Where are the most expensive streets in Britain located?

London has the most expensive houses in Britain but parts of the South East are hot on its heels, new research revealing the country’s priciest addresses has revealed.

The capital is home to the top 10 most expensive streets in the country, Zoopla data shows. It also identified the 10 streets with the highest average property price outside of the capital.  

London’s most expensive road is Kensington Palace Gardens, home to celebrities and embassies, where the average property is worth £36million. Outside the capital the most expensive address is Montrose Gardens, in Leatherhead, Surrey, where a home costs £6million on average. 

With house hunters seeking more space and greenery as a result of lockdown, these areas in the South East have increased in popularity as they provide good commuter access to London, according to the property website. 

Gráinne Gilmore, of Zoopla, said: ‘Lockdown led to a once-in-a-lifetime reassessment of housing needs, with some city dwellers now in search of more space, fresh air and easy access to the countryside. 

‘For some Londoners, the greenery of the commuter belt and beyond has become a more attractive option and that is reflected in increased demand across the south east. 

‘With more people able to work flexibly in the wake of Covid, many are re-evaluating their work life balance and embracing the opportunity to live that bit further from the office amid the rolling countryside or even by the coast.’

London is home to the top 10 most expensive streets in the country, with Kensington Palace Gardens taking the top spot

London is home to the top 10 most expensive streets in the country, with Kensington Palace Gardens taking the top spot

London is home to the top 10 most expensive streets in the country, with Kensington Palace Gardens taking the top spot

TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE STREETS IN BRITAIN (ALL IN LONDON)
Rank Street name Post town name Avg property value – Sept 2020
1 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 London £35,991,500
2 Courtenay Avenue, N6 London £18,639,000
3 Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X London £17,560,000
4 Ilchester Place, W14 London £13,805,500
5 Manresa Road, SW3 London £12,182,000
6 Cottesmore Gardens, W8 London £11,572,000
7 Compton Avenue, N6 London £10,550,000
8 Mulberry Walk, SW3 London £9,630,000
9 St. Albans Grove, W8 London £9,537,000
10 Egerton Crescent, SW3 London £9,336,000
SOURCE: ZOOPLA     
1) It is in London where you'll find the priciest road in Britain - and for the twelfth year in a row, it is Kensington Palace Gardens. The average value of a home in the tree-lined avenue is an eye-watering £35,991,500. It is often cited as one of the 'most exclusive addresses' in London, with embassies, diplomatic residences, and the homes of ultra high net worth individuals, including steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

1) It is in London where you'll find the priciest road in Britain - and for the twelfth year in a row, it is Kensington Palace Gardens. The average value of a home in the tree-lined avenue is an eye-watering £35,991,500. It is often cited as one of the 'most exclusive addresses' in London, with embassies, diplomatic residences, and the homes of ultra high net worth individuals, including steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

1) It is in London where you’ll find the priciest road in Britain – and for the twelfth year in a row, it is Kensington Palace Gardens. The average value of a home in the tree-lined avenue is an eye-watering £35,991,500. It is often cited as one of the ‘most exclusive addresses’ in London, with embassies, diplomatic residences, and the homes of ultra high net worth individuals, including steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

2) The second most expensive road in Britain is Courtenay Avenue in Highgate, which has an average price tag of £18,639,000. For those with pockets deep enough to purchase a property on this street, there are currently a number that are for sale to choose from, including an eight-bedroom detached house (pictured) that boasts its own swimming pool, a leisure centre and 24-hour gated security - all for £16,999,999.

2) The second most expensive road in Britain is Courtenay Avenue in Highgate, which has an average price tag of £18,639,000. For those with pockets deep enough to purchase a property on this street, there are currently a number that are for sale to choose from, including an eight-bedroom detached house (pictured) that boasts its own swimming pool, a leisure centre and 24-hour gated security - all for £16,999,999.

2) The second most expensive road in Britain is Courtenay Avenue in Highgate, which has an average price tag of £18,639,000. For those with pockets deep enough to purchase a property on this street, there are currently a number that are for sale to choose from, including an eight-bedroom detached house (pictured) that boasts its own swimming pool, a leisure centre and 24-hour gated security – all for £16,999,999.

