Monopoly has been around for a long time now. In fact the iconic board game will celebrate its 80th birthday in the year 2015. However, one thing that time inevitably brings is change. Back in 1935 the housing market was almost unrecognisable when compared to the current state of affairs. Using house price information from Savills, the old board has been given a new lick of paint and updated with locations that are more relevant to 2015.
Brown Property Set
Was: Old Kent Road
The first property that we are all used to seeing on a Monopoly board is Old Kent Road, which can be purchased for a miserly £60, has been replaced by Dalston. The average price of a property in Dalston now sits at around £564,263.
Was: Whitechapel Road
Now: Hoxton & Haggerston
Whitechapel road is out, Hoxton and Haggerston is in. The average price of a property in this area is now situated at a level of £568,718.
King’s Cross Station
The train stations have been left in place but instead of costing £60 each, King’s Cross has an average property price of £596,215.
Light Blue Property Set
Was: Angel Islington
Now: Holborn & Covent Garden
On the board, Angel Islington only costs £100 but try and buy a property in Holborn and Covent Garden for that and see how far you get. No, nowadays a property in this area will set you back an average of £899,450.
Was: Euston Road
Islington has survived, albeit without Angel, onto the updated board- replacing Euston road. A property in this part of town will now cost you an average of £904,914.
Was: Pentonville Road
So instead of going to Pentonville Road, you can head over to Fulham and take a stroll past Craven Cottage. However, there’s one thing you should know though and that’s that if you decide to settle down in this area, you’ll be looking at a cost of around £991,157.
Pink Property Set
Was: Pall Mall
Now: Earl’s Court
The arrival of the 2015 board sees the departure of Pall Mall and the introduction of Earl’s Court. The prices are starting to get higher and this location is the first of the bunch to tick over the £1m mark; the average house price here is £1,027,482.
Was: Electric Company
The out of action power station in Battersea takes the places of the enigmatic electric company. Savills estimate that average price of a house here is now around £799,145.
Pink Property Set
Back to the pink properties now and Whitehall has been cut in favour of Pimlico. Home to the Tate Britain, a home in this cosy location now costs an average of £1,049,866.
Was: Northumberland Avenue
Now: Little Venice
Northumberland Avenue doesn’t make it onto the updated board and gets replaced by the north London area, Little Venice. A property in this sleepy part of the city will set you back a cool £1,199,804.
The neighbourhood that surrounds Marylebone Station is the most expensive of any of the train stations on the board. A property in this area costs an average of £1,348,481.
Orange Property Set
Was: Bow Street
Now: Hampstead Garden Suburb
The suburb of Hampstead Garden makes it into the orange properties and Bow Street falls out. A house in this area will cost you around £1,234,418.
Was: Marlborough Street
Highgate, with an average house price of £1,258,044, is the second orange property- Marlborough Street losing its place.
Was: Vine Street
Now: St John’s Wood
Vine Street, the first property to cost over £200 on a Monopoly board, gets replaced by St John’s Wood. According to Savills, the average property price in this location is now £1,280,093.
Red Property Set
Bayswater makes it in as the first red property on our board, with an average property value of £1,286,936. It replaces Strand.
Was: Fleet Street
Now: Notting Hill
Notting Hill is home of the famous carnival celebrating Trinidadian independence and it has now replaced Fleet Street as the second red property. The average price value in this area is now £1,332,451.
Was: Trafalgar Square
Now: Regent’s Park
Central London location Trafalgar Square doesn’t make an appearance and is instead replaced by Regent’s Park. A house around here will cost around £1,462,053.
Fenchurch Street Station
The third train station that you arrive at is Fenchurch Street Station. Properties in this area cost an average of £890,256.
Yellow Property Set
Was: Leicester Square
Now: St James’s
The yellow properties begin with St James’s in place of Leicester Square. Houses around here have an average value of £1,508,591.
Was: Coventry Street
Now: South Kensington
Properties in South Kensington now cost an average of £1,616,626. The area takes the place of Coventry Street.
Was: Water Works
Now: St Katharine’s & Wapping
The non-descript entity of the Water Works has been swapped out for the canal riddled area of St Katharine’s & Wapping. A place round here is practically a bargain compared to its neighbours on the board, at only £587,767.
Yellow Property Set
Barnes finishes up the yellow properties with an average value of £1,635,028. It now sits in the position that used to belong to Piccadilly.
Green Property Set
Was: Oxford Street
Oxford street may be the iconic location for Christmas shopping but it loses its place amongst the greens to leafy Hampstead. If you want to move here, you’ll need to have about £1,692,296 to spend.
Was: Regent Street
Now: West End
The first location to break the £2m mark is the West End. Home to countless theatres, it takes the place of Regent’s Street. Houses in this area are valued at an average of £2,163,639.
Was: Bond Street
Back on the original Monopoly board, Bond Street only cost £320. That is slightly outdone by Chelsea, where an average property will set you back something in the region of £2,352,956.
Liverpool Street Station
Buying yourself a property in the vicinity of this station will require a purchase worth around £890,256.
Dark Blue Property Set
Was: Park Lane
And now the end is near, and starting off the two big money properties is Kensington. There’s no room for Park Lane and it’s no wonder, when you realise that a property in Kensington costs an average of £2,371,305.
Now: Knightsbridge & Belgravia
So we’ve come to the end of the road, and where have we ended up? Not Mayfair but Knightsbridge & Belgravia. This is the most expensive part of town that you can find a house and no, you won’t be able to buy it for £400. The average property value here is a whopping £3,477,276!