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Revealed: London's top 10 prime property boroughs

We name the capital's top 10 most expensive boroughs in which to buy a home, according to the latest Land Registry figures. Hackney - including Dalston, Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and Hoxton - continues to record the biggest annual price rise of the top 10 boroughs, up 9.7 per cent in the past year to an average £637,299. However, movement across the rest of the capital's prime boroughs has been minimal, with The City of Westminster and Southwark seeing the the steepest monthly rises of 1.7 per cent. In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

Revealed: London's top 10 prime property boroughs

We name the capital's top 10 most expensive boroughs in which to buy a home, according to latest Land Registry figures. Hackney - including Dalston, Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and Hoxton - continues to record the biggest annual price rise of the top 10 boroughs, up 11.4 per cent in the past year to an average £629,183. The City of Westminster saw the steepest monthly rise, with the average cost of buying a home now reaching £994,748. In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

Revealed: London's top 10 prime property boroughs

We reveal the capital's top 10 most expensive boroughs in which to buy a home, according to latest Land Registry figures, highlighting the continued eastward spread of prime central London. Hackney - taking in areas such as Dalston, Hackney Wick, Shoreditch and Hoxton - recorded the biggest annual property price rise of the top 10 boroughs, up 10.7 per cent in the past year to £627,213. Southwark saw the steepest monthly rise, with the average cost of buying a home now reaching £559,910. But which borough now has average prices of nearly £1.35 million? In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

The average cost of buying in every London borough

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by 10.9 per cent in the past year to £474,544.

The east London borough of Newham recorded the highest annual price growth of 17.2 per cent, while Kensington and Chelsea recorded the lowest. Once again, Hackney is the capital's rising star month-on-month, with a jump of 2.1 per cent taking average prices to £616,004.

Barking and Dagenham remains the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of £274,173.
 

Revealed: London's top 10 prime boroughs

A new report reveals the top 10 most expensive boroughs to buy a home in London. And while there are no surprises at the top of the table, the list does highlight the continued eastward spread of prime central London. Hackney has recorded the steepest monthly rise in average house prices, thanks to a swathe of new-build luxury apartments and a surge in demand for the Victorian family houses close to Victoria Park. The south-east London borough of Lambeth has seen the biggest annual price rise of the top 10 districts, recording 15.2 per cent growth since March 2014. Starting from Lambeth in 10th position, we reveal the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...

The secret tenant tests budget rental options under £500 a month in

Graduate property surveyor Tim Lowe carried out a rental road test across London over a four-month period. Every property had to be in London's Zone 2 and his budget - all in - was to spend less than £500 a month on rent. A windowless Hampstead office block was his first billet, before shared living at The Camden Collective, then a canal boat in Hackney, and a flat-pack home in Wimbledon. Then he became a security guard in Hammersmith, joined a family in a housing co-op in Southwark, and finally took to the road in a horsebox...