Lewisham house prices rising at second-fastest rate in London

The Land Registry's latest London data is out and reveals that the borough of Lewisham has the second-fastest rate of house price rises in the capital in the year to April, with an annual growth rate of 16.4%.

Newham was the fastest-riser, with the cheaper boroughs dominating the top 10.

Back in May, when an 11-feet wide Brockley house sold for half a million pounds, we declared that the area's status as "relatively affordable" was officially over - that the borough had moved in to the middle of the pack. With the average price of a Lewiaham home now at £391,000 - the second highest figure in this top 10 - the numbers back our assertion up.