4) This seven-bedroom terraced house is for sale on Ilchester Place in Holland Park, West London, for an eye-watering £35million. The average price on the road in W14 is £13,805,500

4) This seven-bedroom terraced house is for sale on Ilchester Place in Holland Park, West London, for an eye-watering £35million. The average price on the road in W14 is £13,805,500

4) This seven-bedroom terraced house is for sale on Ilchester Place in Holland Park, West London, for an eye-watering £35million. The average price on the road in W14 is £13,805,500

5) A four-bedroom flat is for sale on Manresa Road in Chelsea for a whopping £9,500,000. The average property value on the street is £12,182,000

5) A four-bedroom flat is for sale on Manresa Road in Chelsea for a whopping £9,500,000. The average property value on the street is £12,182,000

5) A four-bedroom flat is for sale on Manresa Road in Chelsea for a whopping £9,500,000. The average property value on the street is £12,182,000

9 and 10) St Albans Grove in Kensington is in ninth place and has an average property value of £9,537,000. It is a short walk from Kensington Gardens, and a five-bedroom flat is currently on the market on the street for £9.25million (pictured), while Egerton Crescent makes up the list in tenth place

9 and 10) St Albans Grove in Kensington is in ninth place and has an average property value of £9,537,000. It is a short walk from Kensington Gardens, and a five-bedroom flat is currently on the market on the street for £9.25million (pictured), while Egerton Crescent makes up the list in tenth place

9 and 10) St Albans Grove in Kensington is in ninth place and has an average property value of £9,537,000. It is a short walk from Kensington Gardens, and a five-bedroom flat is currently on the market on the street for £9.25million (pictured), while Egerton Crescent makes up the list in tenth place

TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE STREETS OUTSIDE OF LONDON
Rank Street Post town name County Avg property value
1 Montrose Gardens, KT22 Leatherhead Surrey £6,037,000
2 Titlarks Hill, SL5 Ascot Berkshire £5,995,000
3 Portnall Rise, GU25 Virginia Water Surrey £5,800,000
4 Camp End Road, KT13 Weybridge Surrey £5,442,000
5 North Drive, GU25 Virginia Water Surrey £5,248,000
6 Denner Hill, HP16 Great Missenden Buckinghamshire £5,028,000
7 Woodlands Road East, GU25 Virginia Water Surrey £5,025,500
8 Yaffle Road, KT13 Weybridge Surrey £4,770,500
9 West Road, KT13 Weybridge Surrey £4,658,000
10 South Road, KT13 Weybridge Surrey £4,605,500
SOURCE: ZOOPLA       

1) Outside of the capital, Surrey is the most expensive place to live, with Montrose Gardens in Leatherhead seeing the heftiest price tags outside of London, with an average property value of £6,037,000. It is ideally located between the countryside of the Surrey Downs and the outskirts of London. Pictured above is a seven-bedroom house there for £4,750,000

2) In second place for the most expensive road outside London is Titlarks Hill in Ascot, Berkshire, with an average property value of £5,995,000. The property above is a six-bedroom home on sale for £7,800,000

2) In second place for the most expensive road outside London is Titlarks Hill in Ascot, Berkshire, with an average property value of £5,995,000. The property above is a six-bedroom home on sale for £7,800,000

2) In second place for the most expensive road outside London is Titlarks Hill in Ascot, Berkshire, with an average property value of £5,995,000. The property above is a six-bedroom home on sale for £7,800,000

3, 5 and 7) In third place is Portnall Rise in Virginia Water, Surrey with an average price of £5.8million. Having become Britain's first 'million-pound town' several years ago - two other streets in Virginia Water also feature on the list. North Drive is in fifth place with an average property value of £5,248,000, while Woodlands Road East also features with an average property value of £5,025,000 and currently has a five-bedroom detached house on sale for £2.95million (pictured)

3, 5 and 7) In third place is Portnall Rise in Virginia Water, Surrey with an average price of £5.8million. Having become Britain's first 'million-pound town' several years ago - two other streets in Virginia Water also feature on the list. North Drive is in fifth place with an average property value of £5,248,000, while Woodlands Road East also features with an average property value of £5,025,000 and currently has a five-bedroom detached house on sale for £2.95million (pictured)

3, 5 and 7) In third place is Portnall Rise in Virginia Water, Surrey with an average price of £5.8million. Having become Britain’s first ‘million-pound town’ several years ago – two other streets in Virginia Water also feature on the list. North Drive is in fifth place with an average property value of £5,248,000, while Woodlands Road East also features with an average property value of £5,025,000 and currently has a five-bedroom detached house on sale for £2.95million (pictured)

