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Britain has 1,782 more million pound streets than a year ago, says Zoopla

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There are nearly 1,800 more streets across Britain where the average home is valued at £1 million-plus compared with a year ago, analysis has found.

Some 11,673 streets in September 2021 had an average property price of £1 million or more, which was 1,782 more than the 9,891 million pound streets in September 2020, Zoopla said.

The South East of England accounts for about half of the increase, with 942 more million pound streets having been created there over the past year, compared with 262 in London.

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The tapering of a stamp duty holiday in the summer prompted a rush of buyers snapping up homes. The holiday ended completely from October 1.

Many people have also been searching for bigger properties with more space as they make lifestyle changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Grainne Gilmore, head of research at Zoopla, said: “London comes top when it comes to the UK’s prime markets, but the wider commuter zone in the South East is also home to some of the highest-value addresses, reflecting the size and type of housing stock in these regions.”

Kensington Palace Gardens
Kensington Palace Gardens in London has been identified by Zoopla as Britain’s most expensive street for the 13th year in a row (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

For the 13th year in a row, Kensington Palace Gardens (postcode W8) in London was identified as Britain’s most expensive street, with homes there priced at nearly £29.9 million on average.

In second place for the third consecutive year was Courtenay Avenue (N6) in Highgate, London. The average property there is priced at £19.4 million.

Grosvenor Crescent (postcode SW1X) in London rounded off the top three, with the average property value there at £17.2 million.

Excluding London, Titlarks Hill (postcode SL5) in Ascot, Berkshire, was identified as the most expensive street in Britain, with the average home there put at £8.4 million.

Some postal towns outside London also have clusters of million pound streets.

Zoopla counted 176 in Guildford in Surrey, 137 in Reading in Berkshire, 133 in Sevenoaks in Kent, 115 in Harpenden in Hertfordshire, 105 in Altrincham in Greater Manchester and 98 in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

This compares with just nine million pound streets found across the whole of Wales.

Here are the numbers of million pound streets in September 2021, according to Zoopla:

– London, 4,544

– South East England, 4,366

– East of England, 1,464

– South West England, 512

– North West England, 276

– West Midlands, 205

– Scotland, 136

– East Midlands, 65

– Yorkshire and the Humber, 55

– North East England, 41

– Wales, 9

And here are Britain’s top 10 most expensive streets with postcodes, according to Zoopla, which are all in London, and the average house price:

1. Kensington Palace Gardens (W8), £29,898,000

2. Courtenay Avenue (N6), £19,440,000

3. Grosvenor Crescent (SW1X), £17,212,000

4. Ilchester Place (W14), £15,220,000

5. The Boltons (SW10), £14,223,000

6. Manresa Road (SW3), £11,181,000

7. Frognal Way (NW3), £11,118,000

8. Compton Avenue (N6), £10,237,000

9. Cottesmore Gardens (W8), £9,971,000

10. Carlyle Square (SW3), £9,800,000

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