Monopoly Gets Modern Makeover To Reflect London's Rocketing House Prices

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To mark the 80th anniversary of the London Monopoly board - property experts have updated the classic game to highlight the change in London house prices, moving the properties around accordingly.

The only full set of properties remaining in their original 1935 positions are the browns - Whitechapel and Old Kent Road.

While this re-organised board created by estate agents, Hanover West End, shows Mayfair with its billionaires and Oil Sheikhs keeping its top spot comfortably with an average house price of £3,521,800.

Its former purple companion Park Lane fell back into a position that was traditionally inhabited by an orange property.

This is understandable as its average price is now only a lowly £1,873,333.

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(Picture: Hanover West End)

One surprising increase in value is Euston Road with an average price of £1,041,250.

It has moved up six places up to where Marlborough Street was previously situated on the board.

Marlborough Street has also made a great advance, only one property from the grand Mayfair.

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(Picture: Hanover West End)

Richard Douglas, Director at London property experts Hanover West End said: ‘We anticipated that there would be differences in the property market from 80 years ago, however the extent to how much it has changed is surprising.

‘We knew Mayfair would remain at the top of the board and Old Kent Road at the bottom, but the areas that have moved in between are eye-opening.

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(Picture: Hanover West End)

He added: ‘Fleet Street, which has always been a prominent central location in London, has dropped down to the blue area of the board with an average value of £611,000.

‘The way London has evolved and grown has had a significant impact on which areas have flourished. We are certain London will continue to change over the next 80 years.’

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(Picture: Hanover West End)