Monopoly changes 11th November 2015

The Monopoly board has been updated by a leading London estate agency to include today's average property prices for each area, marking its 80th birthday.

The updated board shows how the areas have moved according to average property prices in 2015, with surprising results. View and download the image of the updated board here.

The board game areas have been kept the same, but have however been moved around according to the average house prices for each area, obtained through industry data.

The findings highlight how much the London property market has increased in value, but also shows surprising results in how areas have increased and decreased in price compared to where they were in the property market in 1935 when the game was first released.

Working with clients including Sheikhs and billionaires, the Hanover West End team are experts in the London property market. Hanover West End remodelled the Monopoly board to give it a 2015 makeover.

Old Kent Road and Whitechapel Road have stayed consistent at being the low value areas on the board. Vine Street, which was originally half away along the board, has dropped to third least expensive with an average property price of £539,663.

Vine Street has replaced the Angel Islington, which has increased in value, and moved to the 'pink' section where Whitehall originally sits, at a value of £816,320. Another surprising increase in value is Euston Road. At an average price of £1,041,250, it has moved six places up to where Marlborough Street is situated on the board.

According to the statistics, Park Lane, which is one of the most expensive areas in Monopoly and sits next to Mayfair, has dropped drastically to replace Coventry Street, with an average property value of £1,873,333. Regent Street now accompanies Mayfair at the top, with an average price of £2,859,460.

Richard Douglas, Director at Hanover West End said,

"We anticipated that there would be differences in the property market from 80 years ago, however the extent to how much it has changed is surprising. We knew Mayfair would remain at the top of the board and Old Kent Road at the bottom, but the areas that have moved in between are eye-opening.

"Fleet Street, which has always been a prominent central location in London, has dropped down to the blue area of the board with an average value of £611,000. The way London has evolved and grown has had a significant impact on which areas have flourished. We are certain London will continue to change over the next 80 years."

All property prices were taken from industry data, and represent the average property prices including houses & flats, accurate to October 2015.