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This updated Monopoly board shows London's current property prices

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Isabelle Aron

Ah, Monopoly. Sure, it starts out as a harmless 'fun' game but all it takes is one money-hungry wannabe property mogul to take it too seriously and it can all end in tears. But now there's even more reason to get upset because estate agents firm Hanover has updated the original Monopoly board to reflect London's current property prices - and it's not a pretty sight.

The game is now 80 years old, and although Old Kent Road is still the cheapest spot on the board, average house prices have now reached £261,499 compared to the measly £60 on the original board. Don't even think about what £60 would get you in London's property these days (hint: not a lot) - and definitely don't think about the fact that you've probably spent that much in one night on Jägerbombs and an Uber home. And the news isn't any better at the top end of things - Mayfair is still the most expensive location but property prices have risen from £400 to a whopping £3.5 million. Ouch.

Read our guide to London property-speak: what estate agents say versus what they really mean.

Or use our property tool to find out where you should live in London.

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