House Prices In The North Vs House Prices In London

It’s cheap up north. Relatively speaking.

1. £3,000,000.


For this amount of money you could have a five-bedroom house in Upper Hopton near Huddersfield – surrounded by miles of beautiful open countryside – or an ordinary looking three-bed flat in Hampstead.

2. £2,500,000.


£2.5m will get you a five-bedroom detached house in Starcroft, near Leeds. It boasts 6,200 sq ft of living space, two garages, a cinema room, and private landscaped gardens. Or you could buy this significantly less swanky three-bed mews house in Bayswater.

3. £1,500,000.


Up north, that kind of money will get you this seven-bedroom manor house, “one of the principal residences of the Saddleworth area.” It has a side wing that could be converted into a separate property, as well as a 1.6 acre paddock. The London equivalent? A “light and airy” two-bed flat in Earls Court. And yes, this is the nicest photo of it we could find.

4. £1,000,000.


Six bedrooms, a cellar, a “servants’ staircase” and a sweeping private drive in Uppermill, near Oldham? Or a plain four-bed gaff in Balham? You decide.

5. £750,000.


Eight bedrooms in South Yorkshire? Or one bedroom in South Kensington?

6. £500,000.



This five-bedroom, 3000 sq.ft. Georgian property features a snug and a drawing room. It’s in Stamford Bridge, eight miles outside of York. For the same price you could buy… a garage just off the Peckham Road.

7. £450,000.


Five bedrooms – two of them en-suite – just outside Wigan? Or a studio flat in West London? Who needs their bed to be in a separate room anyway?

8. £400,000.


£400k gets you five bedrooms in West Derby, near Liverpool. Or a basic two-bed flat in Bow.

9. £350,000.


In Hayfield High Peak, near Stockport, £350k gets you four bedrooms and immediate access to the stunning Peak District countryside. The same amount in London gets you a 338 sq.ft studio quite near Victoria station.

10. £250,000.


This kind of cash gets you four bedrooms in pretty Bedale, described as “the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales”. For the same amount, you could buy a one-bed flat in not-so-leafy Harlesden, gateway to the North Circular.

11. £175,000.


Priced the same: a three-bedroom detached house in Retford, near Sheffield, and a one-bedroom flat in Bow. Nice decor!

12. £150,000.


Which is more appealing: three bedrooms to call your own in Stockport? Or a 213 sq.ft studio in Acton?

13. £150,000.


Three bedrooms in Hull, versus a one-bedroom maisonette in Upper Norwood.

14. £100,000.

Susannah Ireland


At the £100k level, up north you’re looking at something like this two-bedroom house in Shipley. In London, meanwhile, that kind of money gets you a 10ft by 8ft studio flat. That’s about the size of a snooker table. There is no room for a bed. Estate agent Matthew Vine said: “I can stand in the middle of the room and touch the walls! This is, however, a great little buy.” Hmm.

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