We live on real-life cheapest street on the Monopoly board – houses now cost £500k but it's missing an important feature | The Sun

MONOPOLY'S cheapest street is now filled with houses worth more than £500,000 – but residents say it's missing an important feature.

Old Kent Road is the first square on the traditional British Monopoly board – costing just £60.

But the classic board game is a far cry from real life on the famous street between in Southwark, south east London.

The average property on the two-mile road is now just under £500,000, while the surrounding area boasts illustrious nightlife and popular restaurants.

Residents living along Old Kent Road have also praised its transport links as the area prepares to welcome thousands more amid plans for 20,000 new homes in the coming years.

But those living in the area bemoan a missing key ingredient to take it to the next level.

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Old Kent Road does not have a Tube or railway station connecting it to the rest of London.

Amir Abader, the owner of a store on the road, told My London: "“For me to be honest the Old Kent Road it’s my place. I recognise people around here. I get regular customers too.

"If there was a train station that would be nice because the business I think would get more people from everywhere.

“If anyone sees our products on Instagram, if they want to come and buy it, they ask what’s the nearest train station?

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"I have to say Elephant and Castle or Bermondsey. And they have to walk or get a bus and many people don’t want to do that."

Data analyst Soraya Yamave also bemoaned the lack of a Tube station, saying her journeys other parts of the capital are longer and more difficult.

Transport for London says it is considering extending the Bakerloo Line to improve transport connections in south east London.

But residents were first consulted on the idea nearly a decade ago. Further talks took place in 2017 and 2019, with 89 per cent of residents said to have made supportive comments.

The extension would introduce new stations at Burgess Park, Old Kent Road, New Cross Gate and Lewisham – with the potential of further additions to the south.

Meanwhile, house prices in Old Kent Road are now nearly £500,00, with terraced properties averaging £604,000 over the last year.

Overall prices have soared by 20 per cent compared to the previous year, according to Rightmove.

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