Which are the UK's most expensive streets to live on?

Unsurprisingly, 19 of the top 20 are in London

Which are the UK's most expensive streets to live on?

Phillimore Gardens in the inner London borough of Kensington is now Britain’s most expensive street.

Halifax’s review of Land Registry data revealed that average house prices were an eye-popping £23.8 million on the street that was built on the Phillimore Estate, on land acquired by the Phillimore family in the early 18th century. It runs roughly north to south from Duchess of Bedford’s Walk to Kensington High Street and is close to Holland Park.

Less than three miles away, Grosvenor Square in affluent Mayfair gets the honour of being the second most expensive street with houses there averaging a price tag of £23.5 million.

London’s picturesque Illchester Place, where properties now cost an average £17.7 million, is third. The street was previously listed as the most expensive street in England and Wales.

Halifax noted that London dominates the priciest streets list, with just one road outside of the capital making it into the top 20, Titlarks Hill in Ascot. The street, which is in 12th place, has properties with an average price of £12.3 million.

Outside the capital, wealthier buyers looking for an exclusive postcode in the North East or the East Midlands would need around £1.5 million – the lowest ‘most expensive’ regions in the country.

Six of the North East’s most expensive streets are now in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it was Ramside Park in Durham (£1,553,000) that took the top spot in the region. In the North West, Broadway in Altrincham (£3,184,000) is now the most expensive street.

The most expensive street in the Yorkshire and the Humber region is Manor House Lane in Leeds (£2,367,000), while in the West Midlands, Bakers Lane in Solihull is priciest, with houses costing an average £2,341,000.

Meanwhile, in the East Midlands, Warren Hill in Leicester (£1,615,000) is the most expensive street, while in the East of England, Chaucer Road in Cambridge (£4,240,000) is top on the list. In the South East, the only street outside of London to make the top 20 most expensive streets in the UK is Titlarks Hill in Ascot (£12,318,000).

Five of the top 10 most expensive streets in the South West are in Poole, Dorset with Lawrence Drive (£4,085,000) in first place. Benar Headland in Pwllheli is the most expensive street in Wales with an average price of £1,730,000.

“For almost all of us, these homes and their eye-watering price tags are the stuff fantasy house hunts are made of,” Kim Kinnaird, mortgages director at Halifax, commented. “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 £24 million 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.”