Nearby parks add an average of £41,000 to a home in London and the UK, according to research by HouseSimple .

The online estate agency looked at the average prices of homes near main parks in the country’s biggest towns and cities.

It then compared them to the average price for the area to see what premium home buyers might have to pay to buy a property close to a park.

The research revealed average prices in streets that were close to local parks were 19% higher than average property prices for the town or city.

For London, those wanting a home close to Hyde Park would have to pay a premium of 85%.

Parks in and close to east London include Victoria Park , Southwark Park and Greenwich Park.

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