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Mayfair would still be the most expensive street on the classic Monopoly board if the locations reflected modern property prices, but most other spots on the board would change order. Photo: Ian Nicholson/PA
Friday, June 15, 2012
If the streets on the classic Monopoly board were shuffled around to reflect modern-day property prices, the order of the locations would change drastically.
While Mayfair would remain the top priced place on the board and Old Kent Road the cheapest, the coloured groups of properties between them would look very different.
Of the real-life locations, Marlborough Street is the highest climber since the game was first released in the 1930s, with the average house value nearly 7,000 times what the street was priced at on the original board.
Most expensive Monopoly locations based on current house prices:
1. Mayfair £2,102,583
2. Oxford Street £1,309,375
3. Marlborough Street £1,257,700
4. Park Lane £919,138
5. Bow Street £768,200
6. Piccadilly £738,531
7. Pall Mall £651,313
8. Regent Street £510,222
9. Strand £472,929
10. Fleet Street £366,244
This list is featured in The Top 10 of London, a book by Alexander Ash, published by Hamlyn, £10 www.octopusbooks.co.uk