London house prices: new report reveals the top 10 most exclusive boroughs

Latest Land Registry figures reveal London's top 10 most expensive boroughs to buy a home.
Hackney has overtaken Lambeth, recording the biggest annual rise in house prices of the top 10, up 13.6 per cent to £624,603 for areas such as Bethnal Green, Finsbury Park, Dalston and Shoreditch. 

Kensington and Chelsea, London's most exclusive borough, bounced back last month after growth slowed in April. It now takes the top spot for the steepest monthly rise, with house prices increasing by 2.4 per cent to an average £1,364,033 – the only London borough with an average of more than £1 million.

London's next most expensive borough to buy a home, the City of Westminster, recorded the lowest annual growth of just 2.7 per cent to an average £967,400. This is despite the area recently hitting the headlines because it has four houses with £20 million-plus price tags on the market for the first time.

Starting from Hackney in 10th position, take a tour of London's top 10 prime boroughs...

Month-on-month house prices in Westminster were down 0.4 per cent, but the greatest drop was in Camden, with a 1.2 per cent fall to £806,239. Hammersmith and Fulham was the only other prime London borough also to record negative monthly growth, down 1.1 per cent to £769,308. 

Hackney, Islington and Kensington and Chelsea all recorded positive house price growth for the second consecutive month.

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