Thursday 7 November 2019 11:49 am

London house prices: How London boroughs' house prices have changed since the last election

Prime central London house prices have taken the biggest hit since the last general election, as previously less desirable areas gain popularity. 

London constituencies further away from the centre were the biggest winners between June 2017 and now as buyers sought cheaper properties. 

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House prices made the biggest jump in Brent North, with an increase of 19.5 per cent to £460,000 in the last two years. 

Carshalton and Wallington in south London saw an increase of 10.8 per cent, followed by Brentford and Isleworth with 10.3 per cent house price growth.

Croydon Central and West Ham made up the rest of the top five, with increases of 9.4 per cent and nine per cent respectively. 

Meanwhile, house prices in the Cities of London and Westminster plummeted 10.8 per cent, from £1.25m to £1.11m. 

Hornsey and Wood Green house prices dropped 8.5 per cent, according to an analysis of government data by London new home specialists Stone Real Estate’.

It was also bad news for property owners in south-west London as house prices in Richmond Park, Putney and Battersea plunged 6.3 per cent, 6.1 per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively. 

Stone Real Estate Michael Stone said: “Popular areas for high-end homebuyers have enjoyed accelerated price growth in the wake of the financial crisis, but have now come off the boil in colder market conditions due to the higher price tag, hesitant buyers, and a refusal by many sellers to adjust their price expectations.

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In contrast, many of the more affordable, peripheral or less desirable areas of London have been gradually gaining momentum and have enjoyed slow but consistent price growth as a result. 

“This is largely due to a lower price point but also due to the fact they are being sold to bread and butter buyers with an aspiration of homeownership, not a profitable high-end London investment, who remain undeterred by market uncertainty and have helped maintain a consistent level of market activity.”

The latest figures from the ONS showed that London house prices booked a 1.4 per cent annual drop in August, as house prices across the UK grew at a slower pace than last year. 

Meanwhile, data from Halfax published this morning revealed that annual UK house price growth slowed to 0.8 per cent last month, its weakest rate of 2019, due to the uncertainty triggered by a general election and ongoing Brexit negotiations. 

How London house prices have changed since the 2017 general election

ConstituencyAverage house price at last electionLatest available average house pricePercentage change
Brent North£385,000£460,00019.5%
Carshalton and Wallington£343,000£380,00010.8%
Brentford and Isleworth£445,000£491,02510.3%
Croydon Central£335,000£366,5009.4%
West Ham£390,000£425,0009.0%
Greenwich and Woolwich£450,000£490,0008.9%
Ilford South£360,000£390,0008.3%
Croydon North£326,000£352,5008.1%
Hayes and Harlington£350,000£378,0008.0%
Erith and Thamesmead£297,500£320,5007.7%
Feltham and Heston£325,000£350,0007.7%
Bermondsey and Old Southwark£558,750£600,0007.4%
East Ham£370,263£395,0006.7%
Camberwell and Peckham£465,000£494,9956.5%
Ilford North£425,000£450,0005.9%
Bexleyheath and Crayford£328,500£347,0005.6%
Lewisham, Deptford£417,750£440,0005.3%
Leyton and Wanstead£441,500£465,0005.3%
Sutton and Cheam£372,500£392,0005.2%
Kingston and Surbiton£438,975£460,0004.8%
Croydon South£420,000£440,0004.8%
Brent Central£445,000£465,0004.5%
Holborn and St Pancras£695,000£722,0003.9%
Hackney North and Stoke Newington£535,000£555,2503.8%
Hackney South and Shoreditch£531,000£550,0003.6%
Hampstead and Kilburn£730,944£755,0003.3%
Lewisham West and Penge£406,750£420,0693.3%
Old Bexley and Sidcup£370,000£380,0002.7%
Dagenham and Rainham£319,000£327,0002.5%
Ealing North£410,000£420,0002.4%
Bromley and Chislehurst£413,250£422,2502.2%
Hornchurch and Upminster£377,000£385,0002.1%
Chingford and Woodford Green£435,000£443,0001.8%
Poplar and Limehouse£465,000£472,0001.5%
Enfield North£385,000£390,0001.3%
Lewisham East£390,500£395,0001.2%
Dulwich and West Norwood£520,000£525,0001.0%
Chipping Barnet£525,000£530,0001.0%
Bethnal Green and Bow£520,000£520,0000.0%
Enfield, Southgate£521,000£521,0000.0%
Mitcham and Morden£385,000£385,0000.0%
Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner£570,000£570,0000.0%
Islington North£541,000£540,000-0.2%
Ealing Central and Acton£575,000£572,500-0.4%
Harrow East£505,000£500,000-1.0%
Harrow West£440,000£435,000-1.1%
Westminster North£780,000£770,000-1.3%
Chelsea and Fulham£964,975£950,000-1.6%
Islington South and Finsbury£690,000£679,200-1.6%
Uxbridge and South Ruislip£420,000£412,500-1.8%
Ealing, Southall£440,000£432,000-1.8%
Finchley and Golders Green£572,000£545,000-4.7%
Richmond Park£730,000£684,000-6.3%
Hornsey and Wood Green£590,000£540,000-8.5%
Cities of London and Westminster £1,250,000£1,115,000-10.8%