Would you pay £953 a month for a room in a shared house? Well you’ll have to if you want to live in Kensington and Chelsea.

According to figures from The Valuation Office Agency, in the 12 months up to September 2014 the average asking monthly rental price for a room in shared accommodation in the borough was £953.

This figure, which is an average of 57 rooms being advertised in Kensington and Chelsea during the period, is the joint highest for any area of England along with the City of London, which is always an anomaly in these surveys.

Tower Hamlets makes the top 10 at £585, which is about the same price as renting a house with four or more bedrooms in the regions.

In Hull, for example, the local authority area with the lowest median house price for large rented houses, it costs £595 to rent a house with at least four bedrooms.

Across England as a whole the average rent for all properties was £595 a month in the year to September 2014.

London is also by far the hardest place in England for anyone wishing to move out of shared accommodation and into a rented property of their own. The average monthly rental price for a one bedroom property in the city was £1,148 in the year to September 2014, more than double the £525 a month average for a room in shared accommodation.

10 MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO RENT A SHARED HOUSE IN ENGLAND

Area // Average rent (all properties) // Single room rent // 1 bed rent

Kensington and Chelsea // £2,253 // £953 // £1,842

City of London // £1,863 // £953 // £1,733

Westminster // £2,145 // £850 // £1,842

Camden // £1,729 // £780 // £1,430

Islington // £1,647 // £758 // £1,473

Hammersmith and Fulham // £1,582 // £750 // £1,300

Richmond upon Thames // £1,500 // £588 // £1,175

Tower Hamlets // £1,408 // £585 // £1,275

Hackney // £1,473 // £581 // £1,300

Southwark // £1,408 // £576 // £1,235