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The Most Expensive Places to Live in Britain

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Over the years, Simply Removals have helped our customers with home removals to affluent addresses. In 2010 we even moved Prime Minister David Cameron into 10 Downing Street and out again in 2016 – check out our website for the details. We have since moved some of London’s most famous households and as a result we have compiled a list of some of the most expensive places to live in Britain. Do you live in any of these areas? Let us know in the comments below!

Kensington and Chelsea

Home to luxurious terraced houses, spacious gardens and recreational areas as well as designer shops with hefty price tags to match – Kensington and Chelsea are brimming at the edges with the young, fashionable and wealthy. The gorgeous London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has the highest number of all million pound properties in the United Kingdom. This area is for the high-flying and wealthy and is the unsurprising choice for the reality show Made in Chelsea, following the glamorous yet tumultuous lives of well-to-do 20-somethings.


Westminster is one of the most expensive and sort after places to live in central London. Home to famous landmarks which include the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral, it is the tourist hub of London. The areas popularity is understandably reflected in its extortionate house prices of well over £7000 per square metre. Westminster has some of the highest house prices and some of the smallest living spaces in the UK. And yet, it is definitely a must for those city-lovers among you.


Windsor, the lively and historic riverside town that is home to Sir Elton John and Her Majesty the Queen has a population of 27,000 people, 850 of which are thought to be millionaires. This town is a buzzing hive of activity with great shopping and restaurants, as well as Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Less than 30 miles west of London, you can get into central London by train in around 30 minutes. Not bad for those of you who would like to live slightly outside of central London but still have the ability to commute into work.


Oxford, with its world-renowned University and picturesque scenery, is definitely a pricey place to live with house prices more than 10 times typical annual earnings. ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, as it is often referred to, looks like an enchanted fairy-tale city from a child’s picture book. With its stunning spires, architecture and beautiful churches it is no wonder that it is one of the most popular filming destinations for film makers all over the world. Within easy and fast reach of London and Birmingham, Oxford is the ideal location for people who commute to work. If you can afford such high living and housing prices, Oxford is a pretty perfect place to live.


Who knew Scotland would be on our list of most expensive place to live in Britain? Like me, you probably assumed that Scotland was mostly countryside suffering from bad weather and as a result nobody would choose to live there. However, it turns out that there are some pretty expensive areas of Scotland to live that are also highly sought after! Dick Place in Edinburgh holds the title of the most expensive street in Scotland, with an average house price of £1.68 million! That’s a pretty hefty price to pay for all that rain!


Cheshire is a county in Northwest England which the likes of Wayne Rooney, Emile Heskey and Gareth Barry call home. The Golden Triangle is the famous home of celebrities, footballers and entrepreneurs. Withinlee Road in Prestbury is said to be the most expensive street in Northern England, with prices over £1.5 million. I don’t know about you but I don’t have that much money in my account!

Virginia Water, Surrey

Sitting just outside of London, Virginia Water is a picture-perfect town and playground for the rich and famous. The likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Elton John have all purchased property here. With stunning lakeside views and an exclusive Country Club in the area, homes average £1 million in this extremely popular residential town. Reportedly, Virginia Water has one of the fastest increasing house price rates in the past few years.


If you had millions of pounds’ worth of disposable income just sitting in your bank account, where would you choose to live? We would love to know so leave us a comment below. And, if you do ever make your millions, get in touch which us and we can help you move into your mansion!

One thought on “The Most Expensive Places to Live in Britain”

  1. Hi Dan, great article. I do a lot of work in London and can say that Westminster is the most expensive area we cover. We hired a fleet of 18 diggers to a company recently, so especially in construction money seems to be no object.

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