Only TV’s Working Class Can Afford To Live In Fortress London: What If Shows Were Real?
AH, Eastenders the only London garden square non-oligarchs and trust-funded sados (sons and daughters of stars) can afford to live in. London is now so very expensive that it’s a fortress. If you’re not already in, forget about settling there. Best to accept the fact that you can never live in the city. Make your home town at the end of the long commute the epicentre of culture.
The only working class people who can afford London property prices are fictional. It’s true.
A house on a similar location to East London’s Arbour Square would go for around £550,000 *. Try paying for that by working in the only London pub not serving olives. And that includes you, Ian Beale.
Mark and Jez ‘s two-bedder in Croydon.
Yours for £170,000 *. To rent: £1,500 a week. Jez pays his rent by watching telly.
Two bed flat in Victoria Conversion in Tufnell Park.
Yours for £595,000 *. Slackers apply within. More wine?
Only Fools And Horses
Del and Rodders’ Peckham council flat.
A snip at £180,000 *. Cushtie.
Steptoe And Son
Albert and Harold live in a house with a yard in Shepherd’s Bush.
You’ll need to sell a lot of rags and bones to find the £1.1m need for this three-bed place with outside space.
Eddie And Richie live in a flat in Hammersmith. They have no jobs. No money. The lounge is spacious.
A two-bed flat in Hammersmith costs £1.695m
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Two bed flat in Camden Town.
Yours for £1,280,000. Unemployed actors and unemployable women can save up.
Arthur houses Terry in a flat at one of his “houses” in Olympia.
That flat is worth a mere £495,000 *.
Forget London. It’s out of your league…