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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...

New commuter neighbourhoods

As nine million people are set to call London home by 2019, the race is on to provide the 400,000 new homes and transport upgrades that will be needed.