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Have you noticed that buying a house in London is quite pricey?

When you look at what you could get for your money almost literally anywhere else, it’s shocking. We looked at what different sums get you around Britain and the rest of the world.

That’s the price of this one-bedroom new-build flat in east London

That's the price of this one-bedroom new-build flat in east London…

That could buy you this one-bedroom flat in Bloomsbury

That could buy you this one-bedroom flat in Bloomsbury…

…or this six-bedroom pretty-much-a-mansion in the grounds of a castle in western Scotland…

…or this six-bedroom pretty-much-a-mansion in the grounds of a castle in western Scotland…

…or a job lot of 17 flats, comprising 41 bedrooms in total, in Ayr.

…or a job lot of 17 flats, comprising 41 bedrooms in total, in Ayr.

It gets even more terrifying if you leave Britain. For the price of this unspectacular two-bedroom flat in Bermondsey, south London

It gets even more terrifying if you leave Britain. For the price of this unspectacular two-bedroom flat in Bermondsey, south London…

…you could buy this villa in the south of France which has a guest house and a swimming pool.

…you could buy this villa in the south of France which has a guest house and a swimming pool.

It’s also in a town called Condom, which is surely worth a few quid.

And if you sold this two-bed flat in Aldgate

And if you sold this two-bed flat in Aldgate…

…you could replace it with this ridiculously huge thing with a heated swimming pool in the Algarve.

…you could replace it with this ridiculously huge thing with a heated swimming pool in the Algarve.

Which is in the middle of a golf course, if that’s your thing.

Even traditionally more affordable bits of London are intimidatingly pricey. For the nearly half-a-million cost of this two-bed in Penge…

Even traditionally more affordable bits of London are intimidatingly pricey. For the nearly half-a-million cost of this two-bed in Penge…

…you could apparently be looking at a 10-bedroom (10 BEDROOMS!) farmhouse in Tuscany. With a pool, obviously.

…you could apparently be looking at a 10-bedroom (10 BEDROOMS!) farmhouse in Tuscany. With a pool, obviously.

With five acres of forest. In case you need lots of forest. Five acres.

It gets really silly, though, if you look in London’s prime areas. In Aldwych, near the Strand, a one-bedroom flat is going for nearly £1.5 million.

It gets really silly, though, if you look in London's prime areas. In Aldwych, near the Strand, a one-bedroom flat is going for nearly £1.5 million.

That, for context, could buy you an eight-bed colonial-era house outside Alicante.

That, for context, could buy you an eight-bed colonial-era house outside Alicante.

With 22,000 square metres of grounds. And the compulsory pool. They rent it out for weddings – it’s that sort of place.

Or if you’re the sort of person who buys a £1.8 million two-bed flat near Hyde Park

Or if you're the sort of person who buys a £1.8 million two-bed flat near Hyde Park…

We hardly dared look what you could get for the price of this three-bed in Marylebone.

We hardly dared look what you could get for the price of this three-bed in Marylebone.

But we did anyway, and it turns out that you could buy an entire tropical island off the coast of Australia.

But we did anyway, and it turns out that you could buy an entire tropical island off the coast of Australia.

Private Islands Online / Via privateislandsonline.com

Twenty-three acres of lush rainforested island by the Great Barrier Reef. Or an unfurnished flat near Marble Arch. Decisions, decisions.

But hey, the Holloway Road is nice too.

 

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