Growth in the capital's house prices may be slowing, but even the thought of buying a home still makes most Londoners wince. Add to that the idea of shelling out for a garden and it's enough to induce an anxiety attack.
Luckily, London is not short of public green spaces - but the leafier the suburb, the higher the house prices. Right? Wrong.
New research by online estate agent Emoov has identified, and ranked, the London boroughs with the most green space where the average house price is still under half a million pounds. So those who don't have £1m to spend on a doll's house overlooking a Chelsea park can still spend some much-needed time outdoors.
Havering takes the top spot: almost 60 per cent of land in the borough is given over to public green space, and with an average house price of just under £363,000, property is pretty reasonable, too.
That's followed by Bromley, where 58 per cent of land is green space, and a home will set you back £433,000, and Hillingdon, where the average house price is £415,716, and 49 per cent of the land is classed as green space.
In fact, London is an impressively leafy city: 32 per cent of the capital is classed as green space, although its average house price is now £527,913. Ouch.
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|Borough||How much public green space?||Average House Price|
|Kingston upon Thames||36.4%||£488,416|
If you'd rather have that green space to yourself, look no further than Harrow, where just under 35 per cent of the land is private gardens, although with an average house price is £473,000, you'll pay for it.
That's followed by Sutton, where 34.5 per cent of the land is given over to gardens, and homes cost £371,000.
|Borough||How much garden space?||Average House Price|
|Kingston upon Thames||30.9%||£488,416|