Sunday Times: Brockley house prices rising at fourth-fastest rate in UK

The Sunday Times has declared Brockley (SE4) the fourth-fastest-rising property hotspot, after Chelsea (SW3), Manchester (M22) and, um, Burnley (BB10).

In a league table published yesterday, based on data from Rightmove, asking prices for properties in Brockley rose an eye-watering 53.9% between January and May 2015, compared with a national average of 4.6%.

Asking prices are not the same thing as selling prices and Brockley is a small enough area that a small number of houses coming on to the market at one time will be enough to skew the results, but nonetheless, this provides more evidence that Brockley is playing catch-up with other parts of Zone 2.

The Sunday Times proves an unreliable narrator, explaining that Brockley is "between Peckham and New Cross" and that its arty character is because it is home to the alumni of "nearby Camberwell College of Arts". It also claims that: "Period houses once split into flats are now being turned into family homes - a sure sign of better things to come."