4) Camp End Road in Weybridge, Surrey, has an average property value of £5,442,000. This six-bedroom detached house is on sale for £3.5million

4) Camp End Road in Weybridge, Surrey, has an average property value of £5,442,000. This six-bedroom detached house is on sale for £3.5million

4) Camp End Road in Weybridge, Surrey, has an average property value of £5,442,000. This six-bedroom detached house is on sale for £3.5million

8) Yaffle Road in Weybridge is also among the top ten most expensive streets outside of London, with an average property value of £4,770,500. This six-bedroom house is on sale there for £2,750,000

8) Yaffle Road in Weybridge is also among the top ten most expensive streets outside of London, with an average property value of £4,770,500. This six-bedroom house is on sale there for £2,750,000

8) Yaffle Road in Weybridge is also among the top ten most expensive streets outside of London, with an average property value of £4,770,500. This six-bedroom house is on sale there for £2,750,000

Priciest streets in the largest counties

The most expensive streets in Britain’s largest counties – by population – have also been named by Zoopla.

Montrose Gardens again tops this list, but in second place is Philippines Shaw in the Kent Downs with an average property price of £4,225,000.

Dock Lane in Brockenhurst is Hampshire’s most expensive street with an average property value of £2.41million and is in third place, with a four-bedroom eco-mansion currently on sale for £2.5million.

MOST EXPENSIVE STREETS IN 10 LARGEST COUNTIES
Rank Street Post town name County Avg property value
1 Montrose Gardens, KT22 Leatherhead Surrey £6,037,000
2 Phillippines Shaw, TN14 Sevenoaks Kent £4,225,000
3 Dock Lane, SO42 Brockenhurst Hampshire £2,410,000
4 Theydon Road, CM16 Epping Essex £2,407,000
5 The Avenue, WA15 Altrincham Greater Manchester £2,297,000
6 Lovelace Avenue, B91 SolihullÊÊÊ West Midlands £1,998,000
7 Shireburn Road, L37 LiverpoolÊ Merseyside £1,444,000
8 Linton Lane, LS22 Wetherby West Yorkshire £1,329,000
9 Miry Lane, WN8 Skelmersdale Lancashire £1,177,000
10 Petworth Drive, S11 SheffieldÊ South Yorkshire £967,500

Next on the list is Theydon Road in Epping, Essex – a sought-after location due to its countryside feel, yet close proximity to London. 

A five-bedroom detached home on the street is currently for sale for £3.5million – albeit more expensive than the average property value on the street of £2.7million.

In fifth place is The Avenue in Altrincham in Cheshire, which is an area popular with Premiership footballers. With an average property value of £2,297,000, it is Greater Manchester’s most expensive street.

In the countryside: This four-bed property in Beaulieu, Hampshire, is for sale for £2.5million

In the countryside: This four-bed property in Beaulieu, Hampshire, is for sale for £2.5million

In the countryside: This four-bed property in Beaulieu, Hampshire, is for sale for £2.5million

Outside of the capital, Sevenoaks in Kent is the postal town with the most expensive streets – a total of 188 – and is followed closely by Guildford with 183 and Reading with 179.

A regional analysis of the data shows that of the 12,545 streets in Britain with an average property price of £1million and above, 4,707 are found in the south east and 4,523 are concentrated in Greater London.

By contrast, only 27 are found in Wales, 57 in the North East, and 114 in Scotland.

This five-bed detached house for sale in Theydon Road, Epping, Essex has an asking price of 'offers over £3.5million'

This five-bed detached house for sale in Theydon Road, Epping, Essex has an asking price of 'offers over £3.5million'

This five-bed detached house for sale in Theydon Road, Epping, Essex has an asking price of ‘offers over £3.5million’

Ms Gilmore added: ‘Zoopla data shows where housing stock and prime locations converge to create some of the most expensive addresses in the UK. 

‘Clusters of expensive homes are not unusual as the cache of an area starts to create an appeal of its own, which can factor into what a home is really worth.

‘London dominates the country’s prime property market, but it is being challenged by the south east in terms of the number of million pound streets, reflecting the rise in demand and pricing seen in this market, as well as its housing stock mix and its geographical size.’

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