10 July 2018
Surrey leads the way, with high-priced properties topping the £1m average London remains the most expensive city in Britain for house buying, but a number of towns and villages outside the capital also boast - or suffer from - extravagant property prices.
Virginia Water in Surrey became the UK’s first “million pound town” a few years ago. Since then, average property prices have exceeded the million-pound mark in a few other places.
Here are some of the most expensive UK towns and villages outside London, according to Zoopla’s latest rich list:
Virginia Water, Surrey (£1,403,740)
With its beautiful red-brick buildings and lavish green spaces, Virginia Water is still in the top spot. This charming commuter town, which has a population of just 6,000 people, packs a mighty historical punch.
Its leafy Wentworth Estate and adjacent golf course hosted the first ever Ryder Cup tournament and remains a prime piece of Crown Estate in south-east England.
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (£1,105,523)
This picturesque town sits on the edge of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Aside from its appealing blend of Georgian and Tudor architecture, Beaconsfield has enviable transport links, with direct train services to Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone (journey time: 25 minutes).
Cobham, Surrey (£1,104,608)