Britain's most expensive places to rent a home outside London

Thought London was the only expensive place to rent a home in Britain? Think again.

According to property website Rightmove, Esher is the most expensive place to rent a home outside London with renters shelling out £2,000 a month for a two-bedroom property. Rents in the Surrey town have gone up by 4.1% in the past year.

In London, you’d have to pay £2,216 for a two-bedroom property.

Next on the list is Oxford where renters are paying £1,612 on an average followed by Weybridge, Surrey, where average rents are £1,446.

According to Rightmove, the average asking rent on a two-bedroom property, excluding London, is £677 a month.

Sam Mitchell, head of lettings at Rightmove, said: “People moving out of the capital to places in the south east have contributed to double-digit growth in rents in some of the most expensive places like Oxford and Henley-on-Thames.

“Factors like being close to good schools and transport links will always come at a premium, and as these figures show it’s wrong to think that anywhere outside of London will definitely be cheaper than in London.”

Here are the top 20 most expensive places to rent outside London, based on average asking rent of a two-bed property per month

1. Esher, Surrey - £1,913

2. Oxford, Oxfordshire - £1,612

3. Weybridge, Surrey - £1,446

4. Marlow, Buckinghamshire - £1,424

5. Ascot, Berkshire - £1,412

6. Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire - £1,385

7. Egham, Surrey - £1,353

8. Windsor, Berkshire - £1,351

9. Bushey, Hertfordshire - £1,330

10. Guildford, Surrey - £1,309

11. Epsom, Surrey - £1,269

12. Walton-On-Thames, Surrey - £1,232

13. St. Albans, Hertfordshire - £1,222

14. Chertsey, Surrey - £1,210

15. Woking, Surrey - £1,209

16. Loughton, Essex - £1,208

17. Sevenoaks, Kent - £1,193

18. Reigate, Surrey - £1,184

19. Borehamwood, Hertfordshire - £1,184

20. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - £1,182

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