813,429
  • 10 Palace Green, London W8, £8,644,535


Britain’s top 10 most expensive neighbourhoods

Areas listed by average house price.

  • 1 W8 (Kensington) £2,326,439
  • 2 SW7 (Knightsbridge) £2,034,706
  • 3 SW3 (Chelsea) £1,822,560
  • 4 SW10 (West Brompton) £1,497,783
  • 5 W11 (Notting Hill) £1,422,262
  • 6 SW1 (Westminster) £1,297,531
  • 7 W1 (West End) £1,294,766
  • 8 SW13 (Barnes) £1,139,476
  • 9 NW3 (Hampstead) £1,125,499
  • 10 SW5 (Earl's Court) £1,098,182



Kensington Palace Gardens is country's priciest street

Kensington Palace Gardens - home to this imposing mansion - is the most expensive street in Britain. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive

Kensington - which is home to celebrities such as Dustin Hoffman, Rita Ora and the Beckhams - has been named as Britain's most expensive neighbourhood.

The average property now stands at £2,326,439, with floor space the size of an average doormat fetching £3,586.

Kensington Palace Gardens also retains its position as the nation's most expensive street. The average property there will set you back more than £36 million.

The Boltons in SW10, formerly home to Madonna, takes second place on this year’s list, with an average house price of £23,375,758, followed closely by Grosvenor Crescent in SW1 where a home costs £19,768,963 on average.

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