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What is the most expensive area of London to live, including out lieing areas?

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  • Polo
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    1 decade ago
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    The Bishops Avenue

    An ultra-exclusive street running from the northern tip of Hampstead Heath to East Finchley. Neighbouring Winnington Road is almost as well-heeled. Highgate golf course lies to the east and Hampstead Garden Suburb to the west. The name derives from the bishops of London, who owned a large hunting park in the area in the late Middle Ages. This is probably the most ‘desirable’ address outside central London, if you like ostentatious displays of wealth. One house, the Towers, sold for around £10 million in 1992 – a phenomenal price at that time. Its features include an island with palm trees in the middle of its indoor swimming pool. Another, the twelve-bedroom, eleven-bathroom Summer Palace, was built in 1991. It has a brass and crystal glass lift, a comprehensive leisure complex and a central atrium. A Middle Eastern businessman bought it in 1995 for £6¾ million. Prices on the avenue have continued to spiral and when Toprak Mansion went on the market in 2005 offers were sought in the region of £50 million. The council has taken exception to some of the most vulgar monstrosities that have been put up here in the last decade or two, but realistically the avenue is beyond redemption and should be allowed to continue as an object of amazement and amusement. However, London’s billionaires mostly prefer to live in Kensington or Belgravia, so some properties have lain empty in recent years and the latest trend is for their replacement by high-price, low-rise apartment blocks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1/ GREATER LONDON

    The most expensive: Kensington Square W8 - £5,534,480

    Forget Paris, forget New York. London is the city of choice for the truly well off. From Russian oligarchs and Indian steel magnates to City bankers and wealthy entrepreneurs, le tout monde is desirous of a bolthole in Kensington and Chelsea. Over half of London's most expensive streets are here, but it is in Kensington Square W8 where you will need the biggest house-buying budget in Britain: £5,534,480 to be exact. The Tube at High Street Kensington is a doable totter in Manolos - not that you'd be using public transport if you lived here. West London's golden triangle is completed by Knightsbrige and Pimlico.

    The cheapest: Kingsbridge Circus RM3 - £97,380

    For the cost of a home in Kensington Square you could buy... an astonishing 56-and-a-bit properties in Kingsbridge Circus RM3. Located between Brentwood and Romford a home here will set you back just £97,380 - flying just under the stamp duty threshold of £120,000.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bishops Avenue

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  • 1 decade ago

    belgravia is pricey.

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