By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.


London homebuyers pay 77% more to live within arm’s reach of a royal park

A study by specialist mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, has discovered that homes surrounding London’s royal parks command an average house price premium of 30% when compared to the wider boroughs they are located within.  

Henry Dannell analysed current property market values in postcodes with access to one of the capital’s royal parks before looking at how this cost differed from that of the wider borough. 

What the research found


The research shows that on average, royal park house prices sit just below £1.2 million, while the average property value across their wider respective boroughs is £900,000. Meaning that a royal park side property will set you back an additional £270,000; a premium of 30%. 

Which Royal parks commands the biggest premium?

The Royal park that commands the largest premium is Green Park, located right next to Buckingham Palace, it straddles both the W1A and W1J postcodes. 

The average property price across these postcodes is a huge £1.7 million while the average cost of buying within the wider borough of Westminster is £979,000. Green Park’s property price premium is, therefore, an incredible 77%, or £753,000.

Hyde Park is also located in Westminster and sits across four different postcode areas - W1K, W2, SW1X and SW7. The average cost of a property within these postcodes is currently £1.5 million. This means a Hyde Park property will cost you 60% more compared to the wider borough, a £586,000 mark up. 

Two more Westminster-based Royal parks come next. St. James’s Park and Victoria Tower Gardens, both of which are home to an average property value of over £1.4 million, 46% higher than the wider borough average.

Greenwich Park’s flies the royal park flag outside of prime central London, with nearby properties commanding a 32% premium, followed by Kensington Gardens (31%), Regent's Park (8%) and Brompton Cemetery in Richmond (2%).

Which Royal parks have lower premiums?

However, there are two royal parks with postcodes that boast a lower house price than the wider borough. With house prices averaging £745,000, Richmond Park comes in 2% below the wider cost of buying in Richmond. 

By far the most affordable Royal park to live near is Bushy Park, also in the borough of Richmond, with nearby homes commanding £615,000 on average, 19% more affordable. 

Director of Henry Dannell, Geoff Garrett, commented: “Much has been made about the exodus of homebuyers leaving London for greener pastures in quaint countryside locations, but the capital boasts some outstanding green spaces in its own right and its royal parks form a significant portion of this.”

Garrett continued: “Unfortunately, a royal park adjacent property is likely to cost you a fair bit more and this price premium is only likely to grow in the wake of pandemic lockdown restrictions.”

Garrett concluded: “The fact that many of London’s royal parks are also located in prime locations means that not only will you pay a premium, but the cost of buying is already extremely high.”

Table shows the house price premium attached to London’s royal parks based on the outcodes in which they are located versus the wider borough.



London borough(s)

Outcode - ave price

London borough - ave price

Premium £

Premium %

The Green Park

SW1A / W1J






Hyde park

W1K / W2 / SW1X / SW7






St James's Park

SW1A / SW1E / SW1H / SW1Y






Victoria Tower Gardens







Greenwich Park

SE3 / SE10






Kensington Gardens

W2 / W8 / SW7

Westminster / Kensington and Chelsea





The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

NW1 / NW8

Westminster / Camden





Brompton Cemetery

SW5 / SW6 / SW10

Kensington and Chelsea / Hammersmith and Fulham





Richmond Park

TW10 / KT2 / SW14 / SW15

Richmond upon Thames





Bushy Park

TW11 / TW12 / KT1 / KT7 / KT8

Richmond upon Thames











Please login to comment

MovePal MovePal MovePal
sign up