The millionaire’s housing club: From £12M palatial home in Ascot to luxury £18M apartment in Mayfair… the properties sold with seven or EIGHT figure price tags on Britain’s most expensive streets
- Phillimore Gardens in west London has been named UK’s most expensive street
- Homes in the Kensington road have an average house price of £23.8million
- Only one street outside of London, in Ascot, made it into top 20 priciest roads
- New research has revealed the most expensive street in every region of the UK
Britain’s most expensive streets are filled with eight-figure mansions and luxury apartments with their own cinema rooms, swimming pools and spas.
Phillimore Gardens in Kensington, west London, is the most expensive road in the UK with an average house price of £23.8million.
The street runs roughly north to south from Duchess of Bedford’s Walk to Kensington High Street and is close to Holland Park. It is tree-lined and boasts a popular café – called Café Phillies – towards one end of the street.
Less than three miles away is Grosvenor Square in affluent Mayfair, which takes second spot with an average price tag of £23.5million. Making up the top three is London’s picturesque Illchester Place, where properties now cost an average £17.7million.
The capital dominates the list of priciest streets in the UK, according to new research from Halifax, with just one road outside the city making into the top 20.
Meanwhile, wealthier buyers looking for an exclusive postcode in the North East or the East Midlands would need around £1.5million – making these the lowest-priced ‘most expensive’ regions in the country.
Here is a look at the huge properties in the UK’s most expensive streets.
Phillimore Gardens, Kensington
The UK’s most expensive street, located in the upmarket Kensington, is a stone’s throw from Knightsbridge and London’s finest schools.
A property on the road with its own swimming pool, sauna and steam room, 12-seater home cinema and wine vault sold for £30m in 2020.
The exquisite six floor, 12,260 sq. ft. property (pictured) consists of 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, seven of which are en-suite, three reception rooms and kitchen-cum-breakfast room
The property’s rear exterior with ample space for entertaining. It features decking and cream paving, along with planters
The property comes with its very own 12 seater cinema. The detached ten-bedroom house comes with lift and garage, has been extensively remodelled and re-designed
The property’s first reception room in Upper Phillimore Gardens, located in upmarket Kensington, north of Kensington High Street between Holland Park and Kensington Palace Gardens/Hyde Park
The exquisite six floor, 12,260 sq. ft. property also consists of 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, seven of which are en-suite, three reception rooms and kitchen-cum-breakfast room.
Phillimore Gardens was built on the Phillimore Estate, on land acquired by the Phillimore family in the early eighteenth century.
This two-bedroom property on London’s most expensive street sold for an eight-figure price in May
The exterior of a property in Phillimore Gardens which sold for an eye-watering £28m in September last year
The living room of a semi-detached property in Phillimore Gardens which sold for £12 million in March 2019
London dominates the list of the most expensive streets from Halifax with average price tags all above £10million
Another nine-bedroom and seven-bathroom mansion on the road sold for £12m in 2019.
Phillimore Gardens was built on the Phillimore Estate, on land acquired by the Phillimore family in the early eighteenth century.
Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
Located less than three miles away from Phillimore Gardens is Grosvenor Square in Mayfair.
One of the world’s most desirable addresses, Grosvenor Square is located close to the Mount Street, Mayfair Village and Five Star Hotels – The Connaught and Claridge’s.
An £18m flat with gold leaf panelling and marble fireplaces was once named Mayfair’s most expensive property per square foot with the toilet alone worth £270,000 in 2014.
And a luxury apartment featuring a replica of the Oval Office that was created by JFK’s father has been bought for £140m in 2020.
The president’s Oval Office replica (pictured) was built by Joseph Kennedy when he was based at the American embassy in 1938. It was used as an embassy until 1960
The owner bought the top storey and two lower ground apartments at No 1 Grosvenor Square in 2020
Inside one of the apartments at the luxury Mayfair address. This neat dining room is fit to entertain guests and family alike
The building was bought by Lodha in 2014 for a reputed £308million who restored the facade and converted the space behind it with 44 luxury apartments
The replica office was built by Joseph Kennedy when he was based at the American embassy in 1938. It was used as an embassy until 1960.
During the 1700s, the Grosvenor family created several squares lined by luxury townhouses, the crown of which is Grosvenor Square.
It has taken second spot with an average price tag of £23.5m.
Illchester Place, Kensington
Properties in Ilchester Place, another Kensington street, have sold for as much as £35m in the past.
It is now the third most expensive road in the UK, with an average property price of £17.7m.
The street has previously been dubbed ‘Millionaires Row’ was crowned the UK’s priciest road in 2019, according to Lloyds Bank.
Prices on the road have rocketed in recent years, with its tidy 1920s terraces popular with American buyers.
Ilchester Place near Holland Park (pictured), west London, has seen the average cost of its properties swell
Ilchester Place is now the third most expensive road in the UK, with an average property price of £17.7m
It is now the third most expensive road in the UK, with an average property price of £17.7m Pictured: Inside a house on the street
Ilchester Place is situated in the celebrity enclave of Holland Park, west London, and is dubbed ‘Millionaires Row’, which was crowned the UK’s priciest road in 2019, according to Lloyds Bank
But in January last year, it became was turned into a construction site with seven properties undergoing building work.
The works on several of the mega mansions by the wealthy owners sparked fury among local residents, including Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
One of the properties being developed was that of ‘Candy Crush inventor’ Riccardo Zacconi, who purchased a detached nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom home, for £30 million in April 2019.
