The £2m council houses

Two London council houses are going up for auction and are expected to fetch more than £2m.

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Two London council houses in multi-million pound auction

It's hoped two London houses will become the most expensive council homes ever sold when they go under the hammer later.

The Borough Market properties are Grade II listed and have a guide price of £2.3 million pounds but experts predict they'll fetch far more than the asking price.

Two council houses expected to fetch more than £2.3m Credit: Savills

The 200-year-old building, which is around the corner from the fashionable Borough Market is on the south bank of the River Thames

It currently belongs to Southwark Council but was owned by the Anchor Brewery in the 19th Century. It still bears the "Take Courage" advert on the side of the building.

The Labour-controlled authority plans to use the millions raised from the sale to help meet the large costs of building and refurbishing council homes in the area.

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