Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Mayfair replaced by the cathedral city of St Albans as the nation’s top real estate
Cities and towns across Britain take the place of London street names on the world's most popular board game after a vote by more than one million people. Leeds and Liverpool replace the cheap streets, Whitechapel and Old Kent Road, while posh Park Lane becomes Exeter. A city's position on the board was set by the number of votes it received. Thus, London, where the average price of a house is £313,000, comes before Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Birmingham where buying a home can set you back half that amount. However, average house prices in commuter-belt St Albans are in fact the highest among the 22 towns and cities featured.