London Is Expensive

By Londonist Staff Last edited 36 months ago
London Is Expensive

Between the beautiful millionaire's mansions and the most depressing holes advertised as 'studio apartments', we don't know whether this window into expensive London makes us want to laugh or cry.

No, wait. The average price for a pint in London is now more than £6.

Six quid. Cry it is.

£1.49 each for a strawberry? Are you sure?!
Source Londonist
Bleak billboards in London tell the sad stories of people priced out of the city.
Source Adweek
Source Supercarsoflondon
This tiny flat in Soho was rented out after 40 minutes on the market for £1,560 a month.
Source Evening Standard
A London estate agent has defended this £804 per month 'flat' where the bed and kitchen are all in one room.
Source The Independent
First-time buyers faced house prices 2.6 times their average earnings in 1995. Now its nine times higher.
Source Noble Francis
This is what the Monopoly board looks like with today's rental prices.
Source Londonist
London train ticket prices have rocketed under private ownership.
Source Ann Pettifor
London house prices. Blue - You can't afford it. Red - Nobody can afford it. Yellow - God can't afford it.
Source Ben Mathis
The world's most expensive apartment goes on sale for £75m; and it's in London.
Source Gcb Recruitment
This is what constitutes a 'studio' flat in London now.
Source Will Coldwell
Living near a London Waitrose apparently boosts the value of your home 'by £39k'.
Source Evening Standard
It's clearly a garage. But no, in London it's a studio flat onsale for £117,000
Source Skint London Mag
This 3m by 3m flat has been condemned by a London council as being worse than a prison cell.
Source The Guardian
The average monthly rent for a two bed in London is now £1,480 - three times the price in the north.
Source James Plunkett
Depressing reading: London poverty research findings.
Source Trust for London
My small flat in Soho
Source Arthur Smith
Going for a pint will bankrupt you and all of your future children.
Source Kgf Classic Cars
Former Russian Senator Andrey Guryev has bought the most expensive mansion in London.
Source Julia Davis

Last Updated 27 January 2017