Titlarks Hill, Ascot
Titlarks Hill is the only street outside of London that makes into the UK’s 20 most expensive roads and is the dearest in the south east region
Ascot offers excellent transport links to the M3 and M25, as well as being located close to highly-regarded schools in the area including St. Mary’s, St. George’s, LVS Ascot, Lambrook, Hall Grove, and Eton and Wellington Colleges.
Titlarks Hill in Ascot tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the South East with an average house price of £12,318,000
A home in Titlarks Hill, Ascot, which has been revealed as the most expensive street outside of London
It is also a short drive from the affluent Sunningdale and has an average house price of £12.3m.
Titlarks Hill is followed in the region by Westbrook Hill in Godalming, Surrey, at £8,960,000 and East Road in Weybridge at £8,364,000.
Ramside Park, Durham
Six of the North East’s most expensive streets are now in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it is Ramside Park in Durham – with an average house price of £1,553,000 – that took the top spot in the region.
Gubeon Wood, Morpeth – at £1,491,000 – was in second place, followed by Graham Park Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne – at £1,339.000 – in third.
Ramside Park in Durham tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the North East with an average house price of £1,553,000
Pictured: Homes in Ramside Park in Durham are the most expensive in the region, according to the latest figures from Halifax
A property in the street is currently on the market for £2m and comes with electronic gates at the entrance
The remaining streets within the top 10 are in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Runnymede Road at £1,245,000, South Drive at £1,201,000, North Avenue at £1,168,000, Westfield Drive at £1,147,000 and Mitchell Avenue at £1,074,000.
One property is currently on the market for £2m and comes with electronic gates at the entrance, a cinema and games room and a Sonos speaker system.
There are also plans in the pipeline for a hotel and spa to be built along the roadto provide further facilities for hotel residents and residential owners.
Broadway in Altrincham – at £3,184,000 – is now the most expensive street in the North West with four other streets in Altrincham also in the top 10.
These are Barrow Lane at £2,998,000, Theobald Road at £2,378,000, Hill Top at £2,309,000 and Stanhope Road at £2,215,000.
Broadway in Altrincham tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the North West with an average house price of £3,184,000
A huge mansion in Broadway, Altincham, the most expensive street in the north west region
Four other streets in Altrincham also in the top 10 for the north west. Pictured: The hallway of a home in Broadway
Houses in the road come with cinema rooms, swimming pools, gyms and luxurious bathrooms, with each gated off from the public.
Bakers Lane, Solihull
In the West Midlands, Bakers Lane in Solihull is the most expensive street, with houses costing an average of £2,341,000.
Bakers Lane in Solihull tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the West Midlands with an average house price of £2,341,000
A house in Bakers Lane, Solihull, the most expensive street in the West Midlands, according to Halifax
Ladywood Road at £2,029,000 and Kenilworth Close at £1,902,000 are both in Sutton Coldfield and are in second and third place in the region respectively.
Manor House Lane, Leeds
The most expensive street in Yorkshire is Manor House Lane, Leeds at £2,367,000, followed by Fulwith Mill Lane, Harrogate – at £1.77million – and The Purey Cust, York at £1,754,000.
Manor House Lane in Leeds tops the list of the five most expensive streets in Yorkshire and the Humber with an average house price of £2,367,000
A huge mansion in The Manor, Leeds, which has been named the most expensive street in Yorkshire
Warren Hill, Leicester
Warren Hill in Leicester – at £1,615,000 – is the most expensive street, followed by Melton Road, Nottingham at £1.6million and Park Lane in Towcester at £1,348,000.
Warren Hill in Leicester tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the East Midlands with an average house price of £1,615,000
One of the properties boasting a huge garden in Warren Hill, Leicester, the most expensive street in the region
Chaucer Road, Cambridge
In the East, the top six most expensive streets are all above £3million. Chaucer Road in Cambridge at £4.24m is top, followed by Coopersale Street in Epping at £3,567,000, then Newlands Avenue in Radlett at £3,432,000.
Pictured: Chaucer Road in Cambridge has the highest average house price in the region, says Halifax
Chaucer Road in Cambridge tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the East of England with an average house price of £4.24million
Lawrence Drive, Poole
Five of the top 10 most expensive streets in the South West are in Poole, Dorset, with Lawrence Drive at £4,085,000 in first place, with properties costing an average of at least £4million.
Weston Park in the historic City of Bath – with an average price tag of £3,328,000 – is second and Mornish Road, Poole, is third at £2.85million.
Lawrence Drive in Poole tops the list of the five most expensive streets in the East of England with an average house price of £4,085,000
A stunning property in Lawrence Drive, Poole, which has been revealed as the priciest street in the south west
Benar Headland, Pwllheli
Benar Headland in Pwllheli is the most expensive street in Wales with an average price of £1,730,000, followed by Llys Helyg Drive in Llandudno at £1,219,000 and Hanley Cwrt in Usk at £1,152,000.
Benar Headland in Pwlheli tops the list of the five most expensive streets in Wales with an average house price of £1.73million
Some homes on the Welsh street boast stunning views with balconies allowing owners to soak it in
The open plan of one property on the street in Benar Headland, Pwllheli, the most expensive street in Wales
In the Welsh capital of Cardiff, the most expensive street is Westbourne Crescent at £1,003,000.
Kim Kinnaird, of Halifax said: ‘For almost all of us, these homes and their eye-watering price tags are the stuff fantasy house hunts are made of.
‘Unsurprisingly, London roads occupy the top 10 streets in the UK, and buying a home on London’s Phillimore Gardens could set you back a staggering £24million on average.
‘That said, the price of a prestigious address can differ hugely across the UK. Living on the most expensive street in the North East or East Midlands will cost something closer to £1.5 million.’
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