The 9 most expensive streets in the UK, where you need more than £11 million to buy a house

Ilchester Place's uniform house fronts and picturesque gardens look more like a film set than a real neighbourhood.

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Ilchester Place’s uniform house fronts and picturesque gardens look more like a film set than a real neighbourhood.
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As most people struggle to even afford their first flat, life at the top of the property ladder is pretty sweet for the UK’s home-owning elite.

A new study by Zoopla reveals that the number of streets where the average property costs over £1 million ($1.33 million) has risen by 16% in the last year, proving that home ownership continues to become a luxury for the privileged and wealthy while young people struggle their way out of the “rent trap.”

90% of the UK’s “most expensive streets” are located in the South of England, according to Zoopla’s findings. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the postcodes -including the entirety of the top 10 – are situated in London.

Scroll on to discover the UK’s 9 most expensive roads for buying a house – all of which are in London – ranked in ascending order by the cost of the average property.


9. Albemarle Street, W1S — £11.37 million ($15.1 million). Known for its galleries and the Brown Hotel, Albermarle Street has been home to London icons such as Lord Byron and Oscar Wilde through the years.

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8. Cottesmore Gardens, W8 — £11.97 million ($15.9 million). Properties in this Kensington, west London, neighbourhood have increased by £50,000 ($66,300) in the last year, according to Zoopla.

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7. Manresa Road, SW3 — £12.58 million ($16.7 million). This Chelsea neighbourhood has been home to Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone and a multitude of artists including sculptor Frank Dobson and painter Henry Jamyn Brooks.

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6. Compton Avenue, N6 — £13.7 million ($18.2 million). Another private road on the list is north London’s Compton Avenue. Access is constantly restricted, making it popular with individuals who desire increased security around their mansion homes.

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5. Ilchester Place, W14 — £15.3 million ($20.3 million). This picturesque west London street is full of tall windows, well-kept gardens, and is just a short stroll from trendy Kensington.

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4. Courtenay Avenue, N6 — £18.97 million ($25.1 million). Located just off of Hampstead Heath, this private road boasts plenty of stunning, unmodernised houses that reek of a more glamorous era. A six-bedroom property on the road, sat on just over an acre of land, could be yours for £12 million ($15.9 million.)

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3. The Boltons, SW10 — £19.86 million ($26.3 million). Divided into two crescents nestled around communal gardens, a seven-bedroom house in The Boltons is currently available for a mere £49.5 million ($65.7million.)

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2. Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X — £21.99 million ($29.1 million). Just a short walk from Hyde Park Corner, many of the luxe houses on this curved regency street are Grade II listed buildings.

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1. Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 — £35.7 million. Frequently dubbed one of the most exclusive postcodes in the country, Kensington Palace Gardens is home to embassies, billionaires, and — most famously — the Prince and Princess of Cambridge. Due to the street’s number of high-profile occupants, traffic is strictly controlled. However, pedestrians are welcome to wander the pavement and peruse the glamorous townhouses and red brick mansions.

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