As you turn off the busy High Street Kensington and swing past the iconic Design Museum, flanked by the luscious greenery of Holland Park, you’ll find yourself in Ilchester Place – a street replete with 18th-century architecture and officially the most expensive street in Britain.
New research from Lloyds Bank has revealed that the average house price on Ilchester Place – the exclusive part of Kensington and Chelsea which is home to Robbie Williams and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page – is a staggering £15.6m.
Nine out of the 10 most-expensive streets in the nation are found in London, but it’s not just in the capital where multi-million pound properties can be found.
Read on to discover the most expensive streets in England, Wales and Scotland.
London house prices dominate the top 10
If you’ve got at least £9m to spare, you could buy yourself a place on the swankiest streets in Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster.
Following Ilchester Place, the average property in Eaton Square in Westminster comes in at a cool £13.7m, while a property on Knightsbridge will set you back £13.3m. But if you want to bag a bargain on one of London’s most expensive streets, Astons Road in Northwood, just past Ruislip, will only cost you £4m.
Rounding out the UK’s top 10 is Camp End Road in Weybridge, in the South East – a 25-minute train ride from London. Weybridge is inhabited by many Chelsea footballers, and was home to Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison. The average property in Camps End Road is £5.6m.
Here are the top-10 most expensive streets in the UK.
|Street Name||Post town||Region||Postcode||Average house price|
|Ilchester Place||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||W14||£15,579,000|
|Eaton Square||Westminster||Greater London||SW1W||£13,710,000|
|Kensington Road||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||W8||£12,925,000|
|Carlyle Square||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||SW3||£11,904,000|
|Campden Hill||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||W8||£11,363,000|
|Chesham Place||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||SW1X||£11,302,000|
|Kensington Square||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||W8||£9,915,000|
|Burnsall Street||Kensington And Chelsea||Greater London||SW3||£9,825,000|
|Camp End Road||Weybridge||South East||KT13||£5,632,000|
Most expensive house prices in England and Wales, by region
Runnymede Road in Ponteland, Newcastle, is the most expensive street, with homes costing £1.09m on average.
Congleton Road in Alderley Edge is the most expensive street with homes selling, on average, for £2.3m.
Yorkshire and the Humber
Fulwith Mill Lane in Harrogate has the most expensive homes, costing £1.61m on average.
Rising Lane in Solihull, at an average price of £1.9m, is the most expensive street in the West Midlands.
Cour D’Honneur in Burley, Oakham is the most expensive street in the East Midlands with an average price of £1.49m.
Storeys Way in Cambridge is the most expensive street in East Anglia, with an average house price of £2.28m.
The exclusive Sandbanks peninsula, in Poole, is home to the most expensive street in the South West – Panorama Road, where the average property costs £2.59m.
According to Lloyds Bank, Llys Helig Drive in Llandudno ‘is the only £1m street in Wales, with an average price of £1,121,000’.
St Andrews home to highest house prices
In Scotland, Golf Place in St Andrews came in as the most expensive part of the country, with the average property price set at £1.975m. The vast majority of the top 10, as shown in the table below, can be found in Edinburgh.
|Street Name||Area||Postcode||Average house price|
|Golf Place||St. Andrews||KY16 9JA||£1,975,000|
|Ann Street||Edinburgh||EH4 1PL||£1,707,000|
|Northumberland Street||Edinburgh||EH3 6JE||£1,537,000|
|Heriot Row||Edinburgh||EH3 6ES||£1,503,000|
|Ettrick Road||Edinburgh||EH10 5BJ||£1,494,000|
|Regent Terrace||Edinburgh||EH7 5BN||£1,411,000|
|Drummond Place||Edinburgh||EH3 6PH||£1,286,000|
|Inverleith Avenue South||Edinburgh||EH3 5QA||£1,263,000|
|Loirsbank Road||Aberdeen||AB15 9NE||£1,218,000|
|Saxe Coburg Place||Edinburgh||EH3 5BR||£1,213,000|