Postal districts around the Olympic Park see house prices increase as much as £537k over ten years

Postal districts and boroughs around East London and the Olympic Park have seen house prices rise well ahead of other areas across London since 2012, new research shows.

In an analysis conducted by Lloyds Bank, Waltham Forest took gold for the highest house price growth of any London borough in the 10 years since the London Games, with a rise of 122 per cent to £537,277.

In silver and bronze positions were Newham, with prices up 98 per cent to £429,734, and Hackney, which saw growth of 98 per cent to £705,101. These compared to rises of 61 per cent on average across Greater London and 47 per cent for England & Wales.

Looking specifically at the postal areas within East London, Homerton took the winner’s position for greatest rise in house prices. Neighbouring the Olympic Park to the west, Homerton, which has transport links to central London via the Overground service, has seen average house prices rise 210 per cent to £682,585, since 2012.

This is more than three times the rate of growth for London as a whole. Dalston, to the north of fashionable Hoxton, came in second place, with prices up 206 per cent to £724,860.

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In the last year, house price growth in the Olympic boroughs has been subdued. While Richmond on Thames saw prices up 10 per cent to £973,254, rises were a more modest 5 per cent in Hackney, 4 per cent in Waltham Forest, and largely flat in Newham.

Narrowing in to the postal towns of East London, Homerton has continued to see prices rise faster than its East End neighbours, and Greater London in the last year. House prices rose 11 per cent (up £67,423) over the last 12 months, compared to 3.5 per cent for London, and 9 per cent for second placed Leytonstone (up £56,949).

Several areas saw little or no rises last year, including Dalston, Clapton, and Bow.

Commenting on the findings Jayne Jones, Lloyds Bank mortgage and protection director Lloyds Bank, said: “Whether it is solely the impact of the investment ahead of the Olympics or a combination of other factors, such as the relative affordability of property, house prices in the East of London have outperformed the rest of the Capital by some way since 2012.

“Homerton, to the west of the Olympic Park, is the postal district in East London that has seen house prices perform best since the 2012 Olympics, rising 210% to £682,585. This is double the average across East London, and more than three times that of London as a whole.

“Waltham Forest (122 per cent), Newham (98 per cent), and Hackney (98 per cent) have all outperformed their neighbouring boroughs, Greater London (61 per cent), and England & Wales (47 per cent) since the Olympics when it comes to house prices. Transforming a derelict industrial estate into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, together with the wider regeneration in the area, has attracted investment from retail, leisure, industry, the arts, and education, and has generated thousands of jobs.”

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