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The Monopoly board has been given a makeover to reflect London's current house prices

By Hayley Spencer

Sitting down to a game of Monopoly is probably the only way you get to feel like you've got one over on the London property market these days, at least if you score Old Kent Road or Whitechapel on the bargain end of the board. But sadly for our inner property moguls, the game has just been given a reality check.

To reflect current property prices, Barratt London have given the board a makeover, laying out London's 22 most affordable spots for first-time buyers. For added authenticity, the £200 payment for passing go is replaced by the average London salary of £27,351.

The two East London spots formerly at the chaepest end of the board have been replaced by 2016's most affordable boroughs, Bexley and Barking.

The first brown spot is given over the Barking and Dagenham - the only borough where property prices are on average less than £300,000. While up and coming Bexley is the second most affordable on the board, with real house prices on average £360,000.

On the top end of the board where Mayfair used to sit are Haringey and Brent, with Southwark on the top green spot - the area where former cheapest area Old Kent Road is located.

Remember when Trafalgar Square got turned into a giant Monopoly board?


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