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London’s most active postcodes as £2.5bn worth of homes sold per month across the capital

Research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed which of the capital’s postcodes are going against the grain of an otherwise muted London market, with the highest levels of homebuyer activity.

Despite the London market trailing the rest of the UK where the pandemic house price boom is concerned, the average house price in the capital is now £526,183. With an average of 4,813 homes being sold across London each and every month, that’s £2.5bn worth of bricks and mortar changing hands between homebuyers and sellers on a monthly basis.

Most popular London postcodes

When it comes to the most popular London postcodes, Croydon ranks top, where 84 homes are sold per month within the CR0 postcode.

Wandsworth SW18 postcode is also proving popular, with an average of 69 homes sold per month, while the boroughs SW11 (55) and SW17 (50) postcodes also make the top 10.

Merton’s SW19 postcode is the third most popular pocket of the London property market at present, where an average of 63 homes are selling per month.

With 63 property purchases per month, E17 in Waltham Forest is currently the most in demand area of East London, while Hackney’s N1 postcode isn’t far behind with a monthly average of 55 homes sold.

E14 in Tower Hamlets (50), Bromley’s BR1 postcode (50) and SW16 in Lambeth (48) complete the top 10 most popular London postcodes in the current market.

Most valuable London postcodes

When it comes to total market value, Wandsworth’s SW11 postcode sits top of the table. With an average property price of £916,946, the 55 homes sold on average each month equate to a total market value of £50.4m.

The SW6 postcode of Hammersmith and Fulham sees £45.2m worth of property sold on a monthly basis, with Wandsworth’s SW18 (£45.1m), SW1 straddling Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea (£44.6m) and SW19 in Merton (£44.3m) also seeing more than £40m worth of homes sold each month.

Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, commented:

“London has been brandished as the nation’s worst performing area of the property market over the last two years, with pandemic complications leading to a muted level of market activity which has also dampened house price growth when compared to the astronomical rates seen across the rest of the UK.

But as is often the case with any topline look at the property market, this broad view of London’s performance doesn’t tell the whole story and there are plenty of postcodes within the capital that are currently enjoying a robust degree of demand from homebuyers.

It’s also important to note that while house prices haven’t increased by the same margin as the rest of the UK, they’re still up 8.2% in the last year. As a result, the capital remains head and shoulders above the rest in terms of house price pedigree, with £2.5bn worth of property changing hands on a monthly basis.”

Location Current Average House Price Average transactions per month Total value of monthly transactions
London £526,183 4,813 £2,532,343,385
Table shows the most active areas of the London property market based on the average number of
sales per month
Location Area Current Average House Price Average transactions per month Total value of monthly transactions
CR0 Croydon £379,675 84 £31,892,700
SW18 Wandsworth £653,998 69 £45,125,862
SW19 Merton £703,591 63 £44,326,233
E17 Waltham Forest £504,977 59 £29,793,643
SW11 Wandsworth £916,946 55 £50,432,030
N1 Hackney £710,011 55 £39,050,605
SW17 Wandsworth £605,809 50 £30,290,450
E14 Tower Hamlets £569,777 50 £28,488,850
BR1 Bromley £483,787 50 £24,189,350
SW16 Lambeth £498,474 48 £23,926,752
Table shows the most valuable areas of the London property market
based on the average number of sales per month and the average house price
Location Area Current Average House Price Average transactions per month Total value of monthly transactions
SW11 Wandsworth £916,946 55 £50,432,030
SW6 Hammersmith and Fulham £940,905 48 £45,163,440
SW18 Wandsworth £653,998 69 £45,125,862
SW1 Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea £1,487,074 30 £44,612,220
SW19 Merton £703,591 63 £44,326,233
N1 Hackney £710,011 55 £39,050,605
W8 Kensington and Chelsea £1,919,096 18 £34,543,728
W4 Hounslow £875,491 39 £34,144,149
NW3 Camden £1,145,851 28 £32,083,828
CR0 Croydon £379,675 84 £31,892,700

Postcode house prices and monthly sales volumes sourced from PropertyData
Sales per month based on 3 month rolling average of registered transactions per month
Topline London house prices of £526,183 sourced from the Gov – UK House Price Index

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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents. With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 19 prominently located branches and 8 international offices.

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