Curious to know where the wealthiest homeowners live in Britain? Welcome to Zoopla’s latest annual Rich List, which serves up all the juicy details.

Remember the days it was impolite to ask how much a property cost? Things have changed – a lot.

Zoopla’s annual Rich List draws on its acres of property data to uncover the wealthiest pockets of Britain in 2017.

We’ve identified the richest streets; the streets where even average property values are priced at north of £1m – and the most salubrious property pockets from across the regions.

Above: A seven-bedroom home for sale at £16.5m on London's Courtenay Avenue, the fourth most expensive street in Britain

The richest streets in Britain

It will come as little surprise that the top 10 richest streets in Britain are all in London.

Just like last year, Kensington Palace Gardens, which borders the west side of Hyde Park, remains at the top of the tables, with average property values sitting at an astronomical £35,696,711.

But while residents of the street – which include the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich – are unlikely to raise an eyebrow, prices in the neighbourhood have slipped by more than £2.5m in the last 12 months alone.

In second place this year is Grosevenor Crescent – a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace – where the average address is worth just shy of £22m. And in third place comes The Boltons near Gloucester Road Tube station, where you’ll fork out just under £20m for an average address.

Zoopla spokesperson, Lawrence Hall, said: “Despite London’s property market cooling over the past year, it’s no surprise that the capital’s most exclusive boroughs continue to dominate the list.”

Top 10 most expensive streets in Great Britain

Rank

Street Name

Area

Average Property Value (£)

1

Kensington Palace Gardens

London

£35,696,711

2

Grosvenor Crescent

London

£21,984,033

3

The Boltons

London

£19,858,239

4

Courtenay Avenue

London

£18,973,761

5

Ilchester Place

London

£15,311,090

6

Compton Avenue

London

£13,739,572

7

Manresa Road

London

£12,587,961

8

Cottesmore Gardens

London

£11,969,745

9

Albemarle Street

London

£11,371,851

10

Chester Square

London

£10,630,003

Richest streets outside London

There’s plenty of money outside of London too, according to Zoopla’s research – although the bulk of it still sits in the home counties which border the city.

The wealthiest street outside the capital – with the giveaway name of Golf Club Road – is in Weybridge, Surrey. To buy a home here, you’ll need an average budget of just under £6m.

Temple Gardens in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, comes next, where average values stand at £4,060,609.

It narrowly beats Phillippines Shaw in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, which boasts average property values of £4,013,587.

Top 10 most expensive streets by county* in Great Britain, outside London

Rank

Street Name

County

Average Property Value (£)

1

Golf Club Road, Weybridge

Surrey

£5,937,835

2

Temple Gardens, Rickmansworth

Hertfordshire

£4,060,609

3

Phillippines Shaw, Tunbridge Wells

Kent

£4,013,587

4

Dock Lane, Brockenhurst

Hampshire

£3,247,728

5

Broadway, Altrincham

Greater Manchester

£2,879,572

6

Whitebarn Road, Alderly Edge

Cheshire

£2,775,571

7

Mope Lane, Witham

Essex

£2,723,426

8

Lovelace Avenue, Solihull

West Midlands

£2,125,724

9

Cliff Road, Salcombe

Devon

£1,890,022

10

Roundhay Park Lane, Leeds

West Yorkshire

£1,731,040

* largest based on population size 

Above: A six-bedroom home (price on application) in London's Compton Avenue, the sixth most expensive street in Britain 

Streets where average property values are £1m or more

Zoopla also looked across the regions for streets where even average property prices sit at £1m or more – and, this year, unearthed a total of 14,417 examples.

While a staggering 94.2% of these streets are found in southern regions (Guildford, Reading and Leatherhead taking the top three spots, as seen in the table below), examples can be found all over the country.

Take Roundhay Park in Leeds, West Yorkshire, for example, where average homes are worth more than £1.7m. Or Broadway in Hale Barns, where the average home will set you back £2.9m

Where are the rest of Britain's most expensive streets?

Lawrence Hall said: “Heading north, homeowners will find they’re likely to get much more square footage for every £1m spent, especially in Scotland and north-east England.”

Towns ranked by number of streets with an average value of £1m or more*

Rank

Town

Number of streets with an average property value of £1m+

1

Guildford

204

2

Reading

187

3

Leatherhead

176

4

Sevenoaks

175

5

Richmond

164

6

Maidenhead

149

7

Farnham

145

8

Woking

142

9

Esher

138

10

Beaconsfield

137

Source of all tables: Zoopla, August 2017

*excluding London

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